Fibre drums are one of the most beneficial industrial packaging solutions your business could choose to invest in. Produced from hardwearing industrial strength cardboard, fibre drums are lightweight but robust, and they’re incredibly versatile and environmentally friendly.
Perhaps most importantly, fibre drums are a cost-effective alternative to traditional types of industrial packaging, offering excellent value for businesses that need to store or transport goods and products in bulk.
If you’re wondering whether your company should start adopting fibre drums, read on, as the experts at ITP Packaging explain the benefits of fibre drums for business.
Fibre drums Are Versatile
Fibre drums are incredibly versatile industrial storage and transport solutions. They might be manufactured from cardboard, but fibre drums are capable of storing an exceptionally diverse range of goods, products and materials.
Fibre drums are commonly used to store semi-solids and solids, such as sand, powders or spices, but if they’re fitted with waterproof drum liners, they can also be used to store liquids. Many different industries make use of fibre drums on a daily basis, including the pharmaceutical industry, food and beverage industry, and the manufacturing industry. Fibre drums are UN-rated, and that means they can safely be used to store potentially hazardous materials.
Popular goods that are commonly stored inside fibre drums include:
- Pharmaceutical products
- Medical products
- Cables and ties
- Hazardous chemicals
Fibre drums Are Available in a Variety of Sizes
Fibre drums are a popular choice for businesses because they can be readily produced in a wide variety of sizes. The most common sizes include:
- 26 litres
- 48 litres
- 75 litres
- 120 litres
- 200 litres
Small, 26-litre fibre drums are a popular choice for individuals in need of personal storage containers. The larger 120-litre or 200-litre fibre drums are a popular alternative to other industrial-sized containers, such as steel drums or plastic drums. Because they’re made from cardboard, it’s relatively easy for fibre drum manufacturers to produce bespoke sizes that are perfectly suited to meet the specifics needs of a company.
Fibre drums Are Compact and Light
Even the largest fibre drums are surprisingly compact and lightweight. The cardboard used to produce fibre drums is incredibly light, and that makes it easy for you and your staff to move them around manually when they are empty.
Being lightweight and compact is a huge bonus compared to heavy steel drums, which can be a health and safety concern. Your staff will appreciate being able to handle fibre drums with ease, while not worrying about getting injured if they are dropped.
Less weight also helps your business to save on transport costs. Fibre drums require far less fuel to be transported compared to other heavy industrial containers, allowing your business to lower its operating costs.
Fibre drums Can Easily Be Labelled
Fibre drums are perfect for businesses that love to make themselves known. If your company has an iconic logo or an easily recognisable colour scheme, then fibre drums can be customised to fit right into your branding.
Company logos and labels can be printed and placed on the outside of a fibre drum, giving you an extra chance to advertise products when they are on display or in transport. Detailed labels help your staff or customers to quickly identify which fibre drums hold which products, while drums used to store food and beverage products can be labelled with nutritional information or allergy warnings.
Importantly, fibre drums that contain any goods or products that might be hazardous – including corrosive, flammable or explosive materials, for example – can be clearly labelled with health and safety warning signs placed in a visible location.
Fibre drums Are Cost-Effective
Business owners are always looking to streamline their operations while lowering costs. Fortunately, fibre drums offer you the chance to do both. Because they are so lightweight and are produced using recycled cardboard materials, fibre drums are a fantastically cost-effective storage and transport solution.
Fibre drums are an excellent option for cost-savvy business owners. They cost a fraction of the price of an equivalent steel drum, while also proving to be robust, resilient and capable of carrying out many of the same functions. If your business needs to ship or store large quantities of goods, then you can make further savings by buying fibre drums in bulk for considerable discounts.
Fibre drums have a long lifespan, too. This means you won’t be replacing them on a regular basis, saving your business money on operating costs. To increase the lifespan of a fibre drum, you can also consider using them in conjunction with drum liners, which help to protect the drum and the products stored within from contamination.
Fibre drums Are Reusable and Recyclable
Businesses are increasingly concerned with their environmental footprint. Business owners are increasingly aware of their carbon output, and it’s common for businesses to find ways for their operations to be made ‘greener’.
Fibre drums can help your business operate in a more sustainable way. They are commonly produced from recycled cardboard materials, making them an excellent choice for businesses that are concerned about their environmental impact.
Fibre drums can also be reused multiple times. They are not single-use products, and this ensures that valuable resources can be saved for future use. When they do meet the end of their lifespan, fibre drums can be recycled, meaning they create far less waste than other types of industrial packaging.
Contact ITP Packaging to Find Out More About Fibre drums
Fibre drums are a low-cost alternative to traditional industrial packaging solutions. They’re surprisingly robust, are reusable and recyclable and, best of all, fibre drums are environmentally friendly.
If you’re looking to learn more about fibre drums or if you’d like to place an order for your business, then the expert staff at ITP Packaging are ready to help you. Contact our friendly team today and find out more about the benefits of using fibre drums for businesses.