How to clean chemicals out of plastic barrels
Blue plastic barrels are one of the most enduring sights in the industrial packaging industry. Walk into any warehouse or inspect the cargo of any lorry, and you’ll find blue plastic barrels being used to safely store and transport everything from food to pharmaceuticals. One of the most popular uses for blue plastic barrels is carrying chemicals. UN rated plastic barrels are safe […]
Packaging for the Manufacturing Industry
The packaging industry supplies manufacturers with protective packaging solutions for the safe transportation of raw materials across sectors. Whether it’s boxes for car parts or barrels for oil and barley, packaging comes in all shapes and sizes and there isn’t one industry in the world that doesn’t rely on it. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY Manufacturing […]
What should you consider when transporting liquid?
Industrial transportation is a hazardous business, whether it’s loading and unloading plastic barrels onto lorries or dealing with accidental spillages, the risks are high. Before you even think about the journey, there are a number of considerations that must be made in order for the safe transportation of liquid goods. WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON […]
What is a UN Rated Drum?
UN ratings are an essential mark of quality control that signifies whether a steel or plastic drum meets rigorous health and safety standards for storage and transport of hazardous materials. UN ratings are set by the United Nations. If you’re planning on working with hazardous solids or liquids, then it’s essential to purchase storage materials that are UN rated and approved. But […]
What are the different types of Food Grade plastic?
Being able to safely store and transport food and drink is one of the most overlooked components of the modern world economy. Without safe storage containers, we wouldn’t be able to get milk from the farm to the shop, we couldn’t transport spices from one country to the next, and we wouldn’t have access to […]
Is Polyethylene Plastic Safe for Diesel Fuel Storage?
Polyethylene is one of the most common synthetic materials used in the production of plastic storage drums, including the classic blue plastic drum found in warehouses across the world. But while plastic drums have a wide range of uses from storing food to transporting hazardous waste, businesses often ask the staff at ITP if they’re safe for storing diesel fuel. The short […]
How do you repair a damaged plastic barrel?
A plastic barrel is one of the most durable, long-lasting and versatile industrial storage containers you can purchase. But at some point, even a trusty blue drum can be damaged or broken. However, damaged plastic barrels aren’t necessarily going to be a total write-off. Far from it in fact, because there are plenty of quick […]
How heavy is an empty intermediate bulk container?
An intermediate bulk container (IBC) is a fantastic way to store industrial-size quantities of liquids and semi-liquids in a safe and secure way. IBCs are lightweight plastic containers, often fitted out with a steel cage for support and protection. They are durable, robust, hardwearing and reusable. But before investing in a set of IBCs to […]
How long will water stay fresh in a plastic drum?
A plastic storage drum is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to store freshwater for long periods of time. Plastic drums are the perfect solution for mass water storage, offering the capacity to store hundreds of litres in each container, with the option to easily transport or store the drums in bulk. But while plastic […]
The history of blue plastic drums
The classic sight of the blue plastic drum is one found in warehouses and on industrial sites all over the world. Versatile, durable and dependable, the blue plastic drum is an essential component when it comes to safe and secure storage and transport of many different industrial goods. Oils, foodstuffs and even dangerous chemicals and hazardous waste can all be safely contained within a blue […]