Fibre Drums - 26 litres to 200 litres

We offer a range of Cardboard Fibre Drums, barrels, kegs from 26 litres to 200 litres. They have many uses including being suitable for storing and transporting powders, solids, semiliquid and hazardous products. In addition to the Fibre Drums on our website, we can make them to order in a range of heights and diameters, as well as printing your company or product details on the drum. So if you don’t see the drum you require on our site, please contact us as we could still find a solution for you.


Fibre drums offer a strong, versatile solution that’s suitable for storing and transporting a wide range of different goods. We think that our range of good value fibre drums might be perfect for your needs. Our fibre drums are made from virgin kraft paper (or sometimes referred to as fibreboard or cardboard) with a metal chimb that is fitted to both the top and bottom of the drum for extra strength.

Often used for packaging goods like powders, granules, pharmaceuticals and hazardous products, we supply our fibre drums with a fully removable plastic lid that not only secures you drum with a metal lever closing ring, but also allows the drums to be stacked if you’re using a number of them for storage. All drums come with a blank exterior as standard but can, by request, be printed with logos, product information or hazard warnings. For peace of mind, our Fibre Drums as Group II UN approved as standard with Group I or III available be request.


Our fibre drums are a great and affordable alternative to plastic and steel drums. They’re strong and robust with a lever lock allowing for excellent and secure sealing. UN approved, versatile, and able to be used to transport and store a range of different goods, we supply fibre drums in the following sizes: 

Each fibre drum we supply comes with the following features: 

  • UN approved for the transport and storage of solid and granular materials
  • Top and bottom steel chimb for extra strength and reinforcement
  • Plastic lid as standard
  • Latch ring closure for good secure sealing
  • Able to be printed with bespoke logos, information and warnings at request


Fibre drums are a lightweight and cost effective alternative to plastic or steel barrels. Their ability to safely protect your product in storage and transportation has been widely proven across many industries.

For strength and security, they are sealed with steel chimbs, yet can be separated for recycling. Alternative designs are also available, such as all-fibre drums, which are ideal for lighter weight products.

Fibre drums are lightweight, which improves health and safety while lowering transportation costs. They are, however, capable of meeting the demands of most industries with the ability to improve their flexibility and efficiency by adding internal and external liners.

They’re also a more environmentally friendly option. Using fibre instead of plastic or steel containers helps to create a low carbon, circular economy.

  • Sustainable
  • Light weight
  • Low cost
  • Reusable
  • Easily recycled

Further information about fibre drums and their benefits can be found on this YouTube video.

Something we get asked a quite a lot is ‘what is the material difference between each type of Fibre Drum’, be it a cardboard, fibre or kraft. The simple answer is nothing! All of the above are different names for what the industry would collectively refer to as a Fibre Drum.

A Cardboard Shipping Barrel is another name given to what is more commonly known as a Fibre Drum. The metal lever closure at the top of the drum is locked in place making it suitable for shipping products. Made from recyclable material, although they can be used multiple times, they’re also easily disposed of. 

Believe it or not, Fibre Drums can be stored outside, even in the rain! They have a moisture barrier to prevent degrading, yet are still fully recyclable within the usual cardboard recycling stream. These key factors make the weatherproof drums are a great alternative to plastic or steel drums.

However, please ensure you purchase a waterproof drum if storing outside.

At ITP Packaging we’ve tried to make the shipping process as simple as possible. For most mainland UK post codes standard delivery is FREE. For orders to Highlands, islands and Northern Ireland, the delivery charge will be clearly added to your order prior to checkout so that you are fully informed before you commit to payment.

Free delivery is 1-3 days but you can also upgrade to Next Day or AM delivery if preferred.

Currently our online system is only available for orders delivered to UK and Ireland. However, for any orders outside of the UK or Ireland, please contact 0333 987 4565 or email and we will happily assist you further.

If you receive your delivery and for some reason you’re not entirely happy and wish to return it, please contact our Customer Support team on 0333 987 4564 within 48 hours and they issue you with a returns document. All we ask is that you return the goods to us within 30 days of issuing the returns document and we’ll either refund or issue a replacement.

If you require further information about this product, or any product in our range, please contact our Customer Support Team who’ll be able to assist you with your queries.

Technical information, product data sheets, MSDS etc are also all available by contacting the Customer Support Team.

Tel: 0333 987 4565



Looking for a fibre drum for storing or transporting your goods, then you’ve come to the right place. Please get in touch with us today to discover more about our great range of fibre drums and to find out how we can help provide you with exactly what you need. ITP Packaging is here to deliver the packaging solution you need with our range of drums.

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