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.

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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.

Five reasons to switch to Fibre drums

Fiber drums have several benefits over other types of drums and containers:

  1. Eco-friendly: Made from renewable and biodegradable materials, making them an environmentally friendly option.
  2. Cost-effective: Are typically less expensive than metal drums and other types of containers.
  3. Durable: Made of strong and durable materials, making them resistant to damage during shipping and storage.
  4. Lightweight: Much lighter than metal drums, making them easier to handle and transport.
  5. Customizable: Are easily customised to meet specific needs and requirements, such as specialised closures, printing and labeling.

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.


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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