Steel Drums - Open Top and Tight Head Drum Range

Here at ITP Packaging we offer a range of open top and tight head steel drums. 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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Steel Drums are one of the most widely used packaging solutions. Seen across multiple industries, drums are a universally recognised solution that are durable, reliable, versatile and reuseable. Used in the packaging, storing and transportation of a wide range of different goods, steel drums come in a number of different varients. Here at ITP Packaging, we’re here to help you find the right drums for your needs including steel drums, plastic drumsfibre drums and intermediate bulk containers (IBCs).

Each type of drum comes with its own benefits and drawbacks, some are available with different features and some are particularly suited for transporting and storing specific goods. Some drums are built for fantastically secure containment, some drums are built for amazing durability and longevity, and some are built for ease of transport and storage. With our amazingly wide range of drums, you’re sure to find the solution for your packaging needs. 


Commonly used throughout plants and factories in various industries across the UK, steel drums are versatile with a number of potential uses. We sell a few different varieties of stainless steel drums here at ITP Packing, including open top steel drums, closed top tight head steel drums and steel drums with bottom discharge. Steel drums can be used for bulk storage over long periods of time, transport of goods, waste collection and much more. We offer UN approved drums to safely contain both liquid and solid materials and are internally lacquer lined. Made from strong steel, they are often used to contain and transport hazardous materials. 


We supply three different kinds of steel drums, all coming in the same 210 litre size as standard. Steel drums are fantastically durable offering excellent lifetime value and being suitable for transporting a wide range of different goods. The three varieties of 210 litre steel drum we supply are:

Open Top Steel Drums:

  • Open top – Supplied with lid and latch ring
  • Internally Lacquer Lined
  • 2 inch and 3/4 inch bungs in the lid
  • UN Approved for liquids and solids


Tight Head Steel Drums:

  • Tight Head – Closed Top
  • Internally Lacquer Lined
  • UN Approved for liquids and solids


Steel Drum With Bottom Discharge:

  • Internally Lacquer Lined
  • 2 inch and 3/4 inch bungs in the lid
  • UN Approved for liquids and solids
  • 2″ bottom discharge opening


The internal dimensions of a standard drum are 572mm diameter (22.5 inches) and 851mm height (33.5 inches).

The external dimensions of a drum are around 584mm (23 inches) diameter and 876mm (34.5 inches) height.

These measurements can vary slightly depending on the drum.

Here at ITP Packaging, we think it’s incredibly important to keep expanding and adding to our fantastic catalogue of products. We’re always looking out for the latest products and packaging solutions, and we keep an ear to the ground when it comes to customer demand. More than once have we ended up adding packaging products to our catalogue simply because of customer request. In our catalogue not only will you be able to explore our wide range of drums, but you’ll be able to find everything you need for a comprehensive packaging, transporting and storing solution. From drum liners to drum covers and round bottom liners, you’ll be able to find everything you need to package your goods securely and affordably. 


If you need to discuss your drum cover requirements, please get in touch. We are highly knowledgeable when it comes to giving the right advice for protecting your goods stored in drums. For complete peace of mind when storing and transporting your products, speak to ITP Packaging. We’ll provide you with the solution to avoid damage or contamination. ITP Packaging can help protect your drum content with our high-quality drum covers. 

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