What Happens When a Shipping Container Is Contaminated? 

Industrial shipping drums are the most effective way to safely store and transport goods and products across the world. Plastic shipping drums, steel shipping drums and increasingly, fibre shipping drums, are all robust industrial shipping solutions. But it’s important to follow safety procedures in order to prevent contamination. In this article, the experts at ITP […]

When Should You Choose an Open Head Steel Drum?

Open Top steel Drum Plain

Steel drums are one of the most effective, durable and versatile industrial storage solutions, but with multiple types of steel barrels on the market, it’s important to select the most appropriate design for your business requirements. The most important consideration is choosing between an open head steel drum and a closed head steel drum. An […]

What Are the Benefits of Using Steel Barrels for Storage?

Steel Drum

Steel barrels are one of the most popular industrial storage options on the market today, and that’s because they come with so many excellent benefits for businesses. Steel barrels, or steel drums, are long-lasting, resilient and cost effective. Most importantly, steel barrels are incredibly effective at protecting the goods stored inside from damage or contamination. If […]

Steps to Prepare a Steel Drum for Food Storage

Steel Drums

Steel drums are one of the most versatile forms of industrial packaging. While they are most commonly associated with storing fuel or oil, they can be just as effective when it comes to food storage. But it’s important to ensure that your steel drums are food-grade metal barrels. When storing goods destined for eating and drinking, […]

Sustainability and Steel Drums

Steel Drum

One of the world’s most common industrial storage solutions, steel drums are used to ship and store an impressive variety of goods and products, from oil, petrol and other fuels, to beverages and even hazardous waste. Steel drums are an important part of the supply chain, but as consumer demands increase in an ever-expanding economy, […]

Five Tips for Using Steel Drums

210 litre UN Tight Head Steel Drum

Steel drums are one of the most popular forms of industrial packaging. Hardwearing, robust and incredibly versatile, they’re used by a diverse range of businesses and industries. Steel drums are commonly used to store and transport chemicals, fuel, oil, lubricants, food, drink and even hazardous waste. They’re popular in the aviation industry, with transport and […]

Why Is It Important Your Steel Drum Is UN-Approved?

210 litre UN Tight Head Steel Drum (Lacquered Interior)

Why Is It Important Your Steel Drum Is UN-Approved? If you use steel drums to store and transport industrial goods, then it’s essential that you’re using UN-approved steel drums. UN ratings are a mark of quality control, denoting that the steel drums have met and exceeded stringent testing standards. UN-approved steel drums can safely store […]

When Can You Not Ship a Barrel?

Metal Storage Drums

Barrels are one of the most effective forms of industrial packaging, and they’re perfect for shipping goods and materials from one country to another. But shipping internationally isn’t quite as simple as filling up a barrel before having it sent overseas. If you’re transporting industrial goods in shipping containers, then you need to make sure […]

Industrial Uses for Steel Barrels

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Hardwearing, robust, long lasting and able to safely store everything from hazardous waste to food and beverages, steel barrels are one of the world’s most popular industrial storage and transport solutions. With an impressive range of industrial uses, steel barrels have been adopted for different purposes by sectors as diverse as the pharmaceutical and aviation […]

When Can You Not Reuse a Steel Drum?

210 litre UN Tight Head Steel Drum (Lacquered Interior)

Steel drums are one of the most long-lasting forms of industrial packaging that you’ll find in warehouses, factories and in the backs of lorries and trucks all over the world. These heavy-duty containers are used to store everything from petrol to hazardous waste, and with a long lifespan, steel drums can be continually reused, recycled […]