Plastic Drums

Plastic Drums: Components

In addition to IBC totes (including reconditioned totes and 275 gallon totes), Encore Container manufactures plastic drums made out of 100% virgin resin or 100% post-industrial resin, also known as "regrind". Because Encore Container makes many drums out of environmentally friendly regrind, costs to the customer are lower, and considerably less waste is sent to landfills.

Plastic Drum Sizes:   Colors:   Covers:
30 gallon drum (open head) black, blue, or custom solid or bung
35 gallon drum (open head) black, blue, or custom solid or bung
57 gallon drum (open head) black, blue, or custom solid or bung
 

Plastic Drums: Two-Layer

We can also manufacture a two-layer plastic drum. This means that, for example, we can manufacture the inside layer of the drum with virgin resin to meet FDA requirements and the exterior layer with regrind to reduce cost and waste. Another example of a two-layer drum is with custom colors. Encore Container can manufacture the inside layer with the standard black color, and the outside can be manufactured with a custom color of your choice.

Plastic Drums: What makes the Encore Container plastic drums better?

The Encore Container plastic drum has an integrated foot ring which provides stability and hand holds. Because of the drum design and additional amount of resin put into every drum, costly spills and clean-ups are practically eliminated. Encore Container's drums have a clean, smooth finish with no water marks.

Plastic Drums: Demand

Plastic drums are manufactured using blow molding technology. They are in demand and a popular choice due to a combination of factors.

Plastic Drums:

  • can store and transport most substances
  • are more durable than steel drums and can last longer periods
  • have impact and corrosion resistant qualities meaning more trips through reconditioning
  • require minimal cleaning between uses if the materials being shipped are similar
  • are lighter than steel drums which leads to reduced shipping cost
  • can be stored outdoors without rusting if the customer desires (Encore stores all drums indoors)
  • meet newer DOT/UN safety standards and serve a multitude of industries

Contact Encore Container today to discuss your drum and IBC totes' needs.