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Benefits of Polyethylene Drums
January 12, 2018
Benefits of Polyethylene Drums

Benefits of Polyethylene Drums

Also referred to as plastic drums, polyethylene drums which are used for several industrial purposes are manufactured using high density, high molecular weight polyethylene (HDPE). The polyethylene barrel is excellent and more suitable for industrial purposes because the HDPE material used for making the barrels are inert and highly resistant to low or high pH contents.

Furthermore, qualities such as thick, durable side-walls, UV resistant and leak-proof make them perfect for storing food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, or even harvesting rainwater without contaminating the content. The polyethylene drum has what it takes to serve all your residential, commercial, and industrial storage and containment needs.

How to Use/Handle Polyethylene Drums

Polyethylene drums serve as excellent containers for the transportation of hazardous chemicals and goods. However, adequate caution must be taken while using the polyethylene drum. Below is a guide to the proper usage of the polyethylene barrel:

  • Safely handle the polyethylene barrel to avoid any risk of serious accident or spillage.
  • For the transportation or containment of hazardous chemicals, please verify the Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) instructions, to certify that the polyethylene barrel is suitable for such chemicals.
  • While handling, do not roll the polyethylene drums.
  • Use pallets with proper dimension to pack and move the polyethylene drums.
  • While stacking more than one polyethylene drum, ensure that the loads are evenly distributed.
  • When transporting hazardous chemicals, avoid exposing the polyethylene drums to direct sunlight or UV light to avoid an explosion.

Selecting the Appropriate Polyethylene Drums

Selecting the wrong polyethylene barrel can cost you your business. You risk the contents being contaminated or drum failure. At the end of the day, you will be given fines and penalties for noncompliance with certain regulations.

During the containment or shipment of hazardous material, under the Hazardous Material Regulations, you must select the right package that is best suited for the particular application. Check the HMR and the container label to determine if the polyethylene barrel is appropriate for the chemical being shipped.

At BASCO, we have a large selection of poly barrels for sale. These polyethylene drums are capable of serving all your commercial and industrial containment and shipping needs. They are of high quality and meet up with hazardous material regulations and standards.

For more information on purchasing plastic drums and barrels, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Tight Head Polyethylene Drums

What is the difference between tight head and open head plastic drums? The tight head plastic drum is used for many different commercial and industrial purposes. These drums are made from the highest quality materials in the industry and are made to store various liquids. Whether you are using them for hazardous or non-hazardous products, you can rest assured that they will remain safe in this highly containerized drum. These drums are rigid, resilient, and very easy to handle. Most importantly, this drum is very cost-effective and very easy to handle so you can transport and ship them to different locations.

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Open Head Polyethylene Drums

The open head plastic drum is the perfect piece of equipment to help your business. At Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. we have the right open head plastic drums for you that meet all the latest UN safety regulations and are produced with high-tech technology. Our drums have high-density polyethylene and consistency with the highest molecular weight.

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Purchasing Polyethylene Drums from BASCO

If you’d like more information about polyethylene drums or would like to inquire about purchasing polyethylene drums, please contact us at BASCO. We have different types of drums and containers to suit all purposes and needs. Our friendly staff are always standing by to help answer and all of your questions. Please give us a call at 800-776-3786. We look forward to finding you the right solution.

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