Apart from the traditional plastic drums and steel drums, there
is another type of drums that is growing in the liking of some plant owners – fiber
drums. Fiber drums are made of dense paperboard that are strong, yet easy
to cut and formed. There are a number of reasons why there is increased
interest on fiber drums, as described below.
Due to the materials used in making the
paperboard (or cardboard), fiber drums are offered in a lot more affordable
prices than plastic or steel drums. For example the 30-gallon
All-Fiber drum is priced at $34.95; that is way cheaper than other 30
gallon barrels made of steel or plastic, which can reach over $100 for each
With the big fuss on which things are
environmentally sounded and which are not, it is always wise to take the safer
alternative. When the situation allows, one should always choose something that
doesn’t hurt the environment. All-fiber drums are made of sustainable virgin
kraft or recycled cardboard. They are also 100% recyclable. In case one day you
decide to stop using them, you don’t have to feel guilty that the drums will be
at the end of their lives as well. Simply drop them off at the recycling curb
and let them do the rest.
for transportation of hazardous material
When handling hazmat goods, one has to be
extra careful as to not endangering people’s lives in the process of handling
and transporting. All-fiber drums are approved by the UN for hazmat transport.
Drums that are stackable save space!
All-fiber drums have both round and square shapes and both are stackable on top
of each other. There is an added advantage if you choose the square ones, since
this shape should save even more space in your limited working area.
Low weight drums are easier to handle than
the heavier ones. Fiber drums, due to
the materials used in the making, are low weight. They’re perfect to contain
powders, pastes, solids, hazardous products and granules. That’s why fiber
drums are mostly seen used by the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and waste
If you deal
with the types of products mentioned above, you might want to consider
switching to fiber
barrels. They save money, space, energy and they are also eco-friendly. Who
doesn’t want to have all those?
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by: Baytec Containers