A wide range of color options are available for Greif’s standard and specialty steel drums to suit our customers’ industrial packaging needs. Typically, colors are chosen based on a customer’s product line or branding. However, at Greif we are committed to finding color solutions that address our customer’s unique requirements. Following a request from a customer for a metallic-colored steel drum, our LATAM team developed the G-Premium steel drum.
Due to the production complexities involved in producing a metallic-colored painted drum, our engineering team looked at ways in which we could create the same effect using the natural shine of the steel drum.
Working in partnership with our ink supplier, Greif developed a new mechanical and sustainable, pigmentation-free resin, which emphasized the brilliance of the natural color of the steel while affording the same protection against corrosion, as conventional painting methods.
Close collaboration with supply chain partners and modifications to our production process were required to ensure that the G-Premium steel drums adhered to Greif’s exacting quality standards. The result was a pure color glossy effect steel drum which exceeded the customer’s expectations. It has given them a superior packaging finish that reflects the premium product and enabled them to differentiate from the competition.
For more information about this unique application, please contact Victor Serpell, Senior Account Executive at Greif LATAM.