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Outperforms the Heavyweights, Easier to Handle and Less Costly to Ship

Greif’s GP family’s ultimate tight head drums are ideal for shipping a wide range of regulated and non-regulated liquid products. These blow-molded poly drums are an excellent option for industrial applications in many production areas. They are made from high-density polyethylene of an exceptionally high molecular weight. GP drums are solid and rigid.

Additional Features/Options:

Filling Focused

Designed to fit standard filling requirements and available in 30, 32, and 55-gallon sizes.

Proven Reliability

Ask about the GP-55 / A-Drum's lengthy track record and years of service as a safe and dependable packaging solution.

Ease of Use

Integrally molded chime ring enables easy handling with most conventional handling equipment.

The widest range of specifications


Global Common Sizes

Available in 30 gallon, 32 gallon, and 55 gallon sizes with a drainable top. In metric, the available sizes are 113 liters, 120 liters, and 210 liters.


Design Features

  • Integrally molded chime
  • Closures and Vents
  • Fully protected bung and label area

The most popular size for plastic drums is the 55-gallon drum, also known as a 208-liter drum. This standard size is also the most versatile, suitable for various applications, from transporting and storing liquids, powders, and more.

Additionally, the 55-gallon plastic drum is a standard size used by many industries, making it easy to fit into the automation and operations of most businesses. Furthermore, the 55-gallon drum is a manageable size for most people to handle, transport, and store.


Learn how the circle of life for plastic drums doesn’t necessarily end once they are delivered to our customers. Whether reclaimed as regrind for future products, or reconditioned for new use, the many lives of a plastic drum make up a circularity success story.



Ease of Handling​

Fully compliant with UN/DOT, UFC, NMFC, USDA, FDA and other corresponding regulations



The Greif GP-55/A-Drum provides long-lasting value. Cleaning the drum (depending on the product stored inside) enables users to repeatedly rely on the same drums rather than continuously purchasing new ones.



August 8, 2018

Greif Donates to a Sustainable Cause

Greif recently donated 200 new 55 gallon plastic drums to the National Estuary Program.

Markets We Serve

From the products that keep us moving to the ones that make us beautiful, Greif is proud to serve the unique needs of a wide range of global industries.

Sustainability is Our Goal

Greif’s network of life cycle service providers across North America and Europe can extend the life of spent packaging and responsibly recycle their component raw materials at the end of their life cycles.

The popularity of plastic drums

Plastic drums are a popular packaging choice for several reasons. Drums made from plastic are lighter and easier to handle than their steel counterparts, making them ideal for transport and storage. 

In most cases, plastic drums do not sacrifice the durability of other materials and can withstand harsh weather conditions, making them suitable for outdoor storage (in the appropriate circumstances). 

Depending on the composition and chemical properties of what’s being stored in the plastic drum, they meet the needs of many materials without breaching through chemical wear. Of course, your specific needs may vary, and our expert team is here to answer your questions and meet your specific requirements. 

Plastic drums have become more cost-effective with reuse and more desirable with advancements in Post Consumer Resin (PCR) technologies.

  • Plastic drums are resistant to corrosion and rust
  • Plastic drums are less expensive than many other materials, making them a more cost-effective option
  • Plastic drums are compatible with various chemicals and hazardous materials, making them ideal for storing and transporting such materials. Plastic drums are easier to clean and maintain than other materials

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