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Large Steel Drum


Safe, global and environmentally responsible

The large steel drum is a globally recognized container with exact specifications around the world. Hazardous and non-hazardous products are packaged and transported in steel drums due to the UN certification’s mandated high mechanical and chemical performance.

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Safety First

Due to their high performance, Greif steel drums are the go-to transport solution for hazardous (and non-hazardous) products. UN approved.

Global Standard

The large steel drum from Greif is a globally recognized container with uniform specifications around the world.


Most large steel drums allow reconditioning and reuse several times before reaching their end of life. At that point, they are most likely recycled.

The widest range of specifications

  • Tight head or open head, UN for solid and liquid
  • 52+ gallons (200+ liters)
  • Plain, lacquered/lined
  • Flexible or PE liner inside
  • Various types of decoration possible including screen print, lithography, sleeves, or digital printing
  • Tri-Sure closures available including venting systems

  • Laquers
  • Linings
  • Colors
  • Safety pins
  • Plastic and steel caps
  • Plastic
  • Plain and lacquered plugs

Safety first

Tried and Tested for any Situation

Steel Drums meet the highest UN approvals (drop test, pressure, stacking). Drums can be individually leak-tested.


Strength, compatibility and customization

Steel for outstanding mechanical resistance, RDL coatings for high compatibility, and a wide range of decorations to highlight your product.

Internal Cleanliness

Let us clean your drum and save you costs. Define your own cleanliness requirement to comply with industry criteria and preserve the integrity of your product after filling.

Silicone Free Drums

Reduce costs created by silicone contamination while achieving the highest industry standards, thanks to our certified silicone NIA plants.

BPA Free Drums

When BPA is a concern, we offer the best solution to keep safe and compliant with regulatory requirements and food safety initiatives while maintaining the same high chemical resistance and flexibility as the standard RDL linings.

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.

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