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Steel Drums

Welcome to the home page for a globally recognized container with a similar specification around the world. With a wide range of internal coatings and liners, most goods can be packaged and transported in these enduring storage cylinders.


As a staple of industrial packaging, metal barrels transport bulk quantities of more products than is mentionable. Steel drums from Greif are far more than metal barrels; they are an innovative solution for almost any applicable material handling application. A wide variety of large, intermediate, and specialty steel drums fit a wide array of applications.


In addition to traditional open head and tight head steel barrels, Greif also offers specialty material formulations for specific applications including the agitator, salvage, stainless steel or composite drums.


Choose from a range of styles with lever-lock or bolt-ring locking bands. Tapered or nestable options offer improved logistics when stacking for transportation.


Customize your cans by choosing the appropriate internal lacquer or liner (including BPA-Free options); the steel drum wall, top and bottom thickness; capacities from 8 gallons (30 liters) to over 143 gallons (540 liters); and choose the appropriate Tri-Sure®closures and fittings.


Branded packaging stands out! With various decoration options available from simple screen print to full color printing you can truly differentiate your package.


With manufacturing facilities strategically located around the world, Greif is sure to have a location near you. If not, we are logistics experts and will find a way to meet your steel drum needs.


Reusable and Recyclable

Many steel drum uses allow for reconditioning or reuse several times before they need to be recycled.

What is it like to order steel drums from Greif?

For starters, we work together. Greif and the colleagues who make the company stand out as a premier provider of steel drums work with every customer to deliver the best solution for their needs. It’s about more than providing a barrel to put things in; it’s a collaborative process that finds the best outcomes for you and, of course, your customers and end-users.

Did you know that Greif established an updated mission statement to be the best-performing customer service company in the world? What that means for you is whether you are selecting a 55-gallon steel drum or anything else in the Greif catalog, it is the duty of all of us to make sure your needs are met and your expectations are exceeded. It’s the Greif way.

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