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Steel Drums

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

steel drums

Overview

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 various applications.

Steel drums typically store and transport liquids, such as oil, gasoline, and chemicals. They are also used to store dry goods, such as grains and food products. Steel drums are made from heavy-duty steel and are designed to be durable and resistant to corrosion. 

They typically have a capacity of 55 gallons (208 liters) and are equipped with a removable top and a bottom opening for draining or dispensing the contents. Steel drums are often used in industries such as chemical manufacturing, petroleum refining, and agriculture. They are also used for storing and shipping hazardous materials, and are required to meet strict safety standards.

standard specialties

STANDARD AND SPECIALTIES

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.

functions appearance

SPECIAL SERVICES

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.

customization options

CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS

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.

product decoration

PRODUCT DECORATION

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

global availability

GLOBAL AVAILABILITY

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.

global availability

Did you know?

The steel drum container, also known as a steel drum, steel pail, or metal pail, was invented by George F. H. Ludwig and Ralph W. Muscott in 1941.

SUSTAINABILITY-FOCUSED LIFE CYCLE SERVICES

Reusable and Recyclable

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

Why do steel drums have rings?
The typical steel drum has rings on the side. There are standards and specs specific to use, but the use-case for reinforcing rolling hoops rings true. Rolling hoops provide strength and durability for turning and rolling heavy products like liquids and gels without damaging the drum and its contents. Steel drum rings also provide greater general packaging strength and rigidity.
Still curious? Ask Greif

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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