5 gallon Polyethylene Lined Steel Pails, Drums and Metal Buckets
In cases where a customer cannot use an unlined steel pail or a steel pail with a sprayed on lining, a polyethylene lined pail may be a good option. A polyethylene lined pail, drum or bucket is one that contains an internal bottle or bladder made of plastic that effectively prevents the product from coming into contact with the metal shell.
Plastic lined pails (or poly lined drums and buckets) come in two varieties, composite steel packaging or combination packaging. The characteristics of each are described below along with some pictures demonstrating the differences.
Composite Steel Pails and Drums
Composite pails, buckets or drums are packages where all of the parts are integrated. The container cannot be disassembled without making it unusable.
|5 Gallon Polyethylene 2U Black Steel Round 0.5mm 24 GA Insert 1/8 Vent in Body
UN Rating: 6HA1/Y1.8/100
This black steel pail is a composite pail with a plastic liner. The liners are produced separately from the pail and hand assembled. The pail takes a Rieke Flexspout (sold separately) which must be attached with a special crimping tool. The pail comes with a dust cap which is removed and the pail is then filled. When the Flexspout is applied, it seals the liner to the pail, as well as sealing the spout to the pail. There is small hole in the side of the pail which allows any air between the liner and bladder to be forced out. UN6HA1/Y1.8/100
Combination packaging consists of two packages that are brought together. The primary distinction between combination packaging and composite packaging is that combination packaging can be disassembled and reassembled and still maintain the same package integrity and usefulness.
|5 Gallon High Density Polyethylene Insert Black Steel Round
UN Rating: 1A2/X50/S
This is a 24 gauge steel pail with a plastic insert. It is an X rated combination package. The inner container is high density polyethylene and has one 2" buttress plug. The steel cover is held on with a bolt ring which is secured with the nut and bolt. UN Rating UN1A2/X50/S
Images of Steel Composite Drums
|55 Gallon Black Steel Round Composite
UN Rating: UN6HA1/Y1.8/150
Two 2 inch Buttress Plugs
This is a steel/poly lined composite drum. It is rated for Packing Groups II and III. The inner polyethylene container is blow molded in one piece to help insure product purity. UN Rating UN6HA1/Y1.8/150.