Poly/Steel Drum for Corrosives

Steel composite drums combine the strength and durability of steel with the chemical resistance of polyethylene.  This type of drum is useful where the product would be compromised in a unlined steel drum or a steel drum with a sprayed on lining. Rated for Packing Group I, they can also be used with Packing Groups II & III.  An explanation of their UN rating of UN6HA1/X1.6/300 is broken down as follows:

  • 6 = Composite receptacle
  • H = Plastic
  • A = Steel
  • 1 – Tighthead
  • X – Packing group I (also II and III)
  • 1.6 = Maximum specific gravity  for which this drum was tested
  • 300 = Hydrostatic test pressure (in Kilopascals) for which drum was tested

The inner container is high density polyethylene and is blow molded in one piece to help ensure product purity.  This insert alleviates concern about cracking and flaking that can occur with some baked on drum linings.

The top of the drum has two heavy duty 2″ buttress plugs with polyethylene gaskets.  These bung plugs are threaded directly into the drum to prevent leaking and to protect the steel from corrosion. Suitable for hazardous or non-hazardous applications.  Consider this drum for:

  • foods
  • pharmaceuticals
  • cleaners
  • water treatment chemicals
  • photo chemicals
  • bleaching compounds
  • flammable liquids
  • corrosives

As always, we must advise that it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that his product is compatible with the container.










Categories: combination packaging | plastic drums | steel drums

Author: Gail

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