Industries use steel drums because they offer superior strength and durability (crucial for handling hazardous or sensitive materials), ensuring safety under challenging conditions. Plastic drums, on the other hand, are lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and non-reactive, making them ideal for a variety of industries as well.
Reconditioned Steel and Plastic Drums for Diverse Industries
What Can Steel Drums Be Used For?
Steel drums are incredibly versatile and can be utilized in numerous ways due to their resiliance and safety. Some common uses include:
- Storage and transportation of hazardous and non-hazardous liquids.
- Storing and shipping of pharmaceuticals and chemicals.
- Food-grade storage and transportation, including wines, spirits, and various foodstuffs.
- Disposal and handling of waste materials.
- Storing and shipping petroleum or other oil-based products.
- Packaging for industrial parts and components.
- Agricultural uses, such as storing feed and seed.
What Can Plastic Containers Be Used For?
Plastic containers (including plastic pails) are utilized in various industries due to their versatility, lightness, resistance to corrosion, and cost-effectiveness. Here are some of their applications:
- Storing and transporting food and beverage products due to their resistance to bacteria and ability to preserve freshness.
- Packaging medicines and other pharmaceutical products. They can be designed to be child-resistant, tamper-evident, or allow for controlled dispensing.
- Used in the chemical industry to store and transport chemicals due to their corrosion resistance.
- Storing and applying cleaning agents.
- Storing parts and tools.
- Storing and transporting produce or feed.
- Shipping finished products
Remember, the choice of steel or plastic can vary based on the specific needs and safety requirements of a given industry or task.
Which Industries Use Steel Drums?
Both steel drums and plastic containers are integral components for a multitude of industries. Serving various purposes, reliability and strength make them a critical component for keeping the world running.
Some of the industries we serve with our steel drums (and plastic containers) include the following:
Steel Drums in the Cleaning & Janitorial Industry
The cleaning industry uses steel drums and plastic containers to store and transport cleaning supplies. Steel drums are often used for storing and moving cleaning materials safely, including hazardous ones. Likewise, plastic containers (such as plastic pails, bottles, and sprayers) are typically used to hold and dispense everyday cleaning agents. By using these containers, cleaning companies can carry out their work safely and effectively.
Steel Drums in the Agriculture & Farming Industry
In the agriculture industry, steel drums, particularly those reconditioned to meet UN standards, are used to safely store and transport hazardous materials, such as certain fertilizers and insecticides, while plastic containers are typically used for lighter or non-hazardous materials like seeds or feeds.
Steel Drums in the Transportation Industry
In the transportation industry, the safety and security of goods is paramount. Steel drums serve as the backbone for this sector, facilitating the secure movement of a variety of substances, from flammable liquids and hazardous chemicals to non-hazardous materials. The durable nature of our steel drums ensures they can withstand the rigors of transport, making them an optimal choice for the transportation industry.
Our steel drums come in a range of sizes and configurations, including open-top and closed-head models, offering versatility to meet the diverse needs of our transportation clients. We also offer drums that comply with stringent UN and DOT specifications, ensuring your goods are shipped in compliance with international safety standards.
Steel Drums in the Construction Industry
In the construction industry, steel drums play a pivotal role in waste management and material storage. Our drums are used to store construction materials, such as adhesives, paints, solvents, and other chemicals that need to be kept in a secure and stable environment. They also offer a safe and efficient way to dispose of and transport waste materials generated on construction sites.
By helping construction companies handle their materials more safely and efficiently, we contribute to their productivity, sustainability, and overall operational excellence.
Contact Orlando Drum For Your Industry’s Steel and Plastic Drum Needs
Based in Orlando, Florida, Orlando Drum has been receiving, reconditioning, and reselling steel drums for over 40 years. We are committed to our partners in the many industries we serve and make sure that every one of our drums meets current UN standards, including those set for the transportation and storage of hazardous materials.