The 56W30K is a UN Rated 30 gallon black tight head plastic drum (aka shipping container). This blow molded drum is made of industrial strength high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE) plastic similar to HDPE but more durable, with extra thick walls to provide superior performance and long lasting durability. The seamless construction of this closed head drum is suitable for outdoor use. High temperature is 140 ° F and low temperature is -40 ° F.
- Same dimensions as a steel drum for standardized handling and conveying
- Bottom handle for easy use
- Complies with FDA regulations for food and drugs
- Original Single L-Ring design for optimal handling and excellent resting, conveying and stacking stability
High density polyethylene (HDPE )
is the most commonly used resin. This economical plastic has good impact resistant, is naturally translucent, flexible, and typically used for personal care products, such as shampoo bottles. Adding color will give HDPE an opaque look that will result in an increase in weight and rigidness. We have a variety of these rigid and tough high density polyethylene products in stock, from containers, pails, bottles, caps, tubs, and jugs. HDPE works well in below freezing temperatures. HDPE heat compatibility varies. Generally, it should not be used with products filled at over 145°F.