Steel Pails Quick Guide

 

 

Steel Pails and Metal Buckets

Steel Pails

The Cary Company offers the largest selection of Steel Pails and metal buckets anywhere. We have been selling Steel Pails since the 70's! UN Rated Steel Pails come in sizes from 1 gallon to 7 gallon available as open head steel pails or tight head steel pails (closed head). Stock Pail colors include black, gray and white. Custom colors available upon request. Steel Pail Covers and Lids come with or without fittings.

Note: It is the responsibility of the customer to determine product compatibility with the packaging being purchased.

Open Head UN-Rated Steel Pails

Open Head Steel Pails UN Rated

UN Rated open head steel pails are available in 1 gallon to 6 gallon capacities. The pails can come with a rust inhibitor enamel, a gold or clear phenolic lining, a pigmented phenolic lining, or an epoxy phenolic lining. UN Rated open head steel pails are great for applications such as chemicals, solvents, adhesives, and other hazardous materials depending on the lining.

Additional colors for steel pails available upon request. For more information about lining compatibility, please call (630) 629-6600.

 

Pails with a Rust Inhibitor Enamel

Unlined Pails with a Rust Inhibitor Enamel

The purpose of rust inhibitors is to prevent the pail from rusting prior to being filled. It is not intended to act as a lining. It is normally applied at thin films 0.1-0.2 mils dry.

These coatings are manufactured with raw materials which conform to all the requirements of the FDA regulations.

Part # Product Details Size/Capacity Color Closure Liquid
UN Rating
Solid
UN Rating
Gauge
tp, bd, bt
Lining Pallet Qty
26W250 2.5 Gallon Black Straight Sided Steel Pail & Lid 2.5 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid
- Straight Sided
Black Lug Cover
w/ Rieke Flexspout
UN1A2/Y1.9/100 --- 24/26/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 60 ea.
26W35B 3.5 Gallon Black Steel Pail & Lid 3.5 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid Black Lug Cover --- UN1A2/Y50/S 26/26/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 108 ea.
26W25N 3.5 Gallon Black Steel Pail w/(#26WL91 Lid) 3.5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/(#26WL91 Lid)
Black Lug Cover
w/ Rieke Flexspout
UN1A2/Y1.5/90 --- 24/28/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 120 ea.
26W55B 5 Gallon Black Straight Sided Steel Pail & Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid
- Straight Sided
Black Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.5/90 --- 24/28/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 36 ea.
26WB40 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail & Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid Black Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.5/90 --- 24/28/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 60 ea.
26WB9N 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail w/ #26W0BL Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26W0BL Lid
Black Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.5/90 --- 24/28/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 60 ea.
26WB9N 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail w/ #26WL91 Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26WL91 Lid
Black Lug Cover
w/ Rieke Flexspout
UN1A2/Y1.5/90 --- 24/28/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 60 ea.
26WD40 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail w/ #26WD4L Lid, #26WLLS Ring 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26WD4L Lid, #26WLLS Ring
Black Dish Cover
& Leverlock Ring
--- UN1A2/Y36/S 24/26/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 60 ea.
26W0BN 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail w/ #26W0BL Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26W0BL Lid
Black Lug Cover UN1A2/Y2.0/100   24/24/24 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 60 ea.
26W0BN 5 Gallon Steel Pail w/ #26WL91 Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26WL91 Lid
Black Lug Cover
w/ Rieke Flexspout
UN1A2/Y2.0/100 --- 24/24/24 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 60 ea.
26WA40 5 Gallon Gray Steel Pail & Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid Gray Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.5/90 --- 24/28/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 60 ea.
26WUC1 5 Gallon Gray Steel Pail w/ #26WA4L Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26WA4L Lid
Gray Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.5/90 --- 24/28/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 60 ea.
26WUC1 5 Gallon Gray Steel Pail w/ #26W41L Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26WUCL Lid
Gray Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.5/90 --- 24/28/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 60 ea.
26WUC1 5 Gallon Gray Steel Pail w/ #26W41L Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26W41L Lid
Gray Lug Cover
w/ Rieke Flexspout
UN1A2/Y1.5/90 --- 24/28/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 60 ea.
26W4WN 5 Gallon White Steel Pail w/ #26W1WL Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26W1WL Lid
White Lug Cover
w/ Rieke Flexspout
UN1A2/Y1.9/100 --- 24/26/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 60 ea.
26W6BN 6 Gallon Black Steel Pail w/ #26W0BL Lid 6 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26W0BL Lid
Black Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.9/100 --- 24/26/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 60 ea.
26W6BN 6 Gallon Black Steel Pail w/ #26WL91 Lid 6 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26WL91 Lid
Black Lug Cover
w/ Rieke Flexspout
UN1A2/Y1.9/100 --- 24/26/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 60 ea.
26W06W 6 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid 6 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid White Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.6/70 --- 24/26/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 60 ea.
*To qualify to be UN Rated, all pails need a UN Rated Cover.
 

Gold Phenolic Lined Pails

Gold Phenolic Lined Pails

The gold colored enamel is a non-pigmented, clear, phenolic formula. The gold phenolic linings are unmodified phenolics and as such have a high degree of acid and solvent resistance, and are not recommended for alkaline products. In general, they are designed for holding products in a pH range of 3.0 - 7.0. However, the film properties have limited flexibility.

Typical products which do not affect these linings are acid compounds, agricultural chemicals, insecticides, corrosive chemicals, solvents and solvent containing materials, nitrocellulose lacquers and inks, food products, essential oil and petroleum products.

These linings are manufactured with raw materials which conform to all the requirements of the FDA regulations.

Part # Product Details Size/Capacity Color Closure Liquid
UN Rating
Solid
UN Rating
Gauge
tp, bd, bt
Lining Pallet Qty
26WB10 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail & Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid Black Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.9/100 --- 24/26/26 Gold Phenolic 60 ea.
26W50N 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail w/ #26W50L Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26W50L Lid
Black Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.5/90 --- 24/28/26 Gold Phenolic 60 ea.
26W50N 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail w/ #26W51L Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26W51L Lid
Black Lug Cover
w/ Rieke Flexspout
UN1A2/Y1.5/90 --- 24/28/26 Gold Phenolic 60 ea.
26WA5N 5 Gallon Gray Steel Pail w/ #26W69L Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26W69L Lid
Gray Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.5/90 --- 24/28/26 Gold Phenolic 60 ea.
26W11N 5 Gallon Gray Steel Pail w/ #26W69L Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26W69L Lid
Gray Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.9/100 --- 24/26/26 Gold Phenolic 60 ea.
26W11N 5 Gallon Gray Steel Pail w/ #26W1AL Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26W1AL Lid
Gray Lug Cover
w/ Rieke Flexspout
UN1A2/Y1.8/100 --- 24/26/26 Gold Phenolic 60 ea.
*To qualify to be UN Rated, all pails need a UN Rated Cover.
 

Pigmented Phenolic Lined Pails

Pigmented Phenolic Lined Pails

The pigmented (Red-Brown or Olive) phenolic lining uses the same resin as the gold lining, but is pigmented to achieve the red-brown or olive color. The pigment allows for thicker film thickness and is selected when greater protection is required. The products packaged with this lining are similar to the gold lining.

Part # Product Details Size/Capacity Color Closure Liquid
UN Rating
Solid
UN Rating
Gauge
tp, bd, bt
Lining Pallet Qty
30W1LP 1 Gallon Black Steel Pail & Lid 1 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid Black Lug Cover --- UN1A2/Y13.6/S 26/26/26 Pigmented Phenolic 175 ea.
26W20B 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail & Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid Black Lug Cover UN1A2/Y2.1/100 --- 24/24/24 Pigmented Phenolic 96 ea.
26W20X 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail w/ #26W2ZL Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26W2ZL Lid
Black Lug Cover
w/ Rieke Flexspout
UN1A2/Y2.0/100 --- 24/24/24 Pigmented Phenolic 96 ea.
26W60N 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail w/ #26W60L Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26W60L Lid
Black Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.5/90 --- 24/28/26 Pigmented Phenolic 60 ea.
26W60N 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail w/ #26W2ZL Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26W2ZL Lid
Black Lug Cover
w/ Rieke Flexspout
UN1A2/Y1.5/90 --- 24/28/26 Pigmented Phenolic 60 ea.
26WA20 5 Gallon Gray Steel Pail & Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid Gray Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.5/90 --- 24/28/26 Pigmented Phenolic 60 ea.
26WA6N 5 Gallon Gray Steel Pail w/ #26WA6L Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26WA6L Lid
Gray Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.9/100 --- 24/26/26 Pigmented Phenolic 60 ea.
26WA6N 5 Gallon Gray Steel Pail w/ #26WA6I Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26WA6I Lid
Gray Lug Cover
w/ Rieke Flexspout
UN1A2/Y1.9/100 --- 24/26/26 Pigmented Phenolic 60 ea.
*To qualify to be UN Rated, all pails need a UN Rated Cover.
 

Epoxy-Phenolic Lined Pails

Epoxy-Phenolic Lined Pails

The epoxy-phenolic linings have been designed to provide outstanding chemical resistance in a pH range of 7.0 - 9.0. The resin ratio has been varied in specific formulations to achieve the desired compromises in flexibility and resistance. Typical products packaged are alkaline products, fatty acids, detergents, emulsions, foods, general organic chemicals, surfactants, and water based resins.

These linings are manufactured with raw materials which conform to all the requirements of the FDA regulations.

Part # Product Details Size/Capacity Color Closure Liquid
UN Rating
Solid
UN Rating
Gauge
tp, bd, bt
Lining Pallet Qty
26W370 3.5 Gallon Steel Pail 3.5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ (#26W7WL Lid)
White Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.8/100 --- 24/24/24 Epoxy Phenolic 96 ea.
26W70W 5 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid White Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.9/100 --- 24/24/24 Epoxy Phenolic 60 ea.
26WM5B 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail & Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid Black Lug Cover UN1A2/Y2.0/100 --- 24/24/24 Epoxy Phenolic 60 ea.
26WA3N 5 Gallon Gray Steel Pail w/ #26WA3L Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26WA3L Lid
Gray Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.5/90 --- 24/28/26 Epoxy Phenolic 60 ea.
26WM5A 5 Gallon Gray Steel Pail & Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid Gray Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.8/100 --- 24/24/24 Epoxy Phenolic 60 ea.
26W70A 5 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid Gray Lug Cover UN1A2/Y2.1/100 --- 24/26/24 Epoxy Phenolic 60 ea.
26W70N 5 Gallon Gray Steel Pail w/ #26W71L Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26W71L Lid
Gray Lug Cover
w/ Rieke Flexspout
UN1A2/Y2.1/100 --- 24/26/26 Epoxy Phenolic 60 ea.
26WMA6 6 Gallon Gray Steel Pail w/ #26WA3L Lid 6 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26WA3L Lid
Gray Lug Cover UN1A2/Y1.9/100 --- 24/24/24 Epoxy Phenolic 60 ea.
26WMA6 6 Gallon Gray Steel Pail w/ #26W71L Lid 6 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26W71L Lid
Gray Lug Cover
w/ Rieke Flexspout
UN1A2/Y1.9/100 --- 24/24/24 Epoxy Phenolic 60 ea.
*To qualify to be UN Rated, all pails need a UN Rated Cover.
 

Open Head Steel Pails (Non UN Rated)

Open Head Steel Pails

Non-UN Rated open head steel pails are available in capacities of 2 gallons to 5 gallons. The pails come with a rust inhibitor to prevent rusting, or phenolic linings. Non-UN Rated open head metal pails and buckets are great for non-hazardous applications such as coatings, scrap metal, powders, and more.

Additional colors for steel pails available upon request. For more information about lining compatibility, please call (630) 629-6600.

Part # Product Details Size/Capacity Color Closure UN Rating Gauge
tp, bd, bt
Lining Pallet Qty
26W098 2 Gallon Black Steel Pail & Lid 2 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid Black Lug Cover --- 28/28/28 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 220 ea.
26B26N 2.5 Gallon Black Steel Pail & Lid 2.5 Gallon Steel Pail & Lid Black Dish Cover & Leverlock Ring --- 29/29/29 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 84 ea.
08W96N 3 Gallon Black Steel Pail, Unlined w/ #08W18L Lid 3 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #08W18L Lid
Black Lug Cover --- 29/29/29 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 96 ea.
08W96N 3 Gallon Black Steel Pail, Unlined w/ #26WD6L Lid, #26WLLR Ring 3 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26WD6L Lid, #26WLLR Ring
Black Dish Cover & Leverlock Ring --- 26/29/29 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 96 ea.
08W96N 3 Gallon Black Steel Pail, Unlined w/ #26WD6I Lid, #26WLLR Ring 3 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26WD6I Lid, #26WLLR Ring
Black Dish Cover & Leverlock Ring
w/ Rieke Flexspout
--- 26/29/29 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 96 ea.
08W97A 3 Gallon Gray Steel Pail w/ #08W9ML Lid 3 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #08W9ML Lid
Gray Lug Cover --- 29/29/29 Epoxy Phenolic 96 ea.
08W97A 3 Gallon Gray Steel Pail w/ #08W97L Lid, #26WLLR Ring 3 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #08W97L Lid, #26WLLR Ring
Gray Dish Cover & Leverlock Ring --- 29/29/29 Epoxy Phenolic 96 ea.
26W35N 3.5 Gallon Black Steel Pail, Unlined w/ #08W18L Lid 3.5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #08W18L Lid
Black Lug Cover --- 29/29/29 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 120 ea.
08W29N 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail, Unlined w/ #08W29L Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #08W29L Lid
Black Lug Cover --- 29/29/29 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 120 ea.
08W29N 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail, Unlined w/ #08WL29 Lid 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #08WL29 Lid
Black Lug Cover
w/ Rieke Flexspout
--- 29/29/29 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 120 ea.
08W18N 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail, Unlined w/ #26WD6L Lid, #26WLLR Ring 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26WD6L Lid, #26WLLR Ring
Black Dish Cover & Leverlock Ring --- 26/29/29 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 120 ea.
08W18N 5 Gallon Black Steel Pail, Unlined w/ #26WD6I Lid, #26WLLR Ring 5 Gallon Steel Pail
w/ #26WD6I Lid, #26WLLR Ring
Black Dish Cover & Leverlock Ring
w/ Rieke Flexspout
--- 26/29/29 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 120 ea.
08W18W 5 Gallon Gray Steel Pail, Unlined 5 Gallon Steel Pail Gray None --- NA/29/29 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 84 ea.
 

Tight Head UN Rated Steel Pails (Closed Head)

Tight Head Steel Pails (Closed Head)

The Cary Company offers Tight Head Steel Pails with capacities ranging from 1 gallon to 7 gallons. Tight head pails can be used to store chemicals, solvents, lubricants, adhesives, and more. Available linings include a rust inhibitor enambel (Unlined), Epoxy Phenolic Lining, Gold Phenolic Lining, and Pigmented Phenolic Lining. Typical colors include white, gray, and black. All of our tight head steel pails are UN Rated.

Additional colors for steel pails available upon request. For more information about lining compatibility, please call (630) 629-6600.

Part # Product Details Size/Capacity Color Fittings UN Rating Gauge Lining Pallet Qty
08WTHL 1 Gallon Black Tight Head Steel Pail 1 Gallon Steel Pail Black *Rieke Opening UN1A1/X1.5/250 24/24/24 Epoxy Phenolic 175 ea.
26WL05 1 Gallon Gray Tight Head Steel Pail 1 Gallon Steel Pail Gray *Rieke Opening UN1A1/X1.5/250 24/24/24 Olive Pigmented Phenolic 175 ea.
26WL15 1.5 Gallon Gray Tight Head Steel Pail 1.5 Gallon Steel Pail Gray *Rieke Opening UN1A1/Y2.0/200 24/24/24 Gold Phenolic 120 ea.
26WL25 3.5 Gallon Gray Tight Head Steel Pail 3.5 Gallon Steel Pail Gray *Rieke Opening UN1A1/X1.5/250 24/24/24 Gold Phenolic 60 ea.
26W87A 3.5 Gallon Steel Pail 3.5 Gallon Steel Pail Gray *Rieke Opening UN1A1/X1.3/300 24/24/24 Epoxy Phenolic 48 ea.
26W89A 3.5 Gallon Gray Tight Head Steel Pail 3.5 Gallon Steel Pail Gray 2-1/8" Spout Cap UN1A1/Y1.8/170 26/26/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 60 ea.
26W85B 5 Gallon Black Tight Head Steel Pail 5 Gallon Steel Pail Black *Rieke Opening UN1A1/X1.3/300 24/24/24 Pigmented Phenolic 36 & 48 ea.
26W88V 5 Gallon Black Tight Head Steel Pail 5 Gallon Steel Pail Black *Rieke Opening & Poly Vent UN1A1/Y1.8/200 26/26/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 36 & 48 ea.
26W88A 5 Gallon Gray Tight Head Steel Pail 5 Gallon Steel Pail Gray *Rieke Opening UN1A1/Y1.8/200 26/26/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 36 & 48 ea.
26W85A 5 Gallon Gray Tight Head Steel Pail 5 Gallon Steel Pail Gray *Rieke Opening UN1A1/X1.3/300 24/24/24 Pigmented Phenolic 36 & 48 ea.
26WL35 5 Gallon Steel Pail 5 Gallon Steel Pail Gray *Rieke Opening UN1A1/Y2.2/275 24/24/24 Gold Phenolic 36 & 48 ea.
26W83B 5 Gallon Black Tight Head Steel Pail 5 Gallon Steel Pail Black 2" & 3/4" Drum Bung UN1A1/Y2.1/300 24/24/24 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 36 ea.
26W82B** 5 Gallon Black Tight Head Steel Pail 5 Gallon Steel Pail Black 2-1/8" Spout Cap UN1A1/Y1.8/170 26/26/26 Rust Inhibitor Enamel 36 & 48 ea.
26WM6A 6 Gallon Gray Tight Head Steel Pail 6 Gallon Steel Pail Gray 2-1/8" Spout Cap UN1A1/Y1.5/170 24/24/24 Epoxy Phenolic 36 ea.
26WL50 7 Gallon Gray Tight Head Steel Pail 7 Gallon Steel Pail Gray *Rieke Opening UN1A1/Y1.8/275 24/24/24 Pigmented Phenolic 24 & 36 ea.
* Rieke Openings are designed for Rieke Flexspouts, Part #26WRIE & 26WRVV
** 2&1/8" Inner Seals are sold separately (innterseal Part #26WSLS)
 

Galvanized Steel Pails

Galvanized Steel Pails

The Cary Company offers durable galvanized steel pails and metal buckets. Our steel buckets come with a handle, and have leak-proof construction. Galvanized Steel Pails are designed to hold wet or dry contents. They are weather resistant and won't rust. Great for home decor, gift baskets, beverages, household cleaning and more. These metal pails and buckets are recyclable, and made in the USA.

Part # Product Details Size/Capacity Top Dia. Bottom Dia. Height Weight Case Qty Pallet Qty
26W3QT 2 Quart Galvanized Steel Pail 2 Quart Galvanized Steel Pail 6"   5" 0.8 lbs. 24 ea. 1,512 ea.
26W5QT 5 Quart Galvanized Steel Pail 5 Quart Galvanized Steel Pail 9"   7" 1.0 lbs. 12 ea. 600 ea.
26W1QT 10 Quart Galvanized Steel Pail 10 Quart Galvanized Steel Pail 11"   9.25" 1.6 lbs. 6 ea. 480 ea.
26W4QT 12 Quart Galvanized Steel Pail 12 Quart Galvanized Steel Pail 11.25"   10.25" 1.7 lbs. 6 ea. 480 ea.

Understanding UN Ratings

 

Developed as a set of standards, by the United Nations, UN ratings are essential for shipping or storing hazardous materials. The UN Rating is a series of number and letter codes that show what a container is regulated to handle. They determine this through a series of tests that all containers must undergo if they are to be UN Rated. Current UN Regulations are enforced by the D.O.T. It is up to the filler of the product to determine what UN Rating they need. View the Full Guide

Pail Accessories:
Steel Pail Liners, Crimping Tools, Steel Pail Closing Tool, Child Warning Labels, Spouts.