Specifications
56W16B is a UN Rated 16 open head gallon blue high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic drum with a black cover and lever lock ring closure. It has a foamed pur-gasket, integrated handle, and silver drum ring. Drum does not have bungs. Plastic drums are durable and lightweight. This drum can be used for a number of applications, but is commonly used for petroleum products, oils, lubricants, pharmaceuticals and agricultural chemicals. UN specifications include a rating of UN3H2/X75/S for solids.

Key benefits:
  • 61 liter overfill
  • Blue high-density polyethylene (HDPE) is durable and lightweight
  • Cover with lever-lock style ring closure
  • Integrated handle for easy maneuvering
  • Foamed pur-gasket
  • UN Rating UN3H2/X75/S

Material:

High-Density Polyethylene PlasticHigh density polyethylene (HDPE ) is the most commonly used resin. This economical plastic has good impact resistance, 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. Maximum fill temperature is generally around 145°F; however, testing is recommended with your specific product and application.

Disclaimer:

This information has been provided as a general guide. It is the customer's responsibility to select the proper container for product and application compatibility.

Additional Information

More Information
Capacity 16 gal.
Color Blue
Material HDPE
FDA Approved Yes
Dimensions 12.9134" L x 15.315" W x 25.1575" H
Weight 5.2 lbs.
Case Dimensions 16" L x 13" W x 26" H
Pallet Pack 27 ea.
Pallet Dimensions 48" L x 40" W x 83" H
Pallet Weight 140.4 lbs.
Condition New
Closure Cover w/Lever Lock Ring Closure
UN Rating Solid UN3H2/X75/S
Q & A
Customer Questions
Does this open head plastic drum come with a cover?
This open head plastic drum contains a removable lid for full, convenient access.
Can I use a heating blanket or band on this open head plastic drum?
Yes, we have heating bands specifically designed to heat plastic drums.
What is a lever lock closure on this open head plastic drum and how does it work?
The lever lock ring securely seals the drum. Simply place the ring around the drum and close the lever to seal. To open, lift the lever to release.
Are open head plastic drums food grade?
Reconditioned drums are not typically FDA-approved for food grade. Our new open head plastic drums are FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.
What are open head plastic drums typically used for?
Open head plastic drums are versatile containers that are popular in a variety of industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, and industrial. Open head plastic drums can also act as a rain barrel or storage container for chemicals, oils, and more.
Can you ship internationally? Where are you located?
The Cary Company online ordering platform is only set up to ship within the United States. For international shipments, please contact us at 630.629.6600 or Sales@thecarycompany.com, and we will be happy to process your order. Our main warehouse and office are located in Addison, Ill. We also have warehouses in across the United States that you can see here. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
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Maria A.   published 11/30/2021 following an order made on 11/23/2021

5/5

very good, meet my expectations highly recommend

Kolton T.   published 09/14/2021 following an order made on 09/02/2021

5/5

Works well and was exactly what we where looking for. Awesome Product!

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