Specifications
This 20 gallon natural plastic tight head drum is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE). This plastic drum is BPA free as well as FDA-approved, appropriate to use for food grade items. In addition, HDPE plastic tight head drums are frequently used for chemical, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and more industries. This drum contains two moveable handles for easy transportation. The seamless construction of this closed head drum is suitable for outdoor use. This tight head plastic drum has a liquid UN rating of UN1H1/Y2.0/150.

Key Benefits:

  • FDA food grade approved
  • Made of HDPE
  • UN rating of UN1H1/Y2.0/150
  • High mechanical strength
  • High abrasion resistance

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. The Cary Company does hereby disclaim any and all warranties, expressed or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use. We are not responsible for consequential damages arising from customer's selection and use of containers, container and label dimensions, and/or closures supplied by us.

Additional Information

More Information
Capacity 20 gal.
Nominal Capacity 21.4 gal.
Color Natural
Material HDPE
FDA Approved Yes
Dimensions 16" Dia. x 27.1" H
Weight 10.2 lbs.
Case Dimensions 17" L x 17" W x 28" H
Pallet Pack 20 ea.
Pallet Dimensions 40" L x 48" W x 90" H
Condition New
Closure Tight Head (Closed)
Fittings 2" NPS & 2" Buttress
UN Rating Liquid UN1H1/Y2.0/150
Q & A
Customer Questions
Are tight head plastic drums food grade?
Reconditioned drums are not typically FDA-approved for food grade. Our new tight head plastic drums are FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.
What are tight head plastic drums typically used for?
Tight head plastic drum applications include storing and transporting chemicals, food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, waste, dyes, pigment, soaps, detergents, and many more commercial uses. Many of the tight head drums available from The Cary Company are UN rated for the safe storage, handling and transportation of hazardous materials.
How do I open this tight head drum?
For a tight head plastic drum, the cover cannot be removed. To get to the contents from inside, remove the drum fittings also known as plugs or bungs.
Can I use a heating blanket or band on this tight head plastic drum?
Yes, we have heating bands specifically designed to heat plastic drums.
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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