This is a 2.5 gallon natural high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic tight head container with a 51mm neck finish and a fixed handle. Closed head containers are ideal for industrial applications including storing liquids, paints, adhesives, additives, chemicals and more. This plastic tight head is UN rated for the storage and transportation of hazardous materials. HDPE construction provides good chemical and impact resistance.

Key benefits:
  • Fixed handle
  • UN rated UN3H1/Y1.2/100 for transport of hazardous materials
  • HDPE has good chemical, impact resistance

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Need assistance with deciding the best pail or bucket for your applications? Our wide range of buckets and pails allow you to choose the right style for your needs. With countless uses, these containers are great due to their versatility. Discover the Differences of Pails and Buckets and the factors to decide when determining the best packaging for your products.


High-Density Polyethylene PlasticHigh density polyethylene (HDPE ) is the most commonly used resin. This economical plastic has good impact and chemical resistance, is naturally translucent and flexible. It is 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 171°F; however, testing is recommended with your specific product and application.


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
Capacity2.5 gal.
Dimensions9-1/8" L x 7-3/4" W x 12-1/4" H
Weight1.38 lbs.
Case Dimensions48" L x 40" W x 50" H
Pallet Pack104 ea.
Pallet Dimensions48" L x 40" W x 50" H
Pallet Weight143.52 lbs.
Country of ManufactureUnited States
HandleFixed Handle
Vent StyleNo Vent Stem
Fittings51 mm
UN Rating LiquidUN3H1/Y1.2/100
Q & A
Customer Questions
What can plastic tight head square and rectangular containers store?
Plastic tight head square and rectangular containers are ideal for storing liquids, paints, adhesives, additives, chemicals, and more.
Can I store gasoline in this plastic tight head square and rectangular container?
We cannot confirm that this container can safely store diesel and gasoline for extended periods. We do offer Type I and Type II metal and poly safety cans that are specifically designed to store flammable liquids (like gasoline). These cans provide the proper ventilation for flammables and are made to withstand the corrosive effects of these liquids. Please note our disclaimer, which states that "[w]e 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."
What kind of accessories do you offer for plastic tight head square and rectangular containers?
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.
Are they stackable?
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, these are stackable. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company!
What are the general dimensions of this container?
Thank you for your inquiry. This container has dimensions of 9-1/8" L x 7-3/4" W x 12-1/4" H. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company!
Do you offer labeling services?
Yes, we offer design services, as well as in-mold labeling, screen printing, label printing and application services. You can request a quote from our design team by calling 630.629.6600 or emailing Sales@TheCaryCompany.com. For more information regarding the services we offer, please go to our Design Services page. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
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