Guides & Information

The Cary Company offers various product lines and services to meet your needs. With so many different choices of styles and applications, it can be difficult to determine the best solution for you. These particular guides are intended to introduce and familiarize you with the products we offer. From different plastic types to closure liners and styles of bottles, we are here to help!

Guide to Sustainable Containers

Guide to Sustainable Containers

A brief overview of the sustainability of glass, plastic, and metal, followed by a closer look at The Cary Company's eco-friendly containers, eco-conscious products, recycling equipment, and more!

Guide to Steel Drums

Guide to Steel Drums

A Complete Guide to: Drum Material (Carbon or Stainless Steel), Open & Tight Heads, Covers & Closures, Drum Gaskets, Fittings, Bungs, Flanges, Plugs, Linings & Liners, Steel Gauge, Rolling Hoops and Reinforcement Rings, UN Ratings, Colors and much more — Videos!

Guide to Steel Pails

Guide to Steel Pails

A quick guide to our complete selection of steel pails from selecting a lining to understanding UN ratings. Learn more about available capacities, colors and more! Steel pails are great for applications such as chemicals, solvents, adhesives, and other hazardous materials depending on the lining.

Guide to Plastic Drums

Guide to Plastic Drums

The Cary Company carries a large selection of plastic drums and barrels, including straight sided and taper sided (for nesting and stacking) styles. Plastic drums are available in open head (removable top) or tight head (sealed top with fittings) options and come in a variety of colors including black, blue, brown, gray, green, natural, orange, purple, red, white and yellow.

Guide to UN Rating Codes

Guide to UN Rating Codes

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.

Guide to Bottles

Guide to Bottles

The world of bottles can be a daunting one. So many materials, shapes, and colors to chose from! In this guide you will find terminology, descriptions and various images to help you determine what will best suit your application.

Guide to Neck Finishes

Guide to Neck Finishes

Curious how to find the right cap for your threaded container? Cap and container manufacturers use a standardized naming convention to describe the opening and threading of their products. This guide will help you decipher these naming conventions and determine which caps will fit your container.

Guide to Trigger Sprayers

Guide to Mist & Trigger Sprayers

Sprayers are ideal for dispensing a wide variety of products, making them useful for countless industries include household cleaning, health and beauty, janitorial, gardening and more. For your sprayer to dispense product correctly, there are many factors you must consider. Is a trigger sprayer, a mister, or a fine mist sprayer the right option for your needs?

Guide to Natural Cork

Guide to Natural Cork

Any wine enthusiast knows that the development of a wine doesn’t stop when it’s bottled. Wines continue to mature and change until the moment the end user takes a sip. And with the careful deliberation many wine crafters take with the ingredients, the winemaking process and the bottle itself, it only makes sense to carefully consider the wine closure as well. Learn more about natural cork closures here.

Shrink Band Styles

Shrink Band Styles

The Cary Company carries a vast selection of tamper evident shrink bands and products in various sizes, colors and styles. Styles include Neck Bands, Roll Stock, Preforms, Combo Bands, and Shrink Sleeves. The high quality shrink film consist of PVC and PET-G materials, great for creating a tamper proof seal.

Guide to the Types of Tamper Evident Packaging

Guide to the Types of Tamper Evident Packaging

The Cary Company carries a large selection tamper evident products that will seal, protect, and keep harmful items away from unintended users. This guide will help you determine the best type of packaging you need to prevent it from being tampered with or in the hands of younger children.

Guide to Liners

Guide to Liners

If your product needs protection from leaking, evaporation or tampering, we’ve got you covered. Our family of closure liners offer a wide array of options. But what’s going to offer the best protection? This guide offers descriptions, popular uses and suggested applications for each liner.

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Guide to HazMat Packaging

The right packaging is important to make sure products safely get to where they need to be. Want to have the right packaging for your HazMat products and materials? This guide will go over the different HazMat Packaging options, the UN Ratings to look out for and how to comply with regulations.

Guide to Corrugated Boxes

Guide to Corrugated Boxes

Having the right box for your products can be a huge factor in how successful a purchase was. Whatever you’re shipping, you want to ensure products arrive safely to your customers. What is the best box strength for your product? This guide will help you determine why corrugated material is a great shipping option over traditional cardboard.

Guide to Liquid Filter Cartridges

Guide to Liquid Filter Cartridges

Industrial filter cartridges capture contaminants during liquid filtration in applications from quality assurance, product standardization, equipment protection, material recycling and more. How do you select the best industrial liquid filter cartridge for your application? This guide will help you find the best industrial filter cartridge that meets your liquid filtration system specifications at the lowest cost of operation.

Guide to Liquid Filter Bags

Guide to Liquid Filter Bags

With 25 years of experience in the the field, we know filters. Liquid filters are the most popular and with so many options, materials, micron sizes, and ring styles it can be a little confusing to figure out what best suits your needs. But don’t fret, because we are here to help! This guide offers a general overview of liquid filter bags as well as a guide to put together part numbers. If all else fails we are always here to help!