Specifications
The 57WM5A is a UN rated 5 gallon open head gray plastic pail tough enough to store hardware supplies and secure enough to protect contents. Strong reinforcing ribs guarantee that it will keep its shape. This durable round commercial grade container can be used to safely store or ship products including paints, inks, chemicals, foods, construction materials, pet food and other applications. Container and cover can be hot filled up to 150°F, steam sterilized and frozen. Features a tapered design which allows empty buckets to nest for storage and separate easily, while pails with lids are stackable. Plastic open head pails are recyclable.

Key benefits:
  • Made of FDA Compliant high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic which can withstand high temperatures
  • Heavy duty 90mil wall thickness
  • 5 gallon (18.9 liter) capacity
  • Dimensions: 11.9" Dia. (top) x 10.4" Dia. (bottom) x 14.562" H
  • UN Rated UN1H2/Y1.5/30
  • Metal handle with plastic grip for comfortable transport of heavy contents
  • Includes child warning label printed in gold
  • Lid options include gray UN plain lid (57WMAL) and gray UN lid with Rieke Flexspout (57WMLA)
  • Proudly Made in the USA

Pails vs. Buckets
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.


Material:

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.

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
Capacity5 gal.
ColorGray
MaterialHDPE
Dimensions 11.9" Dia. (top) x 10.4" Dia. (bottom) x 14.562"
Pallet Pack120 ea.
Pallet Dimensions48" L x 40" W x 50" H
Pallet Weight309 lbs.
Country of ManufactureUnited States
SeriesP6 Series
ConditionNew
ClosureNo Cover
HandleMetal
UN Rating LiquidUN1H2/Y1.5/30
Note:*Pail covers sold separately.
Q & A
Customer Questions
What does the Pail Series mean?
Our pails and lids are classified as part of a designated Series, which makes pairing this pail with a compatible lid easier. Simply match the size (e.g., 5 gallon) and series (P5 Series) of the pail and lid to find a proper fit.
Can this round plastic pail be used for food products?
If the pail is FDA approved (listed under the Additional Information section of this product page), then it is safe to store and transport food and food ingredients.
Do you offer labeling services for this round plastic pail?
Yes, we offer design services, as well as 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.
Can I use a pail heater for this round plastic pail?
Yes, you can use a pail heater with this pail. However, be sure the heater can be used on a plastic pail and find out what temperature the pail can withstand before applying the heater.
How many cubic feet in a 5 gallon pail?
The simple conversion of measurement of 5 gallons is 0.803 cubic feet. However, this is for the nominal capacity of the pail. The actual (overflow) capacity of a pail can vary from model to model. To calculate the full volume in cubic feet, for cylinder pails, you need to multiply π (3.14) x the pail radius (in feet) x the pail height (in feet). To calculate the volume for square pails, multiply the pail's length x width x height (in feet).
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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