The 26WA6N is a UN rated 5 gallon gray open head steel pail with pigmented phenolic lining. Pigmented phenolic lining is ideal for products such as acid compounds, agricultural chemicals, insecticides, corrosive chemicals, solvents and solvent containing materials, nitrocellulose lacquers and inks, food products, essential oils, and petroleum products. Used with the correct components, this pail provides optimal packaging protection for products. Lid sold separately.

Key benefits:
  • Made of heavy-duty carbon steel
  • 5 gallon capacity
  • Dimensions: 11-2/9" Dia. (top) x 10-9/10" Dia. (bottom) x 13-7/16" H
  • UN Certification of UN1A2/Y1.9/100 for liquids
  • Includes handle
  • Tapered design for nesting
  • Contains 25-percent post-consumer recycled content and is 100-percent recyclable
  • Proudly Made in the USA
Pigmented phenolic lining
Pigmented phenolic lining uses the same resin as gold phenolic lining and can be red or olive. The lining's color is achieved by adding pigment to the resin, which creates a thicker film and is therefore suitable for applications that require greater protection. Phenolic linings are unmodified phenolic and thus have a high degree of acid and solvent resistance. Unmodified phenolic is not recommended for alkaline products. Similar to gold phenolic lining, pigmented phenolic lining is ideal for products with a pH of 3.0-7.0 such as acid compounds, agricultural chemicals, insecticides, corrosive chemicals, solvents and solvent containing materials, nitrocellulose lacquers and inks, food products, essential oils, and petroleum products. This lining is manufactured with FDA-compliant raw materials.

- Let us help you design your lithographed steel pail or cover and turn your steel pail into a cost-effective marketing tool. Full lithography is available on pails and covers. Minimums are 1,500 for pails and 3,000 for covers.

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.


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.
Dimensions11.74" Dia. (top) x 10.91" Dia. (bottom) x 13.4375" H
Weight3.2 lbs.
Unit Pack108 ea.
Pallet Pack216 ea.
Pallet Dimensions48" L x 36" W x 96" H
Country of ManufactureUnited States
SeriesS3 Series
ClosureNo Cover
LiningPigmented Phenolic Lining
Steel GaugeNA/26/26 (Top/Body/Bottom)
UN Rating LiquidUN1A2/Y1.9/100
Note:*Pail is UN Rated w/Cover Only
*Pail covers sold separately.
*This pail does not have a Child Warning Label
**Full lithography is available on bodies and covers.
Q & A
Customer Questions
What is the maximum use temperature for this steel pail? We have a process that requires filling this pail hot, preferable over 212° F.
Thank you for your inquiry. Our technical team says that these pails should be okay for a hot fill application over 212° F. However, we recommend that you allow the product to cool before sealing. A rapid seal after filling could cause side wall paneling. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
What kind of linings are offered for open head steel pails?
The Cary Company offers rust inhibitor coated, Epoxy Phenolic Lined, Gold Phenolic Lined, and Pigmented Phenolic Lined pails.
What is an open head steel pail typically used for?
Non-UN rated unlined open head steel pails with rust inhibitor coatings are great for non-hazardous applications such as coatings, scrap metal, powders and more. UN rated open head steel pails can come with a rust inhibitor enamel, a gold or clear phenolic lining, a pigmented phenolic lining, or an epoxy phenolic lining. UN Rated open...
What kind of closures are compatible with open head steel pails?
Because open head steel pails are containers with removable lids, The Cary Company offers cover types including lug (crimped) and dish (lever lock ring).
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).
What kind of accessories do you offer for open head steel pails?
The Cary Company offers various accessories such as tops, closing/opening tools, linings, heaters, and pumps for your open head steel pail.
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.
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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