This UN rated (UN1A1/Y2.1/300) 5 gallon black tight head steel pail has 2" and 3/4" drum bung fittings and rust inhibitor. Rust inhibitor is often used to package light to mild industrial and commercial solvents and chemicals. This closed head round bucket is 24 gauge, the strongest and thickest steel pail we offer, providing your product the greatest level of security possible.

Key benefits:
  • Made of heavy-duty carbon steel with 2" and 3/4" drum bung fittings
  • 5 gallon capacity
  • Dimensions: 10-15/16" Dia. (top) x 11-7/16" Dia. (bottom) x 13-1/2" H
  • UN Certification of UN1A1/Y2.1/300 for liquids
  • Non-removable top is ideal for products that require a higher UN rating
  • Strong galvanized steel handle
  • Straight sided, stackable design
  • Contains 25 percent post-consumer recycled content and is 100 percent recyclable
  • Rust inhibitor prevents the pail from rusting prior to being filled
  • 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.


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.

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Capacity5 gal.
Dimensions10-15/16" Dia. (top) x 11-7/16" Dia. (bottom) x 13-1/2" H
Pallet Pack84 ea.
Pallet Dimensions48" L x 36" W x 92" H
Country of ManufactureUnited States
ClosureTight Head (Closed)
Steel Gauge24/24/24 (Top/Body/Bottom)
Fittings2" NPT & 3/4" NPT
UN Rating LiquidUN1A1/Y2.1/300
Q & A
Customer Questions
What is a tight head steel pail typically used for?
Tight head pails can be used to store chemicals, solvents, lubricants, adhesives, and more. Available linings include a rust inhibitor enamel (Unlined), Epoxy Phenolic Lining, Gold Phenolic Lining, and Pigmented Phenolic Lining.
Are all your tight head steel pails UN rated?
Yes, all of The Cary Company’s tight head steel pails are UN rated.
What kind of closures are compatible with tight head steel pails?
The kind of closures we offer that are compatible with tight head steel pails are flexspouts, screw caps, or 2" and 3/4" bung closures.
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).
Are these tight head steel pails rated for food grade liquids?
Thank you for your question. No, none of our tight head steel pails are rated for food products. However, we have some plastic tight head containers that would be suitable for food products. Part #57W63N, 5 Gallon (18L) Natural HDPE Plastic Tight Head Container w/Cap, 63mm, Closed Vent Stem, Part #57W63A, 5 Gallon (18L) Natural Plastic Assembled Dekatainer In UN Carton, 63mm, No Vent Stem and Part #57W5TN, 5 Gallon (20L) Natural Plastic Tight Head Container, Tamper Evident 70mm (6TPI), w/Vent & Dust Cap. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
What is the rust inhibitor that is used?
Thank you for your inquiry. The rust inhibitor used for this tight-head pail is L-40 rust inhibitor. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
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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