Fiber drums are by far one of the most versatile and heavy-duty options for packaging and transportation, surpassing plastic and steel in many cases. When selecting drums, some other common materials to choose from include plastic and various types of metal. But fiber is simultaneously lightweight, yet durable. It is also a great option as a reusable drum, and extremely cost-effective. A favorite for startups with tight budgets and money-flush corporations alike, this eco-friendly packing material is in high demand. |
Drums can be used to carry large quantities of a variety of contents including powders, liquids, pastes, solids and even bio-hazardous materials. The strength and reliability of fiber means even dangerous goods can be transported safely. Plus, being able to re-use fiber drums can drastically cut down on costs while lightening the carbon footprint of a company. However, when it does come time to say goodbye to drums, fiber is easily recyclable, making it a favorite of the sustainably minded crowd.
Safe and Sound
Don’t let the simple look of fiber drums fool you, because fiber naturally offers electrostatic inertia, and therefore these drums provide superb thermal insulation. It is also fantastic at protecting contents from the harmful impact of UV rays. The utilization of all natural, organic materials to make fiber drums (board and paper) stems from green-minded forestry. Great efforts have been made in recent decades to protect, nurture and foster the growth of forests and woodlands in the United States, and many regions are seeing more healthy and versatile trees than they did many years ago, thanks to good logging practices.
One of the major benefits of fiber drums is their virtually foolproof design. The open-top design makes it easy to fill and dispense product from, making it an efficient system. The drums are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from 13 to 55 gallons, which means waste is minimized. Choose the best size for you and your needs, and you can lower transportation costs, reduce waste and offer optimal packaging for your customers.
Drumming Up Business
It is exceptionally easy to package and market products that are held in fiber drums. Standard printing and labeling is applied with ease, given that fiber is created with paper products, and the standardized shapes ensure speed and simplicity for marketing designs. This offers an extremely cost-effective solution for companies looking to brand, market and promote their products on display, while in use or during transportation.
However, fiber is just one option for your drum needs. Drums are available in various materials, shapes and sizes. For example, the “tote bladder” is popular for liquid/beverage dispensed in large quantities. Square water containers are stackable and exceptionally durable. Open-head and closed-head models are available to perfectly suit a number of needs. Start by considering the benefits of fiber, but enjoy peace of mind knowing enough drum options are available to ensure you find a match.
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