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Fiber Drums

Fiber Drums

Fiber drums, also commonly referred to as cardboard or fiberboard drums, offer a lightweight and versatile barrel solution. Although not as durable as plastic or steel drums, fiber drums offer their own unique set of benefits that make them suitable for numerous applications. At McManus Drum Company, Inc., we offer fiber drums in sizes ranging from 10 to 77 gallons. All of our drums are made in the USA and are available in both new and reconditioned options.

Fiber Drums Explained

Composed primarily of multi-layered materials, fiber drums are similar to cardboard but with significantly more sturdiness. The fiberboard bodies of these barrels are made by tightly winding and gluing multiple layers of kraft paper. This method of construction not only provides protection from light and moisture but also enhances their structural integrity. The multi-layered materials impart rigidity to the drums to ensure they can withstand heavy loads without deforming or collapsing.

In addition to their fiberboard bodies, these drums include steel chimes on the top and bottom to further enhance their strength. These chimes serve as reinforced rims that provide additional support to the drums, allowing them to withstand vertical compression and prevent damage when stacked.

Because fiber drums can be stacked on top of one another without compromising their structural integrity, they enable efficient use of storage space. This is especially beneficial for industries that transport or store a large number of drums at the same time.

Fiber Drums Advantages

Fiber drums from McManus Drum Company, Inc. offer a number of advantages, including:

  • Durable and Lightweight. Fiber drums are lightweight, easy to use, durable, and corrosion-resistant, making them a popular choice for shipping, storing, or containing various products.
  • Protection. Fiber drums come in multi-ply constructions to offer improved protection against impacts, external pressure, and torque forces. This ensures the products contained within are adequately protected from outside elements.
  • Environmentally Friendly. Fiber drums are very easy to recycle, making them a more eco-friendly storage option.
  • Easy to Use. Opening and closing fiber drums is relatively easy, simplifying the filling and dispensing process.
  • Versatility. Fiber drums can be used to store liquid, dry, and solid products for various industries, including chemical, food, pharmaceutical, and more. Our fiber drums come in 10 to 65-gallon capacities to meet a range of needs.
  • Cost-Efficient. Fiber drums offer a cost-effective alternative to steel or plastic drums. Because they are lighter in weight than their steel and plastic counterparts, fiber drums can reduce overall shipping and transport costs.

Fiber Drums Applications

Our fiber drums are extremely versatile and can be used throughout diverse industries, including:

  • Chemical Industry. New or reconditioned fiber drums offer the ideal solution for storing and transporting numerous chemicals, such as powders and resins. Their chemical resistance and durability ensure the safe handling and storage of hazardous materials.
  • Food Industry. Fiber drums can be used to store bulk food ingredients, including dry goods, powdered materials, and spices. Their moisture-resistant and airtight properties maintain product quality and freshness.
  • Pharmaceutical Industry. Fiber drums are utilized by the pharmaceutical industry to safely package and transport different medications.
  • Environmental Services Industry: Fiber drums are used in environmental clean-up operations to safely contain and transport asbestos and other hazardous materials.
  • Automotive Packaging. Fiber barrels are a reliable way to safely transport oils, lubricants, and various automotive components.

Other items commonly shipped and stored in fiber drums include pet food products, adhesives, flavorings, dyes, and more.

Fiber Drums From McManus Drum Company, Inc.

Since 1965, McManus Drum Company, Inc. has specialized in providing drums and other containers to businesses of all sizes throughout the Southeast. As a family-owned and operated company, we strive to help you find cost-effective solutions to all your fiber drum needs. Depending on your unique requirements, we offer drywall fiber drums, liquid pack fiber drums, and various new and reconditioned drums in different price ranges.

For more information about our fiber drum solutions, contact us or request a quote today.