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How do you repair a damaged plastic barrel?

A plastic barrel is one of the most durable, long-lasting and versatile industrial storage containers you can purchase. But at some point, even a trusty blue drum can be damaged or broken. However, damaged plastic barrels aren’t necessarily going to be a total write-off. Far from it in fact, because there are plenty of quick fixes to help you seal up leaks or repair cracks in a plastic drum. Damaged plastic drums can still have a long lifespan. Even if a repair job seems too difficult, they can be fully repurposed and recycled by professionals.

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How heavy is an empty intermediate bulk container?

An intermediate bulk container (IBC) is a fantastic way to store industrial-size quantities of liquids and semi-liquids in a safe and secure way. IBCs are lightweight plastic containers, often fitted out with a steel cage for support and protection. They are durable, robust, hardwearing and reusable. But before investing in a set of IBCs to fulfil your storage and transport needs, you might be wondering how heavy an empty intermediate bulk container is.

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How long will water stay fresh in a plastic drum?

A plastic storage drum is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to store freshwater for long periods of time. Plastic drums are the perfect solution for mass water storage, offering the capacity to store hundreds of litres in each container, with the option to easily transport or store the drums in bulk.

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The history of blue plastic drums

Versatile, durable and dependable, the blue plastic drum is an essential component when it comes to safe and secure storage and transport of many different industrial goods. Oils, foodstuffs and even dangerous chemicals and hazardous waste can all be safely contained within a blue plastic drum, making it a popular and cost-effective solution for many industrial companies.

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Can you store fuel in a plastic drum?

Plastic drums are one of the most versatile and cost-effective containers suited to industrial storage and transport needs, because they are suitable for a wide range of different materials, including harmful chemicals and hazardous waste. However, in this article, our experts explain why plastic drums are not suitable for storing fuel and take a look at some of the best alternatives.

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How do you safely dispose of plastic barrels?

Plastic barrels have a long life span, but at some point your trusty barrel will need to be disposed of. You can’t just throw unwanted plastic barrels in the rubbish, because the industrial nature of their prior contents as well as the barrels themselves need proper care and attention. In this article, we take a look at how to safely dispose of plastic barrels.


Why is industrial packaging important?

We are all too familiar with packaging in supermarkets, industrial packaging is often overlooked – and it’s one of the most important links in the supply chain. Industrial packaging includes everything from blue plastic drums to cardboard boxes, all of which help products to arrive safely and in perfect condition. In this article, we take a look at why industrial packaging is so important.

ITP Packaging on the move

We have a new home. The reason for moving is straightforward; ITP Packaging continues to grow, and we need more room! However, we’ve not gone far – just up the road. You can now find us at: 31 Slaidburn Industrial Estate, Slaidburn Crescent, Southport, PR9 9YF.

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What substances can you store in a plastic drum?

Plastic drums are one of the most versatile pieces of industrial storage and transport equipment found in a warehouse. Ordinarily coloured blue and spherical in shape, they can vary in size and overall capacity. They’re suitable for storing a wide range of materials, from foodstuffs through to hazardous chemicals.

A guide to transporting hazardous chemicals

Transporting chemicals is a key task that many companies with an industrial focus need to complete safely, on a regular basis. Transporting hazardous chemicals is a task that needs to be completed by following stringent laws and regulations, which are in place to keep the process health and safety compliant. To transport hazardous chemicals safely and to avoid accidents, you need to be aware of the best ways of transporting potentially dangerous substances, and which regulations you should be following.

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Plastic drums for the food industry

Plastic drums used in the food industry need to be suitably decontaminated and certified safe for carrying and storing consumable items in the long term. In this article, we take an in-depth look at how plastic drums can be used safely in the food industry.

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What is the difference between an open-head and tight-head plastic drum?

Blue plastic drums are a classic sight in warehouses, storage containers and transport facilities across the world. These rigid, sturdy containers are perfect for holding large quantities of goods, from oils and food through to hazardous waste and dangerous chemicals. But there are two fundamental varieties of blue plastic drum to choose between, and it’s important to know which best meets your needs.


A guide to industrial packaging

Industrial packaging is an important part of the production process, allowing industrial-grade goods and products to be protected while they’re shipped and transported. It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, with various materials to choose between. Each product has its own requirements when it comes to packaging, so it’s important to know which type of industrial packaging works best in any given situation.

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Double wall cardboard boxes: Uses and design guide

Double wall cardboard boxes are a great way to store and transport heavy loads, offering strength, durability, and versatility across a range of different industries. They’re environment-friendly, affordable and resilient, and we know that they’re an excellent choice for a variety of products.

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The different types of drum liners: which should you choose?

Drum liners help to protect your drums while you’re using them for storage and transport. They keep your steel, plastic or fibre drums safe from potential contamination, which means you don’t have to worry about washing, cleaning, or disinfecting your drums after they’ve been used.

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What is food grade plastic?

A food grade barrel (or drum) is one that has been designated as safe for the long-term storage of foodstuffs. It has been tested thoroughly to confirm that there are no substances that could be harmful to humans. This means there are no dangerous dyes, and no recycled plastic containing leachable chemicals.

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Using IBCs for water tanks: What do you need to know?


What are the different types of packaging materials?

Packaging is an essential component of the manufacturing, supply and distribution processes. It is used across a wide variety of industries for a range of different roles, and most people will encounter some form of packaging every day of the week.

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