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Steel Drums - Open Top and Tight Head Drum Range

Here at ITP Packaging we offer a range of open top and tight head steel drums. If you don't see the drum you require on our site please contact us as we could still find a solution for you.


Steel Drums are one of the most widely used packaging solutions. Seen across multiple industries, drums are a universally recognised solution that are durable, reliable, versatile and reuseable. Used in the packaging, storing and transportation of a wide range of different goods, steel drums come in a number of different varients. Here at ITP Packaging, we’re here to help you find the right drums for your needs including steel drums, plastic drums, fibre drums and intermediate bulk containers (IBCs).

Each type of drum comes with its own benefits and drawbacks, some are available with different features and some are particularly suited for transporting and storing specific goods. Some drums are built for fantastically secure containment, some drums are built for amazing durability and longevity, and some are built for ease of transport and storage. With our amazingly wide range of drums, you’re sure to find the solution for your packaging needs. 


Our Range Of Steel Drums

Commonly used throughout plants and factories in various industries across the UK, steel drums are versatile with a number of potential uses. We sell a few different varieties of stainless steel drums here at ITP Packing, including open top steel drums, closed top tight head steel drums and steel drums with bottom discharge. Steel drums can be used for bulk storage over long periods of time, transport of goods, waste collection and much more. We offer UN approved drums to safely contain both liquid and solid materials and are internally lacquer lined. Made from strong steel, they are often used to contain and transport hazardous materials. 

Our 210 litre Steel Drums

We supply three different kinds of steel drums, all coming in the same 210 litre size as standard. Steel drums are fantastically durable offering excellent lifetime value and being suitable for transporting a wide range of different goods. The three varieties of 210 litre steel drum we supply are:

Open Top Steel Drums:

  • Open top - Supplied with lid and latch ring
  • Internally Lacquer Lined
  • 2 inch and 3/4 inch bungs in the lid
  • UN Approved for liquids and solids
  • £70.00


Tight Head Steel Drums:

  • Tight Head - Closed Top
  • Internally Lacquer Lined
  • UN Approved for liquids and solids
  • £55.00


Steel Drum With Bottom Discharge:

  • Internally Lacquer Lined
  • 2 inch and 3/4 inch bungs in the lid
  • UN Approved for liquids and solids
  • 2" bottom discharge opening
  • £150.00



What is the difference between a 200 litre and 55 gallon drum?

In short, nothing! You'll find that generally all steel drums are the same standard size but go under different names depending on where you are in the world. In the USA for example, steel drums are known as a 55 gallon drums but in the UK they're known as 45 gallon drums (imperial gallons). You'll also hear steel drums called 200ltr, 205ltr, 210ltr and 216 litre, for example but again they will all, to certain extent, hold the same volume and be the same size. Steel drums are a cylindrical container with a nominal capacity of 200 litres, the exact capacity varying slightly by manufacturer, variant, usage, etc.


What are the dimensions of a steel drum?

The internal dimensions of a standard drum are 572mm diameter (22.5 inches) and 851mm height (33.5 inches).

The external dimensions of a drum are around 584mm (23 inches) diameter and 876mm (34.5 inches) height.

These measurements can vary slightly depending on the drum.



Here at ITP Packaging, we think it’s incredibly important to keep expanding and adding to our fantastic catalogue of products. We’re always looking out for the latest products and packaging solutions, and we keep an ear to the ground when it comes to customer demand. More than once have we ended up adding packaging products to our catalogue simply because of customer request. In our catalogue not only will you be able to explore our wide range of drums, but you’ll be able to find everything you need for a comprehensive packaging, transporting and storing solution. From drum liners to drum covers and round bottom liners, you’ll be able to find everything you need to package your goods securely and affordably. 


Delivery And Returns

Want to save more on your order? Here at ITP, we offer free delivery on every order over £100. This offer extends to orders made anywhere within the UK mainland and Ireland, so be sure to take advantage of this great offer. Every order outside the UK and Ireland or under £100 has the delivery charge clearly displayed before payment, so the costs will never take you by surprise. 

Our online system is currently only available for orders delivered to the UK and Ireland, but please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you’re ordering from outside these areas. You can contact us on 0333 987 4565 or sales@itppackaging.com, where we’ll gladly give you some advice and offer further assistance if we can.  

Have you received your order and found that it isn’t exactly what you wanted? All you need to do is get in touch with us as soon as you can - we’re here to help. Contact our support team on 0333 987 4564 within 48 hours of receiving your order and we’ll issue you with a returns document. We’re known for our great customer service and support here at ITP, and we’ll gladly offer a refund or replacement on any order returned within 30 days of the returns document being issued. 


Contact Us

Need a durable, strong, reliable and cost-effective drum for storing or transporting your goods? You’ve come to the right place. Please get in touch with us today to discover more about our great range of drums and to find out how we can help provide you with exactly what you need. You want a packaging solution you can rely on, knowing that it will last for a long time and provide great value for money. ITP Packaging is here to deliver the packaging solution you need with our range of affordable and high-quality drums!



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