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Plastic Industry Forum - Converse with Plastics Processing Leaders / Business / 55 Gallon & 58 Gallon Fiber Drums Needed
Posted:  15 Jul 2008 21:15
I need help from the MAPP network as my business has a serious issue. 

We use used 55 and 58 gallon fiber drums to ship our purge in 220 pound quantities. We buy "used" due to the expense of new drums which allows us to better control costs. We are finding our supply source becoming unreliable and would like to fix our sitation ASAP! 

Can anybody tell me if: 
1. They have a good reliable supply source?

2. Is there any box with roughly the same dimensions as a drum that could be utilized, or are they all intrinsically too fragile to replace fiber drums?

Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.

Best regards,

Joseph Serell
Vice President
ASACLEAN (Sun Plastech) - Asahi KASEI Group
T. 973- 257- 1999 x 233
F. 973- 257- 1011
Posted:  15 Jul 2008 21:20
Have you concidered a FIBC.  They come in many sizes and because their flexible you can store a large amount in very little space.  You can order them in quntities for as little as $6 per sack.
Posted:  15 Jul 2008 21:31
Troy tell Mr. Serell to check with Wire and cable guys that package in fibre drums Essex, Copperfield, etc. and others might have returns, that are unusable for wire products.
Posted:  16 Jul 2008 18:58
We make a wide range of material handling containers which would handle your purge, some much larger than drums which would hold more than 200 lbs. This may save you freight costs.
See website at
Mike Dorsey Meese Orbitron Dunne 812-273-1008
Posted:  16 Jul 2008 21:20
I have an associate who is an expert in packaging and has sources for fiber and plastic drums. Give me a call and I'll put you in touch with him. I'm sure he can find a solution for your product.

Tim Lewis
Posted:  30 Jul 2008 15:32
You may want to inqure of Suburban Products, Inc., Greenfield, Indiana, phone: 317-462-4438.  We have not purchased from them, but they were referred by one of our suppliers. 

Dan Cunningham
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