All Fibre Drums
Environmentally friendly packaging option
Environmentally friendly packaging option
High performance drum with tamper evident closure
Specialist drums designed for wire and cable industries
Strong and versatile design
A variety of external finishes to enhance your product image
Since its inception in 1969 Fibre Drums Ltd has been a leading manufacturer of fibre drums.
Fibre drums are practical, economical alternatives to more expensive steel and plastic drums and less durable forms of packaging. They will carry most products just as effectively as steel or plastic drums, yet they can also be used as a true, one-trip, disposable container.
Tailored to your specifications and certified to UN regulations, our fibre drums are suitable for a wide range of applications.
Fibre Drums Ltd is a leading member of SEFFI (European Fibre Drums Association) and the UK Industrial Packaging Association and as such is able to advise on environmental issues within Europe such as disposal and recycling.
Fibre Drums Ltd is committed to provide products, which fully meet our customer’s requirements. We strive for continual improvement in performance and service, our integrated Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety management system helps us achieve these goals. Operating to ISO9001 Quality management system and ISO14001 Environmental management system, with regular audits FDL customers can rest assured that we operate to the highest standards in the Packaging industry.
As specialists in environmental packaging solutions, we can help minimise disposal costs. Whilst, with numerous UN Approved products, we can help ensure you safely fulfil all requirements for the transportation of hazardous goods.
Fibre drums are considered environmentally friendly for several reasons:
Our drums are primarily made from renewable and recyclable materials, such as cardboard and paper. These materials are be sourced from sustainable forestry practices, where trees are replanted to ensure a continuous supply. After use, our drums can be easily recycled, reducing the need for virgin materials and minimizing waste, or the drums may often be repurposed for various applications, such as storage, or alternative packaging solutions, expanding their lifespan.
The production of fibre drums generally requires less energy compared to other types of packaging containers, such as steel drums or plastic barrels. The manufacturing process for cardboard and paper involves fewer energy-intensive steps, resulting in a lower carbon footprint.
Fibre drums are lightweight compared to alternatives like steel drums. This weight advantage translates into lower fuel consumption during transportation, as less energy is required to move them. This reduces the carbon emissions associated with logistics and helps minimize the environmental impact of shipping
Many fibre drums are mainly composed of biodegradable materials, which means they can naturally break down over time, returning to the environment without causing long-term pollution. This biodegradability feature reduces the impact on landfills and decreases the persistence of waste in the ecosystem.
Companies that prioritize environmental responsibility may choose to utilise our fibre drums as part of their eco-friendly initiatives, incorporating strategies such as reducing packaging waste, whilst we will work with you to optimize package sizes to minimize material use whilst meeting your requirements.
Fibre drums have many positive attributes that make them a popular choice for packaging and storing various materials.
Fibre drums are typically lightweight compared to other types of packaging containers, such as steel drums or plastic barrels. This makes them easier to handle, transport, and maneuver.
Fibre drums are often more affordable than alternatives like steel drums or plastic containers. They are made from readily available and inexpensive materials, such as cardboard and paper. This cost-effectiveness can be particularly beneficial for businesses looking for economical packaging solutions.
Our Fibre drums are mostly made from recyclable materials, such as paper and steel and often they can be easily recycled and repurposed after use, reducing their environmental impact. Additionally, the production of fibre drums generally consumes fewer resources compared to other types of drums.
Our drums are available in various sizes and configurations, allowing them to accommodate a wide range of products, including powders, granules, liquids, solids and more. They can be customized with different closures, liners, and accessories to meet specific packaging requirements.
Our drums can be lined with moisture barriers or coatings that enhance their resistance to moisture and chemicals.
Fiber drums provide a smooth surface that is conducive to labeling and printing. Where needed we can add product information, branding, handling instructions, or warning labels, ensuring clear communication and compliance with regulations and your needs.
Fibre drums are designed to be easily stackable, optimizing storage space during transportation and warehousing. Their cylindrical shape and sturdy construction enable them to be safely stacked on top of each other without compromising stability or risking damage to the contents.
Fibre drums are generally considered safe to handle and use. They have minimal sharp edges, reducing the risk of injury during loading, unloading, or transportation. Additionally, they are non-reactive, which makes them suitable for a wide range of products without the concern of chemical interactions.