Please wait...


Lab Packs, Overpacks and Salvage Drums Provide Safe Storage and Handling of Hazardous Materials.

Blow-molded Poly Drums Offer Durability And Chemical Resistance

Lab packs, overpacks and salvage drums made of durable high density polyethylene provide excellent containment for hazardous materials. Blow-molded HDPE drums have a very high molecular weight designed for an optimum balance of density, weight distribution and high impact resistance. These durable poly drums are resistant to environmental stress cracks, while possessing incredible impact strength, even in low temperatures. Operating temperature range is -30 degrees F to 130 degrees F.

Poly drums offer chemical resistance to a wide range of chemicals. It's UV protection provides superior blending process that ensures this drums won't fade or discolor in ultra violet light.

What is the difference between lab packs, overpacks and salvage drums?
Lab Packs -
for use with smaller non-damaged bottles, cans and 5 gallon pails of non-leaking hazardous materials. If leaking, must pack with sufficient sorbents for - NO FREE LIQUIDS.

Over Packs - for use with larger non-damaged bottles, cans and drums of non-leaking hazardous materials. If leaking, must pack with sufficient sorbents for - NO FREE LIQUIDS.

Salvage Drums - for use with damaged or leaking containers of hazardous materials or used absorbent materials contaiminated with a hazardous substance. Require Salvage Drum labeling and must pass a 3-PSI pressure test.

What do the UN/DOT Markings Mean?
UN markings on a drum indicate that the container has been tested to meet performance oriented packaging (POP) standards outlined by tyhe US Department of Transportation (DOT) at 49 CFR178.
A typical UN marking: 1H2/X300/S/05/USA/M4990

Indicates the kind of packaging - 1 means a drum.
Indicates the material of construction - H means plastic.
Indicates the category of packaging - 2 means a removable head drum
Indicates the performance standard the package has successfully passed - X means it meets Packing Groups I, II & III. (drop height of 6 feet)
Indicates the maximum gross mass in kilograms - 300 means 300 kilograms or (2.2 x 300) 660 lbs.
Indicates that the package is intended to contain solids - S means solids.
Indicates the year of manufacture.
Indicates the country of manufacture.
Identifies the manufacturer or approval agency.

Compliance Certifications and Ratings
All Drums:

  • UN certified to HM-181
  • Approved for use with Packing Groups I, II, III
  • UL 94HB Flammability Rating
  • FDA 21 CFR 177.1520

Lab Packs:
DOT 49 CFR173.12

DOT 49 CFR173.25

Salvage Drums:
DOT 49 CFR173.3

Related Products
Poly Drums and Overpacks

Related Information
The truth About Salvage Drums

DOT regulation for salvage drums
49 CFR 173.3

Customer Support
Live Chat
Send an eMail
( 1-800-935-3294 )