Drum liners are typically made of polyethylene. They are used in industrial areas where products such as paints, chemicals, pharmaceutical products and many other items are packaged. These liners are vacuum formed and do not contain any seams so as to reduce the chances of spillages and leaks when transporting these products from one place to another. No matter what kind of product you are manufacturing, drum liners are a vital part of the packaging process, preventing spillages, contamination, and the deterioration of items. 

Types of Drum Liners

There are many different types of drum liners that can be used, and they are used by a variety of industries for different reasons. Here, we explain the difference between the types of liners that could be used, and how they offer benefits in a range of situations.

Food Drum Liners

Firstly, let us look at plastic drum liners. These are typically used to store food products for safe transportation. These are industrial grade and need to be FDA approved.

Round Bottom Drum Liners

Next, we have round bottom drum liners. These liners are vacuum formed and do not contain any seams. These types of drum liners eliminate excess waste and are perfect when used to store pastes and powders as nothing gets caught in the corners and pleats, which reduces the amount of product that could be wasted.

Rigid Liners

Another type of drum liner that consumers can choose from is a rigid plastic drum liner. These liners are also FDA approved and vacuum formed so that there are no seams on the liner to reduce waste. These types of liners are often used to transport paint, ink, coatings, food and cosmetic products.

Elastic Band Covers

Elastic band plastic drum covers are another type of liner that are used in a range of different industries to transport goods from one place to another. These liners cover the barrel in order to stop cross contaminations from occurring. The most likely types of contaminants that these liners protect against are dust, dirt and moisture and these types of contaminants can compromise the integrity of the drum.

Drum Cap Sheets

Finally, drum cap sheets are used after a drum liner is inserted into the barrel. These cap sheets are placed over the top of the drum to completely seal off the contents to protect the contents from any cross-contamination.

The Benefits of Using Drum Liners

There are many benefits to using drum liners in many different industries. Not only are they are important to help to keep your drums clean, they protect not only the drums but the surrounding area from spillages. There are many chances of spillages occurring when just sitting inside the drum. However, as products are sealed inside the drum liner this reduces the risk of spillages, therefore keeping the drum itself and the area around the drum clear of damage.

Drum liners also protect the integrity of the barrel being used. Using a drum liner to store liquids in the barrels means that you can reuse the barrels. Not only that, but you do not need to stick to storing one type of liquid in one barrel as there is no chance of cross-contamination due to the liner bags.

Another reason to switch to using drum liners is that it helps to increase the turn-around time for the reuse of drums. As the drums do not need to be cleaned out as thoroughly due to the use of a drum liner it is just a matter of emptying the liquid from the container and then returning the barrel to the supplier to refill again.

Finally, due to all the reasons above the most important reason to use drum liners is to increase the safety and reduce the costs of transporting and shipping goods. As the life span of the barrels is increased, less money is going to be spent restocking on barrels and drums.

Isn’t it time you considered finding the right drum barrel that could save you on time and cost?