These drums are not dented by light falls, as opposed to the metallic ones. If they suffer an impact, the plastic drum reverts to its old shape, unlike a metallic one, which stays dented. The itoBarrel 200l drums have passed every fall tests from 2 to 5m while filled with liquid.
As a means to achieve a proper resistance to impacts, High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) or polypropylene (PP), both copolymers, can be used indistinctly. Since they're plastic material, any kind of drum oxidation is avoided, as contrary to traditional metallic drums.
One of the advantages of using the injection process as an alternative to the blowing process is the use of cheaper resins with excellent physical properties, which improve the stress-cracking resistance in comparison to lubricant oils. The injection increases resistance to compresion because it achieves uniform thickness in the drum's manufacturing and a high quality finish in shiny surfaces. From an aesthetically perspective, the drum can be customized with different colors.
Innovation in the manufacturing of buckets, barrels and drums with Injected-Welded technology
Injected-Welded drums weight less than metallic ones, therefore reducing transportation expenses and CO2 emissions.
This drums are designed to transport alimentary products, agrochemical products, lubrication oils and chemical products - with the exception of solvents -. In the case of hydrocarbons, while they can be used, the used polyolefins must be modified with some resin barrier to avoid migration.
Itoplas Engineering provides the productive unit to manufacture this drums from 20l to 200l. Itoplas engineers customize the drum design and adapt them to the customer requirements. The drums can even be designed with a cap ready for bag-in-box use.
In the following video you can find some of the multiple and strict resistance tests performed on the itoBarrel drums