Selecting the Right Steel Drum Lining: A Comprehensive Guide

Steel Drum Linings

Steel drums are widely used in various industries, from chemicals to food processing, where they play a crucial role in storage and transportation. Choosing the right drum lining, however, is often an overlooked yet critical aspect of ensuring the integrity of the stored materials and the longevity of the drum itself. It is important to understand how to select the right steel drum lining to ensure the safety and integrity of the contents inside.

Understanding the Importance of Drum Linings

Drum linings are a protective barrier between the contents of the drum and the steel surface. They serve several essential functions:

  • Chemical Compatibility: Different materials require specific linings to prevent corrosion or contamination. It’s vital to ensure that the lining is compatible with the stored substance to maintain product quality and safety.
  • Preventing Rust: Steel drums are susceptible to rust when exposed to moisture. Proper lining helps prevent this issue, especially during transportation and storage.
  • Enhancing Durability: Linings also contribute to the drum’s durability, protecting it from wear and tear caused by the stored materials.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Drum Lining

Selecting the right drum lining involves careful consideration of several factors:

  • Chemical Compatibility: Determine the chemical compatibility of the lining with the substance to be stored. Consulting drum lining manufacturers can help in this regard.
  • Temperature Resistance: Some materials may require specific linings to withstand high or low temperatures. Ensure the lining can handle the intended storage conditions.
  • Abrasion Resistance: If the contents are abrasive, choose a lining that can withstand wear and tear.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Consider industry regulations and safety standards related to the materials being stored.
  • Cost and Longevity: Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the lining, considering its expected lifespan and the value it adds in terms of material protection.

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Introducing UNICHEM’s RESCO® Interior Linings

UNICHEM’s RESCO® Interior Linings are engineered to meet the diverse needs of various industries. Whether you require a lining for chemicals, food products, or pharmaceuticals, RESCO® Interior Linings offer a comprehensive solution.

RESO® linings are designed with a keen understanding of chemical compatibility, temperature resistance, and durability. They provide an extra layer of protection, ensuring that your valuable materials remain intact and uncontaminated.

Exploring AQUALON & FLEXLAIN Coatings

In addition to interior linings, UNICHEM also offers AQUALON & FLEXLAIN coatings for exterior protection. These coatings provide an additional level of defense against environmental factors, ensuring that your steel drums remain in excellent condition even in challenging conditions.

AQUALON coatings are known for their resistance to moisture, helping prevent rust and corrosion. FLEXLAIN coatings, on the other hand, offer flexibility and durability, making them ideal for drums subject to rough handling.

Selecting the right steel drum lining is a critical decision that impacts the safety and integrity of your stored materials. Consider factors such as chemical compatibility, temperature resistance, and regulatory compliance. UNICHEM’s RESCO® Interior Linings, along with AQUALON & FLEXLAIN coatings, provide a comprehensive solution for all your drum lining needs.

UNICHEM offers an array of RESCO® interior drum linings in various chemistries, including our exceptional “Universal” lining solution. Our solvent-borne interior chemical linings come with an impressive set of features:

  • Available in 350°F & 425°F cure temperatures
  • Recoatable capability for added convenience without compromising performance
  • Low VOC and Low HAPS content
  • Available in both standard and BPA-free versions
  • Compliant with CONEG, FDA, Kosher, REACH, and other regulations
  • Demonstrates superior chemical resistance, surpassing the performance of comparable coatings and linings
  • Available in spray and roll-coat versions

What sets UNICHEM’s drum and pail linings apart is the unique ability to be recoated, a feature not commonly found in many other products.

Our water-borne interior chemical linings also offer noteworthy features:

  • Low VOC and Low HAPS content
  • Recoatable without compromising performance
  • Less flammable with safer flashpoints, potentially qualifying for insurance discounts
  • Comparable chemical resistance to our solvent-borne product line
  • These linings have been successfully commercialized for over 25 years
  • Available in both spray and roll-coat versions

Furthermore, UNICHEM provides rust inhibitors and size coats with the following features:

  • Available in both solvent and waterborne versions
  • Options for force-cured or air dry applications
  • Available in both spray and roll-coat versions

UNICHEM’s diverse range of drum linings and coatings is designed to meet your specific needs, offering superior protection and performance in various applications.

UNICHEM offers drum linings and exterior coatings based on decades of research and development and delivering the best solution possible to the drum and pail industry. Make the right choice for your drum linings, and safeguard your valuable contents. Contact us today to learn more about how our products can enhance the protection and longevity of your steel drums with superior drum and pail coatings.