Beat of the drum
The all-plastic Twin Drum delivers numerous advantages over competing metal and plastic-metal drums
March 29, 2019
Distributed by RIKUTEC America, the new Twin Drum is a blowmolded 200-liter “tank within a tank” all-plastic drum that meets the highly stringent demands of the Packaging Group 1 regulations as specified by the ADR European agency for safe storage and transport of highly aggressive chemicals, as well as all the pertinent U.S. Department of Transportation regulations. Manufactured in Germany by a patented multilayer co-extrusion blowmolding machine in a cleanroom environment, the Twin Drum consists of a two-layer inner drum made of high-purity, totally virgin high-density polyethylene (HDPE) with no additives or stabilizers, while the twolayer drum is made of UV-stabilized HDPE to provide safe 110-percent secondary containment. The two tanks are inserted together and a hot-plate welder joins the two tanks together with an HDPE cap to form what is claimed to be the industrial packaging industry’s first all-plastic industrial bulk storage and transport solution for the handling of aggressive chemicals. According to RIKUTEC, the all-plastic Twin Drum delivers numerous advantages over competing metal and plastic-metal drums with corrosion resistance, high pressure resistance, 100-percent recyclability, and full compatibility for filling and dispensing the content via using QCDip tubes that completely prevents any contamination of the contents.