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Drum It Up! Steel Drum Industry News, Trends, and Issues

7A Type A Drums

April 16th, 2019 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: Industry News

There are so many codes and designations regarding containers that it can be overwhelming to know, much less remember, which drums are designed and certified for which use. And, because the liability shifts between packager/shipper throughout the process, it’s important to know your organization is using the correct, compliant packaging. DOT 7A type drums have […] Read More »

Decoding the UN Marking on a Drum

April 15th, 2019 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: DOT/UN, Skolnik Newsletter

Every UN certified drum has a “birthmark” but few shippers know the meaning of these markings. In accordance with UN recommendations, certified markings indicate the performance rating and test information about a steel drum and must be applied in accordance with CFR 178.3(a)(3). For drums over 100 Litres (26 US Gallons) there are a number […] Read More »

Thinking “Outside the Bottle“, the Growth of Boxed Wines

April 9th, 2019 by Jon Stein

Filed under: Skolnik Newsletter, Wine

Writing in “Shanken News Daily”, Danny Sullivan reports that “Premium boxed wines have become an increasingly potent force in the U.S. market, with multiple boxed brands earning Impact “Hot Brand” awards this year. The two largest players in the category—Constellation-owned Black Box and Bota Box from Delicato Family Wines—combined to sell nearly 14 million cases […] Read More »

Carbon Steel on the Rise, Stainless Steel Still a Favorite

March 28th, 2019 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: Industry News

When it comes to industrial containers and shipping, there’s a reason stainless steel drums are a favorite. Their strength and versatility make them the perfect fit for most uses, materials and industries. But, while they are a justifiably fabulous and reliable container, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for other materials. Carbon steel drums have […] Read More »