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

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!

March 30th, 2021 by Dean Ricker

Filed under: DOT/UN, HazMat, Skolnik Newsletter

As a result of our February 2021 newsletter, we were learned that many of our “non-hazmat” readers did not know that the steel drum industry is regulated by the Pipeline for Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), an arm of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). When most people think of the DOT, they naturally […] Read More »

HazChem Environmental and the Salvage Drum Rescue

March 23rd, 2021 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: HazMat, Salvage Drum, Skolnik Newsletter

With thanks to our long time customer, HazChem Environmental, we just learned about a dangerous goods spill incident in which our (Skolnik) 85 Gallon Salvage Drums came to the rescue to quickly and efficiently contain a potentially dangerous situation. On January 22, 2021, one of the largest freight-transport companies in the world called HazChem Environmental […] Read More »

Simply Secured: UN Rated Open Head Drums with Lever Lock Lids

March 17th, 2021 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: Industry News

A critical component for drums is proper, secure closure. The security of the closure is an obvious goal, but often overlooked is ensuring you have the correct configuration for your materials. For materials that you need regular access to in the container, a UN rated open head drum with lever lock lid may be the […] Read More »

Cheers! How a COVID toast revealed a trend.

March 16th, 2021 by Jon Stein

Filed under: Skolnik Newsletter, Wine

Cheers! Two nights ago, my wife and I raised our glasses of champagne and celebrated receiving our second COVID vaccine shots. The bottle we opened was from Mousse Fils, located in the village of Cuisles, France. Four years ago, we had had the pleasure of touring the vineyard and enjoyed a tasting with the owner, […] Read More »

Is 304 SS Nitric Acid Stainless Steel?

February 26th, 2021 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: Industry News

Used in woodworking, food cleaning and in the manufacturing of many fertilizers and polymers, Nitric Acid is a very strong oxidizing medium. Therefore, chromium content plays an important role in the corrosion resistance of the stainless steel. An assessment conducted by Girjija Suresh, V.R. Raju, U. Kamachi and R.K. Dayal and published in The International […] Read More »

Steel Open Head Drums

February 25th, 2021 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: Industry News

Due to their durability and versatility, steel drums are among the most popular packaging solutions on the market. Available in a range of sizes and configurations, such as a stainless or carbon steel open head drum or tight head drum, and more, awareness about the advantages of steel drums only grows.  According to a study […] Read More »