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Why Food and Pharmaceuticals Love Stainless Steel Drums

January 22nd, 2015 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: Stainless Steel

These days it seems like stainless steel is everywhere: in kitchens, in bathrooms, in jewelry, it’s a very popular alloy in day to day life. Two areas stainless steel is particularly popular are in food and pharmaceutical industries. So why do foodies and pharmaceuticals love this strong steel alloy?

First, stainless steel drums have a high corrosion and impact resistance so its contents are safe from compromise in many transport or storage situations or disasters. Additionally, it’s easy to clean. Why do you think we love having stainless steel appliances in our kitchens? They are known to be nearly impenetrable to stains and any build up is incredibly easy to wipe away. The same goes for stainless steel drums. Stainless steel contains a high percentage of chromium which protects the surface of the steel by blocking oxygen and preventing any corrosive materials from penetrating the metal. Easy maintenance and cleaning is a quality particularly useful for liquid containment and food production and pharmaceutical development are liquid-heavy industries.

Sanitation is abundantly important in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Not only is stainless steel easy to clean, but all grades of stainless steel barrels offer a high level of protection and sanitation. Nothing dirty or damaging is getting into a 316 surgical stainless steel barrel and even the lower grades, such as a 409, offers its contents more protection than a standard or galvanized carbon drum.

So, fill away pharmaceutical and food producers. Stainless steel drums can take it. And, since they are so easy to clean, feel free to reuse your Skolnik stainless steel drums again and again.

Efficient and cost effective? It’s no wonder stainless steel gets a lot of love.