UN Rated Drums – Steel, Plastic & Fibre

We stock a variety of UN rated drums: lined/unlined steel UN drums, as well as a variety of plastic and fibre drum options. Our UN rated drums are designed for a wide range of solids & liquid dangerous goods.  Both open head (1A2 & 1H2) UN drums and closed head / tight head (1A1 & 1H1) UN drums are available in various sizes & closures.  Our selection of UN rated drums comply with TDG, 49 CFR, IMDG Code, IATA, & ICAO.

For pricing, availability, and more info please contact us.

More info on UN packaging: UN Packaging FAQ

Steel UN Rated Drums

Closed-head (1A1) UN steel drums and open-head (1A2) UN steel drums are available in a variety of sizes; 1 gallon, 5 gallon & 55 gallon UN rated drums are most popular, but we can fulfill special requests for various UN ratings, sizes, styles, linings, and closures. Unlined UN steel drums are the most cost-effective. Phenolic lined & Epoxy-phenolic lined steel UN drums provide maximum protection from dangerous goods that are incompatible with carbon steel; whether a particular lining is suitable, depends on the chemical(s) you're shipping. For questions about chemical compatibility with our epoxy-phenolic or phenolic lined steel UN drums, please contact us.
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1 Gallon, Closed-Head Steel
UN Drum (1A1) – Black

Item Code: DR1A1-1EB

CapacityStyleUN Drum Rating
1 Gal
(3.78 L)
Closed-Head1A1/X1.5/250
Additional Specs
MaterialCarbon
Steel
LiningEpoxy
Phenolic
Bung Size0.75″
ClosureT200
Raised
Tri-Sure
Closure
Diameter6.5″
Height8.69″
More information
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Our 1 gallon UN rated drums for shipping gasoline & jet-fuel are versatile and dependable. This version, featuring an epoxy-phenolic lining, is a staple in the petrochemical industry for good reason –

    ♦ raised flange & inverted design allows for complete fuel sample/impurity extraction:
    - producing a more representative sample;
     - more accurate test results;
    - up to 15 X less trapped liquid (more info)
    ♦ ideal for samples of gasoline, diesel, jet-fuel & other chemicals
    ♦ UN rated for packing group I, II, or III
    ♦ easily ships as:
    - limited quantity box (ground);
    - UN fibreboard box (ground, air or marine);
    - or separately as a steel UN rated drum (ground, air or marine)
    ♦ meets 95 kPa pressure test for air shipments of liquids (air approved)
    ♦ various colors & closures available (compare other styles)
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1 Gallon, Closed-Head Steel
UN Drum (1A1) – Red

Item Code: DR1A1-1E

CapacityStyleUN Drum Rating
1 Gal
(3.78 L)
Closed-Head1A1/X1.5/250
Additional Specs
MaterialCarbon
Steel
LiningEpoxy
Phenolic
Bung Size0.75″
ClosureS200
Hexagonal
Closure
Diameter6.5″
Height8.69″
More information
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Our 1 gallon UN rated drums for shipping gasoline & jet-fuel are versatile and dependable. This version, featuring an epoxy-phenolic lining, is a staple in the petrochemical industry for good reason –

    ♦ ideal for samples of gasoline, diesel, jet-fuel & other chemicals
    ♦ UN rated for packing group I, II, or III
    ♦ easily ships as:
    - limited quantity box (ground);
    - UN fibreboard box (ground, air or marine);
    - or separately as a steel UN rated drum (ground, air or marine)
    ♦ meets 95 kPa pressure test for air shipments of liquids (air approved)
    ♦ various colors & closures available (compare other styles)
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5 Gallon, Closed-Head Steel
UN Drum (1A1)

Item Code: DR1A1-5E

CapacityStyleUN Drum Rating
5 Gal
(18.9 L)
Closed-Head1A1/X1.2/350
Additional Specs
MaterialCarbon
Steel
LiningPhenolic
Closure2" Bung
Diameter11.25″
Height13.5″
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5 Gallon, Open-Head Steel UN Drum (1A2)

Item Code: DR1A2-5E

CapacityStyleUN Drum Rating
5 Gal
(18.9 L)
Open-Head1A2/X60/S
1A2/Y1.5/150
Additional Specs
MaterialCarbon
Steel
LiningEpoxy
Phenolic
ClosureLid with Leverlock
Diameter14″
Height8.9″
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55 Gallon, Closed-Head Steel UN Drum (1A1)

Item Code: DR1A1-55E

CapacityStyleUN Drum Rating
55 Gal
(207.9 L)
Closed-Head1A1/X1.8/300
Additional Specs
MaterialCarbon
Steel
LiningEpoxy
Phenolic
Closure2" Bung
Diameter23″
Height34.25″
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55 Gallon, Open-Head Steel UN Drum (1A2)

Item Code: DR1A2-55E

CapacityStyleUN Drum Rating
55 Gal
(207.9 L)
Open-Head1A2/Y1.6/130
1A2/X400/S
Additional Specs
MaterialCarbon
Steel
LiningEpoxy
Phenolic
ClosureLid with Bolt-Ring
Diameter24″
Height34.5″

Plastic UN Rated Drums

Plastic UN rated drums & Plastic UN jerricans provide a cheaper single UN packaging alternative to steel. Our open head (1H2) Plastic UN rated drums vary from 5 - 30 gallons; most feature lever lock lids for easy access. This open top style is designed for solids or inner packagings. Compatibility must be ensured between chemicals and HDPE plastic UN packaging (utilizing a UN rated drum doesn't ensure suitability). For liquid solvent-based chemicals & aliphatic hydrocarbons that can permeate & degrade plastics, our specially designed plastic UN jerricans are a great alternative. Made with barrier resin technology - which replaces fluorination - to safely transport a wide range of dangerous goods.  For more information on compatibility with our UN rated jerricans, please refer here
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5 Gallon, Open-Head Plastic UN Drum (1H2)

Item Code: DR1H2-5

CapacityStyleUN Drum Rating
5 Gal
(18.9 L)
Open-Head1H2/Y1.5/30
Additional Specs
MaterialHDPE
ClosureLid with Spout
Diameter12.31"
Height14.5″
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14 Gallon, Open-Head Plastic UN Drum (1H2)

Item Code: DR1H2-14

CapacityStyleUN Drum Rating
14 Gal
(53 L)
Open-Head1H2/X65/S
Additional Specs
MaterialHDPE
ClosureLid with side lever lock
Outside Diameter14.9"
Height26.3″
Total Weight8.2 lbs
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30 Gallon, Open-Head Plastic UN Drum (1H2)

Item Code: DR1H2-30

CapacityStyleUN Drum Rating
30 Gal
(113.6 L)
Open-Head1H2/X120/S
1H2/Y180/S
Additional Specs
MaterialHDPE
ClosureLid with side lever lock
Outside Diameter17.2"
Height30.1″
Total Weight15.9 lbs

Fibre UN Rated Drums

Fibre UN rated drums provide shippers with flexibility when shipping articles, solids, or dangerous goods in inner packaging(s). Fibre (1G) UN rated drums are typically a lighter & cheaper than comparable sized steel & plastic drum options. Lever-lock lids make assembly and un-packaging a breeze. And despite their lean frame, our fibre drums are UN rated to safely carry some serious weight; perfect for heavy articles or batteries that exceed allowable gross weights for 4G & 4GV boxes.
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5 Gallon, Open-Head Fibre UN Drum (1G)

Item Code: DR1G-5

CapacityStyleUN Drum Rating
5 Gal
(18.9 L)
Open-Head1G/X30/S
Additional Specs
MaterialFibre
ClosureFibre Cover
Outside Diameter10"
Height16″
Inside Diameter9.5"
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10 Gallon, Open-Head Fibre UN Drum (1G)

Item Code: DR1G-10

CapacityStyleUN Drum Rating
10 Gal
(37.9 L)
Open-Head1G/X55/S
Additional Specs
MaterialFibre
ClosureLid w/ lever lock
Outside Diameter14.5"
Height17″
Inside Diameter14"
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20 Gallon, Open-Head Fibre UN Drum (1G)

Item Code: DR1G-20

CapacityStyleUN Drum Rating
20 Gal
(75.7 L)
Open-Head1G/X65/S
Additional Specs
MaterialFibre
ClosureLid w/ lever lock
Outside Diameter16"
Height25.5″
Inside Diameter15.5"
Why Upward Packaging?
  • Competitive Prices
  • Custom/Special Requests Available
  • Large inventory; most items ship same-day
  • Serving Canada (BC Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba) and USA (Alaska Washington Oregon California) – now shipping worldwide!

For pricing, availability, and special requests please contact us.