New Steel Drum Description
Drummed Bitumen has been the most common type of packaging. Qualities of the drums have been improving during these years. We always use New Steel Drums for packing. They vary in terms of net weight capacity, height and body thickness. The most common and standard drums have a body thickness of 0.6 mm. Height is 98 CM for standard and 86 CM for small drums (140 KG and 155 KE net drums); however, we have the required tools to adjust the height of them, based on the customer’s choice.
Bitumen Packing Drum Specifications
|Specification||Known as the Normal Drum
|Known as the Short Drum
|Known as the Oil Drum
|Material: New Cold Rolled Steel||*||*||*|
|Body Thickness (mm)||0.6||0.6||0.6|
|Top/Base Thickness (mm)||0.6||0.6||0.6|
|Net Weight (kg) +/-2.5||182||150||210|
|Gross Weight (kg) +/-2.5||192||158||220|
|Empty Drum Weight (kg) +/-1||9.5||8.5||10|
Short Drum Market
The new steel short drum is mainly exported to port Chittagong, Bangladesh. Since Bangladesh had always used this size for bitumen, the new steel short drum has an important value in the Bangladesh market. Bangladesh traditionally imports bitumen in the steel short drum with a weight of 150± 2 kg.
After the drums are de-stuffed and decanted, they will be sold to be applied in other fields. Recently some Chinese road constructors have started cooperation in Bangladesh and have developed 180± 2 kg bitumen new steel long drums in Bangladesh market.
So, 150± 2 kg and 180 ±2 kg new steel drums both have a high value in the Bangladesh market.
The contract with the Bangladesh market is based on 100% at sight Letter Credit (L/C).
Each 20’s container has a capacity of 16.5 tons of 150± 2 kg new steel short drums.
Bangladesh is a 250,000 Mt imported bitumen market in the world.
Long Drum Market
The new steel long drum is popular in different markets and is used predominantly in many countries.