Foil round-bottom drum liners are used for the transportation of liquids and goods from one place to another. They are made by welding a circular disc to one end of an open-ended tube of material. The weld forms a liquid-tight seal which provides a high level of tear resistance. Here, we explore their usage in packaging and take a look at the benefits of opting to use foil round bottom drum liners when storing and transporting your products.
The most common use of foil drum liners is to transport high-heat liquids, speciality chemicals, colorants, pharmaceuticals, plastic resins and compounds. Foil round-bottom drum liners come in a wide range of laminates to suit every need. These materials include Military Grade, Hot-Fill and Ant-Static, and it is possible to find a foil drum liner suitable to protect a range of different products.
These bags ensure complete climatic protection for a range of different products that are atmospherically sensitive. Foil round-bottom drum liners have been specifically made to increase the shelf life of not only the contents of the drum but also the integrity of the drum itself. As they are made of foil and are vacuum sealed, the drum liners protect the contents from the degrading effects of a range of different environmental factors, including water, moisture vapour, light and oxygen.
What are the benefits of Round-Bottom Drum Liners?
There are many benefits to using round-bottom drum liners for all consumers and industries.
Less chance of cross-contamination of products
Firstly, as the drum liner fits securely inside of the drum the drum that is being used to transport goods is kept clean and it allows the drum to be reused. As there is less chance of cross-contamination it could be safer to reuse drums, not only to store the same liquid but for other types of liquids too.
Cheaper drums with less chance of spillage
Another reason to use foil drum liners to store liquids for transportation is that it provides an opportunity to downgrade the type of drums used. Rather than using the standard steel drums that are expensive to buy and replace, because of the high quality of the drum liner, it is possible for businesses to use fibre or corrugate drums to cut down the costs of their drums. Keeping spillages to a minimum is paramount in the transport of hazardous goods, but it is also important to ensure that you don’t lose product, and profit because of damaged packaging.
Another benefit of switching to foil drum liners is that they are a good way to reduce the amount of product waste when transporting goods. The foil drum liners strip away from the product easily and therefore, not much is left inside the liner.
Heat protective and water-resistant
As the foil drum liner has high heat resistance, they are suitable for the transportation of high heat goods. The foil drum liners can withstand hot-fill products up to 320 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only that, but they are also approved by the FDA for the transportation of food. In addition to this, foil drum liners are good at maintaining the moisture content of the product. As the liner does this, it eliminates the need to re-dry the product after transportation before further processing is needed.
A durable choice
Finally, foil drum liners offer a high level of tear and puncture resistance. This increases the durability of the drums that are being used in order for them to be reused as well as improving the cleanliness of both the drum and the area surrounding the drum both while waiting to be transported and during the transportation process. As they are less likely to tear, there is less likely to be any spillages of liquids within the containers, which means less time – and man-hours – will be spent cleaning up spillages and more time can be spent filling the containers and getting them ready to be shipped and transported.
If you’re having problems with leakages, spillages or lack of protection during storage or shipping of goods, then instead of looking at your drums, why not look at what goes inside them – it could solve all of your problems.