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Our tinplate tapered pails will overcome every challenge

Tinplate Tapered Pails

One of the most popular and versatile ranges within our tinplate group of products just has to be the extensive choice of tapered pails we offer.  For many years these have been in big demand across a broad spread of industries and the Patrico range of tinplate tapered pails is now increasingly specified for the safe storage and transport of an enormous range of both liquid and solid products.  These can vary from hazardous contents, industrial adhesives and paints, to the most sensitive of products such as delicate food and cosmetic ingredients… and of course just about everything in between.

The main reason why Patrico tinplate tapered pails remain so consistently popular and are in constant demand is the incredible high quality of their construction together with the assured reliability of their performance and the value for money that we provide.

All the products within this extensive range are manufactured from the finest high-grade tinplate. Each pail is also incredibly robust, being constructed using the very latest methods and modern manufacturing technology to ensure that they are perfectly able to withstand all the rigours and risks that are now part and parcel of today’s hectic industrial workplace.

Every Patrico tinplate tapered pail is UN Certified and is fully approved for the carriage and storage of hazardous products.

In addition to the exceptional quality of the construction, all our tinplate tapered pail customers are also most impressed with the choice of finishes that we offer as standard. As part of our specification options there is a wide catalogue of external finishes available, including plain white and a variety of colours. While of course every tapered pail within our range is designed so that companies can easily customise the appearance with their own corporate and product branding. Internal surfaces can be specified with either a plain or lacquered finish to suit the intended usage and to protect the integrity of the contents.

If you think the construction specifications of our tinplate tapered pails are impressive, then the sheer extent of our size and capacity options are equally inspiring.

Patrico tapered pails are available with a choice of dimensions: 180mm, 285mm and 305mm. Capacities extend from a compact 2.5 litres up to a capacious 30 litres.

All our tapered pails are supplied with a fully removable lid together with a secure lever ring-closing band. Where required we can also supply tamper evident plastic clips. A number of the tapered pails in our range are also available with a multi-lug lid that can be secured for maximum safety and product protection using a special closing tool.

Patrico tinplate tapered pails are available from stock for rapid delivery by our own transport. To discuss your requirements and to obtain prices, delivery deadlines and any customised specifications you may require, please speak to one of our team.  You can call us on: 01684 299 212. You can also email us at: sales@patrico.co.uk. Alternatively you can send us an online message using the form that is on our Contact Us page.

Drum Roles

Many different types of steel drums for many different applications

Types of Steel drums

So one steel drum is much the same as another is it? Certainly not at Patrico, because we stock a wide selection of different types of steel drums that have all been purpose-designed and constructed to fulfil a vast range of different roles within a broad spread of industries.

Take a look at all the different types of steel drums we now have to offer, most of which are immediately available from stock for rapid delivery anywhere across the UK.

Tighthead Steel Drums

All our tighthead steel drums are UN Certified. They are available in capacities ranging from 1 litre up to 210 litres and you can also specify them with a wide selection of different closures, including screw caps, spouts and internal bungs.

Open Top Steel Drums

Our extensive range of open top steel drums, most of which are UN Certified for solids, are available in capacities from 10 litres up to 210 litres. All these drums have removable lids secured with a sturdy steel lever ring closure.

All these different types of steel drums are available with a wide variety of external and internal finishes.

Agitator Steel Drums

Our agitator steel drums provide an innovative and controllable method of mixing contents, without the need for an external drum mixer.

 Types of Steel drums

The double mixer technology is pre-installed into the steel UN Certified 210 litre open top drum and it is powered either by a pneumatic or electrical motor.

These robust steel drums are ideal for the transport and storage of a wide range of industrial products, including:

  •  Chemicals and polymers
  •  Heavy liquid solids
  •  High viscosity liquids
  •  Slurries
  •  Paints, inks and coatings
  •  Lubricants and fuels
  •  Wastewater
  •  Agricultural products
  •  Plus many other industrial materials

The lower paddle, located close to the base of the steel drum, ensures the efficient blending of settled pigments, while the vortex action created by both sets of blades promotes thorough and uniform mixing.

Salvage Drums

We have all very possibly experienced the disastrous results that can occur if a steel drum is unfortunately damaged during storage or transit. Now our range of salvage drums have been designed to allow the safe and economic transport of damaged drums without undue risk of product loss or collateral damage.

 Types of Steel drums

Patrico Salvage drums are available in three standard sizes from 280 – 430 litres. We can also provide other customised options. All our steel salvage drums significantly exceed the UN performance specifications.

To discover more about all the different types of steel drums available from Patrico, plus full details about our wide range of external and internal finishes, fastenings and dispensing systems, please speak to one of our expert, friendly team. You can call us on: 01684 299 212. You can also email us at: sales@patrico.co.uk.  Alternatively you can send us an online message using the form that is on our Contact Us page.

Seeing is believing

Our tamper evident Snap Secure containers provide at-a-glance proof of product integrity

 Snap Secure Containers

If you manufacture, package, transport or stock vulnerable products where failsafe protection and visual evidence of tampering or corruption is a critical issue, then the Patrico range of Snap Secure containers is guaranteed to meet every single one of your requirements.

This specialist range of maximum-security protective plastic packaging is made from sturdy high grade Polypropylene by hugely respected, world-regarded manufacturers using the finest food grade resins.  The hygienic pristine white Snap Secure containers are also designed to project the highest standards of purity and purpose for the products they hold.

The Patrico Snap Secure containers are primarily designed for the pharmaceutical, medical and health product markets and are in constant demand from manufacturers, large and small, to package and protect products such as tablets, capsules, pills, ointments and powders.  They are now also regularly specified and are routinely used to carry and convey ingredients such as pastes, greases and granules with high security protection.

The main benefit of our Snap Secure containers is the exceptional level of security they provide for their products.  Once the PE tamper evident lid is pushed on and ‘snapped shut’ it is totally impossible to open the container without leaving clear visual evidence of tampering.

It is this impressive standard of security, coupled with the ease of identifying product interference, that has made Patrico Snap Secure containers the number one choice for so many discerning customers.

With a wide choice of size options available, ranging from small 20ml containers up to 650ml tubs, the Patrico Snap Secure containers are certain to include a model that will be a perfect fit for your own product requirements.

As you would expect, each of the Snap Secure containers is designed to enable customers to easily overprint them with their own branding, content identity and marketing message.

Patrico Snap Secure containers are available in any quantity and are obtainable from stock for rapid delivery.  

For customers who require smaller quantities, the Patrico Shop retail facility is perfectly geared to handle lesser orders and offers FREE DELIVERY to mainland UK addresses.  Check the retail website at: www.patricoshop.co.uk.

If you would like further information about our range of Snap Secure containers please do not hesitate to speak to one of our knowledgeable team.  You can call us on: 01684 299 212. You can also email us at: sales@patrico.co.uk.  Alternatively you can send us an online message using the form that is on our Contact Us page.

Greater choice from our PET bottle range

Selection and service, no matter how many (or few) you require

PET Bottle

We think that it is pretty much indisputable that the Patrico PET bottle range offers the biggest and most comprehensive choice available from stock in the UK. What may not be quite as appreciated though is the fact that reinforcing this unbeatable choice is the immense range of accessories we also have available supported by service and deliveries that are geared to meet the individual needs of each and every customer… from the very largest to the smallest.

The sheer choice available within the Patrico PET bottle range is quite simply amazing. They are available in an exceptional variety of styles, shapes and volumes ranging from 250ml all the way up to large 2 litre capacities. Every one of these clear PET bottle designs (none of which contain BPA, phthalates or any other harmful chemicals) is suitable for the mineral water and soft drink industries and they are ideal for the eye-catching display and sale of a huge range of products – including fruit juices and ciders.

Every product in this hugely popular PET bottle range has a 28mm tamper evident neck and our secure screw caps are available in a wide choice of different colours.

But there’s more.

PET Bottle

In addition to our ever-popular 28mm neck range, our PET bottle stock also includes a wide selection of larger rectangular and square bottles that are available in both 3 litre and 5 litre capacities and with wide 43mm screw caps. As well as these, you will also find a range of specialist PET bottles available for the cold pressed juice and smoothie drinks market. Each of these is manufactured with secure 38mm screw necks together with a choice of coloured caps available.

Additionally, sports style pull-up caps are also available in both 28mm and 38mm sizes.

Every PET bottle is fully recyclable

With so much attention now being placed on the environmental threat posed by plastic containers, it is comforting to know that every Patrico PET bottle is 100 percent recyclable.

PET Bottle

This recycling symbol chart clearly shows that PET, awarded the Number 1 rating, is the easiest of all plastics to recycle.

A choice of two websites to suit all order requirements

At Patrico while we recognise that many of our customers represent large organisations placing high volume orders for our guaranteed quality PET bottle products, we also acknowledge that there are many other businesses and individuals who require far smaller quantities.

That is why we have now set up two websites.

For large volume customers our trade site is: https://www.patrico.co.uk

We have also set up the Patrico Retail Shop website for traders and individuals who require smaller quantities. The Patrico Retail Shop can be found at: https://patricoshop.co.uk

Whichever site you visit you know you can rely on superb service from our expert team who are there to help you.

Orders are dispatched daily and we provide FREE DELIVERY to addresses in the UK.

If you have a PET bottle requirement and would like to discuss all the options we have available, then please do not hesitate to contact us. You can call us on: 01684 299 212. You can also email us at: sales@patrico.co.uk. Alternatively you can send us an online message using the form that is on our Contact Us page.

Your guide to UN certified packaging

Our UN carton range and UN certified containers enable you to package and transport dangerous goods in total safety

UN Carton

The first objective when packaging and transporting dangerous goods is to ensure that the contents do not escape. Consequently we stock a range of specialised containers that have been developed to meet these requirements. In addition our range of UN certified fibreboard cartons are also available to hold and protect the inner containers. In order to obtain UN certification both the inner UN certified container and the outer UN carton must be tested together. It is important to ensure that only the correct size and type of inner containers are used.

The approved combination of inner UN container and outer UN carton must have been tested and they are identified by UN specification marking, of which this is an example:

UN carton

The UN codes for packing are:

  1. Drums/Pails
  2. Barrels
  3. Jerricans
  4. Box
  5. Bag
  6. Composite Packaging

Approved construction materials are:

A. Steel
B. Aluminium
C. Natural Wood
D. Plywood
F.     Reconstituted Wood
G.    Fibreboard.
H.    Plastic Material

L. Textile
M. Paper, multi-wall
N. Metal (other than aluminium)
O. Glass, porcelain or stoneware (not used in these regulations

Selecting the correct fibreboard UN carton is most important and requires the following information:

  •  The UN number or proper shipping name of the dangerous goods being shipped
  •  The amount of dangerous goods being shipped
  •  The physical dimensions and weight of the inner packaging that the substance will be shipped in

Only once you have this information can it be determined if the fibreboard UN carton is suitable for the contents.

At Patrico we supply a wide range of UN cartons that are available from stock and are manufactured to approved UN fibreboard specifications. These are available in both 4G and 4GV standards.

4G UN Carton
Both the carton and inner container must be tested and approved together. It is critical that only the correct inner containers are used as per the license. If required we can provide a testing service for you.

4GV UN Carton
4GV specification cartons can be used with a variety of non-tested inner packs. Very often the inner containers are packed with vermiculite granules to provide additional protection.

 Our 4GV outer UN carton range offers an extensive choice of sizes and capacities and they are designed to hold a wide range of inner containers, including Drums, Pails, Barrels and Jerricans manufactured from a variety of materials including plastic, and steel. You should also view our full range of UN certified cartons.

If your business needs to provide safe, secure, UN certified protection for your products then please do not hesitate to speak to our knowledgeable sales team who will be happy to advise you on the most appropriate inner containers and compatible UN carton combinations. You can call us on: 01684 299 212. You can also email us at: sales@patrico.co.uk. Alternatively you can send us an online message using the form that is on our Contact Us page.

Please note that it is the packer/shippers responsibility to ensure that the relevant conditions are satisfied.

 

 

 

 

 

A time to reflect… and to look ahead

Past achievements and future targets for the UK’s total packaging solutions specialists

Total Packaging Solutions

It’s almost Christmas and another (extremely hectic) year is now drawing to a close. So although it is a time when we can look back with enormous pride on the past twelve months, it also time to look ahead with expectation and enthusiasm for what we truly believe will be a tremendous 2019 for our total packaging solutions service.

Amongst the many achievements that we have seen throughout the year were greatly improved delivery facilities thanks to both our first and second articulated vehicles, that we are pleased to report are environmentally conscious low-emission vehicles. Buyers of our plastic, tinplate, steel, glass and PET bottles and containers, plus our IBC containers, UN cartons and miscellaneous packaging essentials are now assured of even more efficient deliveries and reduced lead times.

Earlier in the year we also acquired additional warehousing space when we secured an extra 17,000 square feet of storage space. This additional resource has enabled us to carry significantly greater quantities of stock and it has proved to be an important contribution to our total packaging solutions success.

Also extending our total packaging solutions service was our policy of recruiting additional sales personnel to further improve our already acclaimed customer sales and support facilities.  

Earlier in the year the Patrico recycling policy was also reviewed and we are pleased to report that we now source much of our plastic, PET and IBC containers from manufacturers who use recycled materials for their production and that the majority of our plastic, PET, glass, steel and tinplate containers are also fully recyclable.

In addition the Patrico Shop retail site, which is designated especially for those customers who require smaller quantities of metal, PET and plastic containers is also open for business with easy to access online shopping and FREE SHIPMENT TO MAINLAND UK addresses.

The Patrico offices and warehouse will close for the Christmas break on Friday 21st December and will re-open for business on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 when we will resume our total packaging solutions service.

From all the team at Patrico Limited …

may we wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Protecting the essence of Christmas

Our UN buckets, steel kegs and barrels are an essential ingredient for festive flavours and fragrances

UN Buckets

Bring to mind if you can, all those wonderful flavours and fragrances that you associate with Christmas celebrations: frankincense, spruce, cinnamon, berries, citrus and mint, to name just a few. Every one of these helps to conjure up a whiff of half-forgotten memories and re-kindles the enjoyment of happy times past.

Yet although these timeless tastes and sensual smells are very much part of the festive occasion, they don’t just occur by magic. Each and every one of them has to be skillfully created with a delicate blend of specialist ingredients. Every finished fragrance and flavour has to be carefully and securely stored so that the exotic and sensorial scents do not have a chance to escape and become diluted. Nor must they be allowed to cross-contaminate other tastes and essences. They also need to be transported with a firm guarantee that they will be safe from spillage and spoilage.

The whole production and shipping process is complex and most carefully managed, which is precisely why so many businesses involved in the initial production, the transportation and the final blending and product manufacture, packing and marketing now place their trust and the welfare of their precious products in Patrico’s UN Buckets.

UN Buckets

More and more manufacturers of these fragrances and flavourings specify our plastic UN buckets, steel kegs and steel barrels for use within their production process. The guaranteed quality of the materials, the reliability of construction, the unrivalled security of the fastenings and the wide choice of sizes, shapes and volumes more than meet every single requirement.

For transportation too, our sturdy, security assured steel kegs and steel barrels provide the essential level of safety and protection that product manufacturers demand – on the road, in their warehouses and on their production lines.

Yes, we may be acting behind the scenes, but at Patrico we like to think that we are doing our bit to protect and preserve the essence of Christmas.

If you manufacture, transport, store or use sensitive products, please speak to us now to discover how, with well over 1000 different stock lines, we can almost certainly provide precisely what you require.  You can call us on: 01684 299 212. You can also email us at: sales@patrico.co.uk. Alternatively you can send us an online message using the form that is on our Contact Us page.

Celebrating Christmas with a ‘Cheers’

Our food grade plastic buckets are perfect for Britain’s home brewers

Food Grade Plastic Buckets

Home brewing, whether it is a traditional beer, lager, cider or wine is a year round hobby for many people, but in the run up to Christmas we know that there is a real surge in interest because demand for our food grade plastic buckets, as well as for all our other brewing accessories goes through the roof.

Many of our customers are manufacturers of home brew kits; others are home brew retailers, although we have lots of professional brewers, cider makers and wine producers who also recognise that the outstanding quality, reliability and value of Patrico products just cannot be beaten.

The beauty of our food grade plastic buckets range is that they cater for all kinds of customer needs. With a vast choice of sizes and shapes available, these reusable plastic buckets are absolutely ideal not only for fermentation and mashing, but they are also extensively used for many other purposes. Because they are all fully reusable, along with the fact that they come with secure snap-on lids they are also perfect for the safe, super-hygienic storage of ingredients – both solids and liquids.

As part of our service to the home brewing and wine making market we have also developed an extensive range of accessories that include siphon pumps and taps.

To give you some idea of how we can develop products to meet a customer’s specific requirements, one of our largest home brew customers specialises in selling complete home brew kits. In order to help them meet their unique marketing requirements we created a range of customised food grade plastic buckets to match the precise style, shape and volume specifications needed. As part of our service we also print these reusable buckets with a custom brand logo along with a graduated measuring stripe and we have included a 14mm punched hole in the lid into which a special grommet can be inserted for easier siphoning. Sold as part of a kit or as an individual purchase these Patrico plastic buckets are proving to be a consistent top-seller for our customer.

Food Grade Plastic Buckets

In addition to our reusable food grade plastic buckets the Patrico range also includes a wide selection of bottles that are ideal for the drinks sector. Our 3 litre and 5 litre rectangular PET bottles for instance are in constant demand from the home brewing market while our 1 litre PET plastic bottles are particularly popular with wine makers. Our range of dairy bottles is also being increasingly used by more and more specialist cider makers to sell their products in up-market outlets such as farm shops.

If you have a requirement for specialist containers: plastic, tinplate, steel, glass or PET then please do not hesitate to contact Patrico. You can call us on: 01684 299 212. You can also email us at: sales@patrico.co.uk. Alternatively you can send us an online message using the form that is on our Contact Us page.

In the meantime… it’s almost Christmas… so CHEERS!

How far should we go with our deliveries?

It’s not just the quality of our wholesale containers; it’s the extra effort we put into our service

When we say ‘how far should we go’ we’re not simply talking about distance. You can take it as read that the first class Patrico wholesale containers delivery service covers every part of the UK. No, what we’re referring to is how much extra effort should we put into making sure that all our customers’ every requirement is fully met.Wholesale Containers There can only be one answer… at Patrico we always strive to satisfy every customer’s needs, no matter how challenging. So how far are we prepared to go? Let’s just say the extra mile and very often we’ll go even beyond that!

Being prepared to go above and beyond is what Patrico has built its wholesale containers business, its reputation and its success on.

That is because although we stock and supply only the very highest quality of plastic, tinplate, glass and steel, bottles, jars, buckets drums and containers, we are the first to admit that these products are by no means unique to us.

What does make us different and makes us the best is our unrivalled customer service. Now that is unique! Nothing is too much trouble. No deadline is too tight. We always say that if it is at all possible we will do it. And even on those occasions that it appears to be an impossible request we will still move heaven and earth to try and help out our customers.

In fact we have many customer testimonials praising the quality of our service and the reliability of our deliveries. It is something we pride ourselves on and there have been many occasions when a customer has contacted us to explain how urgently they require a new supply of wholesale containers. The one thing they know they can be confident of is that if it can be achieved they can rely on us one hundred percent to make it happen.

While we may be one of the UK’s leading providers of wholesale containers, we are not too complacent to admit that mishaps can very occasionally happen. What we can promise though is that if we do make a mistake (and it is very rare) then we will spare no effort to put things right as quickly as possible to ensure that a customer does not suffer.

As in any business sector, finding a new customer is always challenging. Losing customers through our own failings is something we will never, ever accept.

So the answer to the question ‘how far should we go to keep our customers happy’ has to be ‘further than anyone else’. As far as is necessary… and then some!

If you are looking for Britain’s best wholesale containers specialist then please do not hesitate to contact us. Let us prove to you that we are by far and away in a class of our own. You can call us on: 01684 299 212. You can also email us at: sales@patrico.co.uk. Alternatively you can send us an online message using the form that is on our Contact Us page.

You can’t beat our drums

You can bang them, bash them, drop them, mistreat them… but you can’t beat our CurTec wide neck drums!

The CurTec range of UN Approved wide neck drums have been supplied by Patrico for many years. We source them directly from CurTec, who are internationally recognised and regarded as manufacturers of some of the world’s most robust drums and containers.

CurTec Wide Neck DrumsBecause we know that so many of our customers demand nothing less than the best, we are always assured that CurTec wide neck drums will never let them down. This unique and iconic range of containers guarantees maximum protection against moisture, tampering and contamination. Not only that, but it also provides positive safeguards against the potential perils that are such an annoying part of transportation and storage of high value products.

CurTec wide neck drums have been proven to meet all the rigorous requirements for the safe shipments of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and food ingredients. These high quality plastic drums are all UN Certified (IH2) for solids and although they are not designed to carry and store liquids, you can safely store non-hazardous liquids in them.

Their robust construction means that they provide maximum protection for a broad range of dry solid cargoes; including powders, tablets, granules, pellets and crystals. CurTec wide neck drums have an enviable track record of proven and ideal containers for a massive range of hazardous and sensitive contents.  

CurTec wide neck drums comply with the very latest food safety legislation and the impressive specifications include heavy-duty lids that provide super-secure, tamper-proof peace of mind.

Robust security, although of immense importance, is only one of the many highly appreciated attributes and practical benefits that are designed into each and every one of the CurTec wide neck drums. Other, equally impressive specifications and user benefits include:

  •  Watertight Closure
  •  Clean and hygienic plastic construction
  •  Tamper evident lids
  •  Food Grade Plastics
  •  Easy to handle
  •  Robust and stackable
  •  Reusable and sustainable
  •  Quality manufactured from high-grade HDPE
  •  UN Certified (IH2) for solids

Capacities range from 3.6 litres up to 68 litres

If this list includes the kind of features, specifications and safeguards that you are looking for in your wide neck drums, then you really should contact our sales team to discuss how our CurTec wide neck drums could prove to be exactly what you’re looking for.  Our celebrated service includes rapid delivery and although we say it ourselves… exceptional value for money.

You just can’t beat it!

You can call us on: 01684 299 212. You can also email us at: sales@patrico.co.uk. Alternatively you can send us an online message using the form that is on our Contact Us page.