Perfect protection for paints and adhesives

Here’s why our open top drums and tighthead drums are industry’s ‘go-to’ solution

Open Top Drums

Open Top Drums










There are certain industry sectors where second best is simply not an option.  So when it comes to specifying storage, transport and point-of-sale containers that promise outstanding product protection, we’re finding that more and more discerning manufacturers are insisting on Patrico.  Excellent examples of this ‘only the best will do’ policy are the paint and industrial adhesives industries where an increasing number of market leading companies now specify Patrico plastic and metal open top drums and tighthead drums.

Both these sectors produce what are very technical and often high-specification products that demand extra care throughout their journey from the factory to the ultimate customer.  Any deficiency in the containers that carry them could very easily compromise the product leading to customer dissatisfaction and ultimately loss of market status and reduced sales.

Patrico containers, including our extensive range of plastic and metal open top drums and tighthead drums, have proved over many years of intensive trading and customer satisfaction to be one hundred percent reliable with the added advantage of excellent value for money.

As part of our customer service we are able to advise new enquirers on which products from our range of plastic and metal open top drums and tighthead drums are most suited for the products in question.

Water based paints, for example, are generally speaking more suited to a lacquered lined steel drum. These are available from stock in a wide range of sizes and specifications that will satisfy the precise needs of virtually every manufacturer. Our range of steel open top drums and tighthead drums is thoroughly comprehensive and offers buying opportunities from a compact 10 litres right up to a colossal 210 litres. Most of these are UN certified and have a removable head secured with a robust steel lever ring closure.

Tighthead steel drums also come in a wide range of capacities that extend from small consumer-sized 1 litre containers up to commercial 210 litre drums.  These drums are available with variety of closures that are designed to suit specific requirements.

When it comes to solvent based paints and adhesives we generally recommend plain internal drums manufactured from either steel, tinplate or high-grade plastic.   Once again each of these ranges is available in a huge choice of sizes, configurations and colours that are designed to match different manufacturing, storage and point of purchase requirements.

Patrico is now the undoubted supplier of choice for a growing list of manufacturers who range in size from the very largest to small start-up operations.  Our unrivalled customer support service and outstanding value for money, together with our unbeatable catalogue of products, means that whatever you require … the chances are we have exactly what you need.

If you would like to discuss your company’s requirements for high-quality, high-value steel and plastic open top drums and tighthead drums for paints, adhesives and other critical products then please contact us now.  You can call us on: 01684 299 212. You can also email us at:  Alternatively you can send us an online message using the form that is on our Contact Us page.