Our Bulk Plastic Buckets are Practical and Versatile

Bulk Plastic Buckets

Bulk Plastic Buckets

The bulk plastic buckets supplied by Patrico can be put to a huge variety of uses, and are available in a range of sizes wide enough to make them suitable for businesses of all types. Whether you’re dealing with industrial substances or foodstuff, you need the reassurance of knowing that you have containers which are up to the task. The bulk plastic buckets which we provide offer this and much more.

The first selling point of our bulk plastic buckets is the range of sizes they come in. From 500ml, through 5, 10 and 20 litre buckets all the way up to 60 litre containers, we provide buckets which are ideally suited to a range of tasks. The fact that every one of our bulk plastic buckets is made from food approved plastic means they can be used in restaurants or cafes for the safe storage of foodstuffs of all kinds. Added security and hygiene is guaranteed by the fact that all of the buckets come with air tight snap on lids, ensuring the integrity of the contents stored inside. We understand that some of our clients may well wish to use their bulk plastic buckets in order to store substances of a toxic, corrosive or otherwise dangerous nature. That’s why we stock buckets which, as well as having air tight seals, are equipped with a tamper evident feature. Use these buckets and you can relax in the knowledge that your vital stock is being maintained in the best possible condition and will only be accessed by approved individuals.

We also realise that our bulk plastic buckets have a range of uses which extend far beyond the food industries. Many industrial tasks require the storage and transportation of the kind of substances which need to be stored safely and securely. You may, for example, run a decorating business and therefore need to look after and transport paint, wallpaper paste, grout, primer, sealant and other vital tools of the trade. The fact that many of our buckets – those with a capacity between 1.2 and 30 litres – come with their own wire or plastic handles makes them easier to transport from place to place as the need arises.

Although most of our bulk plastic buckets are constructed from white plastic, we realise that certain clients might want to order buckets which are designed to fit in with their wider branding, or offer information through additional colour coding. To that end, it’s possible to order bulk plastic buckets in a range of different colours, enabling clients to make an order which matches their wider aesthetic at the same time as serving a vital practical purpose. We take this aspect of our service one stage further by allowing clients to attach their own IML labels to buckets or, for most sizes of buckets, having an image of their own design directly printed onto the side of the bucket.

By bringing all of these aspects together we provide a range of bulk plastic buckets which are versatile, reliable and high quality. The items we stock combine value with convenience, and the fact that we stock over 1,000 different lines in our warehouse means that we’re highly likely to have exactly the items you need ready and waiting to be shipped. In the event that we don’t, we promise to source them as quickly as possible. If you can’t find the specific bulk plastic buckets you need on our website then please contact a member of our team on 01684 299 212. We’ll analyse your requirements and set about providing the solutions you’re seeking.

Plastic Bottle Suppliers

Plastic Bottle SuppliersFinding the right plastic bottle suppliers is a challenge faced by companies working across an incredibly broad range of industries. There are several boxes with any plastic bottle suppliers need to tick, dealing with the range of bottles on offer, the size, type and availability of those bottles and the flexibility of the supplier involved.

In simple terms, it comes down to a matter of trust. If you’re involved in an area such as the beauty industry, the pharmaceutical sector or food and drink supply, then you need to be completely secure in the knowledge that any plastic bottles you utilise will keep the contents safe. Every part of the chain of supply needs to be able to take this fact for granted, from the supplier initially filling the bottles, through the shipping contractors and other handlers, to the retailers putting them on their shelves and finally the consumer. Throughout this journey, the plastic bottles you use need to be relied upon to retain their integrity 100%.

Here at Patrico we realise the vital role which plastic bottle suppliers play in many industries, and that’s why we always make sure that our products meet the basic standards outlined above. We then go on to guarantee a supply which is varied and flexible enough to meet any and all of our clients requirements.

At the most basic level, this begins with the size of the plastic bottles being offered. Our range runs from plastic bottles which contain only 30ml up to those which can hold 1.1litres. Between these two extremes, we offer a range of sizes including 50, 60, 100 and 150ml, allowing clients to tailor their order to exactly meet the needs of each individual product which needs to be shipped. The plastic bottles in question are constructed from either high-density or low-density polyethene. As with all aspects of our plastic bottles, the choice lies in the hands of the client. In some cases a stronger, high-density bottle may be required, whilst other clients might ask for a lighter, more flexible solution.

As leading plastic bottle suppliers, we work to create a range which is varied enough to quickly meet the needs of our clients, and this doesn’t end with the size and construction of the plastic bottle in question. We also supply plastic bottles in a range of shapes, allowing us to meet orders which fit the logistical requirements of every client. Although the majority of bottles come in either natural or white pigmentation, we can also supply other colours, or even create bottles which are custom printed to a design supplied by the client. By offering this service we combine the practical benefits of well-made and robust plastic bottles with the flexibility of a solution which can be modified to suit each client’s branding requirements.

Finally, we offer a range of caps, closures and spray heads for the bulk of our plastic bottles. No matter what you need for the product which you wish to ship, we can virtually guarantee that we’ll have it in stock or will be able to supply it. If you can’t find your precise requirements on our website, contact us on 01684 299 212. A member of our team will run through what we have available, establish exactly what you require and work to get it to you as quickly as possible.

Steel Drum Stockist

Steel Drum StockistPatrico are one of the UK’s leading steel drum stockist. Although modern manufacturing methods and materials have created a huge range of shipping and container options, there are some circumstances in which nothing but a steel drum is appropriate. This is particularly the case if you need to ship something hazardous in nature, but, as steel drum stockist, we also supply containers to businesses working in the oil, food and perfume sectors.

What all of these sectors have in common is the fact that the clients in question need to be able to rely on the total security and integrity of the containers which they are using. As steel drum stockist we realise that this is the case, and supply products of the highest possible quality. Any flaw in the steel drums which we supply could lead to a leak which is highly dangerous to the wider environment or to people dealing with the products, or to the product inside the steel drum becoming tainted. Neither of these is acceptable, to Patrico or the clients we serve, and that’s why we aim to be steel drum stockist to only the highest standards.

Our steel drums range in capacity from 1 litre to 210litres, and the tight head steel drums we stock can be supplied with both ¾ ” and 2” internal bungs. We also stock a range of open-top drums which start at 10litres and go all the way up to 210litres. The bulk of open-top drums we stock are UN certified for both solids and liquids and have a removable head secured with a steel lever ring closure. In line with the vast majority of the items we supply, our steel drums can be supplied with either a plain or lacquered internal finish and various colour options on external finishes, meaning that clients can select products which work with their branding requirements at the same time as offering complete security, safety and peace of mind.

Although we feel that our quality as steel drum stockist speaks for itself, we are rightly proud of the fact that some of our products were selected by both TV and film studios, a testament to the excellence of the steel drums we supply and the range of products we’re able to offer.   

We offer a fully comprehensive selection of drums that there’s every chance you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for on our website. If you can’t, or have further questions, please contact us on 01684 299 212. A member of our team with expertise in the matter will discuss exactly what you need and the range of steel drums we’re able to offer, before arranging to meet your requirements as quickly as possible.

We have bottles to suit your needs

If you’re in the business of supplying quality goods for sale then shipping those goods often lies at the heart of your logistical concerns. In some cases that may mean ensuring that fragile items are carried safely. Alternatively your business may involve hazardous goods being shipped in a manner which meets the licencing requirements involved, or shifting food items quickly enough to keep them fresh.

Here at Patrico we specialise in offering containers which meet all of these requirements and more. We combine excellent materials with a wide range of stock and all of this is handled via a website which makes finding what you need quick and easy. Our range of plastic milk bottles and plastic juice bottles is an excellent example of just what it is that we do so well. In the first instance, all of the products we provide are manufactured from food grade resins. This means that they meet very strict standards for the storage of food, set out in European Food Contact regulations and policed by international bodies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Not only does this mean that you can easily meet all necessary licensing, health and safety and shipping regulations, it also allows you to relax in the knowledge that the goods you supply will be reaching people in the best possible condition.

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Shipping hazardous material

If you’re in the business of shipping hazardous material then you know how vital it is that you meet the highest possible standards of safety and compliance. Working within the chemical and pharmaceutical industry means ensuring that the goods and substances you ship around the UK and beyond are transported as securely as possible. The people who work for you, the end users and those responsible for the actual shipping all deserve nothing less than absolute safety at each stage of the process.

Here at Patrico we specialise in making sure that happens. We realise that shipping hazardous material is a business just like any other, and that when you need specialised packaging you need to be able to order quickly from a large choice of stock. Keeping your goods moving from A to B is as vital to your business as producing those goods in the first place, and our website makes that simple to facilitate.

Every item of UN 4G packaging which we stock is manufactured to the standards demanded by the United Nations. UN Approved Packaging has to meet specific requirements as set out by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Although the details of these requirements can be fairly complex, the general principle is quite simple; the packaging has to be designed and manufactured in such a way that it will prevent the spread of the hazardous material in question in the event of an accident.

Our UN 4G Packaging is manufactured from heavy duty, hard-wearing fibreboard. Each individual item will have been rigorously tested and will have met the standards required in order to be fully compliant. In order to be granted the licence you need when shipping hazardous material, you’ll need a range of UN 4G packaging which is versatile enough to work with every inner container you have to use.   

As well as providing UN 4G packaging we also stock approved inner containers, making it simple for you to find the container which exactly matches the hazardous substance in question, and which was designed and manufactured to work safely with the packaging we provide. If you have an inner container but are not certain whether it meets all necessary stipulations we will be happy to test it for you and provide a report allowing you to use a 4G licence when shipping goods. Although a charge may be applied for this service, it will be a small price to pay for the peace of mind of knowing that your business can keep moving and supplying goods whilst meeting all necessary UN regulations.

We’ve designed our website to make it easy for you to find exactly the UN 4G packaging you require, in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Our reserves of stock are such that the goods you need are waiting to be shipped as soon as you order, and if you can’t find exactly what you need online then please feel free to call us on 01684 299 212. A member of our team, all of whom have in-depth knowledge of the rules regarding UN 4G packaging, will work with you to ascertain exactly what you need, and then get it to you as quickly as possible.

Patricoshop is open

We are pleased to announce our new on-line ordering portal, www.patricoshop.co.uk is now open for business.

Patricoshop.co.uk has been launched in response to customer demand for a quick and easy way to buy smaller pack sizes of a selected range of popular Items.

We understand how annoying it can be to get to the basket to pay and be faced with punitive delivery charges and VAT, making the “bargain” prices not so attractive as they seemed. That is why we have set our pack quantities to minimise the delivery costs and we have adopted “the price you see is the price you pay” philosophy.

Our very popular range of round PET Juice bottles and the upmarket square PET Juice bottles can be purchased in convenient box quantities together with your choice of 6 different colours of 38mm caps to compliment your product.


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Plastic UN Buckets ROPAC®

Schoeller Allibert Swiss has been producing the ROPAC® range of  Plastic UN Buckets for over 40 years from their factory in Romont, Switzerland.

Patrico are proud to announce that we are the sole UK Strategic Re-sellers for the innovative ROPAC range of quality Plastic UN Buckets certified for hazardous liquids or solids, which offer unparalleled strength and protection for high-value products.

These robust Plastic UN Buckets are used extensively within the UV Inks, Lubricants and Chemical sectors but they are also suitable for certain food-related applications, which include Ingredients and Vitamins.

The UN for Solids range is available in a multitude of sizes from 3 to 32 litres and the UN for Liquids range is available in 5, 10 and 20 litres. Most versions have the ability to have a pull-up pouring Spout (Berg) for ease of emptying and are produced in UV Safe (Black) colours and have the reassurance of Tamper Evident features.

The UN for Liquids range, certified for hazardous liquids class Y and Z (Packing Group II and III) are capable of withstanding the demanding 100 kPa (1 bar) UN Pressure Test, which is no mean feat for a plastic, full open top container. Because of this, the 5 Litre Product received the Swiss-Star and World-Star Packaging Awards.

ROPAC® Pails are a good choice for demanding export applications, even non-UN, because they have high performance stacking, they are resistant to denting, don’t rust and are 100% recyclable.

Contact Patrico on sales@patrico.co.uk for further information.

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Plastic Food Pots & Tubs

Our new range of high quality Plastic Food Pots are equally at home for both Food and Industrial applications.

Manufactured from Food grade co-polymers, the range is robust and fully recyclable.

The plastic tubs are manufactured on the latest, most energy efficient machines and are lightweight for cost efficiency but retain high tensile strength for durability.

All pots come with a tamper-evident snap-on lid which is resealable for repeated usage.

Our pots lend themselves to packing a diverse range of products from Soups, Sauces, Dips, Dried Fruit, Nuts and Confectionery to Screws, Nails, Powders, Granules, Fish Food and Equine products.

Available in 365ml, 600ml & 1180ml sizes, all pots are stocked in both White and Natural pigments with the 1180ml having the benefit of a carry handle.

Contact us for free samples today!



UN Tapered Pails & Drums

UN Tapered Pails & Drums

Tapered Pails, sometimes called American Pails, are used extensively for packaging Paints, Inks & Varnishes, Oils & Lubricants and a multitude of chemical products.
Patrico have been successfully stocking and distributing the Avez range of UN Tapered Pails and cylindrical Tighthead drums for over 15 years. With market leading UN certifications for the transportation of both hazardous Liquids and Solids and the quality of their internal lacquers – the Avez range from Patrico has every situation covered.

180mm Diameter Pails
• 2.5Ltr – 6.5Ltr capacity
• Internally plain or Lacquered finish
• UN for Liquids and Solids
• Ring Latch or pressure fit Lids

285mm Diameter Pails
• 9Ltr – 25Ltr capacity
• Internally plain or Lacquered finish
• UN for Liquids and Solids
• Multi Lug Crimp or Ring Latch Lids

305mm Diameter Pails
• 10Ltr – 30Ltr capacity
• Internally plain or Lacquered finish
• UN for Liquids and Solids
• Multi Lug Crimp or Ring Latch Lids

285 Pails

285mm Diameter Drums
• 15Ltr – 32Ltr capacity
• Internally plain or Lacquered finish
• UN for Liquids Steel Bung or pull-up spout fitments

285 Drums

Drums and pails are stocked in Blue, White, Gold and Plain Tinplate external finishes with the option of plain or lacquered internal coatings, dependent on the product being packed. High quality external printing is becoming a popular option for product branding and outstanding shelf appeal. For further information or samples please contact our sales team on 01684 299212 or email us at sales@patrico.co.uk

PET Bottles Facts

Patrico has a wide and varied range of PET Bottles, all available for immediate delivery from stock.

PET 28mm neck bottles ranging in size from 250 ml to 2 litres, suitable for water, carbonated soft drinks, still drinks and alcohol.
PET 38mm neck bottles from 250ml to 1 litre, suitable for juices (especially fresh pressed), juice drinks, dairy beverages and smoothies.
PET 43mm neck bottles with handles, in standard designs in 3 litre and 5 litre sizes, used for water, cordials, alcohol, edible oils and other food products.

Most single-serve plastic bottles, including those for water, soft drinks and juices, are made with PET. PET is globally recognized as a safe,
recyclable packaging material. Numerous tests have created a broad scientific consensus that PET is non-toxic and is a safe material for the storage of food and beverages.

PET plastic (also known as PETE or Polyethylene Terephalate and designated by a recyclable “1”) does not contain BPA.

Oxygen transmission is an important factor in ensuring product shelf-life and freshness. PET provides over 40 times more protection against oxygen transmission than HDPE.