Working in Partnership to Maintain Excellence

There are certain situations in which the safe storage of solids and liquids is more important than ever. This is particularly true if you’re dealing with substances which might be corrosive, damaging or toxic. That is why the UN have established very strict guidelines for the containers, such as liquid pails and solid pails, within which such substances have to be stored. Here at Patrico we’re keenly aware of these guidelines and work extremely hard to ensure that very product we supply meets the highest possible standards.

Whether solid or liquid, the items they store need to be safe at all times particularly if they’re being transported or held for extended periods of time. That’s why we’re proud to be able to offer the industry leading range of ROPAC® UN Solid and UN Liquid pails. ROPAC® has been constructing containers of this kind since 1968 in their base in Romont in Switzerland. During the years since they have come to be regarded as the premium suppliers of UN Liquid and UN Solid Pails to the chemicals, fine chemicals, inks, coatings, lubricants, food and pharmaceutical industries in all parts of the world. They have come to be recognised for the strength and quality of their containers and for their commitment to constantly improving their product range and working with the latest innovations in their field.

That’s why we’re so pleased to be working with a company that aims for the same high standards as we always do. The ROPAC® UN Solid and UN Liquid pails which we supply meet the same levels of excellence as the rest of our products, and also come in an equally wide range of sizes and options. Our UN Solid and UN Liquid pails are available in sizes from 3 to 32 litres and with options such as Flex-Spout and ‘breathable’ membranes. The fact that they also come in a huge variety of colours means that customers can even select pails which fit in with the rest of their corporate branding.

When you purchase UN Solid and UN Liquid pails from us you do so with complete peace of mind. We work in partnership with ROPAC® to offer a blend of quality, innovation and service. Our supply chain logistics mean that we’ll be able to get the items you need to you quickly, and if your exact requirements are not in stock at the moment we’ll source them without delay. When you have substances that need to be stored and moved safely there’s really only one place you need to come to. Let Patrico and ROPAC® work together to meet your needs, enhance your reputation and bolster your business.

If you can’t find exactly what you need on our website, then give us a call today on 01684 299 212. We’ll discuss your requirements and help you to decide exactly what you need. Once you’ve decided, we’ll make sure you get it as quickly as possible. It’s that kind of service which means that once people have purchased their UN Solid and UN Liquid pails from us once, they tend to come back time after time.    

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We Supply PET Bottles to Meet all Your Needs

Bottle Suppliers - Patrico LtdHere at Patrico we understand what our customers want from their bottle suppliers and we go out of our way to ensure that we supply it. Many of the customers we deal with work in the food and drink industry, and that means that they rely, to a massive degree upon being able to purchase containers which can be trusted. They need to know that when they store a beverage in a bottle, for example, that beverage will stay fresh for as long as it should, and will reach their customers in absolutely perfect condition.

The PET bottles we stock are designed and manufactured to do exactly that. PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate, a substance which not only keeps the contents fresh but can also be recycled after it has finished being used. Another key advantage of PET bottles is the sheer range of sizes and shapes which we can supply them in. As bottle suppliers, we understand that our customers have a wide variety of bottle requirements, and so we work to establish a range of items broad enough to meet all of these requirements.

We know, for example, that many cafes use our PET bottles to supply fresh drinks which they make on a daily basis by blending fruit to deliver a healthy beverage. Many consumers enjoy drinks such as these for both their delicious taste and their undoubted health and detox qualities, and so it’s important that the PET bottles they come in keep them tasting as fresh and delicious as the moment they are made.

The PET bottles we supply are also robust enough to deal with carbonated drinks and mineral water and come in a range of shapes which aid with simple storage and transportation. Between 250ml and 2 litres, our PET bottles have 28 mm necks which are fully tamper evident, an important feature for retailers who want to be able to guarantee the integrity of their products. The fact that we are bottle suppliers offering a range of different coloured screw caps means that you can place an order which fits in with your wider branding.

For cold pressed juice and smoothie drinks, we supply the industry standard PET bottle with a wider 38mm screw neck. The extra width is important when dealing with the thicker texture of a freshly made smoothie, and the screw neck means that both retailers and consumers will be able to seal their drinks as and when they wish.  In both of these sizes, we also supply a sports style pull cap which is extremely useful for those who want to enjoy their drink while they’re on the move.

If you’re dealing with larger volumes of beverage then rest assured we can still help. We supply larger rectangular and square bottles which hold 3 or 5 litres and have 48mm screw caps. The toughness of the construction and the use of square and rectangular design make these bottles ideal for storing large quantities of liquids conveniently and safely. 

We stock many thousands of items at any time, so it’s highly likely that the PET bottle you need is ready and waiting in our warehouse. If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for on our website, please call us on 01684 299 212 and a member of our team will do their best to supply exactly what you need.

The Bulk Glass Jars Your Business Needs

Bulk Glass Jars

Bulk Glass Jars

Sourcing the right bulk glass jars is a challenge faced by businesses working in a huge range of industries. It’s particularly vital if you’re a smaller company selling foodstuffs such as preserves, jams and chutneys. There are certain things which you need to be able to rely on when choosing a supplier of your bulk glass jars, and Patrico is proud to claim that we tick all of the boxes.

The first key aspect is the sheer quality of the bulk glass jars which we supply. In terms of the material used and the processes, we guarantee the highest standards each and every time. Whether you need clear glass or amber glass to protect the contents of your bulk glass jars, we’ll provide them to the highest standard; that means they are strong enough to protect your goods and preserve them in the best possible state no matter how they have to be transported. It also means they look good enough to show your products off in the best possible light. We understand the lengths our customers go to when it comes to creating delicious items to drive their business forward, and we want to play our part in presenting those delicious goods in the cleanest, clearest and most appealing manner possible.   

The second aspect which makes us the ideal port of call for your bulk glass jars is the sheer range of products we stock.  Whilst we appreciate that the vast majority of small to medium sized food companies will be looking for the traditional round glass jar which holds 345ml or 1lb of produce, we also realise the need for versatility. That’s why we supply bulk glass jars in sizes ranging from 30ml all the way up to a litre, meaning that whatever the nature of the products you wish to store or ship, we’ll have the bulk glass jars that are perfect for the job. As well as the range of jars themselves we offer a variety of plastic and metal lids. Combine this with a varied range of shapes as well as sizes, and you have a choice of bulk glass jars which is bound to offer something which perfectly meets your needs.

The fact that we keep more than 1,000 different stock lines ready and waiting in our warehouse means that we’re almost bound to have your order on our shelves and ready to be shipped. If we don’t, then we’ll do everything we can to source what you need and get it to you as speedily as possible. That’s the third component of the service we provide – convenience. We realise that demand can ebb and flow within any business and so we make a point of keeping everything as simple as possible, meaning we’ll be able to meet your needs as and when they arise.

If you can’t find exactly the bulk glass jars you’re looking for on our website then please give us a call on 01684 299 212 and we’ll find out what your requirements are, and talk you through how we can set about meeting them.  

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, is now open for business. 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.

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