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Pails are all tinplate packaging with a capacity of 10 litres to 30 litres. Within this category there is a distinction between the various diameters. The 286 mm, 305 mm and 328 mm diameters are the most common. The height of the pail in combination with the diameter determines the container's capacity. All pails are constructed out of tinned plate steel. Pails always have a handle because of their large size, and conical in shape.
Pails are available in 3 diameters:
Machine closing lids are fitted onto the lid with a pneumatic closing machine. Pails that are closed by hand are closed with a lid and latch ring. When filling at higher speeds and in larger numbers, logistically this is not the most optimal solution. The machine closing (also cheaper because of one less part, namely the latch ring) can be carried out at much higher speeds.
For the end user, a lug lid is more difficult to open: every lip has to be bent in order to remove the lid from the pail. Airtight reclosing is possible in a lid/latch ring combination but is not possible with a lug lid. The filling speed and the type of user market determine the choice for the type of closing.
The manually closing lid/latch ring combination as well as the lug lid are available in heavier and less heavy UN or RID/ADR approvals. We have the right solution for solid as well as liquid filling products and the UN certificate. The lid can also be fitted with an additional filling aperture.
The pails are available with an internal coating and internally blank. We can supply an external body in blank or white as standard.
Because of the UN certification, these tin containers are perfectly suited for the transport of paints and lacquers which fall under the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Act. Industrial lacquers, marine coatings and chemicals are often packaged in this UN certified tinplate packaging. The removable lid and the large opening also makes the pail an ideal container for the mixing of various components.
The large opening at the top allows you to easily work with roller or pump directly from the packaging. The terrace is deepened which allows filled tinplate containers to stack onto a pallet in a stable way. The colour mixing system requires easy opening and closing of containers. The pails with a lid that has been closed by a machine can only be used for this purpose if a filling aperture has been fitted in the lid.
When the tinplate containers are empty they can be stacked on top of each other perfectly and many can be stacked on one pallet. Some are fitted with a rim in the body which empty tin containers can rest on and allows them to be stacked together. The tin containers are therefore easy to remove from the stack. It also adds sturdiness in the body. Because of the large sizes, pails always have a handle, which allows them to be lifted with ease.
The big advantage of the conical shape is that the container can be fully, quickly and easily emptied. The filling product can run out of the paint tins perfectly. This means that the end user can process more square meters with your filling product and less filling product stays behind in the empty container. This keeps the chemical waste to a minimum. So it is an environmentally friendly solution.
The pails have a removable lid, which can be closed by hand (with or without an intermediate ring) or by machine (with a castellated ring or lid with pre-fitted ring).
Certain types of pails can now also be printed in smaller number using digital printing. You can find more information in our brochure about the Hildering Colour Can. Naturally, all types can be offset printed.
The protection of the outside of the container can also be realised by adding a Protact® laminated protective layer , or by using a gold lacquer.