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What is Liquid Rated Packaging?

When you're shipping hazardous materials the term "liquid rated packaging" might come up. So where does the term come from, what does it mean, and why does it matter?   A Quick History   The [...]

By |2017-10-04T14:37:05-07:00October 4th, 2017|Regulations|0 Comments

DOT Hazardous Materials Markings Guide (Chart 15)

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published this helpful chart for understanding hazardous materials markings, labeling and placarding. It contains examples of the markings required for shipping hazardous [...]

By |2017-05-11T11:35:15-07:00May 11th, 2017|Regulations|0 Comments

What is the empty/tare weight of an IBC tote bin?

Its really easy to find the empty/tare weight of a tote bin. Tote bins, also called Intermediate Bulk Containers or IBCs for short, are required to list their tare weight in their U/N number. You [...]

By |2016-10-20T14:04:10-07:00September 23rd, 2016|Regulations|0 Comments

Is There a Difference Between an Overpack and Salvage Drum?

Yes! The terms overpack drum and salvage drum are regularly used interchangeably. But, there is a difference between the two. Many of our customers ask for overpack drums when they actually need salvage drums. Overpack Drums By definition, [...]

By |2016-07-20T11:16:35-07:00June 3rd, 2016|Regulations|0 Comments

Making Rain Barrels from Used Barrels – and the Environmental Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting

By Guest Blogger, Jesse Savou, founder of BlueBarrel Rainwater Catchment Systems Have you ever seen blue plastic barrels lying around – in refuse yards, along the side of the road, or maybe even in your [...]

By |2016-10-20T14:04:10-07:00April 11th, 2016|Specials|0 Comments

Understanding U/N Container Markings

The UN container marking system was designed to quickly communicate several characteristics of Hazmat packaging along with information for what can safely be contained in the packaging. This system has been in place in the [...]

By |2016-10-20T14:04:10-07:00March 17th, 2016|Regulations|0 Comments

Difference Between Bulk and Nonbulk Packaging

Whether a packaging is considered bulk or non bulk according to PHMSA/DOT is determined primarily by the capacity of the packaging. You can use the chart below to find a quick answer and continue reading [...]

By |2016-10-20T14:04:11-07:00February 9th, 2016|Regulations|0 Comments

Chemical Compatibility of High Density Polyethylene Drums

Polyethylene is an excellent choice in material for a container. Generally, polyethylene is chemical resistant and inert. The lack of polarity and the ability to crystallize give polyethylene great resistance to chemicals. Further, there is [...]

By |2016-10-20T14:04:11-07:00December 14th, 2015|News|0 Comments