The 56W15N is a new UN Rated natural 15 gallon tight head round plastic drum with a moveable handle. This drum is made of industrial strength high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE) plastic similar to HDPE but more durable, with extra thick walls to provide superior performance and long lasting durability. The seamless construction of this closed head drum is suitable for outdoor use. High temperature is 140 ° and low temperature is 0 °. The 56W15N closed head storage drum features drain vents molded in the top with a 2" & 3/4" NPS bung openings with NPT Plugs & EPDM gaskets. FDA food grade approved and DOT certified.

Key benefits:
  • FDA approved
  • UV inhibitor is added to the resin of the natural drum
  • Moveable handle on top of drum
  • UN Rated
  • Proudly Made in the USA


High-Density Polyethylene PlasticHigh density polyethylene (HDPE ) is the most commonly used resin. This economical plastic has good impact resistance, is naturally translucent, flexible and typically used for personal care products such as shampoo bottles. Adding color will give HDPE an opaque look that will result in an increase in weight and rigidness. We have a variety of these rigid and tough high density polyethylene products in stock, from containers, pails, bottles, caps, tubs and jugs. HDPE works well in below freezing temperatures. HDPE heat compatibility varies. Maximum fill temperature is generally around 145°F; however, testing is recommended with your specific product and application.


This information has been provided as a general guide. It is the customer's responsibility to select the proper container for product and application compatibility. The Cary Company does hereby disclaim any and all warranties, expressed or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use. We are not responsible for consequential damages arising from customer's selection and use of containers, container and label dimensions, and/or closures supplied by us.

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Capacity 15 gal.
Color Natural
Material HDPE
FDA Approved Yes
Dimensions 14 3/16" Dia. x 26 1/4" H
Weight 8 lbs.
Case Dimensions 15" L x 15" W x 27" H
Pallet Pack 36 ea.
Pallet Dimensions 48" L x 48" W x 85" H
Pallet Weight 288 lbs.
Country of Manufacture United States
Condition New
Closure Tight Head (Closed)
Fittings 2" NPT & 3/4" NPT
UN Rating Liquid UN1H1/Y1.8/100
Q & A
Customer Questions
What is the average tare weight for this tight head drum?
Thank you for your inquiry. The tare weight of this drum is 8 lbs. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
Are tight head plastic drums food grade?
Reconditioned drums are not typically FDA-approved for food grade. Our new tight head plastic drums are FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.
What are tight head plastic drums typically used for?
Tight head plastic drum applications include storing and transporting chemicals, food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, waste, dyes, pigment, soaps, detergents, and many more commercial uses. Many of the tight head drums available from The Cary Company are UN rated for the safe storage, handling and transportation of hazardous materials.
How do I open this tight head drum?
For a tight head plastic drum, the cover cannot be removed. To get to the contents from inside, remove the drum fittings also known as plugs or bungs.
Can I use a heating blanket or band on this tight head plastic drum?
Yes, we have heating bands specifically designed to heat plastic drums.
Can you ship internationally? Where are you located?
The Cary Company online ordering platform is only set up to ship within the United States. For international shipments, please contact us at 630.629.6600 or Sales@thecarycompany.com, and we will be happy to process your order. Our main warehouse and office are located in Addison, Ill. We also have warehouses in across the United States that you can see here. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
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