The Advantages of Using Kraft Drums

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Kraft drums, made from strong kraft paper, have become a popular solution in a variety of industries due to their unique combination of durability, lightweight and sustainability.

Advantages of a Kraft Drum

Known for their versatility and efficiency, kraft drums offer several advantages in the packaging and transport of goods that many other types of packaging do not.

Below, we will explain the main advantages that make Kraft drums an outstanding choice for safe storage and transport.

Sustainability and environmental responsibility

In today’s environmentally conscious marketplace, the sustainability of packaging materials is a critical consideration. Kraft drums, being lighter than their plastic and metal counterparts, generate less CO2 during production and recycling.

Made from recyclable and biodegradable materials, they contribute significantly to reducing a company’s carbon footprint, aligning with global environmental conservation efforts.

Properties and Use
Kraft Paper
Strong and resistant paper made from wood pulp.
It is the main material for drums, providing strength and durability. It is biodegradable and recyclable.
PE (Polyethylene) Liner
Lightweight, flexible plastic.
Used to line the inside of drums, making them resistant to water and certain chemicals.
Thick, strong paper.
Used for the outer and inner layers, providing additional structure and impact protection.
Substances that bind materials together.
Used to adhere the different layers of paper and board. Must be strong and moisture-resistant.
Aluminium Barrier
Thin aluminium foil.
Optionally used to provide an additional barrier against moisture and gases, especially for sensitive products.
Coatings and Inks
Coating and marking substances.
Used to coat the outside of drums to protect them from moisture and to print information such as logos and labels.

Security and content protection

Safety is paramount in the packaging industry, and Kraft drums excel in this regard. They comply with ADR (Agreement on the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) standards, ensuring safe transport of the contents.

These drums offer superior protection during transport, meeting strict safety standards for storage and transport.


The versatility of Kraft drums is evident in their availability in various sizes and their adaptability to different types of products. This makes them suitable for a wide range of industries, including pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetics, especially for the storage and transportation of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).


Ease of storage and transport

Kraft drums are designed to be efficient, allowing for easy stacking and optimal space utilisation. This feature significantly reduces storage and logistics costs, making them a cost-effective solution for companies.

Compliance with international standards

Kraft drums are manufactured in compliance with international trade and transport regulations. Their standardisation for solid products of a specific density makes them ideal for export and import processes, facilitating seamless global trade.

Personalisation and branding

The customisation options for Kraft drums align them with corporate branding strategies. They can be painted, screen printed, wrapped with a label or even fitted with canvas handles, enhancing brand recognition and supporting marketing initiatives.

Our long history and active membership in SEFFI (Société Européenne des Fûts en Fibre) add value to the brand.


Selecting a Kraft drum for your business involves a thorough understanding of its many benefits.

From environmental responsibility and safety compliance to versatility and branding opportunities, this type of drum represents a smart choice for companies looking to improve operational efficiency and sustainability.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are Kraft drums water-resistant?

Yes, Kraft drums are designed to be moisture-resistant, making them ideal for the safe storage of liquids.

What kind of products can be stored in Kraft drums?

Kraft drums are suitable for storing a variety of products, especially those that are not excessively heavy or hazardous. Here are some examples of the types of products commonly stored in these drums:

  • Dry and Powdered Products: They are ideal for storing dry products such as flours, cereals, non-hazardous chemical powders, and dehydrated foods.
  • Granular Products: Items such as seeds, grains, fertilisers and certain types of granular chemicals can be effectively stored in Kraft drums.
  • Light Solid Products: Small, lightweight items such as plastic parts, electronic components and toys can be stored and transported in these drums.
  • Some Types of Liquids: If properly lined or internally lined, Kraft drums can be used to store certain non-corrosive or non-hazardous liquids.
  • Shipping and Packaging Materials: They can be used to transport packaging materials, such as fillers, air bubbles, or protective foam.
  • Products Not Regulated by Hazardous Materials Regulations: Any product that is not classified as a hazardous material and does not require special storage conditions may be considered for storage in Kraft drums.

It is important to remember that Kraft drums are not suitable for products that are very heavy, highly corrosive, extremely volatile, or require strict temperature control. In addition, their use for liquids and certain chemicals should be carefully evaluated, considering the type of inner liner and compatibility with the drum material.

What is the standard size of Kraft drums?

Standard sizes vary but generally range from 1 litre to 200 litres, depending on your specific needs.

Where can I buy Kraft drums for my company?

Contact our team for personalised advice on your specific needs.