Reconditioned Drum

Reconditioned drum closures parts and accessories

Con-Tech global sourcing offers a wide variety of reconditioned drum closures, parts, accessories and related services. We service a multi-national with 180 global sites in manufacturing, reconditioning, recycling and reselling industrial containers. They are the largest reconditioner in North America with 50 facilities in the U.S. and Canada offering collection, laundry, drying, testing, repair and return of reconditioned customer-owned IBCs, plastic and steel drums. Many other customers offer drum collection and reconditioning throughout the US and Canada.

Exclusive Technocraft Supplier to the Americas

We are the exclusive suppliers in the Americas of Tite-Seal™ plugs and Tite-Seal™ flanges, manufactured by Technocraft Industries (India) Ltd., an ISO 9002 certified worldwide company. And the FreezePro™ Frost Protection Systems can be found on a variety of reconditioned drums.

Providing Products For Sustainability

Many discussions about reconditioning emphasize that the best use of an industrial container is its reuse. Organizations of manufacturers of reconditioned and new steel, plastic, and fiber drums, as well as intermediate bulk containers, work hard on their members’ compliance to the myriad rules governing the recycling process. Manufacturers of new industrial packaging and their North American suppliers do the same while emphasizing the importance of safety and reliability.

An EPA publication recognizes that the “benefits of reconditioning steel drums are considerable. New drums cost nearly $20, and reconditioned ones are about $12. Thus, at waste disposal sites where there are thousands of drums, the potential reclamation value could be significant. Moreover, reclamation would help to alleviate a nationwide shortage of reconditionable 18-gage drums.”

Industry sources have long recognized that emptied steel drums can be reconditioned or recycled many times over, making them eminently sustainable.


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A drum reconditioner

In drum reconditioning, empty, used drums are cleaned, re-shaped, assembled with the appropriate lid, drum ring and/or fittings, painted and recoated where needed. The method through which a drum is cleaned and reconditioned depends upon the drum’s prior contents and its construction.
All steel drums must have the heads removed prior to reconditioning. Steel drums that contained paints and related items are burned in drum furnaces at high heats, while open head steel drums which previously housed solvents and similar items are washed with high-pressure alkaline-based solutions and steam. After cleaning, steel drums are straightened, reshaped and blasted with steel shot before painting, recoating and assembling with the appropriate drum lid, drum ring and/or drum fitting.

Poly Drums are reconditioned with alternating submersion and high-pressure alkaline solutions, while fiber drums are usually cleaned with air, high-pressure steam and/or alkaline rinses and then visually inspected before reassembly. Visual inspection and leak testing to satisfy DOT and UN regulations are part of the final reconditioning process of all steel and poly drums

Reconditioned Drum Closures For Immediate Delivery

All of Con-Tech’s reconditioned drum closures and accessories are in stock and ready for immediate delivery. Con-Tech’s wide range of reconditioned drum closures and accessories offers reliable cost-effective security for all of your reconditioned drums.

Products and services which we offer to the reconditioned drum industry include, but are not limited to:

How Can Con-Tech Help You?

Con-Tech can supply all of your reconditioned drum part requirements. Click the RFQ buttonemail or call us at 1-504-523-4785 for more information. Tell us what you need and we will save you time and money.

Did You Know?

Virtually all steel containers can be reconditioned or recycled for reuse. This ranks steel drums high in sustainability and leads to significant back-end cost savings. Several studies have shown that industrial container reuse saves hundreds of millions of pounds of carbon emissions (CO2е) every year. Reuse is far more environmentally beneficial that scraping or disposal.


The reconditioning thickness for steel drums is the minimum gauge set by federal regulators for reconditioning or recycling of steel drums. As of now, steel drums constructed for re-use (per CFR 173.28) must have minimum wall thicknesses of 0.92 mm or 20 gauge.

A steel drum may be reconditioned up to six times and maintain its certification, depending upon the thickness of the steel and the propriety of its handling and reconditioning.