Some containers are equipped with plastic or metal handles for easier operation. Plastic handles are suitable for both plastic and metal containers, while metal drum handles are usually used on metal containers. Drum handles are usually attached to drum body directly, or fixed via a metal plate welded onto the drum body.
Metal drum handles are made of heavy steel wire. Surface of the metal drum handle is galvanized for better anti-corrosion performance. Metal drum handles are usually fixed onto the drum via a galvanized metal plate.
Plastic drum handles are of various shapes and designs. Some types could be used for small tin cans, and some are suitable for open head plastic drums. Various colors of plastic drum handles are available to choose from.
Containers with bigger volume require drum handles of stronger design. Metal handles are suggested for metal containers with relatively large volume, while plastic handles are a more cost effective choice for small containers.