PACKAGING OPTIONS

Making your daily work easier and safer with a broad package supply portfolio.

As efficiency and productivity are important to your business, we offer a full range of lubricant products, supply modes and services to help you maintain high standards.  

We operate across a range of commercial industry sectors and a number of diverse applications. Our continual investment in the lubricant industry reflects the deep expertise and commitment of our Liquid Engineers when it comes to providing you with best-in-class lubricant grease and metalworking products, package options and solutions.  

We’re not only keeping pace with change in the packaging industry, but also evolving to ensure that our packaging solutions are cutting-edge. We recognize that the future will be shaped and governed by a very different set of factors, with sustainability emerging as a major driving force in the following ways:   
  • Currently ranked behind cost and food safety/security in the current environment, sustainability will dominate packaging industry work in ten years in both Europe and North America
  • Food safety/security will remain a top factor driving packaging work
  • Today’s emphasis on rightsizing will give way to strategies that use renewable materials, recyclable materials and smart packaging over the next decade – a clear call for innovation and collaboration throughout the value chain
  • Convenience will continue to remain a major factor
  • Consumer-driven change will lead to the “greening” of the packaging industry and at the same time, demand for proof-of-sustainability claims will grow exponentially, for instance, in the demand for life-cycle-analysis data
  • Rightsizing packaging in terms of efficient package shape/size, down-gauging of package material and minimizing package failures dominate both the North American and European packaging landscape today, and materials play a critical role in these objectives
  • Plastics will continue to replace glass and metals, and flexible packaging will continue to replace rigid

Choosing supply mode

You know how much your lubricants’ supply mode can influence productivity, with the frequent handling and changeover of packages potentially increasing non-productive time, reducing efficiency, consuming space and ultimately increasing your operational costs. We appreciate that every customer has a unique set of requirements that we reflect in the solutions we offer. In order to help optimize efficiency, your demand must be matched with your lubricants’ supply. 

Key factors like operating conditions, volume and flow rate must be considered when determining the most appropriate and cost-effective lubricant supply mode for you. Castrol’s lubricants are supplied in varying forms from packages, either as a solid or as a liquid, and can be supplied in small tubes, vessels or large tanks capable of holding thousands of litres of liquid. Our flexible approach means that lubricants can be supplied to you using a range of different options, including packs that can operate at very high pressures and tanks that hold lubricants at very low temperatures.

No two customers are the same and using our years of experience and knowledge we have developed a strong product portfolio in the quantities and qualities demanded. All of these supply modes are available in sizes to suit the needs of every business, from the sole trader to the large enterprise – scaling from low-volume through to high-capacity tanks and customisable on-site supply systems. Castrol can work with you to match the lubricant supply to your demand. 

Our full range of packaged solutions includes:
  • Small packs
  • Pails and kegs
  • Drums
  • Bulk: Intermediaries Bulk Containers (IBC) – 1000l. Varying fill volumes. 1000 lt
Pumped from drums

Small packs

Castrol offers a wide range of individual packages suitable for small volumes of lubricants. Small packs offer a high degree of versatility and flexibility. Some specialist lubricants are required in very small quantities. 
Castrol can provide small packs in 40 sizes and in fill volumes from 2oz to 15lb.
Best for:
  • Handling
  • Small or very small volume use
  • Infrequent use

Pails

20l greases are supplied in open-topped and liquids in tight-top options. Steel and plastic options are available, lined or unlined. 
Varying fill volumes are available from Castrol:
  • 18kg
  • 30kg
  • 20l
  • 18l
  • 5G
  • 37lb
Best for:
  • Handling
  • Small volume use
  • Limited space/stacking required

Drums

Where you require larger volume lubricant supply, Castrol can meet your needs by providing a  range of large-size package vessels, all
of which are designed to
meet high standards of quality and safety.

Drums can be transported with ease by forklift truck.

The 55-gallon drum is the most common supply mode used by industry. 
Steel and plastic options are available in varying fill volumes: 
  • 180kg
  • 200kg
  • 400lb
  • 55G
  • 208l
  • 200l
Best for:
  • Constant consumption
  • Forklift available. A full drum can weigh approx. 450lb/204kg

Bulk

For customers with high-volume requirements and operations suited to piped supplies of lubricants, a bulk-storage vessel installed on site offers the most efficient and convenient solution.
IBCs typically come in pack sizes of:
  • 1,000kg
  • 320G
  • 950kg
  • 980kg
  • 2,400lb
  • 2,600lb
  • 2,050lb
  • 3,400lb
  • 440G
  • 3,800lb
  • 4,300lb
  • 1,400lb
Best for:
  • High-volume consumption
  • Forklift available

Environmental

Environmental legislation is playing an increasingly influential role in the packaging industry, and with Castrol you can be assured that we’re complying with legislation and offering solutions that enhance your own health, safety and environmental offering. These rules apply not only to fuel oil, but also to any chemical or liquid which, should it come into contact with the ground, could cause a threat to the environment. We can also work with you to help address all ancillary and dispensing equipment too.

For further information on the regulations, contact your local Environment Agency UK : http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/oil/default.aspx

Storage

Vessels should always be handled and stored properly, according to the Safety Data Sheet recommendation, to avoid contamination and deterioration. Moisture, dust, fumes, temperature and shelf life could all affect the quality and performance of your lubricant. Care should be taken when handling your lubricant package.