Welcome to Contan
Contan is a division of Polyoak Packaging. We specialise in buckets and pails for the coatings, chemicals, industrial and food markets.
contan buckets and pails

About Us

Contan designs and manufactures lightweight plastic buckets and pails for paint, chemical and bulk food applications. Our fully recyclable polypropylene (PP) buckets and lids are designed to seal securely to prevent leakage during transit or storage. Our high speed injection moulding and printing facility is located in Johannesburg, supported by well-established sales and distribution centres nationwide, with networks across southern Africa. We partner with our customers to develop the optimal solution by managing the complete process from design to manufacture and delivery. Our extended service includes technical field support, analytical testing and microbiological analysis offered by Quality Services. Design First provides in-house packaging research, development and creative design support, working closely with our dedicated mould design, manufacture and maintenance division, Mould Services.

Our Buckets & Pails

Contan specialises in nestable buckets and straight sided pails for the paint, coatings and chemicals industry, available with functional lids including osmosis inserts, gaskets and pull/pour systems. See our award-winning OctoGripTM lid locking technology to prevent accidental spills. 

Our specialist range of medical waste buckets are industry approved for the safe containment of syringes and blades; and the hygienic disposal of hazardous medical and pharmaceutical waste.

For bulk food products for the catering and foodservice sector – see our range, internationally accredited for food safety, with outstanding in-mould label (IML) and high definition print decoration.

We partner with you to develop the optimal solution by managing the complete process from design and manufacture to delivery.

Explore our generic bucket range or partner with us to create something unique for your brand!

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