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ICDM’s members continued their operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

The International Confederation of Drum Manufacturers is an international organization comprised of trade associations that represent steel drum manufacturers worldwide.

Steel drums are used to ship hazardous and non-hazardous materials around the world.
They provide an excellent balance of safety, strength, sustainability, and cost efficiency.


The member organizations of ICDM share safety, environmental, and technical information to ensure that steel drums remain an excellent option for shipping hazardous and non-hazardous materials throughout the world.

ICDM is comprised of the following three member organizations:

Industrial Steel Drum Institute (ISDI)
P.O. Box 8570
Alexandria, VA  22306-8570 USA
Tel: +1 703-623-2929
[email protected]

European Association of Steel Drum Manufacturers (SEFA)
c/o Verband Metallverpackungen e.V.
Tersteegenstraße 14
D 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 211 45 46 5-21
Fax: + 49 (0) 211 45 46 5-30
[email protected]

Association of Asia-Oceanic Steel Drum Manufacturers (AOSD)
Tekko Kaikan 6F
3-2-10 Kayaba-cho, Nihonbashi
Tokyo, Japan 103-0025
Tel: +81 3 3669 5141
Fax: +81 3 3669 2969
[email protected]

View the ICDM org chart by clicking here.

Current Issues

ICDM advocates for the common interests of its members before national and international standard-setting bodies, such as the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and the International Standards Organization.

It also collaborates with its members to develop position papers that provide guidance on critical issues to steel drum manufacturers and their customers.

ICDM has approved the following two methods to measure the internal cleanliness of steel drums:

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