IBC Tanks and IBC Totes
An intermediate bulk container (IBC), IBC tote, or pallet tank, is a reusable industrial container designed for the transport and storage of bulk liquid and granulated substances, such as chemicals, food ingredients, solvents, pharmaceuticals, etc.
Shipping bulk products is challenging. Selecting the right size for Viscosity, Hazard Class, and Exposure Characteristics is critical.
Evaluating what volumes are being shipped monthly. The type of liquids and right IBC product type along with the availability of specific containers needed to meet the application demands is essential.
Points to Help You Choose the Right IBC
Identify the type of container you need (IBC, Flexible IBC, Tank or Tote)
Identify the container material (steel, stainless steel, Composite or plastic. Standard or Custom
Pallet type (integrated or plastic, wood, or composite)
UN group rules on IBC full design leakproofness test
The UN Committee of Experts recently ruled that manufacturers and reconditioners of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) and other packagings do not have to perform a full design test on packagings, according to a report by the Reusable Industrial Packaging Association (RIPA).
The UN clarifications on key provisions of the Orange Book ends nearly two years of a contentious international debate on the matter, notes an article in RIPA’s newsletter, Reusable Packaging Today.
The International Confederation of Container Reconditioners (ICCR) reportedly had a major impact on the final decision after submitting a paper on the subject to the UN committee and by participating in the debate. RIPA notes that the committee’s decision basically formalizes what has been a long-time standard practice in the U.S. and most developed countries.
“The Model Regulations testing provisions should be clearer in meaning with these changes,” RIPA President Paul Rankin said in the article. “Further, no manufacturer or reconditioner will need to change any current practices.”
For companies that use IBCs: We offer a complete line of IBCs that are available in 275-gallon, 330-gallon and 550-gallon sizes. Whether you need an IBC to transport hazardous liquids, chemicals, food-grade products or other contents, We likely have a product made of materials that are compatible with your contents.
[Published Spring 2015]
With so many sizes, shapes, container materials and more to select from, the term reconditioned can vary from tank type to tank type.
Example: 275 Gallon IBC tote. Bottle, cage and pallet can be reconditioned, or just the cage and pallet may be reconditioned and a new plastic bottle/tank is installed. Caution: Recon bottles are not recommended for food applications.