An intermediate bulk container (or IBC) is a pallet mounted, industrial grade reusable container that is used for storing and transporting bulk liquids and powders. Also known as a tote, the IBC is capable of stacking and can be moved by a pallet jack or forklift. The three broad types of IBCs in use today can be categorized under rigid, folding and flexible. The term ‘intermediate’ comes from the volume that intermediate bulk containers carry, which sits in between that of tanks and drums. Intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) are ideal for storing and transporting products such as liquids, solvents, or granulate substances (food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) in large quantities. These industrial containers are also stackable and their bulk packaging capability allow it to be a low-cost solution for shipping products.The most common volumes of our IBCs are 1200L, 1000L, 800L, and 500L.
IBCs are used for the transport and storage of : Chemicals, Solvents, Pharmaceuticals, Liquids, Food ingredients, Grains and many other products.
The material of the IBCs depends on many factors including whether the IBC will be reused or not, the durability needed and legal requirements.
In the case of cube shaped rigid IBCs, the inner containers are often made from a plastic such as polyethylene or high density polyethylene (HDPE). They are also available in other materials such as aluminum or galvanized iron. Joinwell’s IBC is made of steel or stainless. The rigid outer container or cage is usually made from galvanized tubular steel or iron. The liner bags have good chemical resistant and hygienic qualities, they are used for chemicals, food and in a wide range of areas. Furthermore, damage can be prevented when storing, delivering and transporting because the container is protected by a metal frame. Flexible IBCs or bulk bags are made from various heavy duty materials such as woven polypropylene or polyethylene.
IBCs are a very cost effective way to safely move a variety of products from one country to another. There is a tap or valve at the base where a hose can be attached to allow easy transfer of contents into smaller containers for easy packaging, distribution and sale in your target location. This is important when certain packaging and legal requirements need to be ensured locally.
Cube shaped rigid IBCs can be stacked for optimal use of space during shipping and storage. Both folding and flexible IBCs use even less space once empty on return journeys which is a bonus however they are not suitable for all kinds of substances. Nor are they as durable as a rigid intermediate bulk container.
IBCs are more effective than round tanks as more of them can occupy the same space. Space efficient and easier to handle, IBCs are also easier to fill, easier to empty, and use less space. Complete drainage in IBCs eliminates wasteful product residue. IBCs are durable and reusable so you can eliminate drums and drum disposal costs. Even if you are a long-time user of IBCs or if you are just making the transition from drums, Joninwell’s IBC offers you maximum flexibility at the minimum of out of pocket expense.
Our mission at Joinwell is to provide our customers with quality reconditioned containers and accessories to meet all their container needs. With over 12 years of industry experience, we have served a broad range of companies ranging from industrial chemical manufacturers to other suppliers.
In fact , there are many variables when choosing the right intermediate bulk container for your specific needs. We encourage you to pick up the phone and talk to an expert at Joinwell.
Henan Joinwell Industrial Co.,Ltd
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