What is an Intermediate Bulk Container?

A rigid Intermediate Bulk Container, also referred to as IBC, IBC Tote, IBC Tank, and simply Tote), is a UN permitted shipping container. It is manufactured to specified gallon volumes, dimensions, base footprint, manoeuvrability, pressure-relief, and engineering standards. Our standard IBC tank maintains the UN approval for handling and freight transport of potentially hazardous materials belonging to Packing Group II and III, as defined within the HMR (Hazardous Materials Regulation).

What are the advantages of using IBC?

The following are some common advantages to IBC container use and integration:

  • Consistent product packaging
  • Reliable product containerization
  • Promote payload security
  • Promote product distribution
  • Hands-free discharge/transfer
  • Ensure sanitary product transfer
  • Eliminate container spills, product loss
  • Increase logistic handling, mobility
  • Large volume tank, highly relocatable
  • Easy to transport, manoeuvre
  • Multi-directional movement access
  • Limit contamination concerns
  • Limit cross-contamination concerns
  • Food grade storage, safety
  • Restricts pollutant infiltration
  • Space-saving cubical engineering
  • Volume maximizing design
  • Large capacity range
  • Standardized dimensions
  • Increased product safety
  • Application versatility
  • Long service potential
  • Reusable, cleanable, recyclable
  • Excellent cost-to-service life ratio
  • Integration within process streams
  • Improve logistic efficiency
  • International use, standards, regulations
  • International dimensions, acceptance
  • Improve handling timeliness
  • Reduce bottlenecks, delays
  • Reduce filling/dispensing times
  • Increase worker efficiency
  • Reduce operation costs