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Common IBC containers
Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC), are specialized for shipping
and storing a lot of liquids or materials. They are designed in a
manner that minimizes space while maximizing the volume that can be
stored in the containers.
Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC), are reusable containers
designed for the standardized shipment of liquids or granulated
substances. IBC containers are not only efficient, but can be used
for a multitude of purposes in various industries. Farmers use IBC
containers to carry food ingredients, while pharmacists use them to
transport chemicals. Cleaners carry soap and other solvents, and
manufacturers store products, such as molasses or oils, in IBC
containers. They are often used to transport or store dangerous
goods or hazardous materials. Many also rely on IBC containers to
transport a safe water supply. The type of IBC containers you
purchase depends on what you intend to transport in it.
Intermediate bulk containers (IBC) are industrial grade, reusable containers designed for handling,
transporting and storing liquids, semi-solids or pastes. IBCs are
gradually replacing the traditional barrels or drums when it comes
to storing liquids. They are most commonly 1000 litres in capacity
and are U.N. approved for transport of chemicals in the same way as
drums are. The use of IBC containers is becoming more popular due
to the host of advantages over the conventional 205 litre barrel or
drum. Before selecting the storage container that is right for you,
ensure you have taken the factors outlined above into account. From
space advantages to superior storage capacity, IBC’s offer a range
of benefits over traditional barrels or drums. To ensure total
safety when storing chemicals, you must also consider fire
protection, location of your chemical store, ventilation, frost
protection and personnel safety.
IBCs are used for liquids and particulates (i.e. powders,
granulates, resins), products that later will undergo filling into
smaller packaging or will be an ingredient or component in a
production or manufacturing process.
Within such industries as food & beverage, pharmaceuticals,
cosmetics, and household chemicals, packaging professionals devote
themselves to the design and development of packaging, the receipt
of packaging, the filling of packaging, and the shipping of
packaged products. How the inputs to production come
packaged──whether in IBCs or other industrial containers──might be
regarded as the province of corporate purchasing agents or of
someone at the production facility. Such thinking, however,
undermines the opportunity for packaging professionals to
contribute outside their traditional spheres of influence.
To understand the role of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) is to
understand the name itself: containers, in that they hold contents;
bulk, in that the contents are of large, undivided quantities; and
intermediate, in that the containers hold quantities that are
smaller than those of tank cars but larger than those of industrial
drums, pails, and totes.
Intermediate Bulk Container-A sustainable way for packaging.
The traditional folding bag-in-box cube container is a popular
storage medium for both liquid and dry goods. Unfortunately, the
cost of purchase has been a major consideration for many companies,
particularly those currently renting but wanting to own their own
Pool. This has now changed with the introduction into industry
Joinwell Packaging . Developed using knowledge gained from many
years of manufacturing this type of container, the Joinwell
Packaging combines the best of design with the advantages of low
cost sourcing. The IBC container is available as a liquid
bag-in-box or as a dry goods container that can be tipped. There
are some introductions regarding the IBC container:
- Fully hot dip galvanised frame for longevity. Subject to the
environment in which it is used and routine maintenance.
- 5mm HDPE food grade UV protected plastic side walls and floor,
thicker than any comparable container on the market, reduces
warping in heat placing less stress on fastenings.
- Two piece metal lockable galvanised lids are fixed to the side
gates. No more potential OH&S nightmares as employees lift 20kg
single piece lids. No more separate pieces to be lost in transit.
- An “Easy Lift” handle on front and rear gates takes the strain out
of erecting the container and reduces the opportunity for back
injury - another OH&S advantage.
- The standard liquid container has a full length sight glass to
monitor the level of contents and a full width drop down gate to
allow for easy access to the lockable discharge outlet. The
discharge outlet is low enough to assist with fully emptying the
container, yet high enough off the floor to allow for use with a
heater pad or discharge wand / spear.
- The dry goods container has a discharge ‘hopper’ gate at the bottom
of one side similar to that used within industry. It also has a
larger capacity of 1.2m³ compared to the liquid unit.
One advantage of the container is that it can be specifically
configured to a customer’s needs if the Pool requirement is as
little as one 40’ shipping container quantity (120 units). This
includes closely matching plastic panel colour to corporate
branding, adding identification plates or markings, as well as
changing gate orientation and features. It can also include a
change from the standard footprint to a 1200 x 1000mm footprint.
The Joinwell Packaging is tested to International Safe Transit
Association (ISTA) Standards and is manufactured in an
accredited facility by a major world leader in the manufacture of
intermediate bulk containers. It all adds up to excellent value at
a very competitive price.
Carrying liquid in Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) is a standard
application for the food and chemical industries. Joinwell
Packaging Solutions has years of experience in the multi-layer
liner bag to hold the contents being stored or transported. Folding
IBC save space and transport costs compared to rigid IBC and will
last a many years. We supplement the range with other IBC from
world renowned partners to provide the widest options available.
Or to discuss the solutions for running your product through a
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