IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container)
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What are IBC containers?
Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) are standardized containers used for the storage and transportation of liquid, pasty or powdery materials. They are usually made of plastic or steel and have a capacity of 500 to 1000 liters. Transport handling of liquid goods is particularly uncomplicated with this type of container. IBCs are characterized by relatively low acquisition costs and are optionally available with UN approval for hazardous goods transport.
Most IBCs consist of a cubic or rectangular container surrounded by a metal frame or plastic frame. The container usually has an opening at the top through which the material can be poured, and a discharge tap or pump at the bottom through which the material can be removed.
Advantages of IBCs
IBCs are widely used in the industry and offer numerous advantages. These include:
Due to their numerous advantages, IBCs are widely used in many industries, including chemical, food, pharmaceutical and agricultural.
What are the different types of IBCs?
There are several types of IBCs to choose from, depending on the intended use:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermediate_Bulk_Container, retrieved: September 24th, 2019, 21:00 UTC
Georg Küffner: Zum Wegwerfen viel zu schade. IBC-Container führen ein buntes Zweitleben. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Nr. 286, Frankfurt, December 9th, 2014
The intermediate bulk container (IBC) consists of a pallet with a plastic tank (IBC bladder) in a mesh cage. (Source: Wikipedia)