What is an IBC made off?

IBC stands for Intermediate Bulk Container. IBCs are formed of a plastic tank made of HDPE (high density polyethylene) enclosed in a transparent steel frame on a steel, plastic or wooden pallet with a 150 mm or 225 mm filler cap on the top and a drain tap with a 2” or 3” connector on the bottom.

With its shape and dimensions, the 1000-litre IBC takes up the same space as 1 pallet with four 200-litre drums, but can hold up to 20% more fluid and can be stacked 2 high in a shipping container.

An IBC is one of the newer forms of industrial packaging with the great advantage of more volume in the same square meter. A standard IBC can hold 1000 litres. In our assortment you can also find IBCs of 250, 300, 600 and 800 litres.

What are the benefits of an IBC?

  • Reusable; it is cleaned professionally inside and out after use.
  • IBCs can be stacked
  • Suitable for a wide range of fluids
  • The use of an IBC can lower your processing costs
  • You could improve the safety and hygiene of your activities
  • IBCs are designed for easy filling, emptying and cleaning
  • As manufacturer or distributor, you can more easily apply your house style to an IBC than to drums
  • You can considerably lower your handling fees.

Look at our selection of IBCs in the online catalogue. If you would like an estimate, please contact us, we would be happy to help you out!