Plastic IBCs are generally reusable, versatile containers that have been engineered for storing, transporting, and/or handling various industry materials and in bulk quantities. Rigid high density polyethylene (HDPE) IBC totes are reliable, strong, and functional containers, both effective and chemically compatible across a multitude of applications. Poly IBCs are widely used throughout industries and sectors.
IBC Tanks offers a variety of plastic IBC models, capacities, as well as customizable options to meet and exceed the demands of the many applications plastic IBCs are used for.
Capacities are available from 120 gallons to 550 gallons based on tote style. Most IBCs are rated to 1.9 specific gravity (SG), with some 1.35 SG totes available. Plastic IBC models available include:
Plastic IBC totes are produced according to current laws and regulations, including Title 49 CFRs. All poly IBCs are U.S. manufactured with industrial-grade HDPE resin that is FDA food grade certified and ANSI / NSF 61 approved for potable water applications. UV stabilizers are integrated during manufacture to resist sunlight degradation for all indoor, outdoor use.
Although IBC resin is food grade certified, other tank components may not be. Our IBC tanks can be manufactured to full food grade standards for consumables. Manufacture would include materials compliant to FDA Title 21 CFRs 177.1520, 177.2600, 178.3297, and/or 178.2010. Compliant components may include constituents within the tank material, gaskets, caps, and/or valves.
All plastic IBC tanks are DOT/UN approved and certified per UN31H1, 31HA1/Y or UN31H2, depending on IBC tote model. The IBCs we offer are all approved for Packing Group II and III materials. Excluding caged IBC totes, all IBCs feature permanently molded UN/DOT labels for increased legibility.
All polyethylene IBCs feature automatic vacuum vents that begin relieving internal pressure at 0.25 PSIG with no manual operation required. All IBC tanks include forklift and pallet jack access for increased product maneuverability and are stackable.
High density polyethylene IBCs see extensive use within a vast assortment of industries, sectors, and consumer niches. The functional and highly effective engineering of polyethylene IBCs makes them suitable and successful for many applications. Plastic IBC totes are employed by wholesalers, distributers, suppliers, bulk material handlers, as well as a host of commercial and individual operations.
Please note that no material is completely resistant to everything. High density polyethylene plastic is not compatible with particular chemicals. Potential events that could occur: tank corrosion or failure, formation of dangerous gases, or material degradation. Always certify the compatibility of the storage container and the material to be put within.
Polyethylene IBC tanks are designed for the specialized handling of various bulk cargo materials and are engineered for the handling of hazardous and non-hazardous liquids, semi-solids, and solid, granulated materials.
IBC containers have many characteristics that make them suitable for their various potential applications. All but caged IBCs are designed to be reused, especially if reuse is with the same material. Poly IBC’s strength and reusability make them much more cost-effective across their service lives when compared to standard cylindrical drums.
Polyethylene IBCs are made from industrial strength HDPE and most are rated to 1.9 SG. HDPE IBCs are seamless and durable containers capable of withstanding the weight and corrosion characteristics of many chemicals and materials as well as potentially environmental or physical impacts. Poly IBC containers ensure and protect the quality of their bulk cargo and products.
Plastic IBC handling containers do not rust, are durable against impacts, punctures, and tears, are easy to use and maneuver, and can withstand the pressures and stresses of logistics and transport. Materials can be stored and handled with limited risk and waste. The tank design promotes product safety. Inflow and outflow engineering promotes zero waste from spillage or overflow.
The cubic shape of IBC totes potentially allows more material to be transported within the same space as a pallet of drum containers. IBCs also potentially allow processes to be performed more quickly, efficiently, and in significantly less steps.
All IBCs are stackable and the stacking system provides less handling, better storage solutions, and multiple system integration. Intermediate bulk containers have a significant potential to lower disposal costs and reduce physical waste.
Caged IBC totes are highly portable HDPE plastic tanks with a galvanized steel frame support and integrated pallet. They are offered in 275 gallon and 330 gallon capacities and rated to 1.9 specific gravity for dense products. Caged IBC totes are DOT/UN 31HA1/Y approved for hazardous and non-hazardous materials.
The internal plastic container is blow mold manufactured from NSF 61 approved, FDA food grade HDPE resin suitable for potable water and food industry applications. High density polyethylene manufacture provides resistance and durability to various chemicals, corrosion, rust, and impact. The galvanized steel frame provides structural stability, rigidity, and increased impact resistance.
Caged IBC totes are molded to a thinner wall thickness than the other IBC models. Caged IBCs are often one way, one use in transport, then cleaned or recycled. Standard Features include:
Square stackable IBC tanks are standard all plastic intermediate bulk containers that have been rotationally molded from quality virgin HDPE to a 1/2″ thick tank sidewall. This increase in tank thickness provides considerable more product durability and promotes a long service life. Square stacking IBCs are available in standard, premium, and wide mouth variants.
Square stackable IBCs are rated for dense, corrosive chemicals up to 1.9 specific gravity, with tank capacities available from 120 gallons to 330 gallons. All square stackable IBCs are DOT/UN 31H2/Y approved according to Title 49 CFR. Rotational molding eliminates seams and limits corrosion and maintenance concerns associated with inferior products or poly-composite tanks.
Standard model square IBCs are manufactured with a heavy duty base that provides over 30% more bottom tank protection and wider forklift channels to reduce damage probability. Standard model bases reduce overall tank height and are less expensive and easier to replace than premium model bases. The heavy duty base comes in black with different color options available upon request. Standard features include:
Premium square stackable IBCs have the features of the standard model but offer additional customizations and tank fitting options not available to the standard model. The pallet bases of premium models come in standard red and include safety forklift channels. Standard features include:
Wide mouth square stackable IBCs feature 18″ lid openings to allow mixing of the stored material and to provide full interior access for cleaning, drying, and sanitization. Capacities available include 220, 275, and 330 gallons.
Wide mouth stackable IBCs are often utilized for traffic marking, line striping, paints, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, inks and dyes, adhesives and coatings, lubricants, and in the food industry for food, beverage, as well as wine and spirits.
These IBC tanks feature the square stackable premium base but can be manufactured with the heavy duty standard model on request. Standard features include:
Ultratainer tanks are very versatile and durable IBCs that provide one of the industry’s greatest service lives. Ultratainer IBCs have unique internal cylindrical tanks within an integrated square frame. The cylindrical shape provides increased tank integrity that resists sidewall bulging, allows for higher pressure capacities, and promotes tank cleaning and flushing by removing hard to clean tank corners.
The integrated HDPE square frame provides a shape that is easy to handle, store, ship, and stack. The square frame features a top protector to help align tank in stacked position and protect the top openings against potential impacts.
Ultratainer IBCs are rated to 1.9 specific gravity (15.2 lbs/gal) and capable of handling dense materials, corrosives and caustics. They are manufactured from quality FDA approved food grade HDPE resin and available in 220 gallon, 275 gallon, and 330 gallon capacities. Ultratainer tanks come in standard and wide mouth model variants.
Ultratainers are DOT/UN 31H1 certified according to Title 49 CFR requirements. They are approved to a 15 psi (100 KPa) pressure rating. A heavy weight Ultratainer model is available that is tested to 62 psi (428 KPa) for hazardous, non-hazardous materials with greater pressure requirements. Ultratainers come standard with 6″ fill cap openings and security tethers, three replaceable 2″ bungs, integrated gallon markers, and a four way forklift, pallet jack accessible base. A domed tank bottom and 2″ bottom ball valve promotes complete product drainage for most materials. Standard features include:
Wide mouth Ultratainer IBCs have all the options of standard Ultratainers but feature a 20″ top opening with a 22″ threaded screw cap and gasket that allows total access to the container interior while maintaining product integrity. The wide mouth model features raised, molded bosses that promote easy cap handling and tightening.
Wide mouth Ultratainers are ideal for and often employed in scenarios when processes require inner tank inspections, drying, cleaning, sanitizing, for reuse or health standards, and/or ease of access to the stored commodity. Standard features include:
Voyager IBC totes are long term reusable HDPE transport totes available in 275 gallon and 330 gallon capacities. Voyager IBCs are rated for up to 1.9 specific gravity fluids, capable of holding 15.9 lbs/gal fluid weight. These IBC tanks meet Title 49 CFR land and offshore requirements, and are UN31H2/Y designed and tested for PGII and PGIII hazardous and non-hazardous materials.
Voyager IBC totes are approved for domestic and offshore applications. They are rotationally molded to 1/2″ sidewall thickness from industrial grade high density polyethylene, making them suitable for corrosive, acidic, and caustic chemicals and other commodities. USA manufacture incorporates ultraviolet degradation inhibitors for full, long term outdoor use.
These intermediate bulk containers feature a translucent bottle with molded gallon markers. Standard Voyager models feature 7″ polypropylene top fill caps with a Santoprene gasket. The standard 7″ top fill can be replaced with a 22″ wide mouth top fill lid option to allow inner tank accessibility. They have a 2″ outlet valve that is tank recessed to protect from damage. The tank bottom is fully sloped to allow 99% drainage. They have a 2″ polypropylene vent with a Santoprene gasket.
Standard Voyager IBCs size dimensions are 45″ wide x 45″ long and 60″ in height. They feature a heavy duty integrated pallet that has 4 way forklift and 2 way pallet jack access. They have two way anti-tip safety bars and alignment stacking lugs compatible with other IBC models and types. Vacuum pressure relief vents, tote gasket materials and pallet colors can be customized per need and application.
Voyager plus IBC totes are cylindrical HDPE transport tanks protected and contained within an integrated poly pallet cage to maximize shape efficiency and product durability. Voyager Plus IBCs are offered in 330 gallon capacity rated to 1.9 SG fluids.
The tote is manufactured from industrial strength and grade plastic with UV stabilizers for the long term indoor / outdoor handling, transport, and storage of intense, harsh, or damaging hazardous and non-hazardous materials. Voyager Plus IBC totes are made from compliant materials that meet or exceed FDA food grade standards, Title 49 CFR, and ANSI / NSF 61 requirements. They are DOT/UN 31H2/Y designated for PGII and PGIII commodities.
The Voyager Plus IBC has an inner, translucent bottle, with cylindrical engineering to increase tank resistance to sidewall bulging, pressure, and damage. The cylindrical shape also promotes full drainage and interior cleaning. The cubical frame is thick HDPE and increases overall product durability as well as retains the square IBC shape that provides easy stacking, filling, loading, maneuvering, and organization.
Voyager Plus IBCs have top lifting capabilities with molded in lifting lugs. The IBCs have integrated gallonage markers for easy liquid leveling. They feature a 7″ polypropylene top cap with a 2″ fusible vent with gaskets made from Santoprene as standard. Gasket materials are customizable. The 2″ outlet valve is recessed and at the base of the fully sloped bottom, promoting near total fluid draining.
These IBC tote dimensions are 46″ W x 46″ L x 71″ H. Their unified pallet skids have four way fork access and two way jack access. They have safety bars as two way anti-tipping measures, and head stacking lugs to provide stacking support and alignment even across IBC types.
Voyager XL IBCs are the industry’s largest vertical, all HDPE intermediate bulk container, with a 535 gallon capacity specified for up to 1.9 SG fluids. The increased capacity provides 62% more volume for liquid applications than a 330 gallon IBC. The XL Plus IBC is rated to 14.5 psi (100 KPa) and designed, tested, and labeled per UN / DOT UN31H2 for Packing Group II and III.
Voyager XL tanks feature a 7″ polypropylene top cap and vented bung with Santoprene gaskets, a fully draining sloped bottom, 2″ Banjo® polypropylene outlet with quick disconnect, top stacking lugs, and an oversized pallet base with 4 way fork / jack access. Top lift packages are available for hoist and crane movement. Colors, graphics, and gasket materials can be modified per request.
Voyager XL IBCs measure 49″ W x 57″ L x 90.25″ H. For size comparison and reference:
Megatainer IBC containers are one of the industry’s largest capacity HDPE IBC tanks at 550 gallons. Megatainers’ large 550 gallon capacity makes these IBCs the equivalent of ten 55 gallon drums but only occupy a 4′ x 6.75′ footprint by 5′ tall.
Megatainer IBCs are rated to 1.9 SG and are applicable for the bulk storage, handling, and transport of a vast assortment of chemicals and other products. With their 550 gallon payload, Megatainers can provide an overall capacity ability that is 66% greater than most other polyethylene IBCs.
Megatainers are made of superior quality HDPE resin that is rotational mold manufactured to a 1/2″ thick tank sidewall. The thick tank wall contributes significantly to product durability and corrosion resistance. These IBCs are manufactured with a structural rib design that also promotes increased container strength.
They are considered lightweight and versatile with a low profile design that allows easy access to top ports. The horizontal design supplements product filling and distribution. The tanks are engineered to maximize the IBC efficiency of weight, handling, and space for increased productivity and decreased logistics costs. Standard features include:
Excalibur IBC tanks are rotationally molded high density polyethylene, portable and reusable totes designed to offer a more durable and maintenance free alternative to caged IBC totes. Excaliburs have the lowest purchase cost of the asset IBCs and provide an excellent cost to service life ratio due to its reusability, durability, and long service life.
Excalibur IBCs are offered in 120 gallon and 330 gallon capacities, and in 1.35 and 1.9 specific gravity ratings. Excalibur IBCs have a tank thickness more than triple traditional caged IBCs. Excalibur totes do not require external, protective cages due to their seamless, durable, impact resistant HDPE construction.
Excalibur tanks are manufactured with long lasting, reliable top closures, and feature a unique replaceable foot design where legs can be replaced if damaged. These tanks are highly reusable and do not have the replacement costs associated with light duty composite IBCs. Standard features include:
We offer the greatest selection of polyethylene plastic IBCs at the industry’s most competitive pricing, especially for bulk orders. Bulk pricing is available for multi-quantity orders. Contact us with your questions. Contact us for more information or to request custom IBC appearances, logo additions, fabrication options, or for any other assistance you may require.