IBC totes for logistics that make sense

Flexible container systems for handling and transporting bulk liquids


Fluid-Bag 1000 or 900 litre flexible IBC totes are an efficient container solution for liquid and semi-solid products, ranging from food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics to lubricants, paint, ink and adhesives.

We work closely with our customers to find ways in which the Fluid-Bag IBC totes can improve and bring added value to daily manufacturing and logistics processes. Our technical teams provide knowledge about liquid handling in Fluid-Bag intermediate bulk containers. They have experience of handling very challenging products in Fluid-Bags, too.

We can help you find the right equipment and setup for your application and manufacturing environment. We check and guarantee the quality of each of our containers, ensuring that a product packed in a Fluid-Bag IBC tote will reach its destination with the same quality as when it was first packed in the factory.

Read more about Fluid-Bag IBC totes:

Fluid-Bag Flexi IBC tote

Fluid-Bag FLEXI

The one-way IBC tote with a wooden pallet

Fluid-Bag Multi IBC tank 

Fluid-Bag MULTI

Multi-trip IBC tote option with a reusable steel pallet and transport bag

 


Which bulk container for liquids should you choose? 

We have collected some tips for you in a handy guide, click on the image below to download!

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Short videos showing the use of Fluid-Bag bulk containers, take a look! 

Fluid-Bag FLEXI IBC tote assembly:


Fluid-Bag MULTI IBC tote assembly:


Fluid-Bag MULTI IBC tote dismantle and return:

 

FAQ, basic information about IBC totes

  • What are the dimensions of an IBC tote?

    IBC tote dimensions wary slightly depending on the model and geographic area. Generally speaking, in the US the standard 1000-liter IBC dimensions are 45” L x 45” W or 48” x 40”. In Europe most rigid plastic IBC totes are 1200 x 1000 mm, while flexible alternatives such as Fluid-Bag IBC totes are 1170 x 1150 mm. Plastic or cardboard bag-in-box containers come in different formats, but a typical size is 1140 x 1140 mm.

  • What is the weight of an IBC?

    Weights vary depending on the model, but as an example, common rigid plastic IBCs of 275 gallons or 1000 liters weigh around 65 kg when empty, and up to 1600 kg when filled. In comparison, a flexible Fluid-Bag IBC tote weighs only 36 kg when empty, including the pallet, and can be filled up to 2200 kg.

  • What is the capacity of an IBC tote?

    The most common model IBC tote can carry 1000 liters. Other models are also available, ranging from around 400 litres to 3000 litres.

    Fluid-Bag offers 900 and 1000 liter IBC totes.

  • What can be stored in IBC totes?

    IBC totes can be used for many types of liquid and semi-solid products, such as chemicals, raw materials, food ingredients, greases, lubricants, adhesives, paints, industrial coatings, cosmetics and pharmaceutical compounds.

  • What is an FIBC (flexible IBC)?

    A flexible IBC (FIBC) is a bulk container made of polypropylene plastic fabric. Other names are big bags, bulk bags or jumbo bags. FIBC containers are mainly used for transporting solid materials like powders and grains. In some cases a flexible IBC can also be used for liquids and pastes, as is the case with Fluid-Bag IBC totes. Flexible containers enable easier and more efficient logistics since they can be packaged very efficiently. Residue levels are very low, as the flexible IBC totes can be collapsed, stretched and squeezed.

  • What is an IBC tote?

    IBC tote means Intermediate Bulk Container tote. Other names for the same product are IBC tank, IBC or pallet tank. An IBC tote is either single-use or reusable. IBC totes are used for handling, transport, and storage of liquids, semi-solids, or pastes in bulk quantities. There are many types and brands of IBC totes on the market:

    - Totes with a rigid plastic outer shell and a metal cage
    - Steel IBC totes
    - IBC models with a rigid cardboard or plastic outer shell with a thin inner liner inside
    - Flexible IBC totes consisting of a flexible plastic outer shell and a strong inner liner that holds and protects the liquid inside.