What Is an IBC Tank?

Elasticated Polythene Covers for IBC

An IBC tank, or intermediate bulk container, is a versatile, robust and hardwearing piece of industrial storage equipment designed to safely hold large quantities of liquids and semi-liquids. IBC tanks are a stalwart feature of the industrial packaging world, offering a reusable and recyclable container that can hold everything from drinking water to hazardous chemicals. […]

When Can You Not Reuse a Steel Drum?

210 litre UN Tight Head Steel Drum (Lacquered Interior)

Steel drums are one of the most long-lasting forms of industrial packaging that you’ll find in warehouses, factories and in the backs of lorries and trucks all over the world. These heavy-duty containers are used to store everything from petrol to hazardous waste, and with a long lifespan, steel drums can be continually reused, recycled […]

What Are Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers Made Of?


Flexible intermediate bulk containers (or FIBCs) are non-rigid storage containers that are primarily used to hold large quantities of dry semi-solid materials, such as sand or powder. Flexible intermediate bulk containers are completely collapsible. This means they are not only highly usable but easy to store and transport when not filled to the brim. In […]

Different Steel Drum Sizes and What They’re Best Used For

210 litre UN Tight Head Steel Drum (Lacquered Interior)

The steel drum is one of the most common sights in warehouses and industrial centres across the world. These stout storage solutions are not only versatile, but they’re manufactured in a wide variety of sizes, too. The standard steel drum is produced to a capacity of 210-litres, and this large industrial container is used to […]

How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Steel Drum

Steel drums are not only incredibly versatile pieces of industrial equipment, they’re fantastically cost-effective too. That’s because steel drums are designed to be used time and time again. Even old, used steel drums can be repaired, repurposed and entirely recycled and reconditioned. In fact, with a little care and attention alongside appropriate storage and handling […]

What Kind of Transport Do You Need for Stainless Steel Drums?

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Stainless steel drums are one of the most widely used and robust pieces of industrial storage equipment, but it’s imperative that businesses and individuals follow stringent health and safety rules and regulations when steel drums are transported. Steel drums are bulky and heavy (they can weigh upwards of 200 kg when fully loaded), and they’re […]

Which Industries Use Steel Drums?

Steel Drums

Steel drums are a versatile, long-lasting and cost-effective form of industrial drum that have a vast number of uses across many different industries. Fantastically robust, steel drums can be used to store everything from petrol and chemicals to food and drink. UN rated steel drums can even be put to work hauling hazardous waste for […]

Why is cardboard used for packaging?

cardboard box

Cardboard packaging is an excellent, cost-effective solution for various storage and packaging needs. Offering a surprisingly high level of protection, cardboard boxes and cardboard drums are great value, incredibly versatile and environmentally friendly, You can use cardboard packaging for a wide variety of goods and products and, as a business, you can lower your bills […]

What is an IBC water tank?


An IBC water tank is a versatile, long-lasting, yet cost-effective storage container designed to store and protect large quantities of water or other liquids. An IBC tank (intermediate bulk container) can be used to safely store and transport a range of liquids, but is most commonly found storing drinking water. Given its UN ratings however, […]

How to reduce Protective Packaging costs

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Protective packaging is an essential component in the supply chain; without a practical way to safely store and transport goods, businesses could never fulfil their orders and keep their customers happy. But protective packaging adds extra costs to any delivery, and given the competitive nature of business, profit margins are being constantly squeezed. It’s no […]