If your company needs transportable chemical storage containers larger than 55-gallon drums, but nothing as large as a storage tank, an intermediate bulk container (IBC) is the best solution. An IBC, or tote, is an industrial-grade container for storing and transporting bulk chemicals and liquids. IBCs are stackable, easy to transport, and reliable options for storing chemicals of all sorts.
IBCs can store up to 330 gallons or more. They are most commonly used for storing chemicals and other products, such as:
Bulk chemicals, including hazardous materials or dangerous goods
Commodities and raw materials used in industrial production
Liquid, granulated, and powdered food ingredients
Food syrups, such as corn syrup or molasses
Intermediate bulk containers are available as disposable or reusable totes. Disposable totes are inexpensive, but they don’t provide long-term business value. Repeated purchases can quickly become a more expensive line item on your budget. Poly Processing offers a better alternative—a long-lasting chemical tote that provides long-term savings and unmatched dependability.
PolyTote’s Industry-Leading Design
Poly Processing has designed a superior IBC for repeated use that’s engineered for longevity and durability. Our best-in-class 330-gallon PolyTote IBC delivers a more robust and user-friendly product than any other tote on the market. PolyTote takes transport storage to a whole new level of strength, utility and durability. Our IBCs will give you years of reliable use.
PolyTote consists of three components: the chemical storage tank, an all-plastic frame that encloses the unit, and a plastic lid that keeps the tank in the skid. Poly Processing's IBC is certified to UN/DOT requirements.
Let’s take a look at what makes the PolyTote IBC the best in the industry.
The Best Performing IBC on the Market
PolyTote’s most impressive component is its unique fused valve. Other IBC manufacturers secure their valves by threading the valve onto a soft plastic unit. Over time, the valve can scrape into the plastic, creating potential leak paths.
Customers told us the number one improvement they wanted in an intermediate bulk container was a better valve that didn’t leak. So we eliminated the threaded valve on our PolyTote containers and heat-fused the attachment to the unit. We added a collar on the back end to secure the connection. There are no threads to seal or risky connectors that could allow leaking. The valve itself is a high-end, robust, glass-reinforced polypropylene design.
We’re proud to say that we have hundreds of IBCs in the field today that have never had any valve-leak issues.
Third-Party Tested and Approved
The PolyTote container is designed for unparalleled strength and durability. While many manufacturers do their own testing and certification, PolyTote has been tested and approved by a third-party testing agency.
The container was subjected to 28 days of rigorous testing, including:
Drop Test: The IBC was frozen at 0°F and dropped onto its valve from a height of roughly 6 feet
Hydro/pressure Test: The unit was filled to capacity and subjected to 15 psi
Stack Test: PolyTote was heated to 104°F and subjected to 10,000 lbs. placed on top for 28 days
The PolyTote passed all three tests with flying colors, certifying its superior durability and strength.
Check out this video to see the results of the drop test for yourself.
Need a customized fitting layout? We have several custom options for IBC dome fittings. We can also add lifting lugs and a pump mount to the tote in to tailor the unit to your process. Call customer support to learn more.
Download the PolyTote guide to learn more about the latest innovation in intermediate bulk containers.