When moving and storing materials, especially hazardous liquids, there are many companies that still turn to 55-gallon round drums. And while this isn’t necessarily the worst idea in the world, you should know it’s not your only option. IBC tote bins can also be used to move and store many of the same liquids, and there are lots of benefits that come along with using them. Take a closer look at a few of those benefits below.
They can be transported more easily.
When you use drums to transport liquids, those drums typically need to be either placed on pallets or shrink wrapped tightly to prevent spillage. You won’t need to worry about doing that with IBC tote bins. The bins can hold just as much as drums, and they can be moved freely without you needing to invest in costly pallets or take the time to shrink wrap all of them.
They can be used over and over again.
While there are some drums that can be used more than once, many will need to be discarded after they have be used a single time. IBC tote bins, on the other hand, can be used multiple times before you will need to replace them. It will save you money in the long run.
They can cut down on product waste.
When you drain IBC tote bins, you will be able to get all of the liquid inside of them out. The same cannot always be said for drums. Residual liquid will often build up on the inside of drums and stay there. That will result in wasted product, which is something you won’t have to deal with when you rely on IBC tote bins.
Container Distributors Inc. can provide you with the drums, bins, and other containers you need to safely ship materials. Call us at 800-366-5098 today to learn more about the products we can offer.