What is an IBC Tote?

An IBC tote, also known as an Intermediate Bulk Container, is a large industrial-grade container designed for the storage and transportation of liquids, chemicals, and other materials. It typically has a capacity of 275 gallons (1040 liters) and is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic or other durable materials. IBC totes are designed with a pallet base and a metal cage that provides structural support and allows for easy stacking and transport. They are commonly used in a variety of industries, including agriculture, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals, among others, due to their versatility, durability, and cost-effectiveness.

What are the dimensions of a IBC tote?

The standard dimensions for a 275-gallon (1040-liter) IBC tote are typically 48 inches (1.22 meters) in length, 40 inches (1.02 meters) in width, and 46 inches (1.17 meters) in height. These dimensions are designed to provide an optimal balance between storage capacity and ease of handling and transportation. The compact size and standardized shape of IBC totes make them a popular choice for many different industries, and they can be used for a variety of liquid and solid materials.

How heavy is an empty IBC tote?

An IBC tote typically weighs between 100 to 135 pounds (45 to 61 kilograms) depending on the specific design, material, and contents. When full, the weight of the tote can vary greatly depending on the density and viscosity of the material being stored, but it can be around 2,700 pounds (1225 kilograms) for water, which is the most common liquid stored in IBC totes. It is important to ensure that the load capacity of the IBC tote is not exceeded to avoid potential damage or injury.

How many gallons will an IBC tote tank hold?

Our IBC totes have a standard capacity of 275 gallons (1040 liters), which is a common size used for a variety of industrial and commercial applications. This size provides a good balance between storage capacity and maneuverability, making it a popular choice for many different industries.

Are IBC tote tanks Food Grade?

Please note that our IBC totes are not suitable for storing or transporting food-grade materials. While they are made of high-quality materials that are safe for general use, they have not been specifically designed or certified for food-grade applications. If you require IBC totes for food storage or transportation, we recommend seeking out specialized food-grade containers to ensure the highest levels of safety and quality.

What are IBC totes made from?

IBC Totes are made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic and galvanized steel pallets/cages that can be stacked.

IBC totes are typically made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, which is a strong and durable material that can withstand a wide range of temperatures and chemical exposures. Additionally, they are equipped with galvanized steel pallets and cages that provide structural support and enable safe stacking during transportation and storage. This combination of materials makes IBC totes a robust and reliable solution for storing and transporting various liquids, chemicals, and other materials.

Can IBC totes be stacked?

Yes, IBC totes can be stacked 2 high when full or 4 high when empty. 

IBC totes are designed to be stackable. When full, they can be safely stacked up to 2 units high, while empty totes can be stacked up to 4 units high. This feature makes IBC totes a space-saving and efficient solution for storage and transportation of liquids, chemicals, and other materials.

What does "IBC" stand for?

"IBC" stands for "Intermediate Bulk Container".

"IBC" is an abbreviation that refers to "Intermediate Bulk Container." These containers are versatile, reusable industrial-grade vessels designed to transport and store liquids, semi-solids, and other materials.

Where to buy IBC Totes?

We offer the convenience of purchasing IBC totes directly from our website, with the option to either pick them up at our Harbor City, CA location or have them delivered within a 45-mile radius of the same. We are committed to providing our customers with a seamless experience that meets their needs and preferences.