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Used IBC Totes


Used IBC Totes for Sale

  • Portable bulk containers designed to hold corrosive and flammable chemicals being transported.
  • Reusable containers that are easy to handle and cost effective.
  • Designed to stack on top of one another and can be stored in a pallet rack system.
  • Totes measure 40" wide by 48" long by 48" tall, weighing roughly 100 lbs when empty.
  • ASI pays top dollar for used IBC totes: Learn More About Our Purchasing Program
  • NOT FOOD SAFE- ASI can not ensure that the previous uses were storing safe chemicals, making these unable to be conveyed as Food Grade for consumer safety.
330 Gallon IBC Totes
330 Gallon IBC Totes
  • 330 Gallon Capacity
  • Store & Transport Liquids
  • Steel Reinforced Frame
Used 275 Gallon IBC Totes
Used 275 Gallon IBC Totes
  • 275 Gallon Capacity
  • Store and transport liquids
  • Steel Reinforced Frame

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About IBC Totes

IBC totes are cost-effective and  are re-usable industrial containers that can provide easy transportation and storage of liquids and granulated substances (e.g. chemicals, food ingredients, solvents, pharmaceuticals, etc.) when compared to other types of containers or barrels. With these containers being versatile they make a great container for a variety of industries. Most IBC or intermediate bulk containers are stackable because they are mounted on a pallet which is designed to be moved by a forklift.

IBC totes are reinforced with a warp-resistant tubular steel jacket and internal corner guards to protect the inner container. Filling is done quickly and efficiently with a 2” valve and threaded lid. The most common size is 275 gallons. The volume range is situated between drums and tanks. IBC’s are made from resins, typically polyethylene, housed within the tubular galvanized iron cage which is attached to a pallet.

Most have a built-in tap (valve, spigot, or faucet) at the base of the container to which hoses can be attached or poured out of into small containers. Features include tote or tank can be used for transporting liquid or granulate, re-usable, can be stacked with a forklift, and most have a built-in valve, spigot, or faucet for emptying.

Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) are large, reusable industrial containers designed for the safe storage and transport of liquids and bulk materials. One of the key advantages of IBCs is their versatility. They can be used for a wide range of applications, including the storage and transport of liquids, powders, and granular materials. IBCs can be fitted with a range of accessories such as valves, pumps, and dispensers, which makes them ideal for use in various industrial processes. They can also be stacked on top of each other, which maximizes storage space and reduces the cost of storage and transportation.

Another advantage of IBCs is their durability. They are designed to withstand harsh industrial environments, and are resistant to corrosion, impact, and extreme temperatures. This makes them a reliable and cost-effective solution for the storage and transport of hazardous or valuable materials. Additionally, IBCs can be reused many times, which reduces waste and helps to protect the environment.

Finally, Intermediate Bulk Containers are a versatile and durable solution for the safe storage and transport of bulk materials. They offer a range of advantages, including versatility, durability, and reusability, which makes them a popular choice in various industries. With the right accessories and proper handling, IBCs can help to streamline industrial processes, reduce costs, and improve safety.

American Surplus has dozens of used IBC totes in stock in several sizes to best suit your needs. All of our IBC totes are inspected and tested for damage and leaks to ensure that only the highest-quality inventory leaves our warehouse. Contact a member of our staff to learn more about our current inventory of IBC totes, as well as any other used equipment you may need for your warehouse or material handling facility.

Advantages of IBC Totes

IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) totes offer several advantages, making them a popular choice for storage and transportation in various industries. Here are some of the advantages of IBC totes:

  • Large Capacity: IBC totes typically have a large storage capacity, ranging from 275 gallons (1,041 liters) to 330 gallons (1,249 liters), allowing for efficient storage and transportation of bulk liquids or granular materials. This high capacity reduces the need for multiple smaller containers, saving space and reducing handling requirements.
  • Durability: IBC totes are constructed from sturdy materials such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or stainless steel, which makes them robust and resistant to corrosion, impacts, and harsh environmental conditions. This durability ensures that the totes can withstand demanding handling and transport conditions, resulting in reduced product loss and increased lifespan.
  • Ability to Stack: IBC totes are designed with a square or rectangular shape and often feature a pallet base. This design enables easy stacking of multiple totes, maximizing storage space efficiency in warehouses, trucks, or shipping containers. Stack-ability also enhances stability during transportation, reducing the risk of damage or spillage.
  • Versatility: IBC totes are suitable for storing and transporting a wide range of materials, including liquids, chemicals, food products, pharmaceuticals, and hazardous substances. They can be equipped with different types of closures, valves, and fittings to accommodate specific handling requirements and ensure safe containment.
  • Reusability: IBC totes are reusable containers, allowing for multiple cycles of use. After the initial contents are emptied, the totes can be thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and refilled, reducing waste and overall costs associated with single-use packaging. This reusability factor makes IBC totes environmentally friendly and sustainable.
  • Easy Handling: IBC totes are designed for convenient handling. They often feature built-in handles, forklift pockets, and sometimes lifting lugs, making them easy to maneuver and transport within facilities or onto trucks. The standardized dimensions and connections of IBC totes also simplify integration into existing supply chain systems.
  • Regulatory Compliance: IBC totes are designed and manufactured in compliance with various industry regulations and international standards, ensuring the safe storage and transport of hazardous materials. They may include features such as UN/DOT-approved designs, leak-proof closures, and tamper-evident seals, meeting regulatory requirements and reducing the risk of accidents or contamination.

IBC Totes Applications

IBC totes find applications in a wide range of industries and are commonly used for the following purposes:

  • Chemical Storage and Transportation: IBC totes are widely used to store, handle, and transport various chemicals, including acids, solvents, detergents, and lubricants. The robust construction and compatibility with a range of chemical substances make them suitable for chemical manufacturing, water treatment facilities, agricultural applications, and more.
  • Food and Beverage Industry: IBC totes are utilized in the food and beverage industry for storing and transporting liquids such as juices, syrups, oils, sauces, and dairy products. They are designed to meet food-grade standards, ensuring the safe handling and preservation of perishable goods during storage and distribution.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics: IBC totes are used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries to store and transport ingredients, formulations, and finished products. They provide a secure and controlled environment for sensitive materials, maintaining their integrity and quality.
  • Agriculture and Irrigation: IBC totes are employed for storing and distributing fertilizers, pesticides, and irrigation solutions in agricultural settings. Their large capacity allows for efficient bulk handling, and they can be easily transported to remote locations for on-site applications.
  • Waste Management: IBC totes serve as containers for collecting and disposing of various types of waste, including hazardous materials, chemicals, and industrial byproducts. They facilitate proper waste segregation, storage, and transportation while complying with environmental regulations.
  • Construction and Infrastructure: IBC totes are used in construction sites to store and transport construction materials such as adhesives, sealants, paints, and coatings. They provide a convenient and portable solution for accessing and utilizing these materials on-site.
  • Renewable Energy: IBC totes are utilized in renewable energy industries, such as biodiesel production and solar energy, to store and transport biofuels, chemicals, and other raw materials. They ensure the safe handling and efficient distribution of these resources.
  • Emergency Preparedness: IBC totes play a crucial role in emergency response situations, such as natural disasters or humanitarian aid efforts. They can be used for storing and transporting potable water, medical supplies, food rations, and other essential items.

IBC Totes Manufacturers

  • Mauser Packaging Solutions
  • Hoover Ferguson Group
  • Snyder Industries
  • Time Technoplast Ltd.
  • TranPak, Inc.
  • Metano IBC Services, Inc.
  • Orbis Corporation

Names for IBC Totes

  • IBC Containers
  • Intermediate Bulk Containers
  • IBC Tanks
  • IBC Drums
  • IBC Cubes
  • Tote Bins
  • Bulk Storage Containers
  • Liquid Totes
  • Liquid Bulk Containers
  • Square Tanks
  • Portable Tanks
  • Transportable Containers
  • Multimodal Containers
  • Cubic Containers
  • Bulk Boxes

Used IBC Totes Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does IBC stand for?
A: IBC stands for Intermediate Bulk Container.

Q: What is the capacity of an IBC tote?
A: The capacity of an IBC tote typically ranges from 275 gallons (1,041 liters) to 330 gallons (1,249 liters). However, there may be variations in sizes and capacities depending on the manufacturer and specific model.

Q: What materials are IBC totes made of?
A: IBC totes are commonly made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic or stainless steel. HDPE totes are more common and suitable for a wide range of applications, while stainless steel totes are often used for more specialized or demanding applications.

Q: Are IBC totes stackable?
A: Yes, IBC totes are designed to be stackable. They feature a square or rectangular shape with a pallet base, allowing for easy and stable stacking. This stack-ability maximizes storage space and facilitates efficient transportation.

Q: Can IBC totes be reused?
A: Yes, IBC totes are reusable. After the initial use, they can be cleaned, sanitized, and refilled with new contents, reducing waste, and promoting sustainability. Reusing IBC totes can also result in cost savings compared to single-use containers.

Q: Are IBC totes suitable for hazardous materials?
A: Yes, IBC totes can be designed and certified for the storage and transportation of hazardous materials. They can be equipped with features such as UN/DOT-approved designs, leak-proof closures, and tamper-evident seals to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

Q: How do I clean an IBC tote?
A: Cleaning procedures for IBC totes may vary depending on the contents and industry requirements. Generally, the process involves draining any remaining contents, rinsing the tote with appropriate cleaning agents or solutions, and ensuring thorough rinsing and drying before reuse.

Q: How long do IBC totes last?
A: The lifespan of an IBC tote can vary depending on factors such as its material, usage conditions, and maintenance practices. Generally, well-maintained IBC totes can last for several years, and some models are designed for long-term use. Regular inspection and proper handling can help extend their lifespan.