An intermediate bulk container (or IBC) is a pallet mounted, industrial grade reusable container that is used for storing and transporting bulk liquids. The IBC is capable of stacking and can be moved by a pallet jack or forklift.
Most IBCs are cube-shaped, and this cube-shaped engineering contributes to the packaging, stacking, storing, shipping and overall space efficiency of intermediate bulk containers. Rigid IBC totes feature integrated pallet bases with size dimensions that are generally very near to the multi-nationally accepted pallet length.
Almost all rigid IBCs are designed so they can be stacked vertically on top of each other using a forklift. Most have a built-in tap (valve, spigot or faucet) at the base of the container to which hoses can be attached or through which the contents can be poured into smaller containers.
IBCs provide a reliable and consistent way to handle and store liquids.