Poly Composite Caged IBC Tote Tanks

Composite IBC Tote Tanks

Poly totes provide a cost effective, reliable method of handling, storing and shipping liquids. Our high-density polyethylene (HDPE) IBCs are rotationally molded, forming a single piece, all poly IBC that is highly durable. These tanks are UN/DOT certified and can store liquids up to a 1.9 specific gravity, making them ideal for storing and transporting chemicals. When purchased new, these poly IBCs are also certified to meet the food-grade requirements of the USDA and FDA. Poly totes are available in standard capacities of 275 & 330 gallons and feature a heavy-duty base which is designed for four-way fork entry and two-way pallet jack access. They also feature stacking lugs which ensure appropriate alignment and stability when the tanks are stacked, allowing you to use space efficiently and save on labor, storage and freight costs.

Polyethylene Composite IBC Tote Tank Dimensions

Poly Composite IBCs
Nominal Capacity 275 gallon 330 gallon
Length 48 inches 48 inches
Width 40 inches 40 inches
Height including pallet 46 inches 53 inches
Weight, w/ steel pallet 130 lbs. 150 lbs.
Weight, w/ plastic pallet 139 lbs. 159 lbs.

The standard sizes for poly composite IBCs are the 275-gallon & 330-gallon capacities. The 275-gallon capacity provides the most cost efficient use of  material and easily double stacks in common              over-the-road trailers. The standard poly composite tote tank dimensions are a 40" x 48" base, with 275-gallon containers having an overall height of 46", and 330-gallon containers having an overall height of 53".   A 330-gallon poly composite IBC has the same base dimensions as a pallet, but can hold as much as six 55-gallon drums!

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Screw Cap Fill Opening 

Solid, plug or vent

Top Cross Bars 
Holds inner container in place

Extrusion Blow Molded
Inner Container made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE)

Tubular Steel Cage 
Rigid welded galvanized tubular steel grid

Identification Plate
Space for labeling the product and other details

2" outlet valve
NPT or QD fitting

Corner Guards (optional)
Protect Inner Container

4-way Entry Pallet

Available pallet options: steel, plastic, or wood

Poly Composite IBC Specifications

  • UN approval: 31HA1
  • 40" x 48" base dimension
  • Sloped bottom assures uniform and complete drainage
  • 6" top fill opening with screw cap
  • 2" poly discharge ball valve with NPT thread or QD fitting
  • Galvanized steel frame
  • Translucent plastic makes it easy to monitor fluid levels in the container
  • 1/2" HDPE, UV stabilized plastic

Poly Composite IBC Features 

  • Rated for 1.9 specific gravity fluids
  • Approved for materials in UN Packing Groups II & III 
  • New bottled totes are rated as food-grade
  • Four-way fork entry makes moving IBCs with a forklift easy
  • Perfectly suited for high bay warehousing.  Totes are able to be stacked four high when empty, and have a specially reinforced bottom plate that prevents deflection.  
  • Additional corner guards protect the inner container

Composite IBC Industry Applications

Our 275 & 330-gallon high density polyethylene tanks can be used to store a variety of industrial chemicals with a specific gravity of up to 1.9. They are also commonly used in the food and beverage industry to store and transport liquids. Often referred to as “one-way totes”, poly composite IBCs are cheap enough that they are often used just a single time before being replaced, making them the perfect option for companies shipping sensitive products that need to be kept in a brand new container.

Poly Composite IBC Tank Advantages

Tote tanks provide an efficient alternative to 55-gallon drums.  IBCs are easier to handle, safer to use and better for the environment.  Sometimes referred to as "one way totes", poly composite tanks are ideal for those who want the size and space advantages of IBC's without worrying about cleaning, testing, and paying large upfront costs. Visit Poly Composite Store


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