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Flexitank 101: Getting to Know this Total Liquids Transport Solution

In the past, the bulk transport of liquids wasn’t only difficult—it was costly. One had to find appropriate bottles, drums or containers first to safely store the liquids, and then book a suitable truck to transport the load to the desired destination.

Fortunately, those days are now long gone. With the range of flexitanks in Australia, it’s now possible to store and ship liquids safely, conveniently and more cost-effectively.

Flexitank: What is it?

A flexitank is a flexible tank or container designed to transport a variety of non-hazardous liquids such as water, edible oils, paints, emulsion, wine, fruit juices and many other liquid. They are usually made from multiple layers of food-grade polyethylene and have woven polypropylene as their outer covering. Standard flexitanks can be made to hold a capacity of between 1,000 and 24,000 litres.

Why Use Flexitanks

Flexitanks are considered an indispensable liquid storage and transport solution today due to their many advantages:

More economical – Flexitanks are considerably cheaper than ISO tankers, IBCs or drums. They are also lighter, translating to lower freight costs.

Save on loading and unloading – Traditionally, forklifts and human operators are required to load and unload liquids from drums. This isn’t only costly, but time consuming as well. With a flexitank, this can now be eliminated. Bulk liquids can easily be transferred to and from flexitanks with a pump.E Flex Flexitank inside Shipping Container

More room for liquid storage – If you want to make the most of your freight exercise, transporting liquids via flexitanks is the best way to go. This is because unlike drums or plastic containers, whose shapes affect the amount of liquid they could carry, this innovative liquid storage product doesn’t create dead space, making it possible to store more liquid.

Low environmental impact – Unlike metal and plastic drums, flexitanks don’t require expensive cleaning and repositioning. They are also highly recyclable.

◊ Widely available – They are also readily available even in remote areas and suitable for use in various modes of transport, including ocean, auto and rail transport.

With the benefits they offer, it’s easy to see why flexitanks have become the leading liquid transport solution today. And if you’re looking for a reliable range of flexitank solutions, Waterplex has you covered. We specialise in providing innovative water storage solutions—including flexitanks, rainwater harvesting packages and solutions, Bluescope steel water tanks and more. Feel free to speak to one of our representatives today to learn more about our selection of liquid and water tanks for sale.

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