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What are advantages or benefits to IBC containers? | Basco
November 18, 2022
What are advantages or benefits to IBC containers? | Basco

What are advantages or benefits to IBC containers? | Basco

When deciding how to store or package materials for shipment, there’s a wide variety of options. For a business who is choosing for the first time, it can be an overwhelming process. One of the most popular options for businesses is the IBC, or intermediate bulk container. But, what are the benefits of the IBC? Why is it such a popular option? We’ll address that in this post!

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IBC Totes - The Containers that Do It All

The biggest advantage of an IBC is its versatility. There’s no singular definition for what an IBC is or what it does, which enables the IBC to be a valuable tool in almost any project. Here are some of the ways in which the IBC is versatile:


IBCs come in two main varieties: rigid and flexible. The rigid ones are solid on the outside and perfect for moving things like liquids and powders. Flexible ones are better for holding less fluid items, such as boxes or supplies.


As the word “intermediate” suggests, IBCs aren’t so large that they will be bulky and cause issues, but not too small to where they don’t store enough. They fit right in the middle!

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IBCs come in an array of materials. Some are made of industrial strength plastic made with polyethylene, while others can be made of strong, galvanized steel. Both of these are incredibly strong but provide different amount of support depending on what is inside the IBC.

Type of Storage

IBCs can store virtually anything! From food to chemicals, IBCs are built to hold whatever you need them to. They are easily cleaned and can store different materials for different projects. Their security and strength make them great for all projects.


IBCs exist for every project. Whether you need custom accessories to get the job done, or just need a specific size or shape, there’s an IBC for you! Accessories make this already versatile tool specific to your needs.

Those are just a few of the biggest advantages of IBCs! At BASCO, we know everything that there is to know about bulk containers, so we'd be happy to help you get the perfect container for your application.

Interested in using an IBC for your business or project? Browse our inventory of IBC Totes and Tanks and find whatever you need for your project. Can’t find a specific tank for your job? Make sure to check out our stock of accessories that will help you customize your IBC to your specifications. If you need help, just contact us and we will help you find the perfect solution for your needs.