Flexitanks prove as a beneficial option for shipments, especially demands from the chemical industry pushing their adoption

Bulk containers are preferred for storage and transportation of granulated substances and bulk liquids such as food ingredients, chemicals, pharmaceutical reagents, etc. Packaging of bulk containers has taken a new turn. Flexitanks are becoming more popular for transportation of bulky liquids. Flexitank is also referred to as flexibag or a flexible tank bag or flexitanque. It has an overall capacity of around 25000 liters. There are different types of Flexitanks, namely Monolayer Flexitanks, Multilayer Flexitanks and Bilayer Flexitanks. They can be reused as well. There are different types of material used for the manufacturing of Flexitanks, to name a few, Flexitanks can be manufactured using PVC, single and double layer polyethylene, multilayer polyethylene etc. They can be used to transport palm oil, vegetable oil, drinking water, additives, emulsions, ricinoleic acid, lactic acid, wine etc. Flexitanks are available easily and at the best price. Moreover, handling a Flexitank is much easier as compared to other forms such as isotank. Flexitanks do not pose threat to the environment as they are manufactured from recyclable material. They are considered environment friendly, least expensive and are used to ship non-hazardous liquids.

Environmental Packaging Technologies Inc., is one of the players dealing with shipping of liquids and provides shipping solutions which are more efficient and convenient. EPTI (Environmental Packaging Technologies Inc.,), after the introduction of LiquiRideTM flexitanks, has begun delivering to numerous beverage companies in the entire globe. The first of its kind, LiquiRideTM flexitanks, it was possible to ship juice and several other liquids which require temperature control in the shipping containers. According to the company’s CEO, Mr. David Skriloff, LiquiRideTM flexitanks are changing the course of the industry, a new paradigm has emerged. Several companies use LiquiRideTM flexitanks to ship a huge variety of liquids and chemicals such as wine, petroleum, edible oils, etc. The company’s product is made available to logistics companies, shipping companies, consumer product manufacturers and other manufacturers and suppliers who are spread over more than fifty countries in the entire globe.

Increasing logistics and associated services has taken a new turn which can have an upper hand in the growth of bulk container packaging. Modernization and globalization, the two main arms of any industry play their part on a large scale here as well. Earlier certain chemicals and goods were difficult to ship from coast to coast. This has been more of an easy job these days owing to the development of flexitanks. The rising demands of chemical manufacturers to meet their requirements with regards to shipping of certain chemicals without the product getting damaged or adulterated has pushed adoption of flexitanks for transportation. A prediction not that difficult to point out, further advances in science are definitely going to spur the flexitank popularity and production increasing their versatility and credibility.

Shambhu Nath Jha

Shambhu Nath Jha with an experience nearing a decade, has helped over 50 large and medium to small business enterprise to foray into new markets, increase footprint in the existing bucket and understand the nature of the beast. These beasts are the companies that have been primarily engaged in chemicals, material or packaging activities, and encountering challenge either in maintain P&L or staying ahead of their competitors. He has authored over 300 industry research papers consisting critical information such as market growth, total addressable market, serviceable addressable market, market size, forecast, player strategies, market share estimates and winning imperatives along with recommendations. He is also the pioneer of “three slope distributor/off-taker evaluation model” used by several multinational companies to track the performance of channel partners. A consultant by profession, writer by mood and explorer by desire, Shambhu Nath is currently employed with a London based market research and consulting firm as a full time consultant. A few of the industry verticals where he demonstrated his skill includes water and wastewater treatment chemicals, high purity alumina, water purifiers, activated carbon, chloramine filters, bio-based bioplastics, water purifiers, textile chemicals etc.