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Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC)

Last updated: May 12, 2021

What Does Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) Mean?

An intermediate bulk container is a storage vessel of medium size, larger than a drum but smaller than a tank. They are large enough to hold a sizable number of products or quantity of liquid, but small enough to be moved with a forklift.

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Maximum Yield Explains Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC)

Intermediate bulk containers are sometimes used in horticulture at a retail nursery to display packages of bulbs or other products, in a greenhouse setting as a means of storing liquid or solid chemicals (e.g., fertilizers, pesticides), or to assist with moving various items and supplies around.

In a commercial greenhouse setting the intermediate bulk container is generally the preferred container size, as a larger size is simply too heavy and unwieldy to navigate the narrow rows and a small bulk container is simply too small to have any practical application.

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