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[post_content] => Eurotainer has joined the ranks of tank container leasing companies to offer tank containers manufactured from composite materials. After what Eurotainer calls a “thorough analysis of the available composite tank container manufacturers”, it placed an order with the Australian firm Omni Tanker and has begun taking delivery of new 20-foot tanks.
“Eurotainer chose Omni Tanker due to its years of expertise in composites, a superior composite technology and a willingness to work with Eurotainer to build tank containers that meet the needs of our global client base,” Eurotainer says. “In turn, Omni Tanker was looking for a tank container leasing company that could help them expand globally. Omni and Eurotainer are now working together to provide a product that offers a lightweight alternative to lined/coated steel tank containers.”
Omni Tanker is one of the world’s leading composite technology and manufacturing companies, having its own proprietary composite materials technology that can be applied to the manufacture of high-technology composite tanks with exceptional chemical resistance and low tare weight for the bulk transport of corrosive and high-purity chemicals.
“It is these two primary attributes that separate Omni Tanker from the competition and makes their product the perfect choice for Eurotainer. The ability to offer our clients a safe, lightweight, durable, easy-to-clean and versatile composite tank container has been a goal of Eurotainer for some time,” Eurotainer adds.
“Omni Tanker has delivered with breakthrough technology that will transform the tank container industry – a perfect fit for Eurotainer’s vision and commitment to provide innovative high-purity and corrosive chemical tank container equipment to its global customer base.”
Omni Tanker’s OmniTAINER™ tank container design is a 22,500-litre unit approved for the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail. It includes a specially developed fire protection system that has been tested in Germany by BAM and passed the full engulfment fire test requirements of ADR and RID. It can be supplied in both T7/L4BH (bottom outlet) and T10/L4DH (top discharge) formats, with a test pressure of 4 bar.
Omni Tanker says the new unit is suitable for the carriage of high-purity chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide and ammonium hydroxide without the risk of contamination. It is also suitable for use with aggressive corrosive products such as sodium hypochlorite, hydrochloric acid, hydrofluoric acid, ferric and ferrous chloride and other acids, without degradation of the liner.
The OmniTAINER is equipped with the OmniSHIELD polyethylene interior, which was specifically designed to provide high levels of chemical resistance while also creating a seamless and low-stress polymer interior that facilitates cleaning.
Eurotainer had the first of the new composite tanks on display at its Customer Technical Day, held in Houston on 10 October, where 150 clients from around the world were on hand to see the equipment that Eurotainer has on offer and learn about technical and regulatory issues that impact the sector.
In other developments, this past November Eurotainer opened an expanded office space at its Shanghai facility, welcoming customers and business partners to join its Chinese team at an opening ceremony. Eurotainer says the expansion was made necessary by continued business growth in China.
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Eurotainer: Plastic fantastic
Tank container lessor Eurotainer has taken advantage of advances in composite technologies in its latest fleet expansion drive