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[post_date] => 2018-02-20 09:30:59
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[post_content] => Germany-headquartered metal intermediate bulk container (IBC) manufacturer Thielmann reports a growing market for its high-performance units. This growth, it reports, is due largely to stricter safety regulations, citing, for example, the EU's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation as having "a significant impact on the chemical sector of the IBC market".
"What has changed [as a result of REACH] is that responsibility has shifted from public authorities to industry for assessing and managing the risks posed by chemicals to their users, human health, the environment and the wider public," the company explains. "The legislation impacts the packaging industry in that the right containers must be selected for each chemical product. The container must suit the service conditions and demands of the application in order to keep intact the characteristics of the chemical it contains; the material the container is made out of must be aseptic, highly resistant to corrosion and able to guarantee a long lifespan in heavy use conditions."
"Thielmann top-quality, high-grade stainless steel containers fulfil all these requirements; they are also inert, hygienic, highly resistant and tough enough to transport many dangerous chemicals without posing a risk to their handlers/users or the environment," it says, noting that its metal IBCs can have a service life of 20 years or more if properly maintained. Furthermore, in addition to designing and manufacturing units, Thielmann also has the expertise to arrange the relevant testing required to ensure safe operation, being fully qualified and approved to undertake all necessary repairs, refurbishment, re-equipping and certification.
"Thielmann are the experts in packaging for hazardous goods in the chemical industry – we are selling safety, not just IBCs," it says. "Thielmann IBCs for hazardous goods are subject to tests and validations to comply with the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), UN/ADR approval for dangerous goods or any other regulation that the customer has to fulfil." Indeed, its various designs also boasts CE, ATEX and ASME approvals. But that's not all.
"UN-approved IBCs must be checked and reapproved after 2.5 years by a Qualified Person and after five years by an Approved Testing and Inspection Body," the company says. "Thielmann is such an Approved Testing and Inspection Body for IBCs. Not every company is allowed to run these approvals. It allows our customers to get the maximum service life out of their IBCs without compromising on quality or safety."
"Thielmann is a one-stop shop for stainless steel IBCs," it continues. "Across our product range we have a solution to meet every requirement for both liquid [in filling capacities of between 500 and 3,000 litres] and bulk materials. If the exact product doesn't already exist in our product range, we are also an engineering house and offer a customised IBC service. Our IBCs can be built to spec with customised volume, dimensions, valves and fittings, tank and frame materials and special features, such as integrated heating and cooling devices."
Operating a network of locations spanning Germany, the UK, Spain, Switzerland, the US and Mexico, Thielmann also manufactures kegs, pressure vessels, gas and LPG cylinders and ISO tank containers and is able to draw on more than 275 years' experience in the field of container production and use. "Thielmann is not in the market of applying a one-size-fits-all solution for hazardous chemicals," it says. "We are closely integrated in the process of meeting our customer's individual requirements."
[post_title] => Metal IBCs: Built to last
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