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Flexitank

Flexitank is an elastic, supplementary cistern, made of special polymers and developed directly for six-meter containers (20-foot). This capacity is the safest one for transportation of liquid products.

Flexitanks are successfully put into practice in transportation of liquids in world practice for more than 20 years. This elastic container can have a different volume: from 10 to 24 cubic meters. A weight of load, that is transported in this capacity, is defined as 95% from product of transported liquid’s density to volume of flexitank. Possible losses during loading and unloading are no more than 5%.

Flexitank is a guarantee of high quality and safe transportation of liquid loads. In support of it, all models are insured in international insurance company for single-time use. The insurance isn’t valid when it’s reused.

Material of flexitank doesn’t contact with the load even during long transportation and at high temperatures. It can be used only once – it should be utilized after unloading.

Structural features

Structure of covering includes several layers. Outer covering consists of laminated polypropylene fabric and inner one includes 1-3 layers of polyethylene film and metalized barrier layer. Also construction includes draining/pouring armature and air pipe that are placed inside pressure shell.

Oparation principles

Flexitank is fixed in a standard 20-foot container. On average this process takes about 15 minutes. When the installation is complete, supply hose should be attached and electric pump is launched for supply of liquid. About half and hour later, when loading is finished, container will be ready for transportation. Flexitanks have all necessary equipment that is necessary for transportation of different load types. A wide range of adapters and nozzles let load and unload almost every equipment. If the load needs a heating before unloading, it’s easy to make it with the help of steam and electricity. Besides, before unloading one can make a special protective layer that will protect a load from an extreme temperature changes during transportation.

Types of flexible packaging:

Specification of flexitank depends on characteristics of transportable load. You can always contact us to elaborate necessary type of packaging:

Primary advantages

Flexitanks are perfect alternative to usual cisterns, barrels and tank-containers. Their advantages are following:

  • Easy inlay-chamber and small sizes;
  • high rate of loading;
  • no need in washing;
  • environmentally friendly package;
  • low costs of installation;
  • product is sealed, so package is always clear and pollution is excluded;
  • branch line for giving cisterns isn’t required in the place of loading;
  • loading speed is higher compared to IBC and barrels.

Global practice confirms high effectiveness of flexitanks’ use. All production passes a strict control of quality that is a guarantee of strength even during 8 times reloading. Sizes of flexitanks vary and that allows to choose the most suitable way of transportation for different loads and distances.

Advantages of flexitanks

  • tightness of packing of a product
  • low costs for mounting;
  • maximum use of container’s useful area (15% more than with a use of IBC transportation, by 40% – with barrels and by 50% – with bottles);
  • time saving and cost cutting as there is no need to clean and return a capacity;
  • high production of loading and unloading operations;
  • there is no need in intermediate reloading;
  • a small weight;
  • easy maintenance, that doesn’t need qualification and special skills;
  • extensive field of application, economy and safety;
  • minimal losses of load during loading and unloading operations;
  • strong walls;
  • single-time use, after usage must be utilized.

Efficient use of flexitanks had been proven by time and experience. Quality of production is permanently checked to guarantee an integrity under loads, that exceeds normal ones 8 times. A wide range of different sizes and quantity of brands give an opportunity to choose an appropriate means of transportation for every single case.

Besides of Flexitanks our company “Expert” offers also a big range of special packing for liquid and loose goods.

  1. Big Bags
  2. Liner Bags
  3. Bag in box
  4. Flexitank
  5. R-Flex
  6. T-Flex
  7. K-Flex

Below we have technical specifications of 24.000-liter flexitank.

Inner bag

Material: LDPE+LLDPE+M-LLPE

Item Method Parameters Units Test
Thickness 125 MIC 125
Quantity 4 layers 4
Total weight 38 KG 38
Tensile strength (by 125 micron thickness) MD〉31.5 TD  〉31.5  

MPA(ASTM D882)

MD46.8MPA TD57.1MPA
Elongation at break (by 125 micron thickness) MD〉640 TD〉640  

% (ASTM D882)

MD800% TD790%
Dart drop 1200 G (ASTM D1709) 1350
Low temperature flexibility -20 -25
High temperature flexibility 80 80
Outer fabric Material: PP+LDPE
Item Method Parameters Units Test
Quantity 1 layers 1
Weight 13.5 KG 13.5
Coating weight 195 g/m2 195
Tensile strength MD〉1746

TD〉1746

N/ m2 MD2080 TD2050
Elongation at Break 113 % 120

Valve

Weight Inside Diameter Outside Diameter Material Temperature Type Application
1.8KG 66MM 90MM EPS30R+LDPE -40℃/90℃ Butterfly / Ball valve 3 inch

Style and Size  :

Style Volume Size
Top Lodaing/top discharging  

24000Liters

 

(Length)7.5M X (Width)4 M

Top loading/bottom discharging
Bottom loading/bottom discharging

Dunnage bags

Also known as airbags, air cushions, and inflatable bags, are used to secure and stabilize cargo during shipping and transportation. They are used to restrain movement of cargo loads in trucks, overseas containers or railcars. They fill voids, brace loads, absorb vibrations and protect cargo from in-transit damage, better than any other form of bracing.

Dunnage airbags consist of closed chambers made from an elastic film filled with air. When at rest, only the static load generated by the weight of the package contents bears upon the cushioning. When dynamic loads occur, these are absorbed by compression of the cushion.

PRODUCT TYPES

Paper Dunnage Bags are made out of two components, an inner component that consists of a polyethylene inner bag, the outer component is a paper bag.

Woven polypropylene bags are extremely durable and can be used in dry and wet conditions. These bags are best for extreme heavy loads.

Polypropylene paper laminated bags. The paper used on the outside of the bag is laminated on the inside with a woven polypropylene layer, which allows higher resistance to punctures and moisture.

Dunnage bags are susceptible to pointed and sharp articles such as nails.

Dunnage airbags protect your products and secures your investment from damage.

Container shipping of cargo

Shipping container has a number of advantages. The main of them – no overloading of goods when changing vehicle. Your goods will be once loaded into and unloaded from the container already in the warehouse of the recipient. This results in significant cost savings when possible flexible and efficient combination of different modes of transport.

Depending on the nature of the goods we use different types of containers. Our experts individually develop and offer optimal multimodal scheme of delivery to the specified address.

Combining transport execution and transport management services

Through our global network of control towers and state-of-the-art technology, we are able to monitor and dynamically react to situations such as adverse weather, additional pick ups or drop offs, or heavy traffic, meaning that your goods are always travelling the most efficient route.

Our non-asset based Road network provides you with flexibility, improved service levels, accelerated delivery, reduced direct and indirect costs and much less

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