Are you looking for a cheaper, more effective way to transport liquids in bulk? Then flexitanks are the answer. What is it about them that makes them such a good solution for you? Read on for all the details.
Never heard of flexitanks before? They’re a style of bulk liquid transport that’s becoming more and more popular and for good reason. They take the form of a large bag that’s made of layers of polyethylene, with a nozzle at the top. They’re filled from the nozzle and held in transport crates to be moved to their location.
They’re designed to be an alternative to drums or bottles, and they offer lots of benefits you wouldn’t get otherwise. You’ll see that many of these benefits will save you money in the long run. These include:
When you use a flexitank, you’ll see that they’re one use only. When you fill them up, you transport them to their new destination, and then you recycle them. That’s perfect for you if you’re looking for ways to save money on shipping bulk liquids.
As you know, when using barrels or drums, you’ll need to clean them out once they’re emptied. Once they’ve been cleaned out, you’ll have to have them shipped back to the supplier. Doing this, you’re of course shipping them back empty. You’re losing money as you’re paying to have them cleaned out, and then you’re paying again to ship them back empty.
If you’re tired of spending all this money on empty transportation options, a flexitank is going to be the best option for you. As they’re one use only, you’re never going to have to clean one out or send it somewhere else empty. It’s astounding how much money you’ll save this way.
Something that’s frustrating about bulk liquid solutions, such as drums, is all the wasted space. When you load them up onto a truck, there’s going to be gaps between them that you just can’t fill. The more drums you have, the more trucks you’re going to need to transport them. That means you’re paying out more for drivers’ wages, fuel, and so on. That wasted space could hold so much more liquid, but there’s never been a way to fill it until now.
With a flexitank, wasted space is no longer a thing. When you fill a flexitank up, it will expand to use all the space available to it. You’ll be amazed at how much more you’ll be able to fit into the space you have. It’s going to save you a lot of money in the long run to transport liquids.
On the subject of filling up a truck, think about the weight of a drum. One drum on its own doesn’t seem too bad but put them together and the weight soon adds up. Of course, you can only put so much weight onto one truck, so if they get too heavy you’ll have to split the payload between two or more transport vehicles. That’s obviously going to double transport costs in the long run.
A flexitank is a bulk liquid transportation tank that solves this issue. The bag on its own is super lightweight. Because they weigh so much less, you’ll see that you’re going to be able to get so much more liquid into the vehicle overall. It’s astounding how much money you’ll save this way.
There’s no one foolproof way to stop liquids leaking while in transit, and accidents happen. Either a hole appears in a drum or bottle, or an accident occurs and containers are broken. Whenever it happens, the liquid is no longer useable and you have to write it off. That’s going to eat into your profits, so it’s irritating when it happens.
When you use flexitanks, you’ll see that there are much fewer leakages and breakages. As they’re one large bag, they can take the odd knock well without becoming damage. If you place them in a transport container that is designed for them, there should be nothing that can damage them. Also, the many layers to the back should stop a leak should the wall be penetrated.
Because of this, you’re losing a lot less money in leaks and accidents.
Bulk liquids need someone to move them around, and when you’re using drums that’s going to take time and effort. Due to their increased weight, you’re going to need a forklift to get them on and off your truck. That means more staff to move them to their intended location. It also takes more time, costing you more money in the long run.
A flexitank is a whole lot easier to use. The empty bag is laid in the transport vehicle, and a hose is attached to the nozzle in the bag to pump the liquid. Once it’s been filled and sealed, it’s good to go. No heavy lifting, no time spent fetching drums, just someone with a hose to fill the bag. It’s incredibly efficient and much cheaper in the long run.
When you’re not using your drums, you’re going to need to store them. In most cases, that means paying storage space from a third party to keep them until you need them. That’s a cost that feels unavoidable but will eat into profits. Is there not a better way around it?
Flexitanks are a much better solution when it comes to storage. They take up so much less room when they’re not full, so you need so much less space to store them. Depending on your business, you may be able to do away with paying for storage altogether. Plus, as they’re recyclable, once you’ve used it you won’t need to find space for it again.
There are all kinds of ways that you can save money by using flexitanks. They truly are the best bulk liquid transportation solutions out there. Switch to them and see how much cash you’ll save by using them.