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Retention bin for IBC's:


We advise you in choosing the right bucket!

The determining factors to know which bucket to use are:

    • Substance to be stored.

    • Function of the bucket.

    • Size of the bucket.


Substance to be stored:

The substance stored is the one that determines the material of the bucket, it can be made of steel or plastic. For flammable and polluting substances, such as oils or paints, steel tanks are required.

In the case of aggressive chemicals, acids and bases, polyethylene (plastic) or steel retention basins should be used depending on the degree of aggressiveness of these substances, we almost always recommend polyethylene because the cost is much lower compared to stainless steel basins. Polyethylene and steel retention basins are corrosion resistant and therefore necessary to contain aggressive liquids.

Polyethylene buckets:

The polyethylene pail is the perfect for storing acids, bases, alkaline substances, oils or any corrosive or aggressive chemicals. A retention bucket ensures the protection and safety necessary for the storage of hazardous substances.



Function of the bucket


Safe storage of drums Transfer minimizing the risk of accidents Closed plastic buckets for outdoors Buckets for storing several small containers Retention floors for safe working



Size of the bucket:

According to current regulations, the buckets must contain the volume of the largest container placed on top or at least 10% of the total number of containers.

The Retention capacity of the bucket must be equal to or greater than:

Total volume of the largest container.

10% of the total liquids stored.

You should always choose the most restrictive option, the following are 2 examples:

Download the complete PDF guide, to know how to choose your cube properly.