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Flexitanks

The safe and efficient solution for your bulk shipments


A Flexitank can be used to transport liquids inside a container. It also can be used as a flexible, temporary or permanent bulk liquid storage solution, keeping the product stored safely on-site or off-site until it’s discharged.  

Our Flexitank Range


Each Flexitank we create is cargo-specific and designed to address the exact challenges of the products we carry. Product quality relies on choosing the right Flexitank. At DHL this starts from manufacturing our own PE film, enabling R&D and continuous improvement.  Oxygen ingress, temperature control and high viscosity products require purpose-built Flexitanks.

Generic Flexitanks

The standard bulk solution, suitable for any products

  • Proprietary valve and elbow design for minimal product residue
  • Different sizes from 10k to 24k liters
  • Easy to fit
  • Translucent
  • Reusable bulkhead system or loose bars
  • Made from recyclable material
  • Suitable for heating

The basic bulk solution, suitable for any products

  • Less material used than in a single layer, plus the possibility to use recycled polyethylene for the external layers upon request
  • Proprietary spigot or valve and elbow design for minimal product residue
  • Different sizes from 16k to 24k liters
  • Easy to fit
  • Reusable bulkhead system or loose bars
  • Made from recyclable material
  • Suitable for heating

The standard bulk solution, suitable for any products

  • Proprietary valve and elbow design for minimal product residue
  • Different sizes from 10k to 24k liters
  • Easy to fit
  • Translucent
  • Reusable bulkhead system or loose bars
  • Made from recyclable material
  • Suitable for heating

The basic bulk solution, suitable for any products

  • Less material used than in a single layer, plus the possibility to use recycled polyethylene for the external layers upon request
  • Proprietary spigot or valve and elbow design for minimal product residue
  • Different sizes from 16k to 24k liters
  • Easy to fit
  • Reusable bulkhead system or loose bars
  • Made from recyclable material
  • Suitable for heating

Specialized Flexitanks

To ship liquids in bulk that oxidize easily or are sensitive to moisture, such as edible oils, transformer oils, and juices

  • Single and multi-layer Flexitanks available
  • Designed with a patented technology barrier and tri-laminate separate layers to: Protect against oxidation, defend against taint compounds and prevent water vapor transmission
  • Proprietary valve and elbow design for minimal product residue
  • Different sizes from 10k to 24k liters
  • Easy to fit
  • Translucent (SL)

A bulk solution to prevent product migration such as for hydrocarbons, cosmetics, aromas agrochemical, or white oils

  • Liquid fully protected from external contaminants
  • The tank features an integrated Ethyl vinyl alcohol (EVOH) barrier inner layer
  • EVOH resins has a 10,000 times greater gas barrier than standard LDPE film
  • No permeation of the carried liquid inside of the tank
  • Minimal air and water vapor transmission into the tank, maximum freshness of your liquids guaranteed

 

For shipping larger quantities in bulk either in dry or reefer container

  • Suitable for dairy products, fruit juices, beer or latex
  • Cold or warm within a refrigerated container(-30ºC/+30ºC / -86ºF/+86ºF)
  • Compatible with a dry container for ambient products
  • Researched and designed to offer: Enough space in the container for the cooling system to operate,  a unique patented wave-breaking technology dampens the surging of liquid and an optional protective barrier layer

Efficient bulk solution for high viscosity liquids

  • Allows loading and discharge in temperatures up to +90ºC/195ºF
  • Compliant with our heater pad
  • Unique two-layer polyethylene for superior performance

To ship bulk liquids with high specific gravity, such as Titanium Dioxide, and Pepper Mash

  • Suitable for products that leave “sludge” or sediment at the bottom and water at the top whilst in transit
  • Patented technology that allows mixing and agitation so the liquids can achieve the correct pumpable viscosity to be discharged
  • Specific tank size and shape to prevent solid product deposits in corners
  • In just one hour any liquid with separate particles can be efficiently discharged
  • Designed with low valve position to ensure an easy discharge with minimum residue

To ship bulk liquids in bigger volumes

  • Increase efficiency: less cost per liter.
  • Up to 27,000L. +15% liquid per load.
  • Reduce carbon footprint
  • Versatile: optional dual compartment to ship two different liquids
  • Optional patented barrier technology: Enhanced protection against oxygen and taint compounds
  • Patented elbow technology for rapid discharge.Unique design to eliminate risk of container bulging
  • As easy to fit as a SL flexitank

To ship liquids in bulk that oxidize easily or are sensitive to moisture, such as edible oils, transformer oils, and juices

  • Single and multi-layer Flexitanks available
  • Designed with a patented technology barrier and tri-laminate separate layers to: Protect against oxidation, defend against taint compounds and prevent water vapor transmission
  • Proprietary valve and elbow design for minimal product residue
  • Different sizes from 10k to 24k liters
  • Easy to fit
  • Translucent (SL)

A bulk solution to prevent product migration such as for hydrocarbons, cosmetics, aromas agrochemical, or white oils

  • Liquid fully protected from external contaminants
  • The tank features an integrated Ethyl vinyl alcohol (EVOH) barrier inner layer
  • EVOH resins has a 10,000 times greater gas barrier than standard LDPE film
  • No permeation of the carried liquid inside of the tank
  • Minimal air and water vapor transmission into the tank, maximum freshness of your liquids guaranteed

 

For shipping larger quantities in bulk either in dry or reefer container

  • Suitable for dairy products, fruit juices, beer or latex
  • Cold or warm within a refrigerated container(-30ºC/+30ºC / -86ºF/+86ºF)
  • Compatible with a dry container for ambient products
  • Researched and designed to offer: Enough space in the container for the cooling system to operate,  a unique patented wave-breaking technology dampens the surging of liquid and an optional protective barrier layer

Efficient bulk solution for high viscosity liquids

  • Allows loading and discharge in temperatures up to +90ºC/195ºF
  • Compliant with our heater pad
  • Unique two-layer polyethylene for superior performance

To ship bulk liquids with high specific gravity, such as Titanium Dioxide, and Pepper Mash

  • Suitable for products that leave “sludge” or sediment at the bottom and water at the top whilst in transit
  • Patented technology that allows mixing and agitation so the liquids can achieve the correct pumpable viscosity to be discharged
  • Specific tank size and shape to prevent solid product deposits in corners
  • In just one hour any liquid with separate particles can be efficiently discharged
  • Designed with low valve position to ensure an easy discharge with minimum residue

To ship bulk liquids in bigger volumes

  • Increase efficiency: less cost per liter.
  • Up to 27,000L. +15% liquid per load.
  • Reduce carbon footprint
  • Versatile: optional dual compartment to ship two different liquids
  • Optional patented barrier technology: Enhanced protection against oxygen and taint compounds
  • Patented elbow technology for rapid discharge.Unique design to eliminate risk of container bulging
  • As easy to fit as a SL flexitank

The Revolutionary Heating Pad


Warm your products that can solidify during transit with a our revolutionary steam-powered heater pad. Our research and development team strives to create new equipment that both exceeds the abilities of comparable equipment and promotes a circular economy. With no metal parts, our Flexitanks are 100% recyclable and maximize the conductive surface area.

You can use one or two heater pads in a container as required.

Benefits
  • Heat at full power from the start
  • Quicker than traditional models to heat and discharge
  • Unique design releases steam in the air gap above the Flexitank creating a natural thermal blanket
  • Minimal heat loss
  • No scorching unlike traditional models; no metal parts or rubber hoses
  • Reusable and 100% recyclable
  • Low in energy consumption
Features
  • Made from virgin grade Polypropylene
  • Fully recyclable materials
  • Evenly distributed steam
  • Maximized conductive surface area
  • Lightweight
  • Three times more pieces of equipment in one package
  • Food-grade materials compatible with FDA
  • Available for 20ft containers

In-house Design and Manufacturing for Safety


Strength, Flexibility and Durability

Flexitank production begins with polymers, carefully selected for their strong technical properties and blended in precise ratios for superior molecular integrity. 

Leading Edge Design

Our Research and Development teams are constantly researching the safest transport options for your liquids. Our in-house manufacturing facilities ensure we can bring our designs to life.

Customization and Traceability

Our polyethylene factory in China enables us to tailor our designs and provide compliance and full traceability over the materials we use.

Safe Manufacturing

Our Flexitank are manufactured in an FSSC22000 certified environment to meet the food grade manufacturing standards set out by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

Reliable Incident Response


Going beyond bulk shipping, our deployable, global technical response team is there to guide you – from product compatibility to container selection and fitting; from training to loading and discharging.

On the rare occasion an incident occurs, we can promise you our swift action.  Thoughtful, solution focused, cost conscious incident responders are reachable every hour, in every continent. Our ‘go-bag’ is always by the door in case you need us.

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