Tancomed - Flexitank technical specifications
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Flexitank technical consultancy

What is a flexitank?

The flexitank is a special container for the storage and transport of non-dangerous liquids, including chemical products or products from the food and agriculture sector. There are different types of flexitank that are used every day in international trade flows. The most common is the multilayer, which has 4 to 5 layers of polyethylene on the inside and one layer of polypropylene on the outside. Its main advantage is that each layer is very thin and flexible, which facilitates subsequent unloading.

Flexitank was developed by the US military in the 1960s for storing and transporting water and diesel fuel, and over the years it has been refined to become the ideal choice for transporting products due to its high efficiency and increased protection against contamination.

Tancomed, as a company with a vast of experience in flexitank shipments, infrastructure development and specific technical support, is a professional and competent logistics partner for this specific type of transport. We have our own stock of flexitank with different capacities and suitable for different uses.

  • Easy installation.
  • Light weight.
  • Logistics cost savings compared to a tank-container.
  • Elimination of the cost of cleaning in containers as it is a disposable product.
  • Reduced risk of contamination compared to other packaging methods.
  • Compatible with any means of transport.
  • Compatible with almost all food grade products
Tank to tank solution

At Tancomed we carry out intermodal bulk transport by ship, truck or rail and we study, case by case, to opt for the most cost-effective and efficient way. Our multimodal capacity allows us to help improve the logistical needs of our clients.

We can offer solutions, through the use of flexitank, from loading at the supplier’s tank to final delivery without any cargo handling during the process.

  • No extensive handling is required for loading and unloading.
  • Comprehensive end-to-end logistics solution.
  • Avoids intermediaries costs.
Flexitank applications
Food sector

(wines, juice concentrates, food ingredients, beverage ingredients, sorbitol, pastes, water, vegetable oil, edible oil or fructose).

Production or manufacturing industry

(synthetic latex, natural latex, detergent, lubricants, fatty acids, emulsions, printing inks, glycerines…).

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Flexitank advantages

Flexitanks have great advantages over other logistical solutions such as drums (steel or plastic) which have higher storage and preparation costs. They are also more difficult to reuse and time-consuming to refill. The same is true of IBC containers, which also require forklift equipment and are highly dependent on return loads.

On the other hand, ISO tank containers are not always available, are also highly dependent on return loads and have high cleaning or rental costs. Finally, compared to other parcel tanker solutions, they require a large volume of cargo, are complex to install and are only useful from door to door.

Customisation and emergency response

Tancomed offers the ability to develop and customise flexitanks to meet the requirements of each of our customers. The objective is that each cargo arrives perfectly at its destination within the agreed time. Professionalism, technique and specialisation that adapts to the needs of each one.

At the same time we have an on-call team that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to attend to any incident or emergency anywhere in the world.

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