bulk chemical tanks
Jul 23

The polyurethane market has grown rapidly in the past few years and it is important that companies are able to keep up with the increasing product demands. Bulk chemical tanks are becoming increasingly popular in polyurethane production and other industries.

These massive containers safely house large volumes of polyurethane ingredients and are cost-effective and efficient. Because bulk chemical tanks allow manufacturers to buy in bulk, production can continue constantly at a lower cost. Making sure your employees are properly trained and your equipment is in good condition will save valuable time in your polyurethane production and further build on the benefits offered by bulk storage.

When you partner with Linden Polyurethane, the filling of bulk tanks can be manual or automated (under supervision) with our latest Industry 4.0-ready software, measurement devices, and controls.

Benefits of Bulk Chemical Tanks in the Polyurethane Process

Improved Material Handling

Ordering chemicals in bulk and storing them in bulk chemical tanks requires much less handling, keeping workers safe from fumes, burns, and other hazards. From the exact amount of chemicals to the proper mixing, bulk storage tanks are customized to meet the manufacturer’s needs. The precise chemical volumes and bulk delivery keep your employees safe while ensuring you get the perfect amount of chemicals for your needs.

Enhanced Workflow Efficiency

Buying chemicals in bulk rather than in smaller quantities means less frequent deliveries and the correct volume of the chemical needed to complete the task at hand. In addition to the improved storage bulk chemical tanks offer, bulk blending systems ensure the correct mixture of chemicals to eliminate the time it takes to measure and mix chemicals correctly.

When employees don’t have to worry about unloading and moving tanks around a factory frequently or making sure their measurements and mixing are correct, they can focus more on production, quality control, and other higher-value tasks. The faster products can be produced, the more efficient your production cycle is, enabling your operation to better meet the demands of the market.

Increased Productivity

Bulk chemical tanks create a safe work environment, lower costs, are fully customizable, and they are environmentally friendly. With the ability to hold up to thousands of gallons of material, they are the perfect option to reduce time on the floor spent unloading chemicals and moving them to their respective locations. Since employees don’t have to handle these chemicals as often, they can focus on other tasks and stay safer in their work environment. Production demands are met perfectly with the customization of the size, shape, and material of your bulk chemical tank, reducing unnecessary materials and utilizing space efficiently.

Implementing Bulk Chemical Tanks

Because bulk chemical tanks are customizable, it is important to consider what capacity it has and what material it is made of, as well as what safety measures are needed.

Size and Capacity

Bulk chemical tanks can store anywhere from 2,000 to 25,000 gallons depending on the shape and size you choose. Being able to pick what shape and size of your tank allows you to utilize facility space efficiently while still meeting all of your production needs.


There are a few different materials that make up bulk chemical tanks. Depending on what chemical you are storing, you can choose from tanks that are carbon steel with Plasite lining or stainless steel.

Because of its properties of wear resistance and malleability, carbon steel is a popular material choice for bulk chemical tanks. However, carbon steel is susceptible to rust, so that is an important drawback to consider.

Stainless steel is naturally rust- and corrosion-resistant, making it a great material choice for many chemical and acid bulk tanks. As a durable metal, stainless steel requires less maintenance than other options, especially if it has undergone treatments or coatings. Unfortunately, stainless steel is a heavy material and can be costly.

Safety Measures

Safety is the most important consideration when deciding on a bulk chemical tank. Chemical spills, leaks, and overfills are some of the dangers of using bulk chemical tanks, however, there are actions to take to reduce the health risks. Having a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) that contains all necessary information about a chemical, such as its properties, hazards, and associated health risks on hand reduces the risk of improper storage and injury. Personal protective equipment (PPE) should be kept nearby for use in the facility. Proper labeling and training are also crucial to keeping your employees safe around bulk chemicals.

Work with Linden Polyurethane for Your Bulk Chemical Tank Needs

With more than 30 years of experience, Linden Polyurethane has everything you need for a safe and efficient bulk chemical tank. Our custom bulk storage systems can be sized anywhere from 2,000 to 25,000 gallons and can be crafted of either carbon steel or stainless steel. Engineering at the highest ASME-certified quality and with CRN Registration standards in mind, we guarantee our tanks are the best on the market.

If you are interested in learning more or starting your bulk chemical tank journey and how such systems improve your polyurethane production, contact our team today.


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