Safe transport of hazardous materials


Rikutec has introduced its all-plastic Twin Drum, which meets the highly stringent demands of the packaging group regulations as specified by the ADR European agency for safe storage and transport of highly aggressive chemicals. The blow moulded tank in a tank, which requires no second container, also meets UN-sanctioned approvals in Europe and U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.

The 200 litre Twin Drum stores and transports highly aggressive chemicals in an ultra-clean environment for a range of industrial markets including the pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries. “The all-plastic drum delivers numerous advantages over competing metal and plastic-metal drums including corrosion resistance, high pressure
resistance and 100% recyclability.

Another advantage is that the Twin Drum can be filled and dispensed by using QC-Dip tubes which prevents any contamination of the contents,” says Andreas Amberg, President of Rikutec America.

The container consists of a two-layer inner drum made of high purity, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) with no additives or stabilisers. The two-layer outer drum is made
of UV-stabilised HDPE. The two tanks are inserted together and a hot plate welder joins them together with an HDPE cap.

Andreas Amberg