Bonar Plastics has developed a new container for hazardous liquids that reduces the risk of spillages, is easy and safe for operators to clean, and can be monitored using wireless technologies.
The icon is a new generation of Bonar's plastic containers that are already replacing the traditional steel caged variety for transporting hazardous chemicals in the wake of new legislation to tighten safety. Like other products in Bonar's range, the iCon is made of non-corroding, tough plastic, and combines an inner container with two outer containers, which add strength and act as a spill guard if the unit is damaged.
However, the icon can also be used alongside Bonar's web-based ConTracer software, which allows the owner of the container to receive actual information - 24 hours a day.
The owner of the unit receives continuous updates about location, type of contents and level of the contents of the container These dates are stored constantly, so it can be consulted and analysed if and when required. In addition data such as maintenance and inspection of the container, deliveries, number of trips or history per customer are stored.
The cover of the container has a sloping shape to ensure easy access to the 300mm lid that is located to the front. The cover design will also prevent rainwater and dirt staying on top of the container. In addition the has been fitted integrated venting facilities ensuring a fast emptying whilst preventing hazardous fumes to escape through an opened lid. The lid can be sealed to the cover that will show temper evidence and reduce the chance that the container is filled with waste before returning.
The iCon has a volume of 1,000 litres. The pallet is produced of recycled material and the container can be returned after its useful life for recycling purposes. It has been tested and fully approved under the UN regulations for the transport of hazardous materials.
Tests demonstrate that the iCon can withstand the rigours of every day use and can be used safely over the 5 years' lifespan described in the UN legislation, which came into effect in 1993.