Chemtainer Tanks



Chemtainer offers a complete line polyethylene liquid, chemical & water tanks. Chemtainer rotational molded tanks are manufacturered in-house at locations nationwide including:

  • Compton California
  • Arlington Tennessee
  • Lombard Illinois
  • Hummelstown Pennsylvania
  • West Babylon New York
  • Pompano Beach Florida
  • Hilo Hawaii
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Chemtainer Plastic Tank Categories Include:

WHAT CHEMICALS CAN BE STORED IN CHEMTAINER TANKS?:

Start by identifying the chemicals to be stored in the tanks. Be certain to obtain a Certificate of Composition, MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) or other data from the chemical supplier so that the actual chemical compounds can be identified properly to evaluate the effect of the chemical on polyethylene storage containers. Be sure to check that the tank, fittings and fitting gasket material are compatible with the chemicals to be contained. Also be sure to review the anticipated storage temperatures. Review the Chemical Resistance Chart. This chart will determine if the chemical to be stored is compatible with polyethylene. If this resistance data does not list the chemical you intend to store in the tank, contact the chemical manufacturer for recommendations regarding storage in polyethylene tanks.

WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED TO MAKE CHEMTAINER TANKS?:

Chemtainer tanks are offered in polyethylene & polypropylene, depending on which type of tank you are after.

DO YOUR TANKS CONTAIN ANY BPA’S?:

Our tanks are made from polyethylene. Bisphenol A (BPA) is not used as a component in the manufacture of polyethylene. BPA is primarily used in polycarbonate and in epoxies used to line cans. Polyethylene does not leach chemicals and has been used for direct food contact for many years.

ARE CHEMTAINER TANKS FDA COMPLIANT & ARE THEY SUITABLE FOR WATER STORAGE?

Chemtainer tanks are manufactured utilizing FDA compliant resins. All Chemtainer natural colored above ground tanks and below ground cisterns are safe for water storage. Natural, black, blue and green colored tanks are in full compliance with current FDA standards for polyethylene tanks.

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE THAT YOUR TANKS CAN WITHSTAND?

Depending upon the chemicals to be stored, Chemtainer polyethylene tanks will handle sustained temperatures of up to 120° F (49° C) and intermittent temperatures of up to 140° F (60° C) & polypropylene tanks will handle sustained temperatures of up to 212° F . Consult the chemical manufacturer or Chemical Resistance Chart for recommendations regarding storage in polyethylene & polypropylene tanks and service temperature limits. Please note that higher service temperatures will lower the specific gravity rating of your tank.

WILL FREEZING TEMPERATURES HURT MY POLY TANK?

Freezing temperatures will not have an effect on a polyethylene tank, however if you plan to keep a liquid in the tank that you know will freeze, be sure to leave sufficient room for expansion. Be aware there is a greater chance of a polyethylene tank cracking during transportation in cold temperatures. Fittings that are exposed to chemicals will have a low temperature rating equivalent to the freezing limit of the chemicals the fitting is exposed to. Note that heaters, heat bands or chemical inhibitors that prevent chemical freeze up will allow the fittings to be exposed to ambient temperatures below the freeze point of the chemical. Again, the low temperature rating of all fittings must be above the point at which the chemicals free or solidify.