Although the history of flexitanks dates back to the 1970s, it is in the recent times that India has emerged as a manufacturing hub for flexitanks, on a global scale.
In today’s globalization era, there is an increasing need for efficient storage and transportation of liquids leading to a considerable rise in the demand for flexitanks as they are easily transportable, foldable and are fairly simple to setup. With India being one of the foremost suppliers of flexitank bags; it has opened the gateway for trading in innovative ideas as well as receiving international recognition.
India as a Trusted Flexitank Manufacturer
The use of flexitanks for the transportation of bulk liquid cargo has grown immensely over the last decade. These bags also prove to be a more cost-friendly solution, when compared to ISO tanks and drums as they help companies lower their costs for transporting non-hazardous liquid and other items.
Over the course of the years, the flexitanks industry has grown at a rapid rate and has been projected to continue at the rate of 20 per cent per year. On a global scale, flexitanks have reached 700,000 units in 2014. Of this, around 70 per cent is shipped by small and medium sized companies. Hence, flexitanks as well as FIBC bags have gained huge popularity as they are seen as a brilliant way to transport liquid items in bulk to and from places.
Although there are close to 40 manufacturers of flexitanks worldwide, many brands lag behind when it comes to quality of the product. Braving all odds however, Indian manufacturers have built a steady name for the country. India is now seen as a dependable hub for sourcing top quality and affordable flexitanks. One such key player in India is Rishi FIBC Solutions Pvt Ltd having a fully integrated FIBC and flexitank manufacturing unit.
Flexitanks and the Items they Carry
On the whole, flexitanks are utilized for transporting all types of non-hazardous liquid chemicals. Oil and industrial products can also be easily transported besides semisolid foodstuffs such as fruit juices, fruit concentrates, portable water, animal or vegetable fats, wine and edible oil.
India Emerging as an Important Manufacturer of Flexitanks
A surge in exports globally as well as adequate availability of low-cost, high quality, customized flexitanks has led to an increase in the demand for flexitanks by major countries around the world. With the growing demand for flexitanks, safety standards have also seen a massive improvement with cargo management differentiation in favor of accredited flexitanks. Indian manufacturers have taken this spurt in demand for flexitanks in a stride. They have worked hard towards transforming India into a manufacturing hub of sorts for the supply of premium quality and safe flexitanks on a worldwide scale.