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Returnable containers

The consumption of solvents in returnable stainless steel containers represents a fantastic opportunity to contribute towards environmental sustainability.
It also involves a significant saving in the consumption of wrapping and packaging materials as a result of the long-lasting and resistant nature of stainless steel containers, which therefore simplifies laboratory waste management.
The working system is extremely simple: after consuming the solvent contained in the drum, you merely contact your regular PanReac AppliChem products supplier and we will come and collect the empty drum and leave you with a full container. To guarantee the solvent quality, the empty drum is cleaned, filled with solvent and controlled on an individual basis.
We have a wide range of stainless steel containers available, from 10 to 1000 litres capacity, so you can choose the most appropriate type of drum, based on consumption and available space. They have all been approved for transportation.

We detail the different kinds of the most common returnable stainless steel containers available below. If you do not find what you need, please contact us.

Main advantages of working with returnable containers

  • Ecological

    Reduced consumption of other types of non-reusable packaging.
    - Energy savings.
    - Preservation of ecosystems.

  • Economic

    Minimize packaging disposal costs.

  • Optimizing the workspace

    - For a given amount of solvent, the storage volume is smaller.
    - Possibility of bringing the solvent from outside the laboratory*.
    * Possibility of direct connection to equipment such as HPLC (minimizing vapour emissions).

  • Safety, Strength and Resistance

    High quality stainless steel.
    - No risk of breakage compared to a glass container.
    - Inert to solvent and resistant to temperature changes. The solvent quality remains unchanged.
    - UN-approved containers for the storage and transportation of dangerous goods.

Most common returnable stainless steel containers

  • 10L Returnable steel container

    10 L

    GL 45- thread, 2,4 kg, 0,3 bar admissible.
    Accessories: withdrawal system and hand pump.

  • 25 L

    With flame trap, especially for flammable liquids, 6,4 kg, 0,4 bar admissible.
    Accessories: Dispensing tap and holder blocks.

  • 30 L

    Stackable, central bung 2" Tri-Sure, 10 kg, 5 bar admissible.
    Accessories: withdrawal system for manual pressurizing, opening key.

  • 30 L

    Stackable, central bung 2" Tri-Sure, 10 kg, 5 bar admissible.
    Accessories: withdrawal system for gas pressurizing, opening key.

  • 100 L

    30 kg, 5 bar admissible.
    Customized accessories according to user needs.

  • 200 L

    43 kg, 4 bar admissible.
    Customized accessories according to user needs.

  • 1000 L

    215 kg, -1/+3 bar admissible.
    Customized accessories according to user needs.

Recommended consumption

To enable a returnable container supply system, we recommend having a minimum annual solvent consumption. In the following table we display these consumptions based on drum volume.

Drum volume Recommended consumption (litres/year)*
10 L 150 L
25 L / 30 L 300 L
100 L 1000 L
200 L 2000 L
1000 L 5000 L
* Check available sizes for each solvent

Solvents available in returnable containers

In the following table we show the most common solvents that we currently supply in returnable containers. Please contact us if you do not find the solvent you need.

Product per Grade

Product for Analysis for UHPLC/HPLC for LC-MS for OC
Acetone
Acetonitrile
Cyclohexane
Dichloromethane stabilized with amylene
Diethyl Ether stabilized with ~ 6 ppm of BHT
Ethyl Acetate
n-Hexane 95%
Hexane, alkanes mixture
Methanol
Mixture Acetonitrile/Methanol 1:1 v/v
Mixture Cyclohexane/Ethyl Acetate 1:1 v/v
Petroleum Ether 40-60°C
2-Propanol
Tetrahydrofuran stabilized with ~ 300 ppm of BHT
Toluene
Toluene/2-Propanol/Water 100:99:1 v/v (TAN mixture) (ASTM D664)

Examples of 200 L and 1000L drum dispenser systems

Container 200 L. Dispensing systems with fast connections Swagelok and level sensor

Container 1000 L. Dispensing systems with fast connections Swagelok and level sensor