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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 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 1,000 liters capacity, so you can choose the most appropriate type of drum, based on consumption and available space. They have all been approved for transportation.

The following are the most common types of returnable stainless steel containers available. 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.

  • Economical

    Reduction of packaging disposal costs

  • Optimizing the workspace

    - For a given amount of solvent, the storage volume is smaller.
    - Possibility of taking the solvent from outside the laboratory through direct connections to equipment such as HPLC (minimizing vapor 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, max. 0.3 bar admissible.
    Accessories: withdrawal system for manual pressurizing.

  • 30 L

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

  • 30 L

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

  • 200 L

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

  • 1000 L

    215 kg, max. 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 500 L
30 L 500 L
200 L 2000 L
1000 L 5000 L
* Check available sizes for each solvent

Example of drum dispenser system

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