WHAT ARE FLEXITANKS? Flexitanks are large liners made from polythene which are fitted inside a 20' Shipping Container for the transportation and storage of non-hazardous liquids. Flexitanks can hold up to 24,000 litres of liquid and their use can significantly lower your storage and transportation costs.
Once a Flexitank is removed it can be fully recycled and the shipping containing reverts back to a standard container to be used for dry goods. The use of Flexitanks is rapidly increasing around the globe as it replaces traditional methods of moving liquid in containers such as Barrels, IBCs, ISO Tanks and Chemical Tanks which are more expensive, time consuming and less readily available.
TOTAL CONFIDENCE IN TRUST FLEXITANKS Trust Flexitanks is a European flexitank manufacturer based in Spain. Their goal is to improve flexitank quality and cost through innovation and technology. Trust Flexitanks produce high quality one layer food grade PE flexitanks. The 'Made in Europe' label which adorns all tanks stands for: Technology and Automation; Optimised Flexitank Design; Strict Quality Control; and Standards and Certificates.
Trust Flexitanks are an active member of the Container Owners Association. They fully support the drive to improve and certify flexitank quality and service. Future growth depends on continual improvement within the industry. Trust's mission is not only to offer the best quality/cost solution, but to offer the BEST quality and the BEST cost solution! Trust only partner with the upmost professional service operators which is why they have chosen JMP to represent their brand and product in Australia.
ADVANTAGES OF ONE LAYER FLEXITANKS
Strength & Rigidty - 900um single layer film compared to 4x125um + 180um woven PP multi layer tank.
Environment - Only one material, easy to recycle.
Welding Strength - A lot higher on thick film compared to thinner multi layer films.
Transparent Material - Allows full visibility of the product being loaded without any hidden issues.
Barrier - One thick layer that protects a lot better against any outside impace, odour, oxygen etc.
Design - No flexcracking due to the rectangular fit for purpose design, not possible with multi layer tanks.
Straightforward - No cheating possible with amount of layers etc. You see what you get.
Reliability - Every flexitank is inflated and tested for leaks before packing. This is not possible to test every layer for leaks on a multi layer flexitank.
Price - Trust are the only manufacturer who offers a one layer flexitank at the traditionally lower price of a multi layer flexitank.
Expertise - We deal directly with the highly focussed technical team at Trust ensuring superior after sales support.
Tried & Tested - Approved by the COA (Containers Owners Association).
AWARD WINNING AND PATENTED DESIGN Trust Flexitank development has now introduced to the market a revolutionary rectangular flexitank shape that fits perfectly inside a 20ft shipping container. Furthermore this design allows the flexitank to be produced by an automated process reducing cost and manufacturing errors. The one layer flexitank is made from a superior quality and highly durable film.
TRUST FLEXITANKS RECTANGULAR PERFECT FIT
Contrary to other designs (pillow shape or cut-off corner shape flexitanks), the Trust Flexitank design guarantees a loading process which neither folds nor sharp edges appear below the middle of the flexitank. This rectangular design completely avoids excess film in the corners allowing the flexitank to lean smoothly on the container walls, whereby stress on the film is reduced by 95%!
TRADITIONAL POOR FITTING PILLOW SHAPE FLEXITANKS
The Trust Flexitank Design is currently Patent Pending. It also recently won the WOW Award at the 2013 WISA Winetech Expo in Sydney for being the best new innovative product of the show.
TRUST FLEXITANK SPECIFICATIONS
Capacity 18,000 - 24,000 litre
Bottom and top load discharge; cam lock 2" and 3" valves
Standard or EVOH one layer PE film
Air vent, pressure valve, sample tap etc.
TRUST QUALITY CONTROL
"Trust but verify" means that Trust double check every step in the production process.
Quality sensors detect every possible failure of their machinery.
Every flexitank is tested by inflating before being packed.
Raw materials are "Made in Europe" and checked according to COA "Code of Practice".
Every new raw material input and design modifications pass an internal test program. This includes extreme resistance tests with radical breaking manouvers on a truck.
Approved and tested by the COA rail impact test.
TRUST FLEXITANKS AND THE ENVIRONMENT Trust Flexitanks and JMP Holdings are committed to reduce the environmental impact of our industry. Although the flexitank has a very low packaging per tonne of product shipped ratio, we continuously have to strive for further reductions.
Trust Flexitanks are a one layer Flexitank that is made of only one raw material which makes recycling a lot easier. Polyethylene is a thermo-plastic material, which means that it can be melted down and used for making products virtually indefinitely.
In colaboration with film producers Trust are constantly looking for thinner and more resistant film in order to reduce packaging per tonne shipped. In colaboration with the COA, Trust are pushing to introduce recycling criteria in the "Code of Practice" for flexitanks.
Trust Flexitanks automatic production line produces a flexitank in less than 10 minutes with minimum labour input. Reduction of manual input reduces cost and failure rates.
Typical production processes in the industry are based on low cost labour instead of operational efficiency and automatic quality control.
Trust Flexitanks machines are invented in-house and patent pending.
Automated processes increase quality consistency and control costs.
The use of automatic welding technology allows Trust to create a seamless flexitank everytime with minimal wastage of materials.
Are you familiar with the saying "Don't buy a car built on a Monday"? Well the same principle could apply for manually welded flexitanks. Machines don't suffer from Mondayitis, they don't go into holiday mode on a Friday afternoon, they work effectively all day every day. Are you willing to trust 24,000 litres of your precious cargo and reputation in a flexitank that is likely to have been hand welded by cheap labour?
WINE TANK - EVOH Trust Flexitanks is the first manufacturer in the world to produce:
One layer tubular film flexitank with EvOH barrier incorporated as a rectangular design.
Significant protection against taint compound migration and oxygen transmission.
A special wine tank providing all the Trust Flexitank advantages.
'TRUST' YOUR VALUABLE PRODUCTS WITH OUR BRAND NEW 7 LAYER EXTRUDED TUBULAR FILM WITH EVOH BARRIER!!
INDEPENDENTLY TESTED BY THE AUSTRALIAN WINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
The EvOH film offers significantly improved barrier properties compared to a typical Polyethylene film. On average, the EvOH film provided a:
89% reduction in the migration of Chloroanisols such as 2,4,6 TCA;
73% reduction in the migration of Chlorophenols;
75% reduction in the migration of Naphthalene and
61% reduction in the migration of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene.
The oxygen barrier properties of the EvOH film were far superior to polyethylene, with the EvOH providing a 92% reduction in Oxygen Transfer Rate. Utilising the respective OTR values measured during this testing, it can be calculated that a Polyethylene flexitank will permit the transmission of approximately 14.8mg/L if oxygen over a typical 6 week journey, whereas an EvOH flexitank will transmit approximately 1.1mg/L which is less than a typical tank to tank transfer at the winery.
The superior OTR performance of the EvOH flexitank is likely to maximise the freshness and fruit character of the wine whilst minimising/preventing premature development/oxidation when it arrives at the destination market - in essence, maintaining the value of the wine as effective packaging should.
Ultimately, the performance advantage demonstrated by the EvOH film has the potential to provide winemakers with significantly increased confidence that their wine (& brand) is adequately protected once the wine has left their custody.
The full AWRI (Australian Wine Research Institute) report is available upon request.
BULKHEADS FOR TRUST FLEXITANKS
Bulkhead bars with ring are 1, 2 and 4 starting from the bottom.
Vertical bar sleeve is placed in the 3 centre rings.
Horizontal bars are inserted in container sleeves and hung on the bulkhead board with cable ties as illustrated.
COA approved and tested.
STRONG - SAFE - ECOLOGICAL - Does not touch rear doors at any time.
100% Compatible with Trust Flexitanks.
Bottom loaded Flexitanks come with support plate that leans against bulkhead sheet.
WOVEN FLEXITANK LINER
Simple to install.
Integrated foam aerothane base for added protection.
Fitted security within the container.
Fits in less than 5 minutes.
TRUST FLEXITANK VALVES
ACCESORIES FOR FLEXITANKS
TEST REPORTS The following successful test results are available from JMP:
COA Flexitank/Container Combination Standard Rail Impact Test.
AWRI Barrier Properties Test on EvOH Film. Migration and Oxygen Transmission Rate Tests.