1000L IBC Potassium hydroxide

1000L IBC Potassium hydroxide, has UN number 1814 and its formula is KOH. In the world of chemical handling and transportation, ensuring safety and compliance is paramount. Potassium hydroxide (KOH), a potent chemical with a wide range of industrial applications, requires meticulous handling to prevent risks associated with its caustic nature. The VARIBOX, known for its reliability and safety, emerges as the optimal solution for the storage and transportation of potassium hydroxide. This article will explore why the VARIBOX is particularly suited for this task, focusing on its design, compatibility with potassium hydroxide, and safety features.

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Understanding Potassium Hydroxide

Potassium hydroxide, with the chemical formula KOH, is a strong alkali used in various industries, including the manufacture of biodiesel, soap, and various cleaning agents. It is classified under UN 1814 in the ADR (European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road), underscoring the need for strict adherence to safety protocols during its handling. Given its high reactivity and corrosivity, potassium hydroxide must be stored and transported in containers that offer robust protection against leaks and chemical reactions.

Why Choose VARIBOX 1000L IBC for Potassium Hydroxide?

Compatibility with All Concentrations of Potassium Hydroxide
The VARIBOX is engineered to be compatible with all concentrations of potassium hydroxide, ensuring versatility across various industrial needs. Whether you are transporting a 50% solution for soap making or a more concentrated version for biodiesel production, the VARIBOX can handle it.

Robust Material Construction: The recommended material for VARIBOX containers handling potassium hydroxide is EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer). EPDM is highly resistant to chemical degradation by alkalis, providing an additional layer of safety against the corrosive properties of KOH. This material choice ensures that the integrity of the container remains uncompromised, even under prolonged exposure to high concentrations of potassium hydroxide.

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Safety first

Safety is a critical consideration when transporting or storing potassium hydroxide. The VARIBOX is equipped with features designed to minimize risks:

Double-walled construction: Provides an additional safeguard against leaks and spills, containing any accidental release within the outer wall.
Integrated spill containment: Any leaks are automatically contained within the structure, preventing environmental contamination and enhancing workplace safety.
User-friendly handling: Despite its robust construction, the VARIBOX is designed for ease of use, with ergonomic features that facilitate safe and efficient handling.

Use the EPDM type 1000L IBC Potassium hydroxide

The storage and transport of potassium hydroxide require solutions that prioritize safety, compliance, and chemical compatibility. The VARIBOX, with its robust EPDM construction and superior safety features, stands out as the ideal choice for businesses seeking reliable and secure handling of potassium hydroxide. By choosing VARIBOX, companies not only comply with stringent regulations but also protect their workforce and the environment from potential hazards associated with potassium hydroxide. The most important numbers for this chemical substance are:

  • Formula KOH
  • UN number 1814
  • ADR class 8
  • ADR Packaging Group II

Check out our suitable IBCs for Potassium hydroxide

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VARIBOX Single Containment


Single Containment
  • 10x longer lifetimes than other IBCs
  • 99% recyclable material
  • DN50-PN10 heavy-duty valve
VARIBOX Full Containment


Full Containment
  • 110% spill containment integrated
  • 10x longer lifetime
  • <0.5 liters of residue after usage
VARIBOX Compact Containment


Compact Containment
  • Eliminates physical lifting
  • No drip trays required
  • 100% closed system