1000L IBC Citric acid

The VARIBOX Full Containment and Single Containment 1000L IBC (Intermediate Bulk Containers) are well known for the safe storage and transport of all concentrations of Citric acid. Citric acid is a chemical used in many different markets. The VARIBOX is well suited for the safe storage and transport of this chemical. The VARIBOX is approved for all concentrations of Citric acid. The formula for Citric acid is C6H8O7 and it is sometimes shipped as „Corrosive liquid, acidic, organic, n.o.s. (Citric acid)“ UN 3265. The advised version of the VARIBOX for this chemical is EPDM.

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1000L IBC Citric acid

Citric acid is a widely used colourless and odourless chemical substance. Many customers and users rely on our VARIBOX IBCs for the safe storage and transport of Citric acid. Did you know that Citric acid occurs in citrus fruits? It can keep active ingredients stable, is used as a preservant and it can be used to regulate the pH value.

Food and beverages

Citric acid is used as flavouring and antioxidant in food and beverages. Citric acid is an edible acid and has the European Union E number E330. It can be used for example in soft drinks, ice cream, beer, wine or candy.
A benefit of using a VARIBOX for Citric acid is, that the user can connect a pump system to the Safeline system on the VARIBOX and can pump the chemical into their production lines.

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The many applications of Citric acid

Next to the use in food and beverages, Citric acid finds its way in more applications in different markets. You can use Citric acid in the pharmaceutical industry and the cosmetic industry. It can also be used as a water softener. It’s non-corrosive to metals and can be used to clean stainless steel. Another application is in descaling. And it’s used as a pH balancer in personal care products like soaps and shampoos. Citric acid, a versatile chemical substance!

Choose the EPDM version for Citric acid

For Citric acid, the VARIBOX advice is to choose the EPDM version for the safe use of your VARIBOX for this chemical. Important numbers for this chemical substance are:

  • Formula C6H8O7
  • CAS number 77-92-9
  • UN number 3265 Corrosive liquid, acidic, organic, n.o.s. (Citric acid)
  • ADR Class 8
  • ADR Packaging Group II

Check out our IBCs suitable for Citric acid

We provide packaging for chemical distribution that excels in safety, reusability, and sustainability.

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