Plainsur has chosen the reusable VARIBOX SC

We are delighted to say that Plainsur has chosen the reusable VARIBOX SC. In this featured story our sales representative in Spain and Portugal, Christophe Maricourt, was at Plainsur’s headquarters in Alcalá de Guadaira (Seville) to meet with Mr. Francisco Román, operations manager at Plainsur SA, after they received their first-ever truckload of the reusable VARIBOX SC Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs).

The reusable VARIBOX SC(1)

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Francisco, could you tell us about Plainsur?

“Plastics Industriales Del Sur SA (Plainsur) is an Andalusian chemical distributor and marketer company founded in 1975 that has an extensive experience in the use of rotomolded containers for the storage and transport of chemicals.”

Why did you choose the rotomolded containers from VARIBOX IBC?

“We have been using IBCs manufactured by the rotational molding process for many years now. They are well suited for safety concerns when it comes to containing dangerous products.

It is very important for us at Plainsur to enable safe transport and emptying operations of our bulk liquid products at customer plants.”

Francisco, I can see that you have ordered VARIBOX SC 1000 but also the 800-liter version, why did you choose a smaller volume?

“The standard for an IBC is generally 1000 liters but there are customers, due to the high density of especially sulfuric acid up to 98%, that cannot carry so much weight with a forklift, which is why we usually deliver this product in a container of less capacity. To optimize transport, we have found the VARIBOX SC 800 a very good option.”

Christophe: “The VARIBOX SC can be equipped with a special PE valve for 92-98% sulfuric acid, which guarantees that it does not have product leaks.”


I also can see that you have ordered the VARIBOX SC in different colors Francisco, for what reason is this?

“It allows us to classify the VARIBOX by color according to our chemical products classification and keep the Plainsur’s branding colors to enhance our mark recognition. In addition, we have incorporated our logo on all our VARIBOX.“

Christophe: “I often tell my customers that the color code of the VARIBOX is very important. For example, a green valve’s handle and screw cap mean Viton gasket, and a red handle and red screwcap mean EPDM gaskets. Likewise, the white cap of the vent indicates a vacuum vent for the products that create pressure inside the IBC. And a yellow one a combined vent (for vacuum and overpressure).”

Francisco: “These color codes provide a quick visual verification of which chemicals are in the VARIBOX SC. This minimizes potential errors.”

Francisco, how does the VARIBOX improve your daily work?

“Right now, it gives us peace of mind that we have a safe IBC that will give us a guarantee of being able to store and deliver products to our customers with no leakage. At the same time, they allow us to have certain control over delivery management and reverse logistics.”

As you may know Francisco, our container can be reused for up to 5 years. What benefit does this provide?

“Our purpose is to make as many rotations as we can in these 5 years. 5 years is quite a long period of use for an IBC, but it is possible with the VARIBOX. After 5 years, there is a real return on the investment and we just need to replace the inner bottle for another 5 years of use.”

Christophe: “We also say; the VARIBOX is designed to last. Thank you very much Francisco Román for your time and your answers to my questions.”

Fantastic that Plainsur has chosen the reusable VARIBOX SC

VARIBOX Single Containment the truly reusable IBC for the transport of chemicals. For more information click on the button below!

VARIBOX SC 800L

The VARIBOX SC is a rotomolded IBC with a lifetime of up to 10 years. Only the inner container needs to be replaced for up to 5 years. The truly reusable VARIBOX SC is the only IBC from VARIBOX which is available with coding colors and logos to match your company profile. The perfect way to differentiate your containers from your competition.

VARIBOX Single Containment 1000L
  • 800 Liter
  • LLDPE Polyethylene 
  • 1.9KG Density
  • +40 – 20 filling temperature 
  • 97 KG weight
  • 1 0n 1 stackable

VARIBOX SC 1000L

The VARIBOX SC is a rotomolded IBC with a lifetime of up to 10 years. Only the inner container needs to be replaced for up to 5 years. The truly reusable VARIBOX SC is the only IBC from VARIBOX which is available with coding colors and logos to match your company profile. The perfect way to differentiate your containers from your competition.

VARIBOX Single Containment 1000L
  • 1000 liters
  • LLDPE Polyethylene 
  • 1.9KG Density
  • +40 – 20 filling temperature 
  • 105 KG weight
  • 1 0n 1 stackable