Cube shape provides convenient handling during loading / unloading works, compact accommodation in multi-level storage and optimization of the transportation process, i.e. saving transport and storage costs are obvious.
Weight (gross) about 1065 kg, allows to use medium-tonnage loading equipment (trucks, hoists, cranes), and to maximize usage of the containers and different types of covered wagons:
usage of 20 ton containers of up to 96%, and of covered railway wagons up to 95%.
Specific container weight is not more than 7 % from weight of the filled bitumen IBC and is the lowest among similar disposable and reusable containers for the transportation of bitumen. Recycling is not provided.
Ease of unpacking. Removal of packaging from a solid bitumen cube takes about 2 minutes by using simple tools, such as angle grinder . In summer and in hot climates it is appropriate to melting bitumen without unpacking . This ensures complete recovery of bitumen from the UK see here
Environment friendly packaging. Factors such as weight and type of packaging material have the greatest impact on the environment according to scientific research by Institute of energy and environment (USA). All environmental parameters leader board. The negative impact of the use and disposal of packaging is minimal since IBC packaging by 98% made from natural materials : cardboard, plywood and timber.