The ITCO sector organization estimates that approximately 250,000 tank containers were in use in the Netherlands in 2009. These take care of the transport of liquids, foodstuffs, animal feed, gases, chemicals and even explosives. In total, it was expected that this involved more than 675,000 transports by truck, train, boat and trailer, and that has become even more so in the course of time. If you consider that every tank container has to be completely rinsed and cleaned after every load and that 1.5 to 2 cubic metres of water per rinse go through it, you know what kind of waste this entails. The Valkenswaard based company Mega-Inliner felt that this had to change. Two years ago they developed, therefore, a product of the same name, which makes rinsing and cleaning tank containers obsolete.
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