Bulk Chemical Transportation Methods

Bulk Chemical Transportation Methods

Basics of Chemicals

In the chemical industry, there are different categories for biochemicals depending on how they are made and what they are used for, and the transportation method depends on that. Typically there are what is called specialty and commodity chemicals. Specialty biochemicals can be described by their name “specialty”. These chemicals are usually only made by specific companies. The reason why only certain companies can produce these is that they typically have patents that come along with them. Patents are essentially ownership of the compounds, so in order to make a specialty one, a company must have those specific materials to create them.

Commodity chemicals are inversely related to specialty chemicals. They do not require a patent to make them so there is no specific manufacturer that has to produce them. These chemicals are typically common chemicals that require no exclusivity. This means that manufacturers are able to make them in bulk, which makes them easier to transport to large businesses.

Bulk Chemical Transportation

Commodity chemicals are typically transferred in bulk because they are the basis of many companies in industries such as:

  • Printing companies
  • Cannabis factories
  • Other large-scale businesses.

These chemicals are also known as fungible which means that the chemical you purchase at one company will not be different from another company. This is because these chemicals are typically standardized in order to make sure that they are the same. Transportation of these chemicals can be done by bulk liquid tanks transported by:

  • Truck
  • Boat
  • Railways
  • And many other forms of transport

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