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Chemical Containers

Many chemicals are distributed in returnable containers, typically in totes or intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), cylinders or tonner cylinders. If unmanaged, your operations can swing from too many to too few containers that are empty, clean and working for new orders. Depending on the product, returnable containers must also be tracked for safety reasons and well maintained, cleaned before each new use and properly documented. As the world moves to more sustainable ways of getting work done, the use of returnable containers is likely to grow in the chemical industry. TrackAbout helps to track and manage returnable chemical containers as an add-on to Datacor ERP or your existing business systems. TrackAbout is built for the unique challenges of returnable chemical containers and will provide greater transparency throughout the entire asset lifecycle.

Better managing your containers has a transformative effect on your business and a strong return on investment. 


Our experts can guide you through all the steps in the process and help you take firm control of your containers to realize a wide range of benefits with our suite of modules.

  • Establish a chain of custody and promote accountability
  • Know the locations of your containers and how long they’ve been there
  • Capture the history of every container
  • Increase customer satisfaction with billing accuracy
  • Purchase fewer new containers and reduce theft
  • Charge customers for damage to returnable containers
  • Optimize sustainability initiatives in the circular economy
  • Reduce paperwork by electronically tracking batch and lot numbers
  • Record and track maintenance, inspection and testing actions
  • Customize mobile screens for company-specific processes
  • Enforce internal processes for safety and compliance
  • Keep accurate end user container balances and calculate billing statements
  • Increase rental revenue
  • Optimize handling and distribution by grouping chemical containers on pallets
  • Scan pallet barcodes once rather than scanning individual chemical containers
  • Track truck inventories and reconcile deliveries
  • Create government-required truck manifests
  • Eliminate paperwork for work orders and driver instructions
  • Send work orders directly to Datacor ERP or other business management software
  • Grant customers controlled Internet access to your TrackAbout system so they can track and view information for containers at their locations

“Our goal was to find a system that would provide broader, deeper and more efficient tracking capabilities. TrackAbout offered the best combination of functionality, technology and value. And it had the flexibility and the scalability we needed to support our expansion.”

John Larkin, Warehouse Manager
Colonial Chemical Solutions

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Discover how our software can help you achieve greater container visibility and utilization. Schedule a free consultation with TrackAbout today.