Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs)


We supply world leading IBCs for the processing, storage and transport of bulk material solids, powders, granules and tablets.

Our unique Cone Valve technology within each IBC prevents the traditional powder handling issues of bridging,
blocking and blend segregation.

Full range of Matcon IBCs for efficient powder handling

Standard IBC Range

Designed to meet the highest hygiene and safety requirements, the container is manufactured with no enclosed crevices or hollow sections that could trap product or contaminants.

Efficient and dust-tight, they provide a system that lives up to the most rigorous of standards.

The Matcon IBC is manufactured from 316L stainless steel or 304 stainless steel, dependent upon the application.

View the IBC brochure

300 - 500 Litres

Small IBC for smaller batch sizes or testing purposes.

1,000 - 2,000 Litres

Most commonly used range of IBC batch sizes.

2,500 - 3,500 Litres

Large scale IBC to match larger batch requirements.

Polyethylene IBC Range

An alternative to stainless steel IBCs.

Our R Series IBC comprises a polyethylene bottle supported in a steel framework.  These are commonly used in non-food, non-hygienic applications where the use of a stainless steel IBC would be unnecessary. 

As they are fitted with Cone Valve technology they will still protect against segregation, rat-holing and bridging.


What is a Cone Valve

A Matcon IBC has a ‘passive’ cone seated within the outlet of the bin.  When located on the discharge station an ‘active’ probe assembly lifts the cone which creates an annular gap causing material to discharge under mass-flow.

Why it is important

It is a superb discharging device overcoming all manner of powder flow problems. The lifting action of the cone breaks up bridged product and prevents material from rat-holing and causing material segregation.

Cone Valve Technology Brochure download



Find out how IBC Cone Valve Technology could be the solution to your powder handling problems by downloading our brochure today.


Our approach

Our systems help customers innovate and stay ahead of the competition.

The Cone Valve technology means that no matter what you might want to manufacture in the future, you will have the ability to handle the ingredients and recipes effectively – a future-proof solution!

We work in partnership with you to create the right system designed to fulfil your business needs.


Companies we work with

Learn about the companies currently using Matcon Systems to optimise their production efficiency and profitability.