BoxSAFE Chemical Storage
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What is an ISO Container or Connex Box?
An ISO container, also known as a Connex Box, is a large, steel shipping container. These containers were originally manufactured in the 1950s as a way to streamline the loading and unloading processes of large shipments. Rather than having to individually unload barrels of goods, the ISO shipping container allowed large-scale shipping companies to efficiently store and unload large amounts of items in a short amount of time. A key feature of these containers it that they are easily stackable. Each of the corners has twistlock fasteners to securely place the containers on top of one another. The ability to stack containers also reduced the amount of floor space needed for shipments.
ISO containers are made of premium-grade corrugated weathering steel. This is commonly known as “Cor-ten steel”. This steel is specifically designed to resist exterior corrosion, and is built for use in areas where at least some of the steel will be exposed to the elements. In addition, the ISO containers have a monocoque construction, meaning the floor, ceiling, and walls of the container are continuously welded into one piece. Continuous welding makes these containers extremely durable and strong.