The Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container Association of North America (RIBCA-NA) fosters the interests of persons, firms and corporations engaged in the business of manufacturing or assembling rigid intermediate bulk containers.

A “rigid intermediate bulk container” or “IBC” is a rigid, self-standing vessel, lined or unlined, made from metal, fibreboard or polymeric material. The typical volume is at least 119 gallons but not more than 793 gallons. IBCs are used to transport various liquid or solid products, including products identified as “hazardous materials” or “dangerous goods”.


RIBCA endeavors to promote the interests of its members and the industry in federal regulatory and safety matters while encouraging the adoption of uniform safety regulations, specifications and inspection methods for the containers. RIBCA also revised a forum for the discussion of problems affecting the industry and provides information regarding legislation and regulations that affect members of the association and industry.


RIBCA-NA is a proud member of the Industrial Packaging Association of North America (IPANA).



Upcoming Meetings

2020 IPANA Spring Technical Conference
April 20-22, 2020
Pinehurst Resort | Pinehurst, North Carolina


2020 IPANA Fall Annual Conference
October 6-8, 2020
The Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile | Chicago, Illinois


2021 IPANA Spring Technical Conference
April 19-21, 2021
Lansdowne Resort & Spa| Leesburg, Virginia