Matcon specialises in providing Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) systems for efficient and flexible powder, granule and tablet processing. The unique Cone Valve technology within each IBC permits reliable and automated processes, helping you to achieve successful Lean manufacturing.

Use a Matcon IBC system for: Increasing Productivity, Manufacturing flexibility, Improved Product Quality, Process Efficiency, Reducing Waste, Future-proof System design.

With a world-wide presence, we have delivered solutions for a broad range of manufacturers from Infant Nutrition & Food, to Pharmaceutical and Chemical industries.

Matcon supply a range of Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) system solutions designed with Lean manufacturing in mind. The product offering is tailored to meet the demands of your particular application; which might include the need to accommodate varying order sizes, a widening of product portfolios and increasingly stringent regulations. We can supply a fully integrated system from Formulation to Packing, or integrate individual items depending on your specific business needs.


Allows rapid batch changeovers as the ingredients are fully contained within the IBC – no need to clean down. The fully contained system protects against any cross-contamination risks. High OEE rates are possible as IBCs are prepared & discharged separately from the blending process. The small footprint helps keep clean room costs to a minimum.

An elegant, dust-tight way to fill IBCs quickly and efficiently from sacks. Fully contained transfer of material into the IBC reduces the occurrence of spilt or wasted material.  Hygienic, easy to clean design for fast changeovers.

An accurate and cost-effective, flexible recipe batching system for larger throughput requirements. Ideal for reducing the time spent in weighing and for minimising the risk of human error in formulation. The Flexi-Batch formulation system comprises a number of ‘ingredient’ containers located on a framework, with ‘batch’ containers travelling below collecting the ingredients according to programmed batch recipes.

Change recipes faster than ever with high accuracy, direct dosing from Matcon IBCs. Fill into sacks/bags without the need for screw feeders.  Ideal for small campaign runs. Versatile enough to cover a wide range of powder characteristics from cohesive to free-flowing. Full discharge & protection against segregation due to mass-flow.

Discharge the IBC straight into FMCG packing systems without any secondary refill devices. Automatic and controlled refill, producing a consistent feed, allowing packing lines to maximise their throughput. Cone Valve technology protects against product segregation during discharge to ensure a quality product every time.

Complete inside wash and dry without removing the Cone Valve. A high pressure jet of water is sprayed on all internal surfaces of the IBC to remove any powder residue. The drainage frame includes a cone lifter for automatic cleaning of the outlet with the Cone Valve in situ.

The IBC container is at the centre of the Matcon powder handling system. Designed to be filled and emptied quickly, with washing off-line, the IBC container enables all the manufacturing processes to happen simultaneously for optimum production efficiency. With the unique Matcon Cone Valve technology inside each one, our IBC’s offer controlled discharge and protection against product segregation.

At the heart of the Matcon IBC system you will find the Cone Valve – invented, patented and developed by us. We use it to help manufacturers overcome issues of mix segregation, containment and bridging that are inherent in traditional powder handling systems. 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!

Most container systems only include a shut-off valve bolted to the container outlet. In contrast, the MATCON IBCs have a ‘passive’ Cone Valve seated within the outlet of the bin. When the bin is located on the Discharge Station, a connection is made between the Cone Valve and an ‘active’ probe assembly, which lifts the cone in order to discharge material. This provides complete & controlled discharge of material with the ability to shut-off or control flow.


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