The overall general toughness and excellent chemical resistance of polyethylene to a wide array of wet and dry industrial chemicals and food products makes it ideally suited for storage tanks. Dura-Cast horizontal loaf tanks are made with FDA-compliant UV-stabilized polyethylene. They comply with U.S. Food & Drug Administration regulation 21CFR 177.1520 (1) 3.1 and 3.2 for storage of potable water. This permits it to be used as an article that can be in contact with potable water or food products.
Horizontal loaf tanks can be used indoors or outdoors. Because the resin is UV-stabilized, it will not breakdown under harsh outdoor weather conditions or under prolonged exposure to fluorescent lights. The natural opaqueness of polyethylene permits easy viewing of content levels.