Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) Transportation

Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA), more commonly known as Rubbing Alcohol, is used in several applications including as a solvent for many industrial processes, deicing products, printing inks, and the main ingredient in most hand sanitizers.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hand sanitizer is in extremely high demand. According to the most recent data, the demand for hand sanitizers increased 1,400% between December 2019 and January 2020, with purchases up 73% in February. Even with these increases, analysts are predicting sales won’t peak for quite some time.

Carbon Express’ roots are in the transportation of hazardous liquids. Class 3 Liquids must be transported in approved tanks and containers with appropriate provisions for vents, an emergency response guide, and a hazmat bill of landing.

Class 3 Flammable Liquids are one of the most commonly transported goods worldwide, and transportation must be done with an abundance of safety. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has strict guidelines for the transportation of Hazardous Materials. If these guidelines are not met, companies face major fines regardless of the carrier used. IPA is highly flammable in both liquid and vapor forms, even in temperatures as low as 55°F. Choosing the right carrier for your company is a serious decision that should not be taken lightly.