If you’re currently using FIBCs to transport/store hazardous materials, chances are you’re already using UN bulk bags. If you’re not, then read this blog and find out if UN bags are a good fit for you.
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In certain situations involving the storage and transport of hazardous materials, a standard FIBC won’t suffice. Standard bags are chemically resistant from manufacture because of the woven polypropylene in which they are constructed; certain materials are too corrosive and/or dangerous to use a standard bag.
Bulk bags with baffles are standard bags with extra fabric panels or pieces of string sewn into each of the bag’s four corners. This special reinforcement allows the bag to better hold its square shape when filled making bags with baffles easier to store side by side and/or stack.
Depending on your product and/or application, your bulk bag needs change. FIBCs have a multitude of uses across a wide variety of industries. Because of this, a very large number of specialty bags have been created to fit unique products applications in order to better serve the users.
Before deciding to purchase FIBC bulk bags, it’s important to educate yourself. Part of that process is catching up on all of the different terms. We made this guide to help you make the most informed purchase.
Polyethylene liners, commonly referred to as poly liners, are flexible plastic liners specifically designed to line the inside of a flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC or bulk bag).
FIBC bags are a revolutionary bulk packaging option that are both environmentally friendly and cost-effective. Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers can store and transport all different types of materials including both hazardous and non-hazardous dry flow-able materials.
Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers, also known as FIBCs, are used in a variety of facilities including food manufacturing and food processing plants. Food grade bulk bags are a great option for transporting and storing food and food related products. Lets examine the five biggest reasons why successful commercial food companies use food grade bags over alternative handling methods.
When using woven polypropylene bulk bags, it is important to use them per the instructions provided by both your supplier and the manufacturer. It is also important that you do not fill bags over their safe working load and/or reuse bags that aren’t designed for more than one use/trip. Most bags are manufactured for a single use bag but some are specifically designed for multiple uses.
When handling FIBCs, it is imperative to follow safe use guidelines set forth by the manufacturer, your supplier, as well as the Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association also known as FIBCA.
As a bulk bag buyer you have many options when looking for a FIBC (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container) supplier but how can you make sure you’re buying from a trusted source? There are many factors to consider and one important factor is membership status with FIBCA.