Staying up with the latest and most innovative trends in the FIBC industry is extremely important as a distributor of bulk bags. However, it is equally important for buyers, suppliers, and/or anyone else involved in the industry. This is especially true when it comes to the trends regarding the food industry and food grade bags due to the delicate nature of the industry.
About Nick Neal
Nick is an account manager for the industrial bag division at Rapid Packaging and National Bulk Bag. Nick received his Bachelor's degree at New Mexico State University and Metropolitan State University.
In the past, Nick spent time in construction sales and was a business development rep in packaging for about two years.
Nick is a big Minnesota sports fan and spends his free time fishing and waterfowl hunting.
Nick is National Bulk Bag's resident hemp expert. As the hemp industry explodes in the United States following recent changes to the laws regulating the plan, Nick has helped many hemp farmers find FIBCs that are perfect for their various applications and hemp products.
FIBC liners is a core topic on the National Bulk Bag blog. In fact, if you click here you can check out all of the great content we’ve written on liners. However, because we’ve covered the various types, uses, constructions and material types over a long period, a lot of our content is scattered through many blogs.
If you’re currently using flexible intermediate bulk containers in a production facility, then you know it’s quite a monumental task moving bags throughout your facility. Moving empty bags, filling them up with product, moving them across your facility to ship and/or discharge; it can be quite the manual process involving a lot of labor. However, there are solutions that can significantly reduce the amount of manual labor required to do all these tasks while simultaneously improving the overall safety of your facility. We are talking about automated bagging systems.
Bulk Bags are one of the most versatile bulk containers on the market. For the most part, no matter what product you are storing and/or transporting, there is a bag that fits your unique application.
If you’ve been following our blog recently, you know we’ve been discussing the growing business of industrial hemp and marijuana and how bulk bags are a great fit for the various products and applications within. However, we haven’t really dived into what types of FIBCs buyers in those industries should be looking to purchase. There are so many types of bag construction and different ways to customize the bags it can be downright confusing when first researching. In our second installment in our industrial hemp and marijuana series, we discuss what bag features to look for.
At National Bulk Bag, we pride ourselves in noticing trends in the industry. We also take pride in making sure we take notes on these trends and talk about them with our current and potential customers. That brings us to the latest trend we are seeing: the growing use of bulk bags in the hemp and marijuana industries. Let’s discuss.
Bulk bags (also known as Jumbo Bags) have proven to be effective for storing and transporting a variety of products and materials, but a new use for these versatile woven polypropylene bags has recently emerged. With the explosion of the craft brew industry in the last 10 years, a demand for specialty malted barley has increased exponentially causing malters to look for a better way to transport their product to their customers.
When bulk bags are filled and discharged, the flowing of the finely powdered substances can at times cause a buildup of static electricity. Properly mitigating the dangers associated with the buildup of static electricity can at times be the difference between life and death, especially when storing and transporting flammable and combustible materials.