5 Reasons Why You Should Use FIBC Bags for Transporting Your Product

5 Reasons Why You Should Use FIBC Bags for Transporting Your Product

Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs) are a fantastic option for transporting and storing dry flow-able products. If you are currently exploring new methods for transporting and storing your dry flow-able product, here are five reasons why you should consider using FIBC bags.

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#1. Flexibility

Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers are an extremely flexible bulk packaging option and have the ability to adapt to your specific product/material and application. With safe working loads (SWL) ranging from 1,000 - 4,000 pounds, a variety of filling and discharging options, and the ability to transport and store food grade products, bulk bags are a great fit for any business that stores and/or transports dry flow-able product(s).


 #2. Easy to fill and discharge

Its easy to integrate FIBC bags into your operation with multiple filling and discharging options and specialty equipment available to assist in the filling and discharging process. Filling/top options include but are not limited to: flap top, skirt top, filling spout, and open top. Discharge/bottom options include but are not limited to: discharge spout, discharge spout with safety valve, and discharge spout with cover. 

For all bag customization options, be sure to check out this bag construction resource by clicking here.


#3. Environmentally friendly 

Most bags are made from virgin polypropylene, which is a common plastic that can be re-purposed into other plastic products. Most bags are suitable for recycling including those used to store construction materials, chemicals, grains, fertilizers, pigments and plastics. Note: Recycling is usually done by the truckload. For more information on bag recyclers, consult with your bulk bag supplier. 

On top of the ability to be recycled, some bags are reusable. Bags with a safety factor ratio of 6:1 are specifically designed for multiple uses. For more information on recycling and reusing bulk bags, see our post “Reuse and Recycle Guidelines for Bulk Bags” by clicking here.


#4. Cost effective

Flexible intermediate bulk containers are a more cost effective bulk packaging solution compared to other options. Not only are they affordable to purchase but empty bags are also economical to ship as they are extremely lightweight. In addition to their affordable price, storing empty bags is easy. Empty bags can be folded into a compact size saving you warehouse space which ultimately can save your business money.


#5. Fast and easy to transport

Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers have a variety of lifting options. This makes it easy to customize the bag to fit the lifting and transportation equipment that you already have at your facility. With lifting options such as cross corner loops, edge corner loops, additional lift loops, single and double loading belts, it makes it easy to find a lifting option that works for your forklift, crane, and/or hoist at your facility.

They also have the ability to store and transport all types of products/materials including combustible and flammable materials making them a perfect fit for most businesses that store and transport large amounts of dry flow-able products 


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March 21, 2017

Categories: Bulk Bags

About the Author: 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.

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