Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs) are a fantastic bulk packaging option for businesses all over the world. Whether you are storing and/or transporting a dry flowable product, food grade products, or even hazardous materials, bulk bags can store and transport your product safely and efficiently.
If you’ve been following the National Bulk Bag blog, then you’ll know we’ve been covering the industrial hemp industry a lot recently. We’ve covered why flexible intermediate bulk containers are a great fit for the industry and which specific bags are a good fit for use. However, we haven’t talked much about the specific features that make certain FIBCs a better fit and why. If you’re in these industries, this post is for you. It is our hope that we can help guide you in your purchasing decision and aid you in your quest to find the right bag for your product and application.
One critical question to ask yourself when considering purchasing flexible intermediate bulk containers is “how am I going to discharge this bag?” There are a variety of ways to discharge bags but not every method is a good fit for certain applications.
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 take safety very seriously. It is a part of everything we do within our own facilities and we know how much safety means to our customers. Part of our on-going commitment to safety is a dedication to keeping up on the latest and greatest trends in the industry and subsequently discussing these trends on our blog.
Today’s consumers are more conscious than ever about the quality of food they eat. This is apparent whether you are shopping at your local grocery store or dining at your local farm to fork restaurant. To ensure these expectations are met, many in the food supply chain industry require independent verification from their vendors and suppliers that they are consistently practicing proper food safety and quality measures.
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.
ISO (International Organization of Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 162 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant international Standards that support innovation to global challenges.
When it comes to FIBCs, quality is one of the most important aspects to purchasing. Any buyer needs to know that they are getting a quality product from their distributor of choice. Why you ask? Safety. Bulk bags are used to carry thousands of pounds of products and raw materials in facilities all around the world. If a bag fails, people can get hurt. Even worse, if a bag fails under the wrong circumstances, fatalities can occur.
We spend a lot of time answering questions from bulk bag buyers with various degrees of knowledge. We get questions ranging anywhere from construction to specific questions about our in-stock bags and the many different applications that they can be used for.
We’ve covered a large number of topics on the NBB blog over the last year, but one area we haven’t spent much time talking about is using FIBCs in situations with chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and dangerous materials. That’s because for most products and applications, a standard bulk bag will suffice. However, that certainly isn’t always the case and at National Bulk Bag we pride ourselves in being an educational resource for all users and website visitors.
There is a lot of misinformation about FIBCs on the internet. If you’ve read our blog in the past, you probably know this as we’ve talked about it before. However, we feel it’s important to bring it up in the context product density as there is a lot of bad info regarding this topic. Hopefully this post will help address some of that and set the record straight.
Storing and transporting food products such as pet food can be difficult. If your pet food product is food grade, you must mitigate increased regulations. Even if your product isn't food grade, you are constantly trying to prevent moisture exposure and contamination of your product. No matter what method you choose to transport you pet food product, it's extremely important to select the option that:
If you have been to Sam's Club or Costco, you know that there are many benefits to buying products in bulk. Buying FIBCs is no different. If you are buying $250,000 or more in bulk bags a year, you are considered a large buyer and are in a unique position to leverage your annual business.
A lot of time is spent at National Bulk Bag answering questions from buyers. We get a ton of questions ranging anywhere from FIBC construction to specific questions about the many different applications of bulk bags. However, the specific question of “what are breathable bulk bags?” is of particular interest because it has many facets. It’s not as simple to say, “this bag is breathable and this one is not”. There are lots of things to consider that we will examine in this post.
Storing and transporting bulk powders can be difficult. Not only can they be messy, but it is imperative that they aren't exposed to moisture. No matter what method you choose to use to transport your bulk powder, it's extremely important to select the option that:
You may see the seal on our website, you may even see the acronym come up when shopping around bulk bag distributors and manufacturers, but do you know what it stands for?
Industry specific vocabulary is often one of biggest sources of confusion in any business. The bulk bag industry is no different. At National Bulk Bag, we get a ton of questions surrounding terminology (check out our blog post on all of the vocabulary in the bulk bag industry).
Bulk bags are being used in more situations than ever before. Construction, food, pharmaceutical, and many more industries are continually finding more uses for them in an exciting trend for bulk bag suppliers. However, certain industries and applications require bags that meet very stringent specifications in order to handle the materials contained in the bag. This is particularly relevant in industries that deal with hazardous materials and volatile chemicals.
We are committed to educating and sharing our industry knowledge with our website visitors and customers. That is why we continue to put together educational blog posts like this one that are informative and hopefully add value to your organization.