National Bulk Bag Blog

Are Bulk Bags Watertight or Waterproof?

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.

December 19, 2018

Categories: Bulk Bag Construction

What is a FIBC Flap? When Should You Use One?

We talk a lot about FIBC construction on the NBB blog, and for good reason. With all the variations and combination of bags, it would be impressive if we ever get to the point where we’ve covered them all. Nonetheless we will continue our pursuit to make sure we talk about as many as we can no matter how obscure or specialized some may be. That brings us to bulk bag flaps. What are they? What do they do? Would they be a good fit for your product and/or application? Let’s discuss.

December 07, 2018

Categories: Bulk Bag Construction

What is UV Stabilization? How Does it Impact FIBC Bulk Bags?

If you’ve done any research on flexible intermediate bulk containers outside of Nationalbulkbag.com you’ve probably run into some pretty bad information at some point or another. In general, the internet is rife with bad information, misconceptions, and downright lies. The bulk bag industry is no exception. UV stabilization in particular is one bag feature that has stuck out to us as a treasure trove of misinformation in the industry. Today, we attempt to set the record straight about UV stabilization. What does it mean? How does it impact use? Is it safe to store bags outside? Let’s[...]

November 28, 2018

Categories: Bulk Bag Construction

All About Full Bottom Discharge FIBCs ("Diaper Bottom")

At National Bulk Bag, we talk about FIBC construction a lot and for a good reason. The sheer volume of customization options available in the industry can be overwhelming. From coating options to top and bottom construction to vented sides, there are hundreds of possibilities and combinations of bag construction. This makes the topic a natural area to cover thoroughly on our blog. For most products and applications, a spout or flat bottom FIBC is the ideal bottom construction. However, what if your application requires faster discharge? Or a larger opening? For those situations we[...]

October 24, 2018

Categories: Bulk Bag Construction

Spout Bottom vs. Flat Bottom Bulk Bags - What's Right For Your 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.  

September 17, 2018

Categories: Bulk Bag Construction

What are Breathable Bulk Bags?

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.

What are Stevedore Straps?

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).

Types of Jumbo Bag Construction (U-Panel, Circular, 4-Panel)

If you’re in the market for jumbo bags, there is a lot to consider. Top construction, bottom construction, baffles or no baffles, coating or non… the list goes on.  However, one of the less considered types is construction. Bag construction refers to the way that the sheets of woven polypropylene are sewn/stitched together to form a bag. There are several different construction types and these types can have a big impact on the SWL (safe working load), industry applications, and safe handling of the bag.

January 16, 2018

Categories: Bulk Bag Construction

FIBC Bulk Bags 101: Types of Bag Top/Filling Options

FIBC bulk bags have proven to be effective for storing and transporting a variety of products and materials and have also gained a reputation for being a versatile bulk packaging option. One customizable feature of flexible intermediate bulk containers is the bag's top/filling option. With multiple top/filling options, bags can be customized to fit your specific application and operation.

January 08, 2018

Categories: Bulk Bag Construction

FIBC Bulk Bag 101: Types of Bag Bottom Closures Explained

FIBC Bulk bags have proven to be effective for storing and transporting a variety of products and materials and have also gained a reputation for being a versatile bulk packaging option. One customizable feature of flexible intermediate bulk containers is the bag’s bottom closure. With multiple bottom closure options, bags can be customized to fit your specific application and operation.

December 18, 2017

Categories: Bulk Bag Construction

FIBC Bulk Bag 101: Types of Lift Loops Explained

FIBC Bulk bags have proven to be effective for storing and transporting a variety of products and materials and have also gained a reputation for being a versatile bulk packaging option. One customizable feature of flexible intermediate bulk containers that make them a versatile bulk packaging solution is the top loop construction. With multiple loop construction options, bags can be customized to fit your specific application and operation.

December 13, 2017

Categories: Bulk Bag Construction

When to Use CROHMIQ Type D FIBC Jumbo Bags

Workplace safety is a top priority at National Bulk Bag. With every product that we sell and distribute, we are constantly helping our customers and potential customers find the safest, most reliable jumbo bag for their product and application.

October 13, 2017

Categories: Bulk Bag Construction

Specialty Bulk Bags: FIBC Big Bags with Net Baffles

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.

Specialty Bulk Bags: FIBC Big Bags with Sift Resistant Seams

Bulk bags are an extremely versatile bulk packaging option. If the material/product is dry and flowable, you can store or transport in these amazing bulk packaging bags.

Specialty Bulk Bags - Vented FIBCs

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.

All About Woven Polypropylene Bags

Advances in synthetic polymers over the years have given rise to new innovative materials with a wide variety of applications. One such polymer, called polypropylene, has been particularly useful in the packaging industry.

Duffle Top Versus Spout Top FIBC Bulk Bags

A critical question to ask yourself when considering an FIBC for your product is “how am I going to fill this bag?” There is an assortment of ways to fill them, from intricate chutes or equipment applications, down to an excavator bucket. When considering your filling method, construction of the top of the bag is critical in efficiently and effectively filling the bag.

February 01, 2017

Categories: Bulk Bag Construction

What are FIBC Bulk Bags with Baffles?

There are many different types of FIBC bulk bags and the right bag for you depends on your product and application. For example, you may be currently using a type A bulk bag with potentially volatile materials when a type C or D bag is best due to their electrostatic reduction properties.

January 24, 2017

Categories: Bulk Bag Construction

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