FIBC bags or flexible intermediate bulk container bags are often referred to as bulk bags, big bags, jumbo or super bags, or super sacks. Bulk bags are the industrial containers that are used for the storage and transportation of dry, flowable materials like, such as sand, fertilizers, food grains, powders, dry fruits, and granular products like granules of plastic.
Benefits of woven PP fabric used for making bulk bags
Made of the flexible fabric of woven polypropylene or polyethylene, bulk bags are known for their exceptionally high tensile strength and durability. Their strength and sturdiness depend on the weaving process which is controlled and monitored throughout manufacturing to create the best performing and reliable bags.
Woven polypropylene or polyethylene, used for making bulk bags, has high heat deflection temperature (HDT) and chemical resistance properties besides being 100% recyclable help protect the environment as well. Almost all bags are specifically UV stabilized to protect against weather elements and conditions.
Bulk bags are of immense importance and utility for industries as they offer abrasion resistance and can resist tearing. When coated from the inside, they resist moisture and thereby help maintain the integrity and dryness of the material stored in them.
Materials that can be stored or transported in Bulk Bags
Basically, bulk bags are designed for storage and transportation of larger quantities of free-flowing dry, powdered or granular materials. These bags are often used by food, agriculture, and construction industries for the storage and shipment of:
- Food products
- Cattle feeds
- Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals bulk drug material
- Construction materials like Gravel, Cement, or Sand
- Plastic granules
FIBC bulk bags are also used for transporting hazardous waste material as certified by the UN as well as scrap. These bags are extensively used in mining, plastic & rubber as well as pharmaceuticals sectors largely due to their ability to safely hold, store and transport heavy quantities of materials in a well-protected manner.
All good quality food grade FIBC bulk bags are FDA approved which means that they are manufactured with high-class material in a clean environment and are safe for use for storage of food products and pharmaceutical raw materials meant for use by humans.
Bulk Bags with UN certification can be taken as an assurance of their ability to prevent or eliminate chances of spillage of hazardous chemicals.
At the same time, Ventilated FIBC bulk bags are primarily used for fruits and vegetables, especially potatoes as they allow the products to breathe and remain fresh during transportation.
Types of bulk bags
Depending on the style, bulk bags can be:
- Four- Panel
The products in Bulk bags rub against the fabric during filling, shipping or emptying and friction can create static electricity which can be dangerous. Based on electrostatic properties, you may choose bulk bags from:
- Type A – without electrostatic feature
- Type B – do not generate propagating electric discharge
- Type C – are made with conducive fabric that controls electrostatic discharge by grounding
- Type D – are Anti-static Bulk bags and exhibit anti-static or anti-dissipative properties that require no grounding
When you need the finest quality, the bulk bags produced by Pacific Bags Australia are an assurance of unmatched quality with high strength, durability, and economy.