The fibc big bag is a huge, flexible bag that can hold up to 1,000 liters of materials. Also known as a jumbo bag, a bulk bag or a flexible intermediate bulk container, these bags are made from woven polypropylene fabric and provide the strength, versatility and efficiency needed for industrial storage and transportation. Unlike wooden or metal containers, these bags are lightweight and can be transported by pallet jacks, forklifts or hoists.
During the design phase, the manufacturer will work with the client to ensure that the large bulk bags meet all requirements and specifications, including load capacity, filling and discharging mechanisms, lifting options, and safety considerations. The type of materials used is also a major factor in the design and construction of a fibc. Woven PP fabrics are ideal for FIBC bags because of their excellent tensile strength and tear resistance. For specialized applications, some bags are lined with a poly liner, which protects against moisture and oxygen.
There are a few different types of FIBCs on the market, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Coated FIBCs have a layer of laminated film that offers protection and durability for the contents inside, while uncoated bags are designed to allow air to pass through, which makes them better suited to abrasive or dusty products. The type of material you’re storing will determine whether you need a coated or uncoated bag, and there are also different weave designs to choose from depending on the specific application of the bag.
When shopping for a reconditioned FIBC, make sure you’re buying from a reputable supplier who will provide in-depth documentation about where the bags came from and how they were used previously. A reputable seller will also check the condition of the bags for signs of damage and wear before selling them again. Moisture damage, UV exposure and wear and tear are all things that indicate a reconditioned bag is not suitable for reuse.
FIBCs can be used to store and transport just about any free-flowing granule, powder or flake product. They’re perfect for a variety of industries, and they can be customized to fit your company’s exact needs. Several safety features are built into the design of a big bag, including a safe working load (SWL) sewn into the fabric, and the safety label that outlines operating instructions and safety guidelines for use.
In addition to the safe working load, the safety factor for a big bag is based on how much it can handle before sustaining structural damage. This number is calculated by multiplying the SWL by a safety factor that’s set by the industry. Typically, the safety factor is five or six times the Safe Working Load.
In order to protect against dangerous static discharges, some FIBC bags are designed with conductive fibers woven into the fabric of the bag. This means that any electric charge that builds up during the filling, discharging or handling processes will be discharged safely to the ground via the conductive fibers, as long as the bag is constantly grounded.