When it comes to storing, handling or transporting of flaky, powdery or granular products, the majority of industries make use of the FIBC or the Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers. Traditionally, many of such industrial products were packaged and handled in corrugated cartons. Although such cartons were double walled or multi layered, they were expensive to manufacture and would also become very heavy or bulky to handle. The 4 loops FIBC bags that have replaced the corrugated cartons now are not only durable but also light in weight. In fact these bags that come with different spouts have created a sort of revolution in packaging industry when it comes to handling various industrial products.
Manufactured in different sizes the FIBC bags or containers are made from woven polypropylene fabric. The cubic bags are actually 4 loops FIBC bags and usually have a single layer. However they may be laminated or have a loose lining for protection. Another advantage offered by the 4 loops FIBC bags are that they can be foldable and made compact after discharging the products. This results in better ergonomics and lesser back strains to handlers. Added to all this is the fact that the FIBC bags are 100% safe and recyclable.
FIBC manufacturers know of the static risks involved in handling these bags. The PP fabric used for these bags that are manufactured in different sizes is first UV treated and made insulation proof. By doing this any accumulation of static charge that is gathered during filling or discharge of the product can be dispensed with and made shock proof. Thus many ignitions, explosions or fire accidents to surrounding handlers or unearthed materials are easily avoided.
Industrialists using the FIBC containers or bags are a happy lot as they can save over 50% costs in packaging. These FIBC bags can be custom designed to specific applications unlike the traditional corrugated cartons that were manufactured in standard dimensions only. Use of the different size FIBC bags means saving on labor. A single 2000 pound FIBC bag can hold the contents of nearly eighty 25 pound bags. This also results in avoiding repetitive labor, less injury and a saving on packaging that would have been otherwise required for the same job.
Classification of FIBC Bags
FIBCs are categorized into four broad types based on static protection that they offer:
- Type A: These are FIBC bags which are plain and offer no static protection
- Type B: These are bags designed to protect against low breakdown voltage that are transmitted due to brush discharges
- Type C: These have interconnecting panels and can control electric charged when grounded. Such bags are suggested for explosive atmospheres or materials (For more information: https://www.rishifibc.com/fibc-products/conductive-fibc-bags.html)
- Type D: These bags dissipate static charges and do not require grounding (For more information visit: https://www.rishifibc.com/fibc-products/dissipative-fibc-bags.html)
Applications of FIBC Bags
FIBC bags are commonly used to package products which are dry, flow able and in powder forms. Even granules and also flaky items can be packaged in these light weight and spouted bags. Of late, they have found to be immensely useful in packaging the bulkier non-flowing products like molded plastic parts. Some of the industries that generally go for the FIBC containers are the chemical industries, pharmaceutical industry, food industry, the plastic industries, the mining industries, steel industries, resin manufacturers and other manufacturers that deal with powder kind of products.
FIBC Containers or bags manufactured by Rishi FIBC are quality assured and certified. They go through absolute scrutiny right from the raw materials used to manufacture them until they are branded as the finished products and ready for use. The company also provided custom bags and packaging solution so you get bags that are tailor-made for your needs. No wonder, the FIBC bags by Rishi FIBC have created revolution in the current packaging scenario.