Frequently Asked Questions Pertaining to FIBC
FIBC bulk bags are the most popular and in-demand form of bulk packaging today. Yet, there are many queries about them amongst people who have yet to utilize the benefits of these bags. Rishi FIBC brings to you a list of a few FAQs regarding FIBCs that aim to solve some of the queries and acquaint you with the merits of using FIBCs over another traditional form of packaging.
What exactly is an FIBC?
Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers, popularly known as FIBCs are bulk bags that are made to carry bulk liquids and goods. These bags are made from 100% virgin polypropylene and are mostly used to store or transport dry products. At Rishi FIBC, our bags can be tailor-made depending on the customer’s needs but they are not waterproof.
What is the capacity of an FIBC bag?
FIBC bags (also known as bulk bags, big bags, or totes) manufactured by Rishi FIBC hold anywhere between 2000 to 4,000 lbs of various products. They are generally placed on pallets with the help of forklifts by using the attached corner lift loops.
Do FIBCs have liners?
Yes, at Rishi FIBC, our bags do come with liners and the most common ones are form-fit liners and tube liners. These liners can be attached to the bag or are also inserted loosely.
What is UN certification?
For UN certification, FIBCs are put through a set of strenuous tests such as drop test, and tear test. This certification is valid for one year. At Rishi FIBC, we hold certifications from various accredited authorities.
Are FIBC bags recyclable?
Since FIBC bags manufactured by Rishi FIBC are made from woven polypropylene, these bags are recyclable. New bags are manufactured from 100% virgin polypropylene.
What is 5:1 SF?
5:1 SF (Safety Factor) implies that the bag is rated to hold five times the amount of the bag’s SWL. SWL stands for Safe Working Load and showcases the weight the FIBC is tested to safely carry. At Rishi FIBC, bags manufactured for use multiple uses are designed with an increased SF ratio of 6:1 while the 5:1 SF is utilized for single-use bags.
Can you print it on your FIBC?
At Rishi FIBC, bulk bags can be printed although the cost varies depending on how many sides you need to be printed and the number of colors.
Can FIBCs be utilized more than one time?
If you buy a bag from Rishi FIBC that comes with a 6:1 SF, you can use the FIBC more than once. Although some users do utilize a 5:1 SF FIBC more than once, it is not advisable to do so as the loops can break down or the fabric may wear out.
Can I attach my documents to the bag?
Yes, you can as there are document pouches available in bags manufactured by Rishi FIBC wherein you can attach your documents. The pouches are sewn to the bags as per the preference of the user. Generally, the pouch has a standard or zip lock opening while the size of the pouch is 10”x12”.
What information do I need to start using FIBCs?
Before you place your order for Rishi FIBC you will need to know about the style of the bag you want to use, its dimensions, fabric weight, desired safety ratio, the number of times the FIBC will be used, type of top and bottom openings and the kind of weight that will be stored in the bag.
What is UV treatment in FIBC bags?
During the extrusion process at Rishi FIBC, an additive is added to the resin which safeguards the bulk bag from UV rays known as UV treatment.
With a minimum quantity requirement, you can even get other fabric colors besides white. We are a prominent FIBC manufacturer and exporter in India that offers FIBCs in various types and forms. You can even request for customization of FIBCs as per your requirement.