FIBCs are known for their strength and resilience. They have the tenacity to hold 2000-4000 pounds of material in their woven light-weight polypropylene fabric. Their efficiency and ease make them so viable and popular for shipping bulk products. However, to get the best results from these bags and to be able to use it multiple times, care must be taken when handling and storing FIBC bags.
At Rishi FIBC, we guide our clients on adopting best practices pertaining to FIBC bulk bag storage. These guidelines are based on the criteria set by the FIBCA (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers Association).
Safety Instructions You Must Follow When Storing FIBC Bags
Storing bulk bag properly ensures its strength and longevity. So, whether your bulk bag is new or used, make sure to store them properly. Here are the key things you must remember when storing FIBCs:
- Protect against bad weather – Your FIBC needs to be protected against inclement weather as the strength of bag may weaken because of exposure to rain, storm, or snow.
- Protect against moisture: Ensure that the place where you are storing your FIBC does not have excess indoor moisture as exposure to even normal moisture levels can reduce the strength of your FIBC after some time.
- Protect against UV Rays: While polypropylene used for weaving FIBCs is quite reliable, constant exposure to UV rays can over time degrade the quality of the fabric. Exposure to UV rays, therefore, needs to be avoided when storing FIBCs.
- Store the bags indoors: FIBCA recommends storing of FIBCs indoors and does not support outside storage of bulk bags, even if the place is free of moisture and UV rays. Thus, make sure to store your FIBCs indoors in a clean and dry place to keep its strength intact.
FIBCs are known for their strength, flexibility, and longevity, but to get the best out of them you need to give them proper care and store them as per instructions. Also, it is important to give your FIBCs a strength test on a regular basis. Taking chances on your FIBC can be dangerous after all they lift up to 4,000 pounds of bulk material. To do so, test the strength of your used FIBC and compare it with the strength test results conducted on a new FIBC. This will help you determine if the quality of your used FIBC has been affected.
In case you need to store the bag outside for a period of time, ensure to keep the bags covered using over pack bags or tarpaulin to keep them protected from the sun. So when storing FIBCs, take all care to avoid situations that could weaken the material of the bulk bag.
Contact Rishi FIBC, a leading FIBC manufacturer in India, makes it a point to keep the clients well informed about the best practices to follow while using and storing FIBCs. Contact us today to place your order for customized FIBCs or to get more FIBC bulk bag storage tips.