What Goes into Making of FIBC Bags?
Today’s industrial growth demands bulk bags with woven fabric called FIBC bags – Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers which are used for a wide range of applications in the industry. FIBC bags are also known as Jumbo Bags, Big Bags, Tote Bags, Bulk Sacks, or Super Sacks.
FIBC bulk bags are collapsible and flexible to help store various materials of different shapes and sizes. Hence, they occupy less storage place. The capacity of these bags can vary from 500 kg to 2000 kg depending on the requirement. Such bags are found to be useful and cost-effective solutions for packing, storing, and transporting food-grade, petrochemicals, chemicals, and inorganic products.
Making of FIBC
FIBC bags are made of polypropylene woven fabrics utilizing various processes and the expertise of technicians. The PP fabric is also stabilized against UV degradation. Virgin polypropylene fibers are a very versatile material (which is petroleum-based) and are used extensively in the manufacturing of FIBC bags. LDPE inner liner is also sometimes used in FIBC bags to provide additional protection against moisture ingress.
Food grade and pharma grade FIBC – Special care needs to be taken when preparing food and pharma grade FIBC. Such bags are to be prepared using resins approved by the FDA and the manufacturing process should also follow FDA-approved standards for quality and hygiene.
Triple dust proof FIBC – When the material is loaded or offloaded, FIBC bags are prone to generating electrostatic discharge. So there is a risk of igniting combustion if the surrounding environment contains inflammable material. In such situations, specially designed Type C FIBC bags are to be used. Such bags are made of conductive film tapes and hence help ground the electrostatic charge developed during the emptying or filling process.
The use of bulk bags in industrial applications is ever-increasing as the advantages of their usage generally outweigh the disadvantages; however, it is very important that each application is assessed individually and that electrostatic hazards are adequately controlled when using bulk bags for packaging and transporting combustible/explosive materials and/or using the bulk bags where flammable gas, vapor, and dust cloud atmospheres are present.
There is extensive usage of these FIBC bulk bags worldwide however great care needs to be taken when choosing FIBC manufacturers. A small mistake in choosing an FIBC bag can cause loss/damage to goods and also affect the reputation of the manufacturer. The same goes for the manufacturing of FIBC bulk bags.
We, at Rishi FIBC Solutions Pvt. Ltd believes quality is always the result of high intention, sincere efforts, intelligent direction, and skillful application. We have a fully integrated world-class facility for manufacturing food and pharma-grade FIBC bulk bags. Our state -of -art facility prepares FIBC bags of international standards and is proudly serving 27 countries in the world.