A bulk bag is a large bag, made of polypropylene and other non-conductive fabrics. They have mainly used bulk materials. The demand for bulk bags is increasing. During this pandemic situation, bulk bags are used more to carry and supply bulk dry and solid materials. Approximately 100 million bags are used annually with an average annual growth rate of around 12% per year.
Bulk bags range in size from 28″ x 28″ x 12″ to 51″ x 51″ x 71″. The size of bulk bags varies but the standard is 80cm to 90cm high and around 75cm to 85cm in width. They stand on a pallet which is normally around 1m2, with the pallet itself being around 9cm high.
Bulk bags are of two types according to their material.
- FIBC, Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container, is a large woven bag designed to carry bulk materials. FIBCs have flexible walls.
- RIBC is Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container, and it is used for carrying dry bulk solids.
Types of bulk bags
There are 4 types of bulk bags, Type A, B, C, and D. This division is made on their composition material and usage.
Type A FIBCs are made of plain-woven polypropylene and other non-conductive fabrics. Type A bulk bags can safely transport non-flammable products.
Type B FIBCs are like Type A bulk bags in that they are made of plain-woven polypropylene fabrics or other non-conductive material. The difference between Type A & B FIBCs is Type B are made from materials that have a low breakdown voltage to prevent an incident were highly energetic, and dangerous propagating brush discharges occur.
Type C FIBCs, also known as conductive FIBCs or ground-able FIBCs, are made from non-conductive polypropylene fabrics interwoven with conducting threads traditionally sewn in a grid pattern.
To transport flammable powders.
When flammable vapours, gases, or combustible clouds of dust are present.
Type D FIBCs are made from antistatic and static dissipative fabrics designed to safely prevent the occurrence of incendiary sparks, brush discharges and propagating brush discharges.
Best bulk bags suppliers of India
- Gujarat craft industries Limited, Gandhinagar
- Jet Tech Private Limited, Vadodara
- Shalimar Thermoforming Limited, Mumbai
- Allied Propack Private Limited, Daman
- Technocrat Incorporated, Ahmedabad
- Royal Touch Fablon Private Limited, Kolkata
Usages of bulk bags
- For Carrying food
FIBC bags are used Dryable, powdered, and granular food items can be packed in these bags and transported in bulk.
- For Carrying pharmaceutical products
During this pandemic situation, the usage of bulk bags has increased even more than before. To carry sanitise, masks, gloves and life-saving drugs, these enormous bags are used now.
- For transporting chemicals
FIBCs with perfect soft proof seams and efficient liners can transport powdered or granular chemicals in bulk.
- For carrying agricultural products
Agricultural products such as fertilizers, animal feeds (dryable), and other related products can be packed in the FIBCs and transported in bulk.
- For carrying other materials
Bulk bags are used to carry materials of building construction, minerals and powdered metals, petroleum products. They are used to carrying things made of plastic, wood and paper.
Why is it used?
These bulk bags are in demand because
- They reduce labour cost
- They cost-effective
- They ensure safety while carrying inflammable and dangerous chemicals
- They ensure economic packaging