When choosing an FIBC bulk bag manufacturer, knowing the bulk bag specs such as the material of construction, size availabilities, coatings, and joinery methods can help you make the best choice for shipping your bulk powders and other granulated products. From the quality of the raw materials to the method of cutting, sewing, and forming, you will find the craftsmanship of your FIBCs will go a long way to extending their life cycle during service.
There are a number of bulk bag specs that are designed to meet Department of Transport (DOT) requirements for transport, including the thickness of individual threads (denier), the fabric weight (GSM), and the strength of the yarn and fabric. From these engineering specs, each bag can be specifically designed to pass a number of stress tests including drop and jerk forces that could affect the integrity of each bag during transport.
When purchasing an FIBC, the most important bulk bag specs are the bag capacity (or bag size) which can range when filled from 500 to 4000 pounds. The various companies consistently improve employee performance and will work to reduce waste while improving efficiency. You will also find a company-wide foundation based on quality control throughout business processes and manufacturing. Also, the styles and types of FIBC bags should be considered when choosing an FIBC to meet your product storage and transport applications:
Types of FIBC:
Type A FIBC – No Electrostatic Protection
Type B FIBC – Surface Breakdown Voltage of <6kV
Type C FIBC – Electrically Conductive or Ground able
Type D FIBC – Static Dissipative
Within these FIBC bag types, you will find different styles to meet your bagging needs, including rectangular or four-panel bags, duffle top bags, and circular bulk bags. For each bag style, the manner in which they are constructed will be similar, other than the type of material, size, and shape.