Maintaining the quality standards of your product is vital to retain your customers and the goodwill that you have earned. The quality of your product also extends to its packaging. If yours is an industrial product requiring bulk packaging solutions, then your quality control routine should extend to the FIBC manufacturer that supplies you with bulk bags. But being a purchaser of FIBC bags, how can you be assured of the quality of products that are produced by a third party? Let us take a look at the features of FIBC bags that you need to check while dealing with a FIBC manufacturer.
Quality Control Measures of Your FIBC Supplier
Before collaborating with an FIBC supplier, make sure to thoroughly inspect the quality control measures in place at the supplier’s production facility. Ensure that the supplier has the recommended processes in place to manufacture and supply uncontaminated, safe bags with accurate specifications. A system of periodic quality audits should also be followed rigorously to avoid any slip-ups in quality control.
Batch numbers on any product, including the FIBC bulk bag, play a major role in the quality check process. These can tell you when and where the bags were manufactured and help you track their quality and safety aspects too. In case a particular batch number turns up with multiple Non conformities, it is easier to recall the entire lot by checking the whereabouts through the batch numbers. So, it is important that your FIBC supplier uses accurate batch numbers to categorize the FIBCs they are supplying you with.
Is your FIBC Bag manufacturer producing the bulk bags in a clean and hygienic environment? You must run a check upon the ‘clean’ aspect of the bags you procure to avoid any scope of contamination of your products. Particularly so if you are handling food products in these FIBCs.
Safe Capacity of Bulk Bags
Check the SWL and SF ratio of your FIBCs before you put them to use. This way, you can avoid potentially dangerous accidents leading to fatality and product spoilage. It is always advisable to not use bulk bags beyond their SWL and reuse them if they have a single-use SF ratio.
Bag Specification Meeting Your Requirement
Another significant quality checkpoint is adherence to the FIBC specifications given by you to the manufacturer. This is particularly true in the case of customized bulk bags and even for in-stock bags. The bags that are delivered to you should be of the exact size ordered and have the structural features mentioned. In case the size and features mismatch, these will not fit your product perfectly.