FIBC- Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers

A flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) or bulk bag, or big bag, is an industrialcontainer made of flexible woven fabric that’s designed for storing and transporting dry, flowable products, such as sand, fertilizer, and granules of plastic.

FIBCs are most often made of thick wovenpolyethylene or polypropylene, either coated or uncoated. Its capacity is normally around 250 kg or 2000 Kgs, but the larger units can store even more.

Constructed from woven fabric on a circular loom. The fabric is woven into a continuous tube of fabric and cut to the precise height required. Circular bags are majorly used for stuffing fine powdered material, as they have minimum stitches on their top. Using a proper Filler Cord, these FIBCs can be made totally Dust Poof.

These Bulk Bags/ FIBC Bags are made from flat fabric produced The design is the typical 4 -Panel each panels securely stitched to it by over-lock and safety stitch. These bags are with loops attached in the corners.

This FIBC can be manufactured in Single Trip or Multiple Trip Designs to facilitate the discharge of construction aggregates.  Builder Bags or U panel bag can be made available with Discharge Spout and Flat Bottom.These FIBCs can be manufactured from 250-2500Kgs and printed up to 3 colors and at the Four Sides. For U+2 Panel construction requires two seams along two opposite sides to create two panels and a U-panel shape.

Baffle– Involves pieces of fabric sewn into the corners of the bag to help the bag maintain its cube shape after filling. The baffle design is equipped with holes to maintain a proper flow of the filling material while filing the FIBCs. The baffles helps prevent the bag from bulging and helps sustain the shape of the bag, due to this design storage space and transportation cost could be reduced.

These Bulk Bags/FIBC Bags are made of u –panel body & loops are made of body or side panels as a tunnel to lift bags via a forklift.

These Bulk Bags/FIBC’s are made of only one loop. Base fabric is also used, if required by the customer. These types of bags are used in the construction industry for carrying cement bags, & other construction materials.

These Bulk Bags/FIBC’s are made of only one loop. Base fabric is also used, if required by the customer. These types of bags are used in the construction industry for carrying cement bags, & other construction materials.

These Bulk Bags/ FIBC’s are  made of circular or tubular fabric. The loops are made by body fabric. These types of bags are primarily used in the fertilizer industries.

Platten bags have been developed for the management of large-scale asbestos plates. Our Platten bags bear a printed warning ” contains asbestos”. Therefore, necessary safety precautions need to be taken to pack the asbestos plates as per specific country norms.

These FIBCs (also known as “Type C Bags”) have interwoven conductive threads which are all reliably interconnected and MUST BE GROUNDED. Dangerous static charge is safely dissipated to ground. Type C bags do not cause any discharges. But the most important condition is a reliable connection to ground during filling and emptying operations. Conductive threads must be interconnected with less than 107 ohm and must be grounded during filling and emptying operations. Some Type C FIBCs have interconnected conductive loops to enable grounding via a (grounded) hoist system. When grounded properly there is no risk of incendive discharges.

These bags are large and are made out of woven polypropylene. Finding usage in storing as well as transporting dry products, the FIBC dimensions can vary and is based on customer’s specific needs.

Application : – potatoes, onions, beans, grains, nuts or similar products.

UN Bags – UN Bags are designed to carry hazardous products and their use is regulated by the UN Association. Un Bags are put through a series of rigorous tests such as, drop test, tear test, Stacking Test, topple test, and top lift test. The testing is executed by an independent testing facility. Once the bag is UN certified, each bag will be assigned a specific UN number identifying that specific bag. The UN certification usually lasts for one year, or otherwise specified by the testing house, some will certify longer. All UN Bags are treated as multi-trip bags even though there is no safety factor 6:1. This term is unknown in the UN regulations. UN bags are not classified by safety factors. They are instead classified by packing groups I, II or III. The safety factor 6:1 refers to FIBCs for non-dangerous goods only.

There are four types of FIBCs for dangerous goods made from woven plastics:

  • 13 H 1 – Woven plastics without coating and without liner.
  • 13 H 2 – Woven plastics, coated and without liner.
  • 13 H 3 – Woven plastics, uncoated and with liner.
  • 13 H 4 – Woven plastics, coated and with liner.

Dangerous products are classified by the United Nations by a unique UN product number. These product numbers and corresponding packaging group classifications can be found in the ‘orange book’.

Degree of DangerPacking GroupUN SymbolMax. Volume
HighIX1,5 m3
MediumIIY3 m3
LowIIIZ3 m3

Most bags are designed with a 5:1 safety factor, meaning the bag is rated to hold 5 times the amount of the bags safe working load. SF 5:1 is intended for single use bags. 6:1 bags are designed for multi-uses only.

Conductive or Static Dissipative Bags-x

Valve Bags or Liquid Bags-x

By Fabric Electrostatic Classification

Type A – No Electrostatic Protection

Type B – Surface Breakdown Voltage of <6kV

Type C – Electrically Conductive or Groundable -x

Type D – Static Dissipative-x