Types of Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers

Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs) are large bags that can be used mostly in construction to carry bulk amounts of materials. Some of these bags can carry up to 2000 kg of material. Of course, there are many types of FIBCs to choose from. Below are some similarities and differences between the various types of FIBCs.

Food Bags

Food bags are exactly what they sound like– bulk bags that are used for transporting food. Bulk foods, dry goods, and tough produce are the most likely foods to be transported in these types of bags. These bags are made somewhat differently than other FIBCs, as they are sanitized and inspected more carefully than other bulk bags. This helps to keep the food safe for consumption.

These bags are especially good for transporting large amounts of grains and nuts. Because the bags are woven so tightly, it is highly unlikely that grains or other small foodstuffs will fall out of the bags. This also helps to keep the food sterile and otherwise safe.

Sift Proof Bags

Sift proof bags are best used for construction sites and materials. These bags are great for carrying loose construction materials, such as sand, loose plastics, and small rocks and minerals. Like the food bags, because the bags are woven so tightly, these bags are great for keeping small materials from spilling out. Since these bags can often carry between 500-2000 kg at a time, they are also great for transporting large amounts of materials quickly.

Baffle Bags

Baffle bags are a specific shape of FIBCs; these bags are made with a square-like bottom. To create this shape, ribbons or extra fabric may be added. Making these adjustments also help to maximize the volume that the bag can hold.

This type of FIBC is best used for items that need to be stored in a flat area or for storing items that have flat bottoms themselves. This also helps to maintain stability during the transportation process. Investing in baffle bags is also great to do when you may need to store the objects for a long time. 

Above are just three of the main types of FIBCs that businesses may want to invest in. There are a few more types that are less common. There are also a variety of different builds and materials that these bags can be made out of. If you’re a business person looking to transport or store bulk materials, then FIBCs might be right for you. 

Types of Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers
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