What Are FIBC Bags?

What Are FIBC Bags?

Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container (FIBC) bags are primarily used for the transport and storage of industrial materials or products. These bulk bags come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and load capacities. These bags are used for construction, disaster and flood relief, landscaping, and also for agricultural needs. 

FIBC Bag Types

These bulk bags are classified into four types: A, B, C, and D. The construction of the bag and its uses and performance requirements depend on the bag’s type.

Type A

These bulk bags can be used for the transport of non-flammable products. It is important to note that this type of bulk bag does not have static protection. Any flammable solvents or gasses should not be present around this type of bag. 

Type B

This type of bulk bag can be used for the transportation of dry, flammable powders. And, like type A bags, flammable gasses and solvents should not be present around the bag. Unlike type A bags, these bags can protect against low voltage. However, because they do not dispel an electrostatic charge, these bags are not considered to be anti-static bags.

Type C

These bags can transport flammable powders and flammable vapors, gasses, or other combustibles around them are not an issue. Due to interconnecting panels, these bags are able to control electrical charges when properly grounded.  

Type D

These bags are able to transport flammable powders and any flammable or combustible elements present are not an issue. Made completely from static-protective fabric, these bags do not require grounding like type C bags. 

FIBC Bag Uses

Capacity is a major use for these bags. With the ability to hold anywhere from 2,000 to 4,000 pounds of dry goods, these bags are incredible at transporting and storing dry goods. Loose or flowable materials such as grains, powders, sand, minerals, etc., are also easily transported and stored in these massive bags. 

FIBC bags can also become UN Certified in order to transport and store hazardous and potentially lethal materials. These types of bags are specially manufactured and tested in order to ensure their ability to perform as required for the safety of the workers and the environment. 

FIBC Bag Advantages

Two major advantages to these bags are how lightweight they are and their strength and durability. These small weight reductions when transporting or shipping can add up to major savings in the end. 

These bags are perfect for hauling or hoisting heavy material that could result in injury if transported or lifted another way. Because these bags are also easily loaded and unloaded, they cut down on the time it takes to complete a project or job. And since time is money, that means more profit. 

Contact Us For Your FIBC Bag Needs

When you have a job to do, you want it done right and safely. That’s why at ShopTough we are committed to the satisfaction and safety of our customers. We provide custom orders, as well. So, don’t trust just anyone with your business, trust us. Call today and we can provide you with a quote now. Contact us first, at ShopTough.

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