When you’re looking at what may be going on in regards to your business needs, you may be exploring the options that you have in regards to bulk packaging. What is out there for you to choose from? What sorts of things can you obtain? And how should you do it?
Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers, or FIBC’s, are actually a pretty solid option when you’re looking at how you want to store and send things off. But, what are these, why are they beneficial, and should you look at them? Let’s take a look.
Many FIBC’s are actually heavy duty polypropylene bulk bags, which can hold between 500 lbs. and 4,000 lbs. of whatever product that you may be putting into them. These bags are some of the most heavy-duty bags that you can find, made out of the same materials that you’re going to see when you are using those little reusable bags at the grocery store – they’re just on a much, much larger scale. For many companies, this is a cheap, simple way to ensure that you’ve got enough space for everything while also having an intermediate storage option before everything gets hauled off. If you buy multi-use bags, they can also be used multiple times for different applications, and they can be recycled by the companies that produce them.
What Can You Use FIBC’s For?
There are a lot of uses for FIBC’s, and they’re mostly in regards to manufacturing. They can hold large numbers of foodstuffs, rubber, plastics, salt/sugar/spices, sand and other minerals, detergents, chemicals, and more. The bags are designed to hold anything, and the weaving is tight enough that you aren’t going to lose any of the stuff that you put in there. FIBC’s are not small enough to be moved by people, but they aren’t large like containers you put on a truck.
What Sizes are Available for Purchase?
There are a number of companies that specialize in making and providing these bulk bags at fair costs. They usually start at 10 cubic feet all of the way up to 100 cubic feet, and sometimes more. The smallest bags are only going to be able to hold a few hundred pounds; the biggest can hold 2 tons. And, they come in different shapes, as well. Circular, square, and oval are the most common shapes that you will find, and the manufacturer can help you to determine if you need extra features, like pouring spouts, under-the-bag release options, or whatever else can help your work to go more easily.
Figuring out packaging and transportation in regards to your business and warehouses can take some time, but you will find a lot of ways in which you can go ahead and proceed with what you need to be able to do and accomplish. See what there is for you to find and work it all out in a manner that you feel comfortable with. When all is said and done, you’ll have a plan in place and you’ll be ready to go.