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Exploring the World of Big Bags FIBC: Ideal Uses and Classification

Expert of Big Bags FIBC supplier FPS

About FPS – Flexible Packaging Solutions

FPS Flexible Packaging Solutions is a leading provider of flexible packaging, specializing in FIBCs, container liners, and more for diverse industries including chemical, food, pharmaceutical, and agriculture. Renowned for ensuring the safe transit of critical products worldwide, FPS is committed to enhancing supply chain efficiency through its innovative product portfolio. A testament to our dedication to sustainability is the establishment of the world’s largest FIBC recycling hub in Romania, a groundbreaking facility designed for the recovery and reprocessing of used FIBCs into high-quality, usable Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) resin, a key component in our eco-friendly FlexiGreen range.

Big bags, also known as Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs), have revolutionized the way industries handle, transport, and store bulk materials. These large and robust containers come with a myriad of uses and are classified based on specific characteristics. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the ideal applications of big bags FIBC and explore their classifications.

Ideal Uses of Big Bags:

  1. Bulk Material Transport: Big bags are ideal for transporting a wide range of bulk materials, such as grains, chemicals, minerals, and agricultural products. Their large capacity makes them efficient for moving substantial quantities in a single container, reducing the need for multiple smaller packages.
  2. Construction Industry: In the construction sector, big bag packaging is frequently employed to transport and store construction materials like sand, gravel, and cement. Their durability and flexibility make them well-suited for the dynamic needs of construction sites.
  3. Chemical Industry: Chemical powders and granules can be safely transported and stored in big bag packaging due to their secure and sealed design. These containers prevent contamination and ensure the integrity of the chemical substances during transit.
  4. Agricultural Applications: Big bags find extensive use in the agricultural sector for handling and transporting fertilizers, seeds, and other bulk agricultural products. Their ease of use and ability to protect contents from external elements make them an essential tool for farmers.
  5. Waste Management: Big bags are employed in waste management for the collection and disposal of bulk waste materials. Their large capacity and durability make them suitable for handling various types of waste, contributing to efficient waste disposal practices.

Classification of FIBC:

Big bags come in various types, each designed to meet specific requirements. The classification is based on factors such as design, construction, and usage. Here are some common classifications:

  1. Type A – Standard Bags: Basic big bags FIBC made from woven polypropylene, suitable for non-flammable, non-conductive materials.
  2. Type B – Bags with Antistatic Properties: Big bags FIBC are designed for materials that can create dust and have a low ignition sensitivity. These bags reduce the risk of sparks through the use of antistatic fabric.
  3. Type C – Conductive Bags: Constructed with conductive threads to prevent the accumulation of static electricity, making them suitable for flammable materials.
  4. Type D – Bags with Static-Protective Filling Spouts: Specifically designed for materials prone to creating static charges during filling and emptying operations.

FIBC solutions offered by FPS

Our 4-Loop big bag packaging product range includes:

Aggregate FIBC: FPS’s range of aggregate FIBCs offers safe packaging solutions for the transportation of bulk aggregates such as sand, stone and gravel.

UN FIBC: The transportation of hazardous products is regulated within a framework established by the United Nations (UN) Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. We provide a jumbo sack that meet all necessary requirements of the framework.

MAPGuard: Prevents Product Deterioration through MAP Technology MAPGuard enables control and extension of products’ shelf life, ultimately protecting the commercial value of products in the food and chemical sectors.

FIBC with Liners: FPS provides big bags FIBC with customized Inner Liners to enable additional containment of products. Should your product application require electrostatic protection, FPS provides a complete portfolio of liner materials.

Formstable FIBC: The unique but simple big bag construction helps to prevent the deformation of the bag and ensures that the big bag retains its square or rectangular shape during transportation and storage.

Standard FIBC: Serves a wide variety of dry bulk handling applications, providing you with safe and sturdy semi-bulk packaging solutions, whether you are handling powder, granular, or flake products.

Our 1 & 2 Loop FIBC provides optimal efficiency and is cost-effective, easy-to-handle packaging for agriculture, fertilizers, seed, cement, lime, fish feed and other bulk load applications.

FlexiGreen by FPS: FIBC made from a minimum of 30% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) resin. FlexiGreen by FPS provides you with a solution to reduce waste to landfills and the carbon footprint of your products and achieve your emission reduction goals while ensuring the same high-quality performance as FIBCs made from virgin resin.

Benefits of using FPS FIBCs

Highest quality & compliance standard in FIBC industry: When ordering packaging for your product, you expect an FIBC that meets all relevant industry and/or regulatory requirements that consistently perform to specification. FPS has a robust Quality Program to accomplish this.

At FPS, we take necessary steps to ensure products supplied meet mandatory industry and legal requirements. For more information about requirements specific to your industry or region, please contact us.

FPS, as an industry-leading big bag packaging company, offers exceptional versatility and customizability, making it a suitable industrial packaging solutions provider for many companies. Whether it is handling granular materials, powders, chemicals, or agricultural products, FIBCs can be designed to meet specific requirements. The bags can be manufactured with various dimensions, load capacities, lifting options, and closure mechanisms, ensuring optimal functionality and ease of use.

Industries we serve: 

Food and Nutrition
FPS provides a wide variety of big bag packaging that protects food from contamination sources and is compliant with strict food safety regulations.

Hazardous goods require UN-certified bags and customized inner liners to enable additional containment of products.

Packaging for pharmaceutical products to minimize the risk of contamination during transportation and storage.

Construction Aggregate
Industrial construction packaging solutions for the transportation of bulk aggregates such as sand, stone, and gravel.

Waste Management & Recycling
Hazardous goods can be safely handled and transported with full adherence to UN regulations for the waste and nuclear industry.

Mining & Minerals
Packaging to protect product purity when handling cobalt, mineral sands, titanium oxide, copper or other minerals.

Battery Powder
The hazardous powders used in batteries, like lithium, cadmium, nickel, cobalt, and magnesium, require special technical packaging solutions.