What Are FIBC’s?

FIBC stands for Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container. They are also knows as Bulk Bags, Big Bags, Jumbo Sacks and Totes. They are made from woven polypropylene and are used to store and/or transport large amounts (usually 1,000 lbs. or more) of material.

Can FIBC’s Be Used More Than Once?

We only recommend re-using FIBC’s if they have been properly cleaned, tested, refurbished and certified. PPC’s Smart-Use(TM) program has helped hundreds of customers successfully re-use their FIBC’s. Click here to learn more.

What Are the Size Options for FIBC’s?

One of the major advantages of FIBC’s is that they can be made in nearly any size so long as the height of the bag does not exceed twice the base dimensions. For example a bag with a base dimension of 35″ x 35″ cannot be more than 70″ tall. PPC can customize any size bulk bag, depending upon your requirements. Check out PPC’s Bulk Bag Inventory to see a list of common sizes and styles available for immediate delivery.

How Do You Transport FIBC’s?

There are several options for moving FIBC’s. These include lift loops, pallet underneath bag, lifting sleeves, stevedore straps and a single point crane lift. We can also customize the lifting options to meet your specific needs.

How Do You Fill FIBC’s?

FIBC’s can be filled via a fill spout on the top of the bag. This fill spout can be a standard size (14” x 18”), duffle top (larger opening) or we can develop a customized fill spout.

How Do You Discharge FIBC’s?

The most common method is through a discharge spout on the bottom of the bag. The discharge spout can also be inside a pajama or star cut closure on the bottom of the bag. The closure is designed to protect the spout and to prevent product from leaking or sifting out of the outlet before discharge. We can also customize discharge spouts to meet your specific requirements.

What Information Is Needed to Prepare a Quote for FIBC’s?

We will need to know the following information:

  • Bulk Bag Style (circular, u-panel, 4-panel)
  • Fabric Weight (5oz, 6oz, 6oz coated, etc.)
  • Fill Spout (14×18”, duffle top, etc.)
  • Discharge Spout (14×18”, full bottom, plain bottom, etc.)
  • Dimensions (35x35x40”, 35x35x50”, 40x40x42”, etc.)
  • Desired Safety Ratio (5:1, 6:1, etc.)
  • Desired Capacity (2,000 pounds, 3,000 pounds, etc.)
  • Conductivity (Does the bag need to be able to dissipate static electricity)
  • Any Other Pertinent Information (sift proof seams, perimeter band, full length lift loops, etc)

Feel free to contact one of our bulk packaging experts if you have any questions or need assistance.

What Features, Options, and Styles of Bulk Bags Are Available?

Bulk bags have many different shapes, styles, and features.  Click Here to see a list of common bulk bag types, styles, features, etc. available from PPC.