Big Bags

Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC) - Big Bags

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Flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) are also known as big bags. They are designed to transport dry goods in weights up to two tonnes.

For flexible intermediate bulk containers that carry liquids, see the K Flex self-supporting flexible intermediate bulk containers. 

Big bag (FIBC) Features

Flexible intermediate bulk containers (big bags) are designed for shipping powder and granular products in weights ranging from 1,000kg to 2,000kg.

The structure, design and fabric used in the manufacture of a big bag is determined by the type and density of the material to be transported. There may also be specific customer requirements for the filling and discharge of big bags. Usually such requirements can be easily incorporated in the design of the FIBC.

Types of Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC or Big Bags)

Big bags are available in the following forms:

  • Standard Big Bags
  • Type Q Big Bags
  • Type B Big Bags
  • Type C Big Bags
  • Conical Big Bags
  • UN Big Bags
Standard Big Bags

Conventional big bags have a circular footprint when filled. They usually have 2 loops and can hold up to 2,000 kgs.

Type Q Big Bags (FIBCs)

Type Q Big Bags have baffles incorporated in their design which enables the big bags to keep their shape when they are full. Unlike conventional big bags that have a round footprint when full, Type Q Big Bags have a square foot print.

Type B Big Bags (FIBCs)

Type B Big Bags are made from plain (non-antistatic) polypropylene. They are suitable for materials that accumulate low (but potentially dangerous) charges (usually less than 4kV) during filling or emptying.

Type C Big Bags (FIBCs)

Type C Big Bags are made from electrically conductive fabric. Typically the fabric used is a standard fabric with electrically conductive threads. They are particularly suitable for environments with a flammable atmosphere (dust, gas or vapour).

Conical Big Bags (FIBCs)

Conical Big Bags have a conical shaped bottom for the release and discharge of materials that are not as free flowing as other materials. A good example is brown sugar. The shape of the conical big bag helps discharge such materials.

UN Big Bags (FIBCs)

UN Big Bags are designed for the transport of hazardous goods. The bags must pass the UN requirements and product tests in relation to dropping and tearing etc.

Call the team at Waterplex 1300 72 60 70 to enquire about the use of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) in your business.

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