Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container (FIBC) Bags are made of polypropylene fabric or woven polypropylene. These bulk bags are used in the industrial packaging of granular, dry, and semi-liquid goods. Can FIBCs fit in your budget? Are they a less expensive alternative, a sturdy improvement, or too expensive compared to dry storage containers, liquid tanks, or other storage options?
Reusable, Stress-Tested FIBCs Can Extend Budgets
For most industries, FIBCs can augment major storage and transport tasks for flexibility and lower costs. For many, FIBCs completely replace storage containers and can make difficult, dangerous, complex, and expensive filling and draining tasks easier.
To understand the cost-efficient opportunities of FIBCs, here are a few factors to consider:
How much do you need to pay for paper bags? What about wooden crates, generic plastic bags, or other materials that are easily damaged?
While some of these containers can be used multiple times, they’re often severely compromised through normal use. Except for sturdy wooden containers and thick plastic containers, even the loading and unloading process can rip and tear your storage containers.
FIBCs are designed for multiple, durable usage. While inspecting your FIBCs after use is a good idea for quality control, you’re not gambling on a product that wasn’t meant to last more than one use.
Comparing FIBCs to Other Shipping Methods
You shouldn’t compare the price tag of a ream of paper, cardboard, or other flimsy containers against a set of FIBCs. Instead, calculate an entire year of your storage, shipping, and transport process. How much will you spend on the easily-damaged options?
Added to that cost, consider the number of containers lost during mishaps. Standard paper and plastic bags tear or may be compromised by bad weather. FIBCs are far less likely to tear just because some grain or rock fell harder than usual, or because a newbie in the warehouse took the bags out of storage too quickly.
Bulk bag pricing can help you plan your next inventory. Compare the prices, figure out how often your current materials fail or ask seasoned industrial workers how often certain containers fall apart on the job.
Compare Massive Tonnage Against Other Options
Weight restrictions create major challenges, and containers can make matters worse.
If you need to carry a ton of materials, how much does the container weigh? How much does a metal shipping container need to weigh to be sturdy enough? What about the thickness of plastic to avoid buckling or folding over?
FIBCs are an innovative answer to the question, as they deliver a lightweight method of holding heavy materials. With the right structure – the right material weaving and design choices – one-ton bag suppliers can deliver FIBCs that handle massive loads without adding massive weight.
Industrial bulk bags can be used to transport heavy materials across warehouses, or as a hopper to deposit or guide materials into a filling station. A single bag supply company will help you move a few one-ton bags or many smaller bags.
What happens when your heavy storage falls? A ton can kill no matter what, but do you have to worry about shrapnel, debris, snapback, or other dangers aside from the weight? FIBCs have clear instructions and designs that can be modified by bulk bag manufacturers.
Palmetto Industries – Your FIBC Professionals
Call 706-737-7999 to discuss your materials, transport weight, safety regulations, and other concerns with our FIBC professionals. We are an international leader in flexible polymer packaging products – from North American FIBCs to Indian bulk bags. We’ll help you get started on a shipping, loading, unloading, and packaging plan. Don’t waste your time dealing with middlemen. At Palmetto Industries, we manufacture and distribute FIBCs, saving you time – and money.