FIBCs or flexible intermediate bulk containers are generally

The ABCs of FIBCs: What Are FIBC Bulk Bags?

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FIBCs or flexible intermediate bulk containers are generally referred to as super sacks, bulk bags, and even totes. Agricultural, construction, and chemical industries started using FIBC bags in the 1950s due to their various advantages over other types (jute, cardboard) of containers. 

To put it simply, an FIBC is a very large bag that is specifically designed to store and transport over 2,000 pounds of flow-able material.

Flow-able material is anything that is granulated and dry, such as sand, cement, flours, powdered chemicals, etc.


What Are Fibc Bulk Bags Made Of?

FIBCs are big, flexible, cubic containers made out of a woven fabric, typically with four loops on each (four) corner. These large bags can weigh up to 2,000 pounds or more when filled with material.

The four loops on the corners of these bags are designed to be arranged around the forks of a forklift. The forklift then moves the bags from one location to another. 

Alternatively, you can place the FIBC bags on a pallet and boost it up from underneath. Pallets are not necessarily required to move the bulk bags but if you want to put significantly less stress on the bags, this is a good option. 


Why Use FIBC Bulk Bags?

Also known as PP woven bags, these large bags have a lot to offer to businesses:


They Are Flexible 

As the name suggests, FIBCs are highly flexible and come in a variety of design options. This means that even though they maintain their general structure after getting filled up, they also accommodate high working loads easily. 

You can choose from the different types of materials, bottoms, shapes, and tops for your FIBC bags, depending on your needs. If you order an FIBC bulk bag from Palmetto Industries, we will help you create a design that effectively fits all of your packaging needs.


They Help Save Room

Since PP woven bags or FIBCs adjust to contain larger weights, you don’t need to use many rigid containers that take up room in your warehouse. Once the FIBC bags have served their purpose, you can collapse them to a smaller size. 


They Are Lightweight

Bulk Bags are actually very lightweight in comparison to other packaging options. This is why using FIBCs also results in a lower shipping weight and saves you considerable money in the long run.

If you are not sure which FIBC fabric weight to choose, our specialists at Palmetto Industries will help you find the optimal fabric that can accomplish your goals.


It Is Easy to Transport 

Depending on your preferred method of transportation, we can customize the design of your bulk bags. The sleeves and loops on the bags allow a forklift or any other types of mechanical lift to move the materials/products with ease. 

These FIBC bags never lose their shape so you can also stack them efficiently and safely. If you need to transport any food items or chemicals that need to remain clean and contamination-free, we can add a fabric material or lining to the FIBCs to add an extra layer of protection. 


They Can Be Recycled 

At Palmetto Industries, our FIBC bulk bags are made of 100 percent virgin materials, and none of the heavy-duty, filler material. Once you are done with the bulk bags, you can contact a FIBCA recycling plant and give the bags a new purpose.


Get Your Very Own FIBC Bulk Bags at Palmetto Industries

Get in touch with a Palmetto Industries representative today by calling 706-737-7999 to learn more about FIBC bulk bags and how they can make your packaging and delivery process a breeze.