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How are FIBCs Made?

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Companies across the industrial sector are always looking for ways to cut costs, conserve space, and maximize profits. Bulk bags or FIBC bags have helped millions of businesses around the world achieve these goals.

From the pharmaceutical and construction industries to food manufacturers, FIBCs provide an affordable and efficient way to package, store, and move materials. Since these bulk bags are often used to transport medicines and consumable goods, they are made under high levels of scrutiny at state-of-the-art plants

Manufacturing Process of FIBC Bags

Bulk bags are made of polypropylene woven fabrics, which is why they are also called PP woven bags. A number of highly-qualified and skilled technicians are responsible for making the bulk bags and ensuring they are stable against UV degradation. 

One of the primary materials used in manufacturing FIBC bulk bags is virgin polypropylene fiber which is a petroleum-based product. Here is the step-by-step process involved in making an FIBC.

Extrusion 

Extrusion involves mixing calcium carbonate, UV Master Batch, polypropylene granules, and a color pigment (optional) together and then melting the mixture. Then an Extrusion Plant shapes the mixture into tapes. Technicians also check the tensile durability of these tapes during the process.

The tapes are rolled on bobbins that are stockpiled and loaded onto looms for interlacing later on.

Interlacing 

The tape bobbins created in the earlier stage are next loaded onto Flat Sulzer looms or Circular looms, depending on the user’s needs. This is where the fabric used in making FIBCs is created. 

Coating or Lamination 

This is an optional step and depends on what the user wants. During this step, the woven fabric can be laminated with a semi-clear polypropylene layer that is glued to the woven material to form a moisture barrier.

Un-laminated or uncoated polypropylene is breathable and thus, not suitable for goods like flour, salt, and sugar. These foods items should never be exposed to moisture or water, otherwise, they risk getting contaminated. So, the laminated fabric is recommended if you want to transport light, powdered foods that would otherwise sift through un-laminated bags when shaken or moved.

Cutting 

Next, the woven fabric material is put into the form of rolls and moved through an automatic cutting machine to be cut into specific size panels. The automation aspect of the process ensures the panels are cut into a uniform size. Finally, the panels are ready for printing or stitching. 

Printing 

The next step is putting the panels into a printing machine and imprinting them with the customer’s logo or brand name. You can choose up to 4 colors for this step.

Webbing 

This step involves making the loops that are used to lift the FIBC bulk bags.  The bigger tapes of PP fabric are woven together on looms to make them look like webbings. Then it is cut into the desired size and stitched to the bag to create the loops. White is the standard color for the strap but you can choose from red, green, blue, yellow, etc. 

Stitching 

Once the lifting loops are done, all the other parts (webbings, panels, spouts) are brought together and sewn by skilled tailors. Then the finished PP woven bags are inspected by qualified supervisors to ensure their quality. 

Testing and Inspecting

Each bag goes through a meticulous inspection to make sure it is safe to use. The supervisor randomly selects bags and performs a cyclic top lift test to check whether the production criteria have been met.

Packaging 

After the final inspection, the bulk bags are carefully folded and put into a bale press machine. Then they are packed on pallets and loaded onto a container.

If you have questions about the quality or safety of our FIBC bags, feel free to get in touch with us today. Our Palmetto Industries representative will be happy to walk you through our intensely regulated FIBC manufacturing process.

The Complete History of Jumbo Bags

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There was a time when manufacturers and distributors used to struggle with finding the safest and most economical way to transport materials. Sure, there were Gaylord boxes and paper-based containers, but they weren’t the best solutions in carrying fine powders or chemicals. 

But as they say, every problem has a solution.

The solution in this case was FIBC bags or flexible intermediate bulk containers. Also known as jumbo bags, PP woven bags, and bulk bags, FIBCs are the ultimate industrial containers that can store pretty much anything you want – fresh produce, refined flours, dry cement, sand, drugs, fertilizers, chemicals, and more. 

These sturdy, reliable bags are used by most manufacturers today, across many industries.  In this article, we are going to touch briefly at how that came to be. 

FIBCs in the 1950s

It’s hard to say exactly when FIBC bags were created, but it happened sometime around the late 1950s. At this time, these bulk bags were mostly used by the Japanese and European industries and were yet to come to the US.

The first-ever FIBC bags were quite different from the modern bags you see today. These old versions used to be made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride) coated polyester or nylon fabric sheets and then welded together. Although these bags could carry a lot of weight, they were very expensive back then.

In order to cut down the costs, the FIBC manufacturers started using the woven polypropylene resin that’s still being used today.

By the 1970s, FIBC bulk bags had started catching the eye of many countries. As the Middle-Eastern countries began importing cement from Spain, Italy, and Northern Europe, the demand for FIBCs also grew. 

Then sometime in the 1980s, the US Department of Transportation granted various exemptions that allowed jumbo bags to handle hazardous materials. This encouraged the chemical, pharmaceutical, and waste-disposal industries to start using FIBC bags for more efficient and safer operations.

The Modern FIBC Bags 

It is estimated that FIBCs are used to transport over a quarter of a billion tons of goods every year, across different industries. The FIBC industry is growing at a rapid pace; nearly 50 million bulk bags were used in the US in 2017 alone. 

In addition to store and carry products, FIBC bags are also used as sandbags for preventing floods and water damage in various parts of the world.

These multipurpose bags are strong yet lightweight and can easily carry 4,000+ pounds of bulk materials. And they are easy to handle. FIBCs are designed with handles or straps so they can be easily filled and discharged completely using forklifts, hooks, or other methods of suspension.

Perfect Packaging Solution

When not in use, you can fold the FIBC bags and store them all in a very limited space, saving you storage area and the associated fees. These bags are economical in many ways and can be customized to suit your needs. And as if that wasn’t enough, FIBCs are recyclable as well. 

Can you think of a more perfect packaging solution in the modern world?

Our worldwide network of distribution centers means you don’t have to worry about whether your FIBCs will arrive on time. To learn more, call us today at (706) 737-7999 or contact us online.

Transporting Food Products? Here’s Why You Need FIBC Bags

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If you work in a food manufacturing or distribution industry, you know the importance of a flexible container that can store and transport the products without the risk of damage or contamination. 

Since food products are items that people (or their pets!) eat, it critical that these packaging containers are made from non-toxic materials in a hygienic environment. In addition, you also need to ensure that no outside contamination can breach these containers during storage or shipping.

This is where FIBC bulk bags come in. 

Why Use FIBC Bags to Transport Food Products

The FIBC bags made at Palmetto Industries are designed and manufactured while adhering to several leading safety standards, including UN-certification, ISO, and FSSC 22000. This means our food-grade FIBC bags undergo rigorous testing to ensure the highest standards of quality assurance. 

We make our food-grade bulk bags from 100% virgin polypropylene material in certified clean rooms, and also sanitize the manufacturing equipment regularly with food-grade cleaners.

Regardless of what type of food items you are transporting – pet food, fruits, vegetables, canned foods, beverages, baked foods, or anything else – you can be sure they will reach their destination completely safe to consume. 

Preventing Contamination and Damage

Food products are highly sensitive in nature, so you need a packaging option that will prevent contamination and damage of all kinds while following all the proper regulations. If you are looking for food-grade jumbo bags, you will probably want some sort of certification or guarantee to ensure the bags are safe for handling food. 

And contrary to what you might think, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t certify packaging containers. Instead, this duty is performed by the Global Food Safety Initiative, American Institute of Baking, British Retail Consortium, Safe Quality Foods, and a few other organizations. Our food-grade FIBCs are certified by all of these organizations.

However, the FDA did create the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) after food-borne diseases became prevalent and various people fell ill. This standard is one of the highest safety and quality standards in the world of FIBCs. Our bags carry this FSMA certification as well.

What is the Palmetto Guarantee?

At Palmetto Industries, we do more than just look at the cutting or sewing processes like other FIBC manufacturers. We focus on the entire manufacturing process and also what happens beyond it. This is why our food-grade bulk bags are certified from pretty much every agency you can think of. 

We pride ourselves in following the Zero-Contamination standards across all our manufacturing processes. Our product engineers and quality assurance officers go the extra mile to ensure the quality of our food-grade FIBC bags. 

And depending on your specific packaging and transportation needs, we can customize the FIBCs bags at a reasonable cost as well. 

We’re the global experts on FIBC products. Come see what customers around the world have known for over 25 years – Palmetto is the go-to name in packaging. To understand how we can help you, call us today at (706) 737-7999 or contact us online.

Why FIBC Bags Are a Must For Chemical Producers

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When working with chemicals, there are plenty of factors to keep in mind to ensure safe and efficient operation. For starters, you have to make sure that you’re following the proper safety regulations while storing, transporting, or disposing of the chemicals. 

Whether it is organic minerals or dangerous chemicals, you have to use reliable, sturdy packaging to keep them safe and contamination-free. FIBC bags or polypropylene fabric bags are known to do that job better than any other kind of container in the market today. 

FIBCs: Store and Transport Your Chemicals in the Safest Way Possible

FIBC bulk bags are made with the highest-quality polypropylene resin material, making them resistant to pretty much anything you can think of – chemicals, water, contamination, fire, and even explosion. 

These bulk bags are incredibly strong and can easily carry a wide range of acids and bases, including sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide, ammonia water, and bleach. At Palmetto Industries, our FIBC jumbo bags can even hold 4,000+ pounds of your preferred chemicals.  

Another reason to choose FIBCs to transport chemicals is that these bags can withstand static energy charges. As you probably already know, most chemical manufacturers can’t use Gaylord boxes to ship their materials due to the risk of static energy alone. 

Our FIBC bags are, however, specifically designed to handle and dissipate any type of electrical charge created during packaging and transporting the goods. If you’re worried about static energy, go with the Type C or D FIBC bulk bags.

Type C bags are made from woven and non-conductive polypropylene resin, while Type D is made from woven and anti-static fabric. You will need to ground the Type C bags but Type D bags prevent discharges and sparks without you having to ground them. 

UN-Certified FIBC Bags

We also offer UN-certified FIBC bags to carry hazardous chemicals and dangerous waste products in the safest way possible. These special bulk bags are created while following the stringiest safety protocols set by the UN for chemical industries. 

No matter how dangerous or volatile your products are, our UN-certified FIBC bags can store and transport them in bulk, without compromising the safety of your workers or customers.

In addition to undergoing extensive testing procedures, these bags are also specifically labeled to easily identify the bag contents. This is a critical part of the packaging process because the labels notify the handler of what’s inside the bag and how to handle it carefully. 

Play it Safe, Choose Palmetto Industries FIBC Bulk Bags

FIBC bags can improve the efficiency of your entire business operations by their easy-to-fill and easy-to-empty features. Forget about handling and then slitting the bags; your workers can empty the FIBCs directly into your processing equipment. 

If you’re looking for the optimal solution to handle chemicals, with a minimum of air and dust contamination, you can’t go wrong with FIBC bulk bags. Also, FIBCs will save you a ton of storage space since they are completely collapsible. 

Ready to optimize your product transportation process? 

Don’t waste your time dealing with middlemen. At Palmetto Industries we manufacture and distribute FIBC’s directly, saving you time – and money. If you have any questions, call us today at (706) 737-7999 or contact us online.

UN Certified Bag Certification Requirements And Process

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As the name suggests, the UN certified FIBC bulk bags are created specifically to pass UN standards for storing and transporting hazardous goods. 

Under the UN certification guidelines, each bag undergoes thorough testing to ensure it can protect users against corrosion, chemical burns, toxic contamination, explosion/fire, and environmental damage. These special bags feature the UN logo with a code that indicates specific information regarding the contents of the bag. 

However, not all high-quality FIBCs are UN-certified. If you’re specifically looking for bulk bags that have this certification, it is important to let your FIBC manufacturer know about it.

How are UN-certified FIBC Jumbo Bags Different?

If you work with hazardous materials and you need top-rated, durable, and reliable FIBC bags, then consider using UN-certified FIBCs. Since these bags have undergone rigorous testing regimes, you can be sure of their quality.

Also, these bags are created with every potential safety issue in mind, so your workers and customers will never have to worry about any accidents or hazards. At Palmetto Industries, we manufacture the UN-certified bags with high-quality polypropylene fabric that’s resistant to water, fire, explosion, and chemicals of every kind.

In other words, UN-certified FIBC bulk bags are your best bet against contamination, leaks, and spills. 

If you need to transport finely powdered products or chemicals/pharmaceuticals, and simply cannot risk anything, choose UN-certified FIBCs.

Palmetto Industries is a Leading UN-Certified FIBCs Manufacturer

We make FIBC jumbo bags that can safely store and carry hazardous goods for packaging groups II and III. Our FIBC bags are created using the strongest virgin polypropylene fabric which prevents the bag contents from getting contaminated or damaged. 

No matter what you’re working with – sugar, salt, refined flour, or dangerous chemicals – our FIBC bags can handle it all. The product engineers at Palmetto Industries make sure every UN-certified FIBC meets the proper standards before shipping.

This includes stacking, dropping, tearing, and toppling every single bag to check its quality. Our bags are also designed to handle maximum flexibility and capacity so you get the most bang for your buck. 

Range and Customization

And the best part, we can customize these UN-certified bulk bags to suit your needs. We have a very effective bag diagnostics program that can help you determine the best FIBCs for your purposes. Our product engineers can design and create a bag that meets your exact needs.

From small to jumbo-sized bags, Palmetto Industries can provide you a wide range of sizes for your bags, without compromising the UN-certified standards of quality. 

In addition to UN-certifications, our bulk bags are also certified by leading organizations such as ISO, HACCP, AIB, and FSSC 22000. If you have any questions about storing and/or transporting certain dangerous or delicate items, give us a call and our representative will help you choose the right FIBC bag for your needs.

Our worldwide network of distribution centers means you don’t have to worry about whether your FIBCs will arrive on time. To learn more, call us today at (706) 737-7999 or contact us online.

The Top 8 Things You Can Place in FIBC Bulk Bags

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The world of shipping and transporting goods would be a different place without FIBC bulk bags. Today, almost every industry across the world uses these reliable bags to store and carry a variety of products with ease.

Whether you work in the food industry or pharmaceuticals, you need a sturdy packaging system that keeps your products safe and contamination-free. After all, getting your goods to the customers in an unharmed condition is part of the job! 

This is where FIBC bags or PP woven bags come in. Manufacturers across the globe have been using FIBCs since the 1940s to transport bulk items effortlessly. If you aren’t sure whether FIBC bags are ideal for your purposes, read on to learn about the various products you can use these bags for:

Food Products 

Think of any food product – pet foods, dry fruits, fruits, vegetables, cereals, grains, or anything else – and FIBC bags can carry it all. Whether the products are powdered or granular, wet or dry, you can pack them in FIBCs and easily ship them in bulk.

The virgin resin material of the FIBCs also keeps the foods fresh and contamination-free for months.

Fine Powders 

Want to ship salt, sugar, flour, cement, or sand? FIBC bags with sift-proof seams and appropriate liners can handle the job perfectly. Talk to a Palmetto Industries representative, and they will help you find the best liners and protective covers so the finely-powdered items can be transported without any waste.

Drugs and Pharmaceuticals 

Medications and drugs need to be held to the highest hygiene and safety standards when being packaged and transported. FIBC bulk bags, customized with special liners, can help you carry any pharmaceutical product without the risk of contamination.

Chemicals 

If you need to transport liquid or powdered chemicals in bulk, look no further than FIBC bags. You can empty these bags with little to no air contamination. These durable bags not only guarantee safe transportation for your chemicals, but they will also save you considerable storage space as they are collapsible.

Agricultural Products 

Animal feeds, field crops, fertilizers, and many other agricultural items can be securely packed in bulk bags and transported across towns or countries. Depending on exactly what you are planning to ship, you may need to insert bag liners in some cases. 

Construction Materials 

If you work in the building or construction industry, you frequently need to transport cement, gravel, soil, and equipment. In order to keep these goods safe from the weather elements, you need something that is sturdy, waterproof, and doesn’t lose its shape – everything that an FIBC bag offers, and more. 

Petroleum Products 

Petroleum products need to be handled with extra care because they are often flammable and have a higher risk of developing static energy. Type C and D FIBC bags can help you transport these hazardous products without risking fire-related accidents or explosions. 

Plastic Products 

Plastic products can be made from a wide range of synthetic and semi-synthetic materials. These goods can be everyday consumer items, like shampoo bottles, or high-end kitchen countertops worth tens of thousands.

These items need to be packaged and transported in a way that they remain undamaged, or the manufacturer can end up losing a lot of money. This is exactly what FIBC bags are for! They guarantee the safety and in a way no other packing container can.

We’re the global experts on FIBC products. Come see what customers around the world have known for over 25 years – Palmetto is the go-to name in packaging. To understand how we can help you, call us today at (706) 737-7999 or contact us online.

Four Types of FIBC Bags

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Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs) are hefty-sized bags made out of intertwined polypropylene fabric. Manufacturers use these incredibly flexible and sturdy bags across the world for storing and transporting various goods. 

Also known as polypropylene (PP) bags, these FIBC bags can be used for dry and powdered food items (such as salt, flours, sugar), pharmaceutical items, chemicals, sand, cement, and pretty much everything you can think of. 

One large FIBC bag can easily hold up to 4,000 pounds of material, but you can also choose from smaller sized bags depending on your needs.

 

Different Types of FIBC Bags 

So why are there different varieties of FIBCs? It comes down to static electricity

Manufacturers are always concerned about controlling the static energy which is imbalanced electric charges within certain materials. When FIBCs are rapidly discharged with fine powders or are filled up to their full capacity, static electricity can build up automatically. 

It is critical to remove or prevent these electrical charges, especially if you are packaging any type of flammable/combustible goods. Your products are bound to rub against the polypropylene fabric of the bags during moving, filling, and emptying. So, taking care of static electricity is an unavoidable step, which can lead to devastating consequences if ignored. 

This is where the many varieties of FIBC bags can come to your aid. Each type offers a different kind of protection, so choose the right one for your industrial needs.

 

Type A FIBC Bags 

These bags are created with non-conductive fabrics, including plain-woven polypropylene. Type A bags offer no protection against static electricity, so use them for packing non-flammable products only. There must be gases or flammable solvents present around these bags.

 

Type B FIBC Bags 

Type B bags are made using the same materials as used for Type A bags, and these also provide zero protection against static energy. However, Type B FIBCs use compounds with a low-breakdown voltage in order to prevent setting off brush discharges. 

You can use these bags to move non-flammable powdered products, but make sure no gases or flammable solvents are present nearby.

 

Type C FIBC Bags

Also known as ground-able FIBCs, these bulk bags are made from non-conductive polypropylene that’s been interlaced with conducting filaments woven into it. These bags are perfect for packing and moving flammable powdered goods.

If there is combustible dust, gases, or flammable vapors present in the vicinity, it is safe to use Type C bags. However, do not use them if there is no ground connection.

 

Type D FIBC Bags 

These bags are made from static and anti-static dissipative fabrics to prevent the occurrence of brush discharges or incendiary sparks. No ground connection is necessary when packaging or moving flammable powders in these bags. 

But keep in mind that if the bag surface is covered/contaminated with grease or water, Type D bags should not be used.

 

Let Palmetto Industries Help With All Your FIBC Needs

Our worldwide network of distribution centers means you don’t have to worry about whether your FIBCs will arrive on time. To learn more, call us today at 706-737-7999 or contact us online.

 

Five Signs of a Quality FIBC Bag Manufacturing Company

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There are countless FIBC suppliers in the market, and all of them offer a wide range of products. It is certainly good to have suppliers compete for your business, but how do you decide which one is the best? How do you ensure you are getting the best bang for your buck in terms of quality and price?

Keep in mind that not all FIBC manufacturers are equal. If someone is offering you a really cheap, too-good-to-be-true deal, it’s likely their bag quality is not up to par. Cheap polypropylene (PP) bags can put your employees’ safety and the entire work operation at risk. 

Here are a few ways to make sure your bag supplier is providing you high-quality bulk bags:

 

They Should Have a FIBCA Membership 

To make and sell FIBC bags, the company must be certified and be aware of the several rules and regulations pertaining to the manufacturing process. Look for a supplier who has a FIBCA membership; it means they adhere to the best industry practices and pay utmost attention to quality.

 

They Should Offer Additional Services

There is more to bulk bags than many realize. Make sure you go with a supplier who can help you with bag design, sewing techniques, fabric weight, UV-protection features, and so on. An experienced and reliable FIBC supplier has a skilled team and infrastructure to offer you everything you need regarding your packaging needs.

 

They Should Have Dedicated Warehouses

Having good warehousing capabilities can mean great lead times. Choose a supplier that focuses on their stocking. That means they will be able to supply you with FIBC bags as soon as you need them, making your life a lot easier.

 

They Should Follow Best Manufacturing Practices

The majority of bulk bag suppliers use manufacturing partners based in other countries to cut costs. There is nothing wrong with that, but many suppliers choose their manufacturing partners based on price only. Cheap bags often mean poor quality, which can prove hazardous for your operations. 

Instead, choose someone who has their own in-house manufacturing process, like Palmetto Industries. We make our bags with highest-grade raw materials and customize them based on our customers’ needs. Our manufacturing plants are certified, and the bags are randomly tested to ensure their quality. 

And feel free to ask your supplier if you can visit the bag manufacturing plant. If you want to see how a quality FIBC bag is made, you are welcome to visit one of our manufacturing facilities. 

 

They Should Have a Devoted Customer Support Team

No matter which industry you are in, it is important to deal with a company that has genuinely helpful customer care representatives. Make sure there is one dedicated representative that is specifically assigned to you. This way, you won’t have to go through different representatives every time you place an order or have any concerns. 

If you order your PP bags through Palmetto Industries, you will be assigned one dedicated agent who will help you throughout your order and after. 

 

Why Choose Palmetto?

We are a leading bulk bag manufacturer and supplier who knows the importance of using high-quality materials to give you the best possible product within your budget. Our FIBC bags can be used to store, pack, and transport a wide variety of liquid, dry, and powdered materials. 

Our worldwide network of distribution centers means you don’t have to worry about whether your FIBCs will arrive on time. To learn more, call us today at 706-737-7999 or contact us online.

 

How to Enhance Intermodal Bulk Containers With Intermodal Bulk Container Liners

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An intermediate bulk container (IBC) is an industrial-grade, pallet-mounted, reusable container. Sounds like a mouthful, right? But these containers are actually used by manufacturers worldwide to store and transport bulk powders, liquids, grains, chemicals, sand, and so on. 

But if you are transporting materials that need to be handled with extra care like chemicals, pharmaceuticals, or certain food items, it is advised to use container liners inside your IBCs.

 

Why Intermodal Bulk Container Liners Are Important

Here are a few ways in which polypropylene container liners can improve the efficacy of your bulk containers or PP woven bags:

Better Protection

If you are in an industry that depends on strict, accurate cleanliness standards like with pharmaceuticals or food products, using liners in your bulk containers will add an extra layer of security. At Palmetto Industries, we can add custom liners to your bulk bags or containers, optimizing your transportation process. 

Container liners also eliminate the risk of cross-contamination and provide 100 percent protection against dust, dirt, bacteria, and pests. Think of these liners as the strongest industrial-grade seal available in the world. They also protect the goods during depositing and hauling.

Better Handling 

If you transport liquid, wet, or moist materials, and are worried about the leakage or soaking issues, liners can help with that as well. 

Liners will allow you to fill PP woven bags with any liquid you want (diesel, corn syrup, milk, etc.) with great ease. Loading, unloading, and pouring the materials into the bags becomes effortless with high-quality custom liners. 

Better Standards

Our container liners at Palmetto Industries are designed to meet specific standards, ensuring your products stay safe and undamaged regardless of where you are moving them. These liners are made using first-rate materials, including polypropylene, polyethylene, and other virgin resins.

Whether you need to ship bulk chemicals, cement, powdered or liquid food items, these easy-to-install liners ensure safe transportation. If you are looking to reduce the waste, cargo spillage, and container-cleaning costs, consider giving a try to our customized liners.

 

How to use Container Liners in FIBCs?

These liners are secured inside the bulk bags/containers using ties or webbing. Depending on your purpose, we can customize the loading and discharge of these containers, too. Using liners can be a great labor-minimizing and cost-effective solution that allows you to save significant amounts of money.

We can customize designs and provide any size liner your industry needs. Many companies across different sectors use container liners as part of their standard transportation systems. 

If you have any questions about the ability of our liners, please feel free to get in touch with us. Our skilled engineers will analyze your packaging and transportation needs, and create intermodal bulk container liners that meet your goals efficiently. 

Don’t waste your time dealing with middlemen. At Palmetto Industries, we manufacture and distribute FIBC’s directly, saving you time and money. If you have any questions, call us today at 706-737-7999 or contact us online.

 

The Benefits of CROHMIQ Fabric FIBCs

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CROHMIQ FIBC bags are considered the best in providing protection against static electricity. CROHMIQ is the only brand in the world with this type of packaging technology right now and their safety record is virtually unmatched.

The majority of manufacturers that deal with dangerous, flammable goods, and environment trust CROHMIQ’s Type D FIBC technology for safe operations. 

 

Why Choose CROHMIQ?

Workplace safety is often the number one concern for many manufacturers and companies that deal with hazardous materials. When you are using FIBC bulk bags to transport something as seemingly harmless as rice flour, there is room for static-energy build up. 

When friction occurs in any way, the polypropylene (PP) fabric in the bags can produce static electricity and result in disastrous results (like explosions). This energy discharge is not only dangerous for workers who are handling the FIBCs, but for anyone who is in the vicinity. Failure to control the release of static can result in severe injuries or even death of those around the bags. 

When you are storing or moving combustible/volatile materials in jumbo bags, it is critical to use static-controlling bags, which prevent the formation of static electricity. Otherwise, the materials inside the bags can combust and lead to devastating consequences. 

This is where CROHMIQ fabric comes in. It took the world’s leading laboratories over 15 years of thorough trial-and-error to develop CROHMIQ’s uniquely efficient technology. It prevents static from building up and setting an explosion. Also, you don’t need to ground the CROHMIQ Type D bags before you can fill them. Since this completely removes the risk of human error, you get the maximum safety possible. 

The anti-static properties of CROHMIQ PP bags are permanent, which means the bag’s performance will not deteriorate with time. Even if your CROHMIQ bags are regularly exposed to inclement weather or wet conditioning processes, their quality will not be affected one bit. 

More than 50 billion pounds of goods have been packaged safely thanks to CROHMIQ PP bags. 

 

Other Benefits 

There are several other benefits of using CROHMIQ antistatic bags:

  • It is the only dissipative FIBC fabric technology that doesn’t need grounding.
  • It provides superior safety compared to Type C and Type B FIBC bags.
  • It complies with several national and international standards of safety, such as the National Fire Protection Association Standard, International Electrotechnical Commission Standard, and more.
  • It offers higher hygienic storage and transportation for foods and pharmaceuticals due to being approved by the FDA (Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act).
  • It undergoes regular testing by TEXENE in Summerville, SC, to ensure the best safety performance. This means CHROHMIQ has been declared safe to use in highly explosive or flammable environments. 

 

Work With Palmetto Directly

CROHMIQ is a woven PP fabric that is specifically designed to work safely in the presence of flammable gases, dust, and materials. Since it effectively dissipates charges into the atmosphere by a process known as corona treatment, there is no risk for the workers handling the packaging and shipping of the FIBCs.

Don’t waste your time dealing with middlemen. At Palmetto Industries we manufacture and distribute FIBC’s directly, saving you time – and money. If you have any questions, call us today at 706-737-7999 or contact us online.