fibc frequently asked questions

Four FIBC Frequently Asked Questions

fibc frequently asked questions

FIBCs have many uses, and it’s understandable to have some questions about what is or isn’t possible. There is a lot of room for creativity and customization with the right preparation steps, and a lot of your questions can be asked by our knowledgeable team.

Here are a few questions and answers to help you understand how to best put your bulk bags to use.

What is the Safe Working Load for FIBCs?

Working load for FIBCs depends on the size, and custom FIBCs will have their own safety considerations.

While FIBCs are lightweight cloth, the weaving process allows bulk bags to measure their capacities in tons. You don’t need to buy massive bags to carry tonnage when you only need a few hundred grams or pounds for your product.

Bulk bag manufacturers can size and test a custom bulk bag FIBC for your specific industrial need. Just be sure to review the safe handling and proper use details for any container to ensure the safety and peak efficiency for you and your team.

Can I Use Liquids in FIBCs?

Anything from fruit syrup to water to liquid materials for soup can be carried in FIBCs. Palmetto Industries offers liners that can be added to their bags or to your current storage options to create a liquid-carrying membrane. Liners can also be engineered for a specific purpose. This means you’re able to get a quick liner solution for standard bulk bags, a liner to drape over your existing equipment, or a custom-tailored bag and liner solution that meets your specific needs.

How Do We Lift or Carry FIBCs In Warehouses?

FIBCs have loading and carrying details that will keep you and your team safe. With proper handling, you can transport FIBCs using forklifts, cranes, overhead suspension, hooks, loading bars, and other options that can suspend FIBCs in the area.

Flatbed trucks are fine as well. Loading bags with forklifts is still an easy option, and bags can be loaded onto trucks for stable transport thanks to their flattened, stabilized bottom layer.

If you’re not sure whether your existing equipment can benefit from FIBCs, just ask! Our team can figure out the best way for your current loading and unloading equipment to carry bulk bags. If you want advice on modernizing your equipment, we provide consulting for multiple logistics processes that use our FIBCs.

Are FIBCs Food-Safe?

Palmetto Industries FIBCs are manufactured in sterile, certified facilities with clean climate control and other features that lead to a clean product. All FIBCs are manufactured in the same facilities that produce food-grade FIBCs, but specific material design requirements exist for our food-grade FIBCs.

If you want to guarantee compliance for not only personal safety, but to meet food safety standards in your area, our Palm Paks and food-safe options are a standard option. As an FIBC manufacturer and Indian FIBC provider, Palmetto Industries has multiple certifications that cover international safety needs.

You don’t need custom considerations if you need standard food safety options, but if you have any questions about specific foods, pharmaceutical products, or cleanliness, contact our sales team at 706-737-7999 for more information or to schedule a consultation.