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Top 4 Mistakes You May Be Making With Your FIBC Bags

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A faulty or poor quality FIBC bag not only affects the customer’s end product but can also damage the company’s reputation. It can also pose several safety risks for workers who are responsible for handling and transporting goods. 

In this article, our FIBC bag specialists at Palmetto Industries are going to shed light on some common mistakes many manufacturers make: 

Getting Wrong-Sized FIBC Bulk Bags 

If the bulk bags you’re using are not the right size, your workers won’t be able to fill and/or empty them out efficiently. This will create problems for both you and your customers! 

Try to work with an FIBC manufacturer that has its own packaging engineers to help you choose the right size. A Palmetto Industries rep can help you define your products’ weight and then measure the pallet size your bags will go on. 

We will also ask you helpful questions like how much you want the filled bulk bags to weigh, the environment in which they will be used, the bulk density of your product, etc.; these, and other questions, will help us get a clear picture of what you need.

Throwing Out Perfectly Good Used Bulk Bags 

FIBC bulk bags can be recycled, you don’t need to discard them. FIBCs are made with a virgin polypropylene resin, so the bags can be ground down and returned to the resin. This recycled resin can be used to create many things, such as auto parts, trays, brushes, and brooms. 

Instead of throwing the used bulk bags into the trash, contact your Palmetto Industries rep and they will help you get in touch with an FIBC recycling company near you. 

Reusing FIBC Bags for Food Items or Chemicals 

We are all for recycling but re-using polypropylene fabric bags may not be an astute idea, especially if you’re transporting food or chemical products. 

Using an FIBC that’s already been used once or more means it may pose contamination risks due to residuals. So, if you want to reuse a bulk bag to carry gravel or sand, you can get away with it. However, we don’t recommend reusing bulk bags if you’re working with sugar, salt, pet food, or pharmaceuticals – for instance. 

Ignoring FIBC Manufacturer’s Instructions 

People who have created your bulk bags know exactly how you can get the most out of them. This is why you get detailed guidelines when buying FIBCs to ensure you attain the results you need. 

For example, if you’re buying FIBC bags for transporting high-grade chemicals, the FIBC manufacturer will give you instructions to do that efficiently. It’s critical for you to keep these guidelines in mind or you may end up with damaged bags. 

If you have any questions or need help choosing the right FIBC bulk bags for your company, feel free to get in touch with Palmetto Industries today. Our representatives will be happy to help you.

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.