Bulk Bag Seams: What is Sift Proof?

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Bulk Bag Seams: What is Sift Proof?

by Lindsey Jeffreys
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The seams of the bulk bag are very important, and not just because they keep the bag together. The bulk bag seams can be sewn to provide a sift proof barrier which helps keep your product in the bag. Picking the right FIBC seams for your product can prevent unwanted discharge from the bag and keep more fine products from escaping, which is called “sift proofing.” This is done by sewing a thick cord, called a filler cord, into the fabric as bag is stitched together. Sift proof seams can be manufactured in a single or double stitch method, and to increase the sift proofing further, felt can be added for extra protection.  

To determine the level or protection you need and what application would need it, we have created this chart to help simplify the details:
 
Seam Sift Proof Level Use Cases
No Sift Proofing None Large or coarse products such as rocks, soil, wood chips, soy beans, corn, non-flowable powders OR when a liner is used
Single Sift Proof
(Single Filler Cord)
Minimum Level of Sift Proofing Smaller particle, flowable products such as small seeds, ground products, and sands
Double Sift Proof (Double Filler Cord) Mid-Level of Sift Proofing Fine products, chemicals, minerals
Triple Sift Proof (Double Filler Cord & Felt) Maximum Sift Proofing Very fine powders such as talc, cocoa, and chemicals
 

No Sift Proofing

(Front & Back)

No Filler Cord in Seam (Front)No Filler Cord in Seam (Back)
 

Single Sift Proof

(Front & Back)

Single Filler Cord in Seam (Front)Single Filler Cord in Seam (Back)
 

Double Sift Proof

(Front & Back)

Double Filler Cord in Seam (Front)Double Filler Cord in Seam (Back)
 

Triple Sift Proof

(Front & Back)

Double Filler Cord & Felt in Seam (Front)Double Filler Cord & Felt in Seam (Middle)Double Filler Cord & Felt in Seam (Back



Reach out to our team if you have any questions on sift proofing or want help determining what sift proof level your bulk bags need. 

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