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Understanding the Types of FIBCs and Their Applications

Bulk bags, or Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs), are essential in various industries for transporting and storing large quantities of materials. These versatile containers come in multiple types, each designed for specific applications. Let's start with the different types of FIBC:

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Can Bulk Bags Be Stored Outside? A Comprehensive Guide

When it comes to bulk bags, or Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs), one common question we get is: "Can bulk bags be stored outside?" The answer is yes, but with certain precautions and considerations to ensure the longevity and integrity of the bags. Here are the details of outdoor storage for bulk bags, factors to consider, and best practices for maintaining their durability.

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What Does SWL Mean? Understanding Safe Working Load for Bulk Bags

When dealing with bulk bags, or Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs), understanding key terms like Safe Working Load (SWL) is crucial. But what exactly does it mean, and why is it important? We'll define it for you and tell you why it impacts the safety and efficiency of your bulk material handling processes.

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What Do Bulk Bags Cost?

Bulk bags can vary in cost like any other custom products. Some smaller, lighter bags can be anywhere from $5-6 per bag, but as the bags get larger or require more components (specialty liners, sift proofing, static dissipative or color fabric, artwork, etc.) they can get upwards of $100 per bag. More complex bags typically cost more due to the additional pieces and labor involved in putting them together. It’s similar to buying a car, if you want the standard model, it’s cheaper and should work well, but as you add more bells and whistles, the price goes up.

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Bulk Bags for Coffee Beans: Optimal Storage and Usage

Bulk bags for coffee beans are essential for maintaining the freshness and flavor of coffee from wholesale to retail levels. Global-Pak offers a range of high-quality bulk bags designed to meet the diverse needs of the coffee industry. This blog provides detailed insights into the benefits of using FIBCs for coffee beans.

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Bulk Bags for Draining

What is a drainable bulk bag, and when would I need one? Well, if you are reading this blog post, you may be in need of bulk bags for draining purposes, or killing some time educating yourself on FIBC options (and we are glad you chose to do so here!)

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Bulk Bag Dispenser Review

Our Quality Manager evaluated 3 popular bag discharge dispensers to see which was the best overall for our customers. He tested each with a filled bulk bag to evaluate usage based on durability, ease of use, and overall performance, and he ranked these on a scale of 1-5. Based on his testing, Fledbag was the top candidate! Check out his reviews below:

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Benefits of Bulk Bags in the Dairy Industry

Bulk bags, also known as flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs), have become an integral part of the dairy industry due to their efficiency and versatility in handling large volumes of dairy products, from powdered milk to cheese curds. These sturdy containers are designed to safeguard their contents from external elements while providing significant cost savings on transportation and storage.

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5 Advantages of Using FIBC Bulk Bags in the Pet Food Industry

FIBC bulk bags in the pet food industry are a key solution for efficient storage and transportation. As a leading provider of packaging solutions, Global-Pak can provide FIBC bags designed specifically for the unique demands of the pet food sector. This page explores the benefits of these bags and explains why they are an indispensable choice for businesses looking to optimize their operations.

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Global-Pak's Why: Packaging a Positive Impact

As a sales company, we often give our customers a litany of reasons for why they should use Global-Pak as their supplier. This time, we want to flip that and share our why. Why are we even in this business? At the core, our main purpose goes beyond just selling bulk bags and packaging; we want to create a positive impact in every area we touch. We passionately believe that if we look after our employees, our customers, our vendors, and our community, then success and profits will naturally follow.

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Addressing Environmental Concerns: How FIBCs Can Be Sustainable

As we see the global focus on environmental issues grow, businesses are increasingly seeking sustainable packaging solutions that minimize environmental impact. Traditional packaging products such as single-use plastics and non-recyclable materials contribute significantly to pollution and take up space in landfills. There is a pressing need for sustainable packaging alternatives that reduce waste and minimize environmental harm not only in the consumer sector, but in industrial applications as well. Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs), commonly known as bulk bags or big bags, can be an industrial solution to sustainability when used and recycled properly.

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Common Problems with FIBCs and How to Prevent Them: A Comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide

Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs), also known as bulk bags or big bags, are widely used for transporting and storing a variety of materials that vary from coarse to fine. While FIBCs offer numerous benefits such as cost-effectiveness and ease of handling, they can encounter various problems during their lifecycle. Global-Pak has provided a quick troubleshooting guide to explore some common issues faced with FIBCs and provide practical solutions to prevent them.

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Where to Buy Bulk Bags?

Bulk bags should be purchased from a reliable team with experience in bulk packaging. Purchasing from a reputable vendor, especially one with in-house testing, can help ensure your bulk bags are high quality and safe. Ideally, you want a vendor with buying power as well, to improve pricing, but with strong customer service to answer your questions and solve problems quickly.

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How to Use Bulk Bag Repair Tape

Repairing a slight tear in a bulk bag is simple if you have bulk bag repair tape. It should be used for minor cuts or holes, not for seams or severe damage.

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How To Read a UN Number for Packaging

The above is an example of what you should see on either bag tag or printed on the bag itself. The sizing of the print should always be a minimum measurement of 3.9 inches or 100mm in length. Letters and Numerals must be at least 12mm tall, and have the UN Number printed on 2 panels or 2 labels on two opposite sides of the bag. The stacking symbol must be displayed with stack test load marked above it. A Stack Graphic/Symbol must be at a minimum of 100mm x 100mm.

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Testing BOPP Bags

Many tests are involved with BOPP bags, the most common of which are drop, peel strength, and coefficient of friction (COF) tests. Some of these tests are simple, while others require specified machines dedicated to what standards need to be followed. All testing is important, and some customers have tighter tolerances require precise evaluations.

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The Ultimate Guide to Bulk Bags: Everything You Need to Know

This blog will help you determine the right bulk bag for your needs - it is the ultimate guide for understanding the different options of bulk bags at a high level. As you read through it, assess which options are the best fit for you. If you have questions or need more assistance, contact our team and we can help!

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What are Reusable Bulk Bags?

Reusable bulk bags are known within the packaging industry as “Multi-Trip Bulk Bags.” In order for a bulk bag to be reusable, it must be certified as a Multi-Trip bulk bag and rated with a 6:1 Safety Factor. A standard bulk bag is for one time use only and has a 5:1 Safety Factor. All bulk bag designs are tested on a top-life test machine and are certified to determine if they pass as single or multi-use. If a bag is rated as a Multi-Use, it should clearly state “Multi-Use” and “6:1 Safety Factor” on the bag tag, in addition to a section that allows for a clear notation of how many times the bag has been used.

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How to Ensure Your Bulk Bags Meet Quality Standards: A Checklist

This checklist is to help our customers understand the key components of quality when using a bulk bag.

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How To Choose The Right Bulk Bag Supplier: Tips & Tricks

So, you’re unhappy with your current bulk bag supplier but you don’t know where to start when it comes to finding a new one?

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