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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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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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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 Bulk Bags are Manufactured

These are the steps on how a bulk bag is manufactured from extrusion to a completed pallet of bags, ready to ship to a customer.

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What Are the Different Types of Bulk Bags Available in the Market?

Bulk bags or Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC’s) have many options available to customize, pending what requirements you need.

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Vendor Quality Management

Quality products and great customer service are two of the foundations of Global-Pak. Each product is thoroughly inspected upon arrival at our warehouse to make sure it meets our rigorous quality standards. As part of our purchasing team, one of our goals is to ensure that the vendors we source our products from have the same quality standards as we do.

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What are BOPP Bags?

BOPP bags, short for Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene bags, have become a go-to solution for packaging in various industries.

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High Level Bulk Bags Made In The USA

Global-Pak is very proud of our manufacturing facility at our Lisbon, OH headquarters. To complement our imported capabilities, we re-established our U.S. production facility in 2020 and have found a niche with high level production of technically challenging FIBCs. Our team is well equipped to do any custom, high end, or complex bags, such as the following:

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What are the differences between AdStar and Paper Valve Bags?

At Global-Pak we offer both AdStar and Paper Valve bags for packaging smaller quantities of products. Many people have heard of Paper Valve Bags, but not many have heard of AD*Star Bags, so what is the difference and what is best for your business?

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FIBC Hem Styles

There are many different components that go into making a bulk bag and each one has a different purpose. One of the most overlooked aspects is the type of hem used during manufacturing. The type of hem chosen can have a big effect on not only the strength of the bag but also sifting of material out of the bag – especially if the bags are intended to be stacked on top of each other. We will explore the many hem options below in detail to help determine which one might be best for your application.

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UN Rated FIBCs

UN Rated FIBCs are a requirement when transporting or storing hazardous materials. Read more about Global-Pak's in-house testing.

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Ventilated Tote Bags

Ventilated Tote Bags are ideal for agricultural applications such as potato or onion storage and transport. The vents allow for added breathability and help eliminate the risk of moisture.

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