Bulk Bags | Global-Pak

Global-Pak Bulk Bags / FIBC

Bulk Bags / FIBC

Global-Pak is one of the largest suppliers of FIBCs in North America

We import large quantities of FIBCs (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container) often times referred to as bulk bags, from our world class manufacturing partners, delivered to our Lisbon, Ohio location. We warehouse over 250,000 bags at our Lisbon and East Liverpool locations which are a 1-2 day shipping point to most of the Eastern United States.

We have an extensive quality system in place to ensure we are consistently providing the highest quality bags possible at the lowest possible cost.
  • Low cost, high-quality supplier of bulk bags/ FIBCs
  • Over 100 years of industry experience
  • Independent design and testing
  • Warehousing programs for bulk bags
  • Satisfaction guarantee on all our bulk bags/FIBCs

What is a Bulk Bag?

A bulk bag or FIBC (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container) is a large woven bag designed to carry bulk materials. Bulk bags generally range in size from 28" x 28" x 12" to 51" x 51" x 71", (filled dimensions) and may contain up to 4000lbs of material, depending on the design. They differ from RIBCs, rigid intermediate bulk containers, by having flexible walls and tend to be used for dry bulk solids; however, recent developments in bag liners and bulk bag manufacturing allow the bulk bag to be used in other applications as well.

The growth in bulk bag usage has been constant over the last 10 years. Approximately 100 million bags are used annually with an average annual growth rate of around 12% per year. This growth is projected to continue due to the many advantages bulk bags provide over other containers, like paper bags, rigid IBCs, fiber, plastic, or metal drums.

What are the advantages of choosing Bulk Bags?

Improved safety: The manual handling of bulk material in bags and drums, in addition to the discharging of material into process equipment can expose workers to lifting injuries. Bulk bags require less manual movement since they require mechanical means (fork truck, pallet jack, or hoist ) to move the container and introduce it into the process. Learn more about FIBC Safe Handling Guidelines.

Cost savings: The labor cost per container is typically reduced when bulk bags are used. The lifting, opening, dumping, and disposal of forty, 50lb. paper bags are in most cases greater than positioning and opening one 2000lb. bulk bag.

Economical packaging: As bag capacity increases, tare weight as a percentage of material weight decreases. This means more material can be shipped with less packaging for the same cost. Properly sized bulk bags can also be positioned and stacked more efficiently to heights exceeding that of smaller bags, maximizing shipping container usage and storage facility space. When determining if your product or process is suitable for bulk bag use, it is important to work with an experienced bulk bag supplier. A large percentage of complaints to bulk bag and machinery manufacturers are due to improper bag sizing or styles. 

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