Big bags are a versatile and cost-effective solution for transporting bulk materials. They offer a more sustainable alternative to traditional packaging and are easy to handle. They can also be printed with product or handling instructions. They are available in standard models or can be tailor-made for a specific product or client. When a bag has reached the end of its reusable life cycle, it can be recycled into a new FIBC. This creates a circular economy and reduces disposal/incineration costs. In addition, it builds customer loyalty by demonstrating that you are a responsible company which cares about sustainability issues.
Why Big Bags Are Making A Comeback
After a long time of mini cute bags that fit nothing but oxygen and Tic Tacs, it appears that big bags are back. From high-end designers like Loewe and Celine to affordable brands like Coach and Banana Republic, it seems as if the fashion world has embraced this spacious handbag trend.
Unlike traditional bins and containers, a bulk bag is extremely light when empty. This means that one person can easily move it from place to place if there is sufficient space to do so. This is a big advantage when it comes to occupational safety. In comparison, it is generally a task which requires several people and the use of heavy machinery to move a container or bin.
When it comes to loading a bulk bag, you should ensure that the discharge chute is closed properly and that the material is distributed evenly. For example, it is a good idea to add more powder in areas which are heavier than others. This will help to prevent the bag from becoming unstable during transportation and potentially spilling its contents.
It is also important to check that the securing straps have been tightened sufficiently. In some cases, diagonal lashing is not strong enough and this can lead to damage to the bag. For this reason, it is recommended that all securing methods for big bags are dynamically tested.
It is also worth mentioning that it is a good idea to only use lifting equipment which has been tested and approved for handling FIBCs. When lifting a bag, it is essential to avoid sharp edges and to use hooks, forklifts or bars which have exclusively rounded edges with a minimum radius of 5 millimeters. This will help to prevent the formation of dangerous sharp corners and reduce the risk of injuries.