Bulk Bags for Industrial Applications
Reusable Transport Packaging provides the highest quality bulk bags. These pallet-sized bags are also known as flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC). Built tough, our bulk bags are designed to maximize the efficiency of storage and transport for industrial goods. They’re lightweight and easily folded and stored, maxing them one of the most minimalist bulk packaging options available today.
If you’re new to bulk bags, here is a quick overview of some common options and features:
Bulk Bag Styles: 4-Panel, U-Panel, and Circular
There are a few different types of FIBC bulk bags. In addition to various material and discharge options, one of the primary ways bulk bags are differentiated is by their construction. Here’s a quick rundown of the three primary types:
The first style is known as a “4-panel” bulk bag. These are constructed from four different pieces of polypropylene (PP) webbed fabric, with each panel making up a side of the bag. The second option is a “U-panel” FIBC. U-panel bulk bags are constructed from one long piece of PP fabric that makes a U shape. Lastly, we offer “circular” bulk bags, which are constructed from one piece of fabric wrapped around in the shape of a cylinder. Circular bags offer relatively seamless sidewalls and generally have more of a cylindrical shape.
Coated & Uncoated Fabric Bulk Bags
Bulk bags generally come either coated or uncoated. This simply means that the fabric is coated with polypropylene (PP) to reduce moisture or sifting of the material. These coated bulk bags are also called “non-breathable” or “laminated” fabric/bags. Coated bags are often used in grain mills, bakeries, and mineral processing. Non-coated bags are ideal for non-powdered products that may benefit from air circulation, such as bulk waste, large agriculture, and raw materials.
What's a "Belt Patch"?
A belt patch is a piece of fabric sewn either between the main fabric of the bag body and the lift belt, or on top of the lift belt, within the belt sewn portion. Belt patches are used to improve sift resistance and/or the bulk bag load capacity. In general, think of them as structural reinforcement for the FIBCs.