FIBC BULK BAGS
You save time and money with Helluva Container's FIBC bulk bags because they are more efficient to load, unload, transport and store than smaller containers. See below for our full line up of FIBC bags.
- We have an in-stock bag program for common sized bags and even store custom-designed bags, so you don't have to worry about keeping an inventory.
- Need a custom bag to meet your specific needs? We do that too.
- Our bags can be UN approved to carry Group II and III Hazardous Goods up to 4,500 lbs.
- All of our bags can be manufactured as Certified Food or Pharma Grade upon request at one of our state-of-the-art Clean Room facilities commissioned to the highest hygiene standards. Click here to find out more about our Clean Room production.
FIBC BULK BAG STYLES
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4-panel bags are made of four individual panels sewn together to create a square. One advantage of a 4-panel bag is that it maintains a square shape when filled.
U-panel bags are made up of three panels. One panel runs the full length of the bag, forming a U and creating the bottom and two of the sides.
Two more panels are sewn to the U to form the other two sides. U-panel bags maintain a square shape when filled, especially if it has baffles.
Circular-woven bags are made from fabric that is woven into a tube on a circular loom and then cut to the desired size.
Despite having a square top and bottom sewn onto the bag, Circular-woven bags still have a circular/cylinder shape when filled.
One advantage to circular-woven bags is the minimal amount of stitching needed (just the top and bottom).
Ventilated bags have thin strips of fabric that are designed to allow air to flow through the fabric and into the bag.
Ventilated bags are good for keeping the contents (such as potatoes, onions, and wood chips) dry because of the airflow.
Baffled bags help a bag keep its shape and prevents bulging. Baffles are pieces of fabric with holes that are sewn to the inside
corners of the bag. The holes let the product flow through them to fill the entire space.
Food grade bags are produced in a BRC-commissioned clean room to the highest hygiene standards so they can be used in a food grade facility.
Type C bags are made from non-conductive polypropylene fabrics interwoven with conducting threads to prevent incendiary sparks,
brush discharges and propagating brush discharges. Type C bags must be grounded to the earth during filling and emptying operations.
Type D bags are available in standard and CROHMIQ® Blue fabrics, They are made from antistatic and static dissipative fabrics
designed to prevent incendiary sparks, brush discharge and propagating brush discharge without the need for a grounding connection.
UN bags are produced according to UN recommendations and regulations. Prior to production, UN tests are performed at an internal test center,
which is inspected by international test institutes. Our manufacturing facility holds several different UN certificates for the manufacturing of their special FIBCs.
Each has a unique feature for different applications.
FIBC BULK BAG FILL, DISCHARGE & HANDLING OPTIONS
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>> Fill Types
An Open top is a bulk bag without any type of top closure. The product is always exposed.
A Spout top is a cylindrical opening that can be tied off to protect the contents. The spout is smaller and narrower than the bulk bag and requires special machinery during filling.
A Duffle top is a lightweight panel (skirt) sewn to the top of the bulk bag. The skirt height is proportional to the bulk bag dimensions.
After filling, it can be tied closed to protect the contents.
>> Discharge Types
A Flat bottom has no discharge and contents are removed from the top. Cutting the bottom of the bag is not recommended, as it could be
dangerous and cause serious injury or death.
A Spout bottom lets you control the discharge of your product without destroying the bulk bag.
It remains closed until you are ready to discharge and comes in multiple sizes to fit your needs.
A Spout + Star Cover is a normal spout with a heavy fabric cover that looks like a star and is sewn over the discharge spout for protection
of the spout itself. It prevents bulging and minimizes contamination.
A Spout + Iris Closure is a normal spout with a safety valve used to control the flow of the product being discharged.
A Spout + Bottom Flap is a normal spout with a flap that covers and protects the entire bottom of the bulk bag from dirt and wear.
>> Lift Loop Types
Corner loops are sewn into each corner seam of the bulk bag and are the most common loop type. When using a forklift, all four loops must be used.
Cross Corner loops are sewn into eight points on opposite corners of the bulk bag. This makes the loops bigger and stand upright,
so forklifts can grab them easier. Cross-corner loops require a circular fabric bulk bag.
2 Loops are mainly used for lifting bulk bags with smaller capacities. These are ideal if you don’t have a forklift.
Stevedore straps are heavy-duty straps that thread through two sets of lift loops on a bulk bag to offer additional ways to lift the bag.