FIBC bulk bags are sturdy solutions for bulk packaging that are good for the environment and can support heavy loads. Due to their flexible packaging and storage options, these bags are the most often used logistics-based packaging solutions globally. In a global movement towards sustainability, businesses in countries like the US, Japan, Canada, Korea, and many more are passionately seeking out eco-friendly packaging solutions. FIBC Bags come in a variety of tops (openings) to suit your needs, wants, and tastes. But occasionally, when buying FIBC Bulk Bags, people choose the wrong top, and there are several difficulties when filling the FIBC Bag, which results in the materials of the bags spilling to the ground.
In this article, we will talk about product dispersion challenges faced while filling FIBC Bulk Bags and give tips to overcome these challenges.
FIBC bulk bags making process
Polypropylene fabric, a robust, long-lasting thermoplastic polymer FIBC material that is resistant to UV light, moisture, and chemicals, is used to make bulk bags. Extra protection is provided by coatings, and bags have woven polypropylene lifting loops for handling convenience. There is a set of bulk bag specifications for transportation that include the thickness of individual threads, GSM (fabric weight), and strength of the yarn and fabric. These engineering specifications are used by bulk bag manufacturers to carefully build each bag to withstand various stress testing which may compromise the integrity of the bag during transportation.
Product Dispersion challenges
Usually, the first thing that is observed is that not all of the materials and products are correctly placed inside the bag. Thus, it is advised to check for dispersion first.
Second, make sure that every product and piece of material is arranged within the FIBC bag in a way that maximises its corners and keeps it stable. The uneven top surface of this bag makes any bags piled on top of it unstable. It will topple bags to the ground if the top surface is uneven.
The product and material coning at the top of the bag can cause the goods to back up into the filling process, which will block the flow of stuff in the bag. This is the next thing you will notice.
Finally, you will see that this method takes time and reduces total productivity when stacking up all the corners of the bag to guarantee optimal utilisation & stability.
Causes of poor product dispersion
The most frequent reason for inadequate dispersion is that baffle bags retain their original square shape when being filled, which makes it difficult for product to flow into all corners of the bag.
Additionally, the product you are filling the bag with determines the angle of repose, as different compounds require different angles.
To guarantee that you can uniformly distribute and fill each bag with the necessary number of articles, it is essential to choose the appropriate size for the bag. The angle of repose will be impacted by the bag size chosen, which will lead to inadequate product dispersion.
Even if you choose the appropriate size FIBC Bulk Bag, improper handling and filling techniques will have an impact on the product’s dispersion.
How to fix the dispersion challenges?
First and foremost, you must determine if the FIBC bag’s top opening is large enough to allow material to be easily released from the bag. You have the option of an open top, flap, or cover over the spout.
Making space for a vibration table—which helps in levelling materials—is advised.
Using the forklift effectively to raise and lower the bag in order to force the product down is an additional option.
Choosing HPBL’s FIBC bulk bags involves a comprehensive consideration of specific needs, product characteristics, and logistical requirements. By leveraging their range of customization options, quality materials, and specialised designs, businesses can find tailored solutions that address product dispersion challenges and enhance overall efficiency in storage and transportation.