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FIBC Bulk Bags

FormPak is a leading bulk bag manufacturer and FIBC supplier in the U.S. With over 50 years of experience specifying, designing, and supplying FIBC bulk bags to many industries,  FormPak can provide the right bag for your unique application.

Learn more below about our different types of bulk bags for sale, FormPak’s commitment to quality super sacks, our custom-made bulk bags process, and more super sack information.

What does FIBC mean?

FIBC stands for “flexible intermediate bulk containers”. FIBC bulk bags are commonly known as bulk bags, super sacks, jumbo bags, or big bags.

FIBCs are industrial containers created from flexible fabric, and they are great at moving and storing dry powders and materials.

For example, certain industries might use FIBCs to transport sand, plastics, dry cement, and dry foodstuffs like flour, rice, or beans.

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Purchase FIBC Bulk Bags: Specifications + Customization Options

As mentioned before, FormPak is committed to offering the best FIBC bulk bags on the market. There are a plethora of options to consider for choosing the right bulk bag for your application, so we advise you to follow these steps:

  1. Determine your Application Needs. Do you need a customized FIBC bulk bag? Will one of FormPak’s stock bulk bags (available for immediate shipment) fulfill your requirements?
  2. For stock bulk bag orders, review our stock bulk bags specification sheet and call 314-475-3200 to learn pricing and place your order.
  3. For customized FIBC bulk bags, download and complete our custom FIBC bulk bag form and send to [email protected] to begin order placement and price determination.
  4. If you have any questions about placing a FIBC bulk bag order, please fill out our contact form or call us at 314-475-3200.

Benefits of FIBC Bulk Bags

Since the 1950s and 1960s, FIBC bulk bags have revolutionized the transportation of materials in dramatic fashion. Mostly used in Europe and Japan at the start, and only later becoming popular in the United States in the 80s, the benefits of bulk bags compared to other storage containers are undeniable. Check out some the most notable benefits below.

  • Are FIBCs lightweight and strong? 

Yes, typically bulk bags are both lightweight (between five and seven pounds) and are very strong (they can hold between 2,000 and 4,400 pounds of bulk materials).

  • Are FIBCs easy to handle? 

Yes, FIBCs are constructed for ease of use, typically featuring straps or handles so they can be lifted by equipment with ease. Additionally, they are filled from the top but discharged from the bottom which eliminates the need to invert or dump from the top like drums, bins, and Gaylords.

  • Do FIBCs save space?

Yes, FIBCs save space due to their ability to be folded flat and easily moved and stored. When filled, they have a very low ratio of packaging to product weight.

  • Can FIBCs be customized?

Yes, bulk bags can be designed to fit a variety of specific needs. FIBCs can be customized for specific bag height, diameter, length, fabric, and spout construction.

  • Are FIBCs economical?

Yes, the price of bulk bags is extremely competitive and economical. In addition, when bulk bags are put into action, other supplies (like pallets and packaging) may not be necessary.

  • Are FIBCs recyclable?  

FIBCs can easily be reused or recycled. For more information on this topic, check out the Recycling Resources provided by the Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association (FIBCA).

Example Industries Where FIBC Bulk Bags Are Used

Over the years, FormPak’s bulk bags have been utilized by many industries. In fact, case studies like those on the FormPak website,  show how bulk bags and bulk bag equipment systems have helped create more efficiency and profitability for manufacturers. Here are some top industries where FIBC bulk bags find the most utility:

  • Beer and spirits 
  • Food products
  • Fertilizers
  • Minerals
  • Chemical processing
  • Meat processing
  • Pest control products manufacturing
  • CBD products manufacturing

Customers Also Ask

There are a lot of questions to consider when choosing the right FIBC bulk bag (super sack) for your industrial application. Check out the following helpful FAQ section to make sure you’ve covered your bases.

Sizes of FIBC bulk bags vary depending on your particular application’s needs. Common size dimensions for bags between 2,000 lb and 4,000 lb capacity bags range from 35x35x35 to 35x35x80.

Typically bulk bags themselves are very lightweight – between five and seven pounds each depending on the capacity range, for example, 2,500 lbs or 4,000 lbs.

Yes, super sacks can be stacked, however there are important safety considerations to understand for proper storage of FIBC bulk bags. Double (and even triple) stacking is permissible in many cases, but bags need to be designed for these forms of storage.

The amount of weight (in pounds or kg’s) inside a particular bulk bag varies according to the material density (differences between grain, metal powder, meat products, etc). Choosing the right weight specification helps assist with safe bulk bag handling.

Yes, super sacks are very reusable and recyclable according to the guidelines laid out by the Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association (FIBCA – www.fibca.com)

Super sacks can be dumped effectively when integrated with a properly corresponding bulk bag unloader setup or bulk bag dump station.