Selecting and using bulk bags — Part I
Bulk bags, also known as flexible intermediate storage containers, are inexpensive, safe containers that can be used to easily move and store from 500 to 8,000 pounds of bulk materials. Selecting a bag that's right for your application, filling it accurately, and discharging it completely will improve your operating efficiency. Part I of this article, the first of two, will help you select bags by introducing you to bulk bag design. Part II, which will appear in the September issue, discusses how to fill, handle, discharge, and dispose of bulk bags.
Whether you're a material supplier or user, or a custom packager or shipper, you probably use bulk bags to safely and easily handle bulk materials and to improve your operating efficiency. However, to use bulk bags effectively, you should know how they're designed [Part I], as well as how they're filled, handled, discharged, and disposed of [Part II].