Industrial Bulk Bag & Packaging Resources

October 27, 2020

UN Markings for Packing Hazardous Materials in FIBCs

How must a UN Certified FIBC be marked?  Each FIBC intended for hazardous materials / dangerous goods must be marked as follows:

October 27, 2020

Baffled, Formstable, Q Bag – Why you should be using this type of FIBC

There are 3 basic types of bulk bag constructions: U-Panel, 4-Panel, and Circular/Tubular. Baffles are an internal component that can be added to..

October 27, 2020

Packaging Portland Cement, Concrete, Stucco, Mortar, and Grout in Multi-Wall Paper Valve Bags and FIBCs

Portland cement is a primary component of concrete, mortar, stucco, and grout. These cement-based products have been in use for millennia and..

October 27, 2020

Bulk Bags in Steel Mills: Electric Arc Furnace Dust, Refractories, and Steel Additives Packaging

The Mini-Mill Steelmaking Process  Steelmakers convert high-grade steel scrap into new prime steel using innovative, high-tech mini-mill technology...

October 20, 2020

9 Sleeve Types in Multi-Wall Paper Pasted Valve Bags

A Pasted Valve Stepped End (“PVSE”) multi-wall paper bag, is a common industrial packaging style designed to package a wide variety of dry flowable..

October 20, 2020

Common Problems and Solutions When Packing Multi-Wall Paper and Poly Valve Bags

 A Pasted Valve Stepped End (“PVSE”) bag, is a common industrial packaging style designed to package a wide variety of dry flowable products. Valve..

October 19, 2020

Guide to Low Melt Batch Inclusion Bags

Batch inclusion bags are used to pack a range of dry flowable materials including carbon black, titanium dioxide powder, elastomers (rubber),..

October 19, 2020

Common Misconceptions Regarding Food Grade Bulk Bags

With a variety of FIBC bulk bag vendors, it's important to discuss the common misconceptions regarding FIBC bulk bags and ensure you are receiving..

October 19, 2020

The Dos and Dont's of Safely Handling Bulk Bags

FIBCs or “bulk bags” are commonly recognized and accepted as being the most cost-effective form of packaging based on a cost-to-weight transported..

October 19, 2020

The 5 Most Common Types of FIBCs Explained

A flexible intermediate bulk container or FIBC, is an industrial container made of flexible fabric that is designed for storing and transporting dry,..

October 19, 2020

Guidelines for Food Grade FIBCs

Food-grade FIBCs are used for packaging and transporting a wide range of food items including flour, sugar, whey protein, and rice. In order to..

October 8, 2020

Super Sack®, Bulk Bag, or FIBC? What’s in a name?

Southern Packaging, LP is one of the largest distributors of industrial containers in the United States serving a dynamic range of local, national,..

October 8, 2020

10 Reasons Why You Should Buy Your Bulk Packaging From a Distributor and Not a Manufacturer

Bulk packaging distributors are a vital component in the manufacturing supply chain. They may seem like an unnecessary cost layer in your procurement..

October 7, 2020

Bulk Bag Lead Times Explained

The majority of all FIBCs utilized in United States are imported from other countries. India and China produce over 70% of the FIBCs imported into..

October 6, 2020

Anti-Static Bulk Bags: What FIBCs are Safe for Flammable Powder Transport?

When handling sensitive bulk powders, or filling and discharging where flammable gases or vapors are present, static protection is essential to..

October 6, 2020

How to Save Money with 2-PLY Extensible Paper Bags

For decades, multi-wall paper bags have been constructed from three or more plies of traditional natural kraft paper.

October 5, 2020

The Proper Valve Size for Multi-Wall Paper and Poly Pasted Valve Bags

What is a PVSE Multi-Wall Paper and Poly Bag? A Pasted Valve Stepped End (“PVSE”) bag is a common industrial packaging style designed to package a..

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