FIBC Manufacturing

Our dynamic range of FIBC types and styles enables us to provide premium quality bulk bags for nearly every industrial application.


The FIBC Manufacturing Process

Bulk Bag production is a labor-intensive process requiring a high degree of skill and experience. The FIBC manufacturing process can be broken down into 11 basic steps. 

Southern Packaging's FIBC Manufacturing Process Includes: 

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Bulk Bag Lead Times

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 the U.S. each year.

In general, imported bulk bags are substantially less expensive than domestically produced bags. However, manufacturing lead time, or the time it takes from the moment an order is placed to the time it delivers, can be substantial.

Lead times on bulk bags vary based on a number of different factors. These factors include:

  • Country of Manufacture
  • Raw Materials
  • Bag Type
  • Plant Capacity
  • Ocean Transit Type
  • U.S. Customs
  • Rail Transit Time
  • Over-the-road Transit Time
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FIBC Costs

What does a bulk bag cost? Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. There is a wide degree of pricing variability based on a number of mutually exclusive factors.

Basic Bulk Bag Cost Components:

  • Direct Materials
  • Direct Labor
  • Manufacturing Overhead
  • Plant Profit
  • Import Tariffs
  • Ocean Freight
  • Port & Broker Fees
  • Over-the-road Freight
  • Warehousing
  • Distributor Profit

At Southern Packaging, LP we do have a minimum order requirement that plays a part in helping us provide low-cost bulk FIBCs. For more information on our pricing and available stock, please request a quote!


Read Our Blog: FIBC Costs Explained

Read our FIBC Costs Explained blog that dives deeper into our manufacturing process, the different potential cost components, and more!

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