Bulk bags are a staple in many industries, from food and beverage to construction and manufacturing. Also known as flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs), these large bags can hold large quantities of dry goods.
They are typically made from woven polypropylene, Polypropylene, Polyester, or Multi-Filament yarns, and Nylon Webbing, which makes them strong and durable. If you’re thinking of using bulk bags to store your product, there are a few things you need to know about storing bulk bags.
Keep Goods in a Cool, Dry Place
Bulk bags work well to hold dry goods, so storing them in a cool, dry place is important. The contents can spoil or become moldy if the bulk bags are stored in a moist area. To prevent this, ensure the storage area is clean and free of water. If possible, store the bulk bags in a climate-controlled environment set to the ideal temperature and humidity levels.
Limit UV Exposure
It’s important to keep bulk bags out of direct sunlight. Ultraviolet (UV) rays can degrade the polypropylene or polyethylene material, making them less durable. If you must store flexible intermediate bulk container bags in an area that gets a lot of sunlight, cover the bags with a tarp or another light-blocking material. Most FIBC bulk bags are made with UV protection in mind to help protect the bags from UV Exposure for up to 12 months.
Maximize Life Indoors
Bulk bags can be stored outdoors, but this will cause them to have a shorter lifespan. The elements can cause the material to degrade, so it’s best to store bulk bags indoors if possible. Doing this will protect the bags from wind, rain, snow, and other harsh weather conditions in an indoor storage area.
Bulk bags are a convenient way to store large quantities of dry goods. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when storing bulk bags. Keep the bags in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight whether you’re using them for short- or long-term storage. By following these tips, you can help extend the life of your bulk bags.
S & K Packaging can provide you with all your FIBC needs. We have a wide variety of bags to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your product. Contact us today to learn more about our bulk bags and how we can help you store your product.