The Different Types of Packaging for Dry Goods

Flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) are high-quality containers for powders, grains, resins, and other types of materials. The different types of packaging for dry goods are made to accommodate different types of materials with different capacities.

Large Bulk Bags

FIBCs, which are bags that can hold up to a ton (2,000 pounds) of dry goods, are great for transporting non-flammable materials like powders, resins, and grains. These bags can also handle some wet materials. They have four handles on the corners that make it possible to lift them with a forklift. Perhaps best of all, despite their strength and capacity, these bags are lightweight—so they can contain almost 300 times their weight in material. Keeping the weight down can save on transportation costs and make shipment and storage easier.

Reconditioned Bulk Bags

All responsible businesses are concerned with sustainability. Reconditioned bulk bags are those that have been previously used, been subjected to a rigorous cleaning process, and put back in service. Here at S & K packaging, our reconditioning process includes verifying what materials were previously stored in the bag, a thorough cleaning, and a detailed inspection to ensure we don’t accept any damaged bags. We recycle bags that don’t meet our standards.

Woven Polypropylene Bags

You’ll often see these kinds of bags containing animal feed. They’re reusable, recyclable, and can hold up to 100 pounds. They resist tears, heat, and chemicals. Polypropylene is a petroleum-derived plastic material that is considered safe for food contact. Weaving polypropylene fibers together into the fabric that makes these bags creates an exceptionally durable bag.

Paper Poly Bags

These bags combine the moisture resistance of polypropylene on the inside with the pleasing appearance of paper on the outside. The inner lining is fused to the outer paper to add strength, durability, and resistance to damage. The paper outside makes custom printing easy. These bags can hold grains, rice, sugar, and even frozen products, and are a commonly used method of packaging for dry goods.

Other Considerations

Not all bags are approved as food safe. Some should not be used to transport or store flammable materials or materials that generate static electricity when filling or emptying the bag. Turn to S & K as your bag supplier to discuss your specific needs for packaging for dry goods.

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