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Can bulk bags be lifted with a single point hook?

Standard bulk bags with four corner lifting loops cannot be lifted with a single point hook on their own. Pulling the corner lift loops together causes additional stress on the loops and surrounding fabric that the bag was not designed for. Bulk bags can be lifted safely with single hooks when equipped with specialized straps such as Stevedores or with a bulk bag lifting bar.

Can bulk bags be stored outside?

Bulk bags can be stored outside, as long as UV and environmental impact is taken into consideration. All bags have a “UV” rating in hours, usually around 1600 hours, but that can vary depending on the weather conditions and global proximity to the sun. All of Bulk Bag Depot’s bags have a UV inhibitor added to the fabric when manufactured. While this does offer a limited time of UV protection, it is still recommended that bulk bags be stored in a protected environment.

What are bag “Types”?

Bulk bags can be “Typed” A,B,C, or D. This type of designation refers to:Type AType A bulk bags are basic, all-purpose bags. No special requirements or designations for this type. No hazardous material or electrostatic capabilities. Non-flammable products only, not to be used in areas with explosive potential or around flammable gases.Type BType B bulk bags have a fabric with a low breakdown voltage insulating fabric. Used in the presence of combustible dusts with MIE of greater than 3mj but not around flammable vapors. Use these bags to safely transport flammable powders.Type CType C bulk bags have the capability to be electrically grounded. These bulk bags have conductive threads woven throughout the bag and are connected to tabs which must be grounded during filling and/or discharge. The threads dissipate static energy safely from the surface of the bag. Use these bags to safely transport flammable powders or when flammable dust or vapors are present.Type DType D bags are static dissipating bags similar in use to Type C, but do not require grounding the bag. Instead the fabric itself has special additives which give it static dissipative qualities. Use these bags to safely transport flammable powders or when flammable dust or gases are present.

What is an FIBC?

Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container. This is a technical determination for bulk bags.