Frequently Asked Questions

Below you can find answers to the most important questions about our industrial bags. If you need more help from our team, please fill out our contact form or call us at 888-787-0033

Bulk Bag FAQ

Bulk bags can handle just about any dry, flowable product. From beans to borax; carbon black to coins; pharmaceutical powders to salt, resins, plastics and more. For more use cases per industry, see more examples here. 

With a variety of container designs including fill, discharge, and lift loop options, Bulk bags allow you to design your container to your specific needs. They are strong, economical and can be designed to be application specific.

Size and Weight
Bulk bags can compact to a fraction of their filled size when not in use, so they have a more efficient footprint than most other containers for shipping and storage. Because they don't require additional packaging and have a low tare weight, they also reduce shipping costs.

  1. Bulk density of your product
    The weight of your product in pounds per cubic foot
  2. Maximum weight/capacity of the bag
    2,200 lbs? 3,000 lbs? Or 4,000 lbs?
  3. Method of shipping
    Are you shipping by truck or rail?
  4. Are you using a truck trailer or a land/sea container? What size container?
    Truck container sizes are: 98” wide x 110” tall x 48’ long or 98” wide x 110” tall x 53’ long.
    Land/sea container sizes are 92” wide x 106” tall x 20’ long or 92” wide x 106” tall x 40’ long.

Other information that his helpful:

  • Product flow characteristics - helps to determine fill/discharge spout sizing
    • Is your product free flowing?
    • Is your product hygroscopic (absorbs water) or does your product bridge?
  • UN# (if applicable)
  • Packing group (if applicable) - Is it Group I, Group II, or Group II?

BAG Corp bulk bag measurements

Spout width (pull flat)
Measure "pull flat" horizontally. Multiply "pull flat" measurement by 2

B) Spout length
Vertical distance from setting seam to top of chute

C) Side width
Measure horizontally in the center of bag, between inside sew lines

D) Inside seam length
Measure vertically in the center of the side, between sew lines

B.A.G. Corp. would recommend that you utilize our experience to maximize performance and minimize cost. Specifying by performance will not compromise bag quality and could save you money. 

For example, bag specifications usually include a description of the bag fabric (i.e. 6 oz.) and the design you might want or are currently be using (i.e. tubular vs. 4 panel). Instead, you might consider simply writing the spec to state that you want a woven polypropylene bag to handle 2200# with a 5:1 safety ratio. Let us then offer you the best FIBC for your application.

We will decide on the optimum bag design - choosing the best materials and component parts to assemble an FIBC that will meet all of your performance criteria. Specifying by performance will allow us to give you the most cost-effective package for your FIBC requirement.

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