Bulk Bags Are a Great Option for Transporting Chemical Products
Many companies and businesses are faced with the task of transporting hazardous materials from one location to another. This is a job that requires specialized equipment and safety measures that are designed to prevent damage and destruction of the materials. Using UN approved bulk bags are a great way to ensure that your materials will travel safely and without harming the environment.
These bulk bags are known as FIBCs (Flexible Industrial Bags) and come in a variety of sizes, styles, and designs. They are a popular and affordable alternative to conventional Gaylord boxes or palletized shipping containers.
They are manufactured with flexible polypropylene fabric, a thermoplastic that is both recyclable and non-toxic. They are a cost-effective option for transporting and storing chemical powders, dry foodstuffs, sand, gravel, cement and other dry goods.
When transporting hazardous chemicals, it is essential to choose bulk bags that have been tested and inspected for their ability to keep these materials safe from rust and other destructive elements that could cause contamination and pollution. These bags are also certified to be free from hazardous components, such as chlorine, phosphorus and sulfur.
These bags can be used to store all kinds of dry, nonreactive chemicals, and they can even be used to transport dry foodstuffs like flours, cereals, grains, coffee beans and nuts. They can also be used to store and transport sand, gravel, cement, pellets, minerals, slag and clay.
Unlike standard plastic bulk bags, UN rated bulk bags are designed to last long enough to hold the materials they contain indefinitely. These UN rated bags have been subjected to several tests, including: Tear Test, Stacking Test, Drop Test and Top Lift Test.
The tests are designed to determine if the bulk bag can stand up to intense pressure from large metal plates. During the tests, the bags must withstand a minimum 2,000 pounds of force before they fail.
A UN rated bulk bag is also designed to maintain its integrity during repeated tares and re-packing. Compared to regular bulk bags, these uncertified bulk bags are more durable and are more likely to survive the repetitive tares and repacking that may occur in a warehouse or distribution center.
In addition, they are a cost-effective option for transporting hazardous and nonhazardous materials. They are also easy to position and handle, reducing lifting hazards and making them a safer choice for any business.
These FIBCs are available in a variety of styles and sizes, depending on the customer’s needs. They can be custom-printed with a company’s logo or other graphics.
They can be lined with a poly liner that is specifically designed to prevent moisture from entering the bulk bag, or they can be made with a waterproof seal. They can also be made with an anti-static fabric, which dissipates electrical charges.
These UN rated bulk bags can be equipped with a “tunnel” loop for equipment with two forks, and they can also be designed to carry 4 classic loops. These features make them ideal for cleaning up smaller jobs and remote cleanup sites, where a traditional racking system is not possible.