A Mini Guide to FIBC Bag Design for Food Businesses
Product spillage during transit or contamination due to poor packaging are vital concerns for those running a food business. Such occurrences can negatively affect your company’s revenue figures and reputation. How can you adequately safeguard your food product packaging against wasteful spills or contamination? Choosing FIBC bags is your answer.
FIBC bulk bags are the most preferred choice for the bulk handling of food products. Of course, regulations demand that the packaging for food be of food-grade quality to ensure that the products remain safe for consumption.
Here is a mini-guide for you to check off while getting FIBC bags customized for your food business.
FIBC bulk bags can be of various types, suitable for different product categories. The customers can choose from multiple bag designs such as U-Panel FIBCs, 4 Panel FIBCs, Q bags, Circular FIBCs and Single/ two loop FIBCs. Food products of varying textures and consistencies have different handling needs. Customers can also choose between Lamination or Liner to pack goods requiring packing of fine powders or requiring protection from moisture. The use must consider the structural implication of the bags on their product carefully before choosing one to use.
The inlet and outlet features
You need to consider the suitable inlet and outlet mechanisms of FIBC bulk bags judiciously for the smooth filling and discharging of your product. While some products will need spouts to load, others may need a Spout with conical Top. Yet another may require an open duffle top for easy loading. For discharging, consider how best to unload the contents from the FIBC before finalising these features with your bulk bag manufacturer. Some of the common options for Discharge are: Swan Neck Spout, Spout with Pajama, Spout with Petal.
Food products like fresh farm produce may need bulk bags with additional breathability. Other products like flour or salt may need the protective barrier of laminated FIBCs to prevent wastage due to moisture incursion. Further, keep your food materials safe from spillage or contamination with an additional layer of protection as liners. You can also have the seams of the bulk bags turned inside out to prevent damage to delicate products. Consider nitrogen flush packaging to keep your products safe and fresh in a modified atmosphere created within the package.
The product you intend to handle in the FIBC bulk bags will dictate the inclusion of these design features and more for a sufficiently customised packaging solution. These specialised design aspects of food-grade bulk bags and more are available at Bulk Corp International, a certified manufacturer and supplier of bulk bags to businesses worldwide. Contact us today for expert guidance for the best-fit FIBC bag design for your food products!