In the world of shipping, storage and logistics, დიდი ჩანთები are standard equipment. They are often seen stacked up inside sea freight containers, europallets or in intermodal containers. They are also commonly used in the agriculture industry, for storing and transporting grain or seeds.
But what are they, and how do they work? A big bag is a bulk container with integrated elevation loops that allow machinery to lift them. They are usually made from woven PP plastic and can be made in various sizes with a height of up to 2 metres when filled. They have a wide range of applications due to their strength, durability and high capacity.
Big bags are designed to be reusable. They are not only highly durable and cost-effective but also have a low environmental impact. This is because they can be reused up to five times without losing quality or strength. This significantly reduces disposal or incineration costs and contributes to a circular economy.
Unlike sacks or tonne containers, which are difficult to move and require multiple people to operate, Minini big bags have integrated loops at the top that can be lifted by machinery. This makes them much easier to handle, and they can also be stacked to save space when empty. This maximises the amount of goods that can be shipped or stored in a vessel’s hold, or in an intermodal container.
They can also be easily emptied and cleaned for maximum efficiency and hygiene. In addition, they can be drained and washed to remove any residues that may have formed on the inside surface or corners of the bag. This reduces the risk of cross contamination, and also helps to protect products from moisture and dust.
For safety and compliance reasons, it is important that big bags are dynamically tested prior to use. This is because not every load securing method is suitable for all bags. In particular, securing by means of form-fitting can be dangerous for the bag and its contents.
During the testing process, the bag will be loaded with a specific material to ensure that its characteristics are accurately assessed. This will include determining the pressure exerted on the bag and any forces that may affect its shape. It will also be tested for stability and securing performance.
The tests are carried out by independent laboratories, and a full certificate is issued. This will provide the user with a detailed report, including information on the inspection procedure and a record of all the tests performed.
Once the FIBC has reached the end of its reusable life, it can be recycled and transformed into a new bag. This can save valuable raw materials, while also cutting down on waste and incineration costs. In addition, it can help to build loyalty with customers who will want to buy from companies that are committed to sustainability and the circular economy.