დიდი ჩანთები are a great way to store, transport and move products. They can carry a huge volume compared to their weight, which has a positive impact on freight costs and saves space in vessels’ holds or in intermodal containers for shipping bulk goods.
They are also easy to handle during automated loading and unloading processes in warehouses, as well as when transported in curtainsider trailers. However, the proper use of a FIBC requires some special techniques.
To ensure the safe transportation of a product in a big bag, it is crucial to know how the load will behave during transportation. For example, the direction of the wind plays a role in determining how a heavy load should be secured. This can be done using diagonal lashing or cross lashing. Both methods require careful handling and should be tested prior to use in order to comply with relevant directives, standards and laws.
Another key point to consider when transporting a product in a big bag is the maximum permitted pressure of the container. This can be determined by testing the tensile strength of the materials used to produce the bag, as well as by checking the permeability and mechanical resistance of the bag material.
The maximum permitted pressure depends on the type of load, the material, the container, the temperature and the environment. The higher the pressure, the more the container will need to be secured.
When a reusable big bag reaches the end of its re-use cycle, it is important to turn it into a valuable resource rather than just sending it for incineration or disposing of it in landfill. Minini’s reusable FIBCs can be recycled into new bags without losing their quality and strength. This has a significant impact on sustainability and enables companies to create cost savings.
In addition to reducing waste, recycling a FIBC also reduces carbon emissions and energy consumption. The production of a new bag takes up to 70% less energy than producing one from raw materials. It also saves around 23% of water in the washing process.
The re-use of a big bag can be as many as five times, which reduces waste and the need to produce and send new bags. This also translates into significant savings for customers in terms of packaging costs. In fact, using a single re-usable FIBC for just five times can save a company 43% in packaging costs.