WHAT IS THE DIMENSION OF A FIBC BAG?
The dimension of a FIBC bag is comprised of the width, length, and height of the FIBC body. Dimensions of inlets and outlets of big bags and loop length do not considered as a part of the dimension of the FIBC.
EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL DIMENSION
When determining the dimensions of a bulk bag, one should bear in mind that external and internal dimensions are not the same. The external dimension of a bulk bag is 4 cm larger than the internal dimension (e.g. If the external dimension is 95x95 cm, the internal dimension is 91x91 cm). The external dimension is measured from the beginning to the end of the fabric while the internal dimension is measured from seam to seam. Space which can be used for packing material is internal.
CHOOSING THE DIMENSION OF A BULK BAG
To accurately decide which dimension of FIBC bags you need, you should consider following points:
- The density of the products packaged in FIBCs (each product has a specific weight based on which we can determine the dimension of a big bag)
- Specific conditions for filling and discharging a jumbo bag
If you have a fillng machine, you must choose the big bag dimension within the machine's limits
If you have a limited ability to handle or discharge, FIBC suppliers must comply with your requirements
- Product transportation and storage conditions. Width, length, and height of the vehicle transporting the big bags (truck, container or train wagon, ship) play an important role in choosing the dimensions of a FIBC, also the dimensions of shelves and organization of warehouse space where the big bags will be stacked is important.
JUMBO BAGS ON PALLETS
Because bulk bags are often placed on pallets, the dimensions of a big bag can also be chosen in line with the palette dimensions.
THE EQUAL LENGTH AND WIDTH (SQUARE) VS DIFFERENT LENGTH AND WIDTH OF A BIG BAG (RECTANGLE)
Equal sides (square)
- We do not have to worry about which side is the right one. It is difficult to see the difference when the difference between the sides is small (eg. 91x95cm) and when there is no printing.
- In this case, you are not limited on how to lift a FIBC with a forklift (Same distance for forks on both sides)
- Underutilization of space (e.g. on pallets)
Different sides (rectangle)
- Space can be maximally utilized (e.g. on pallets)
- It is a little more complicated to manipulate
EPP can produce any other dimensions based on your requirements. Even extraordinary dimensions such as FIBC of 50 x 50 x 50 cm or 140 x 140 x 240 cm are no problem.
STANDARD WIDTHS OF A BIG BAG
Our standard widths of PP fabrics used for the production of FIBC are 70 cm, 75 cm, 80 cm, 85cm, 91 cm, 95 cm, 100 cm, 105 cm, 110 cm, 115 cm and 120 cm.
BIG BAG HEIGHT
There is no standard big bag height so it can range from 50 cm to 250 cm. For the stability of a FIBC, it is not recommended that the height is greater than twice the shorter side. The height is determined in order to fit exactly to the needed material quantity + 10% of empty space for easier filling.