FIBC (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers)

FIBC is used for storage and transportation of powdered, granulated or bulk products.
> Petrochemical (Resin, Pellets, Ash powder etc.)
> Food (Soap Noodles, Flour, Cocoa, Milk Powder, Spices etc.)
> Construction (Cement, Sand, Granite etc.)
> Agricultural (Animal feed, Fertilizer etc.)
> Others (Waste material, Scrap metal etc.)

  • Design of Bag
  • Description 1.2 - Type of FIBC
  • Description 1.2 - Type of FIBC - UN Bags

Design of Bag

Bag Design

Bycom bullk bags come in a variety of different designs and sizes to suit your needs. Please select a suitable bag design for your product from the various bag designs below:

Top Filling
Lifting System
Body Design
Bottom Discharge

Description 1.2 - Type of FIBC

Type A - Bags are made from plain woven polypropylene and other non-conductive fabrics. As there is no static protection provided by Type A FIBCs, it is essential that they are not used to store or transport combustible materials or used in flammable or combustible environments.

Type B - Bags are made from plain woven polypropylene fabrics that have a low breakdown voltage to prevent the occurrence of highly energetic propagating brush discharges that can ignite a dust-air mixture. Type B FIBCs cannot be considered antistatic because they do not have any mechanism for dissipating static electricity.

Type C - Bags are made from non-conductive polypropylene fabrics interwoven with conducting threads, normally sewn in a grid pattern, that connect the bag to ground via a grounding point. The connection to ground or earth during filling and discharging is critical to the safe use of Type C FIBCs. As with any manual operation, ensuring interconnection and grounding of Type C FIBCs is subject to human error.

Type D - Bags are made from antistatic and static dissipative fabrics designed to safely prevent the occurrence of incendiary sparks, brush discharges and propagating brush discharges without the need for a connection from the bulk bag to the ground. Type D FIBCs can be used to safely package combustible products and to handle products in combustible and flammable environments.

Description 1.2 - Type of FIBC - UN Bags

The transportation of hazardous goods is regulated worldwide by a team of experts from the United Nations. They have established directives to prevent accidents, injuries and damage to property and not least to protect public health and prevent pollution.

There are four types of FIBCs for dangerous goods made from woven plastics:
13H1 = Woven PP without coating and without liner.
13H2 = Woven PP, coated and without liner.
13H3 =  Woven PP, uncoated and with liner.
13H4 = Woven PP, coated and with liner.

Dangerous products are classified by the United Nations by a unique UN product number. 
These product numbers and corresponding packaging group classifications can be found in the ‘orange book’.

Degree of Danger Packing Group UN Symbol Max. Volume
High I X 1,5 m3
Medium II Y 3 m3
Low III Z 3 m3