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Date: 12 May, 2022

Discharge or flat for FIBC Bulk Bags | Jumbo Bags

FIBCs (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers) are widely used across industries, and are employed to store and transport a variety of products. Therefore, they cannot be used by a one-size-fits-all model since every product and every business have very specific requirements.

When we mention bag bottoms, we are talking about emptying the bags or the product discharge process. The two most commonly used discharge types are flat bottom and spout bottom. These help ease the discharge process and make it all the more seamless and convenient. However, read on to know more about which of these discharge types will suit your product the best.

Flat Bottom Bulk Bags

Flat bottom bulk bags are generally used by businesses that don’t require product discharge or need fast discharge methods given the bulk bag need not be reused.

Spout Bottom Bulk Bags The Product Handling Factor

Here’s how your product handling technique plays a role in picking the right kind of bottom for your bulk bag. The unloading techniques commonly used to discharge bulk bags are forklifts, pneumatic conveyor systems, hoists, etc.

Flat bottom bulk bags are usually emptied using a puncture blade at the discharge station whereas for spout bottom bulk bags, forklifts and electric hoists are used.

In case you are in need of a flat bottom bulk bag and the same is unavailable, you can always use a spout bottom FIBC by ensuring it has a duffle top or an open top, so it can be turned over when the bag needs to be discharged or emptied.

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