Ventilated FIBCs or breathable bulk bags are designed with ventilation strips along all sides. Woven, mesh and combination-type constructions are made available in breathable fabric or polypropylene to serve the purpose of air circulation.
These bags are used for the temporary storage and transportation of perishable goods such as agricultural products and are primarily used to carry potatoes, onions, carrots and a variety of other fruits and vegetables.
Here area few reasons why ventilated FIBCs are important:
If perishable items are transported in chilled containers or trucks, they seem to experience a temperature shock when landed at their destination, where the ambient temperature is relatively higher.
The greater the difference between the transport temperature and the ambient temperature of the destination, the greater the degree of shock. Ventilated FIBCs can prevent this from happening.
Standard packaging for storage/transportation can cause fruits and vegetables to sweat; ie, release moisture due to humidity. This, in turn, will speed up the ripening and rotting process of the product, significantly reducing its shelf life. By allowing the inflow of air, ventilated bulk bags dissipate moisture as well as prevent dehydration - keeping products fresh for a long time.
The colour of food items like fruits and vegetables is an important factor that affects the rate at which people are willing to purchase them. This is because appearance has a big impact on how consumers perceive the quality of the product. This is why colour retention is such an important consideration for storage and transportation, and why ventilated FIBCs are a preferred option!
The ventilated fabric of the breathable bulk bag permits the flow of required air inside the bag to slow down spoilage, a major factor that leads to mould formation and other fungal growth. Ventilated bags, therefore, prevent a lot of wastage that is usually suffered in the agricultural industry.
In conclusion, it can be said that ventilated FIBCs, vented bags or breathable bulk bags are perfect for the storage and transportation of any product where moisture formation can be a detriment.