Bulk bags made from woven polypropylene can be used in various innovative ways in all sectors. However, let us look at why the outdoor sector likes to use bulk bags and how they use them effectively.

Why Agricultural And Other Outdoor Industries Use Woven Bulk Bags

Woven bulk bags are made from polypropylene, which is an extremely durable material that is resistant to tearing and staining. It is a non-absorber of material, which means that it will not absorb harmful contaminants. This makes polypropylene woven bulk bags highly resistant to the development of things such as mould. It is also a non-toxic material, which makes it safe to use around food products and other sensitive materials.

The sturdiness and precision with which flexible intermediate bulk containers are manufactured means that they are highly resistant to springing a leak. Their anti-seepage properties make them an ideal mode of transport and storage for farmed products such as grain or even finer materials such as flour.

Their strength also makes them resistant to pest ingress. Most insects and rodents find it difficult to chew their way through a well-made flexible intermediate bulk container bag.

Added to this, the low cost of the bags and the fact that they are so lightweight and easy to store make them a very attractive option for the outdoor sector. The material from which they are made is also highly resistant to weathering, meaning that it can withstand the elements outdoors for extended periods without deteriorating.

Bulk bags are easy to manoeuvre owing to the array of handle options and filling and decanting attachments, which can be applied upon request from the manufacturer.

Alternative Uses For Bulk Bags

While the use of bulk bags in packaging for outdoor industries is increasingly being used to great effect, there are also some innovative ways bulk bags are being used outdoors as well.

For example, emergency services industries sometimes use woven polypropylene bags to create sandbags for anti-flooding measures. The durability of polypropylene bags and their anti-seepage technology make them an ideal candidate for sandbags usage in flood prevention.

Woven bulk bags can also be used in the mining industry, sometimes underground for propping up tunnel roofs, but they can also be used outdoors in open pit mines to create barriers and support structures to prevent rock slides.

Woven bulk bags are also highly effective when filled with sand or concrete to form temporary holding walls. These low-cost holding walls can be extremely strong and are useful in industries such as construction and other engineering-related fields.

Independent waste pickers also make great use of woven polypropylene bulk bags by packaging recycled materials into them. Waste pickers can more effectively and efficiently collect and transport recycled goods using these bags. This not only helps them earn a better living but also contributes to the betterment of society and the protection of our planet.

Innovative Ways To Adapt Bulk Bags

Bulk bags can also be adapted in innovative ways to make them more customised to the material that they are transporting or storing. There are various ways in which bulk bags can have their handles attached, depending on the transportation method and the strength required for the material being transported.

However, when transporting dry bulk goods such as grains, flowers, cement, or chemical powders, there are top and bottom filling and decanting attachments that can be used to speed up the process significantly.

For example, the duffel top or spout top are two different ways a bulk bag can be filled rapidly. The duffel top simply twists closed, whereas the spout top has an additional spout for precision filling. Bottom closures also feature similar attachments, such as a bottom spout or a petal opening, which unfolds to release the contents of the bag.

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