Bulk Bag Classifications
Type A Bulk Bags
The most basic bulk bags fall under the Type A FIBC category. These all‑purpose bags are made of plain‑woven polypropylene and offer no static protection, so they should only be used for non‑flammable products. Keep any flammable materials far from these bags.
Type C Bulk Bags
Also known as conductive FIBC bags, Type C FIBC bags have conductive threads woven through the bag that dissipate static energy from the bag’s surface. These are also connected to tabs that have to be grounded during the filling and unloading process. Type C bulk bags are used to store and transport flammable powders or when flammable gasses, dust, or vapors are present.
Type B Bulk Bags
Type B FIBC bags are made of non-conductive materials and can be used to store and transport dry, flammable powders — but not to store flammable vapors. In fact, flammable vapors should not be near Type B bags. These bags should also not be used in the presence of combustible dusts with MIE of greater than 3mj.
Type D Bulk Bags
These static-dissipating bags are similar to Type C, but don’t require grounding. The fabric of Type D FIBC bags has special additives to avoid brush discharges and incendiary sparks. They are best used to store and transport flammable powders or when flammable dust or gasses are present.
Beyond the classification of bulk bags, there are also a variety of configurations to choose from with spout top, spout bottom, duffle top, open top, and flat bottom, as well as baffled bags and bags with liners. Bulk Bag Depot stocks over 100 types of bulk bags with over ½ million bags for sale in Georgia, with available same day shipping. We offer fast turnaround, outstanding customer service, and warehousing service to offer additional cost savings for our customers.