From the moment of filling at the farm to the discharging at the manufacturer or re-seller: Big Bags offer big advantages in agricultural businesses. Especially for the storage of seed and grain, there are many reasons to consider the use of FIBCs. In this blog, we explain why!
The storage and transport of grain and seed have changed quite a bit over the centuries. From traditional woven sacks to where we are now, many adaptations have been made to not only make transport easier, but also to keep the product safe and maintain its quality. We’ll list X reasons to use FIBCs for agricultural purposes!
Advantage #1: Practical
The practicality of FIBCs is not limited to just one point. FIBCs have a broad range of filling and discharging options, including multiple spout sizes and top options. With this, there is always a method that meets your needs.
But also between filling and discharging, Big Bags offer great advantages. Handling seeds and grains happens in big amounts, taking up a lot of space in transport and in storage. Depending on the time of the year, space can be tight, especially during harvest. With stackable flexible intermediate bulk containers, you make the most of the space that is available in a safe way.
Advantage #2: Moisture Protection
Moisture can be fatal for the quality of your grain and seeds. Especially open-top bulk storage options leave your seed and grain vulnerable to the elements, causing them to mold which will result in loss of product - and money.
When you take a coated FIBCs, this offers some form of moisture protection, but here at Masterpack, we take it a step further. With Modified Atmosphere you don’t only protect your product from mold, but also from other elements, like oxygen, that could cause them to mold. We’ll create the optimal conditions within the Big Bag to keep the seeds and grains in the best possible condition.
More about Modified Atmosphere Packaging.
Advantage #3: Pest Protection
With FIBCs in combination with MAP, we not only protect products from moisture and mold, but also from unwanted visitors inside: pests and contamination. Insects and rodent infestations are great troublemakers for any food product, with disastrous consequences. We know how to keep it safe, while at the same time elongating shelf life and improving quality.
Want to learn more about the benefits of Big Bags for agricultural products? Check out this case study or get in touch with our experts!