How we cut back on waste with custom-made liners

Posted on 8 May 2020

Depending on the material they’re made of, FIBC liners are not the easiest to recycle. Many Big Bag liners are polythene liners, commonly referred to as PE liners. In order to work as sustainable as we can, we want to recycle as little as possible of this material. Sounds strange? Hear us out.

Cutting waste

PE liners are flexible plastic liners that are made to line the inside of the polypropylene bulk bags, protecting the product inside from influences from outside, but also preventing it from leaking or spilling through the woven material of FIBCs.

As you may know, Big Bags come in all shapes and sizes, so liners should be custom-made for their specific FIBCs. With this knowledge, we have found a relatively easy but very effective way to cut waste.

Our custom-made liners

Our competitors often choose to cut and shape a liner from a big tubular PE film, the so-called bottle shape liner. This cutting of the tubular PE film leads to tons of unrecyclable and unnecessary waste.

We want to be one step ahead. We design and fabricate PE films that are already the right size for our custom-made liners. This way, we prevent having to cut any surplus material. This saves 10 to 20 per cent on waste per liner and tons of kilos on a yearly basis.

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As for the FIBCs themselves, they are recyclable in most cases. Find out more about what they are made of and the other benefits of Big Bags in our previous blogs. Together we can check which options are the most sustainable for your supply chain.

 

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