Keeping Moist Products Safe in FIBCs

Posted on 22 April 2021

We already covered how to safely handle flammable or combustible materials with FIBCs, but there’s another special category we’d like to highlight: wet materials. 

Wet and high moisture products bring their own challenges during transport and storage. Here’s what to keep in mind.

The challenges and solutions of wet materials in FIBCs

1. Moisture can lead to mold

Another risk is that products that are prone to being high in moisture, take it one step too far: if products become too wet, they can get moldy or go bad. In this case, don’t go for a liner: you will want the product to be ventilated. You can even opt for extra vented bags.

High-moisture products and Modified Atmosphere Packaging 

Another option for high moisture products that can get moldy, is the use of FIBCs with Modified Atmosphere. Read more about how Modified Atmosphere works on different food products.


2. Product can be leaking through the seams 

If you are dealing with high moisture products, this will require extra care. It’s possible that, in case of very wet products, they can cause the bag to leak: the product simply starts leaking through the seams. Luckily, the solution is simple. All you need is to use a liner.


3. Wet products can be extra heavy 

When calculating what kind of bag you need in terms of Safe Working Load, bear in mind that high moisture products can be heavier than you’d think. Consult your supplier about what SWL is right for your product. 

Want to know what bag is right for your product — dry or wet? Our team of experts is happy to help. 

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