Berry Plastics produces an extensive line of Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs) to meet both large and small volume requirements. Our bags are manufactured from FDA approved materials in a durable woven polypropylene construction with custom features designed to meet every application. Our stringent design and testing program combined with strict quality control methods ensures the highest possible quality FIBC available.
The history of Berry Plastics FIBC and its predecessors spans over three decades in the FIBC industry. In our early days as Marino Technologies, some of the most creative, solution-oriented FIBC design innovations were introduced to the industry - many of which are still in use today. Through the years, additional well-respected FIBC brands were added to our portfolio: Rafypak, Walpole Bag, and Atlas Bag. Collectively known as Ludlow and then Covalence FIBC, our status was established as one of the leading FIBC marketing and manufacturing companies in North America.
Today, as Berry Plastics FIBC, our leadership position has been further strengthened in the FIBC marketplace with our manufacturing capabilities, industry experience, technology expertise, sales coverage, and customer service excellence.
Whatever your FIBC needs – Berry Plastics FIBC has the solution
At Berry Plastics FIBC, our bags are manufactured from FDA-approved materials that have passed rigid testing and inspection. We continually test new bag designs, new production techniques, and update quality control methods to ensure that our bags are of the highest quality possible. Our plant is ISO 9001:2008 for FIBC and polypropylene fabric manufacturing and adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices Guidelines.
Berry Plastics FIBC provides UN Testing and Certification for products falling under the Hazardous Materials category for oxidizers and corrosives.
Berry Plastics FIBC is an active member of the Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association (FIBCA). This professional organization represents manufacturers and suppliers to the industry. It guides and informs its worldwide membership of industry developments and changes. The association makes recommendations on minimum performance standards and documents and informs its members of regulations affecting the industry on an ongoing basis. This is an invaluable connection in the servicing of our customers for their complete FIBC requirements.
Berry Plastics FIBC wholly owns and operates a state-of-the-art FIBC manufacturing facility in Atlacomulco, Mexico. Our plant is ISO 9001:2008 certified for FIBC and polypropylene fabric manufacturing, produces FIBCs of the highest quality, and includes a full compliment of equipment for FIBC certification,research, and development.
In addition to FIBC manufacturing, the Berry Plastics FIBC facility in Atlacomulco, Mexico is a world-class producer of woven polypropylene fabric. We produce circular and flat woven polypropylene fabrics and webbing for use in our own FIBC manufacturing facilities, as well as for sale in the marketplace.
Combining the latest technology with cost saving durability, Berry Plastics FIBC can provide all your fabric or liner requirements. All fabrics and liners are produced from FDA approved materials.
Weights: 1.6 oz. to 10.0 oz. (flat) and 5.0 to 6.5 oz. (circular)
Type B: Low static control
Type C: Anti-static, conductive, grounding required
Type D: Static-dissipative (no grounding required), including CROHMIQ®
CROHMIQ® fabric is a patented, woven polypropylene static protective Type D fabric used in the manufacture of ungrounded bulk bags (FIBCs) for use in flammable gas, vapor, and dust atmospheres. FIBCs constructed of CROHMIQ® fabric provide static protection by dissipating the static charge build-up on the FIBC and by limiting the energy of discharges to prevent an ignition of the flammable environment.
Coated or Uncoated: Coated for moisture or sifting protection. Uncoated for breathability. Customized for use.
UV Protection: Available for all fabrics, especially if used temporarily in outdoor environments
Fabric Testing: In-house testing for dynamic parameters, such as tensile strength, elongation, and UV to ensure consistant fabric quality
Fabric Colors: Customized concentrates for large runs
LDPE 2mil to 6mil gusseted (attached or unattached to bag)
LDPE 2mil-8mil and co-extruded formed (attached or unattached to bag)
Anti-static and no-slip styles
Custom barrier styles
Berry Plastics FIBC adheres to all established performance standards for Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC) as recommended by the Chemical Packaging Committee of of the International Organization for Packaging Professionals (IOPP), in conjunction with the Materials Transportation Bureau of the US Department of Transportation and the Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association (FIBCA). FIBCs are also known by generic names including bulk bags and semi-bulk containers.
FIBCs must pass all performance tests with no loss of content, breakage, tears, safety concerns, or handling complications. Below in an abbreviated form are the performance tests with which every FIBC should comply:
Drop Test – FIBC is dropped free-fall onto a concrete floor striking squarely on its base. Drop height is 2 ft 6 in for non-hazardous materials; 4 ft for hazardous materials.
Topple Test – FIBC is stacked atop another unit and toppled in free-fall onto a concrete floor. Drop height is 3 ft for non-hazardous materials; 4 ft for hazardous materials.
Righting Test – FIBC lying on its side must be lifted to an upright position clear off the floor using a choker sling. For non-hazardous materials, FIBC is to be lifted by two adjacent slings or one sleeve; for hazardous materials, by one sling or sleeve.
Filling and Discharge Test – FIBC is filled and discharged to ensure safe and smooth operations per manufacturer’s design.
Handling Test – Using standard forklift tine, operator must safely and smoothly lift, stack and transport filled FIBC.
Safe Working Load Tests – Cyclical compression tests are performed on filled FIBC to determine the highest weight capacity certified based on a 5:1 safety factor(swl) for non-hazardous or 6:1 safety factor(swl). FIBC must exhibit no destruction up to 5 or 6 times the weight being carried, based on non-hazardous or hazardous classification of product packaged.
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