Bulk Bags, otherwise known as FIBC's (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers), are perfect for use when straight bulk transport for your products is either not available or impractical, or when costs for using smaller woven polypropylene bags are prohibitive. These bags can come in various shapes and sizes and are tailored to suit specific customer requirements. Safe working loads from 500kg through to 2500kg can be achieved and bags can be sold as either single trip (designed to be filled once only) or as a multiple use item. All Colquhoun's branches carry a large range of bags in stock and if we can't supply you the right bag from these stocks we can import the correct items from our suppliers overseas.
All Colquhoun's bulk bags are manufactured under the ISO-9000 quality system which give our customers the confidence that they are buying a quality product that will not fail them. All bulk bags are tested and comply with the Australian standard AS-3668. Certificates of compliance are available on request from accredited testing houses and to ensure that we maintain our high standards. Random samples are regularly taken for in house testing during production. We only buy our bags from reputable suppliers and those that we do use would be classed as World leaders in this area. Colquhoun's can supply bags rated for Dangerous Goods handling which we do on a regular basis. Dangerous Goods bulk bags require a more stringent testing regime and Colquhoun's have substantial experience in this area. Food grade bags is another area we cover and our suppliers currently hold AIB & BRC certification giving our customers confidence that the bags will be free of contamination and that their products integrity will be maintained. Copies of up to date certificated can be sent upon request.
Bulk bags can be offered with a list of options. Some of the major options our customers use are:-
Colquhoun’s are also members of the Australian Flexible Bulk Container Association of Australia otherwise known as AFIBCA. This is the industry body which regulates bulk bags in Australia. We are active within the association and Robert Colquhoun
is currently it’s Chairman.
Some common products that are regularly packaged in Bulk Bags are:
Our staff have years of experience in helping our customers decide on the right bags for their applications. We are more than happy to assist in choosing the right product to ensure you gain maximum efficiency.
There are many styles of Bulk Bags available and below are descriptions of the main types seen in the market today.