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Global-Pak has partnered with world class manufacturing facilities in both India and China to provide you with the highest quality bulk bags possible.  We have several containers arriving at our warehouses each week, which gives us the ability to manage your inventory efficiently and affordably. 

Our ordering also allows us to provide our customers with even very low usage bags at low-cost off-shore pricing.  From overseas we are able to provide nearly any style bulk bag whether AIB certified, a pharmaceutical grade clean room bag, or just a standard FIBC.
Manufacturing Steps:
  • Circular Weaving
  • Preparation of Tapes
  • Sulzer Weaving
  • Coating of Fabric
  • Clean Room Assembly
  • Metal Detection Inspection
  • Vacuum Inspection
  • Testing Rig
  • Typical Packaging


Bulk Bag Manufacturing in Mexico

Global-Pak has partnerships in Mexico which give us the ability to have bulk bags manufactured in Mexico.  We have the ability to manufacture nearly any type of bags out of Mexico with a shorter lead time than overseas and not as high of a cost as domestic bags.  This gives us the ability to deliver to our customers in those "in between" situations.
Check out our website and learn more about bulk bags, pails, liners and other products we offer!

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New FIBCA President 2016
Congrats to our own Jim Foster!

FIBCA's Mission Is To:
- Motivate customers to use FIBCs to maximize their profitability, safety, and sustainability; and,

- Educate its members about regulations and standards, promote the use of their products, and to be a strong voice for the FIBC industry with regulatory agencies around the world.

History of the Bulk Bag:

 A bulk bag or flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) is defined as an intermediate bulk container, having a body made of flexible fabric, which
  • Cannot be handled manually when filled
  • Is intended for shipment of solid material in powder, flake, or granular form.
  • Does not require further packaging
  • Is designed to be lifted from the top by means of integral, permanently attached devices (lift loops or straps)
Flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs), also known as "big bags," "bulk bags," and "bulk sacks," were first manufactured in the late 1950s or early 1960s. There is some controversy as to where the first FIBCs were made; however, it is known that FIBCs were made in the United States, Europe, and Japan during the time period mentioned above. The first FIBCs were constructed with heavy-duty PVC-coated nylon or polyester where the cut sheets are welded together to form the FIBC. These FIBCs were made with integrated lift slings around the container, or attached to a specially made pallet, or a metal lifting device that the container sat on. The handling devices allowed the container to be filled from the top and discharged from the bottom.

 The rapid growth in Europe in the manufacturing of FIBCs occurred in the mid 1970s during the oil crisis. The oil-producing countries building program required large quantities of cement. The demand for cement was shipped in FIBCs at the rate of 30,000-50,000 metric tons per week from Northern Europe, Spain, and Italy to the Middle East. The demand for bulk bags in the United States grew slower than in Europe until 1984, when the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) agreed to grant exemptions for the shipment of hazardous products in FIBCs. Performance standards for FIBCs were established and issued by the Chemical Packaging Committee of the Packaging Institute, USA under T-4102-85. These standards were used to obtain exemptions until DOT included flexible containers with the other types of IBCs in the Title 49 CFR for hazardous products. The flexible bulk container offers features that are unique to this package.

 It can be folded flat and bailed for shipment to the user. The weight of a bulk bag used to ship one metric ton of productweighs 5-7 lbs, offering a low package: product weight ratio. The cost of FIBCs is competitive with other forms of packaging as it is usually utilized without pallets. They are easy to store and handle in warehouses with standard equipment. When shipping by boat the FIBCs are gang-loaded with up to 14 bulk bags on a spreader bar, and are shipped as break bulk.

The standard filled diameter of FIBCs is 45-48 in., designed to fit two across in a truck or a shipping container. Special configured containers are made to meet specific requirements of the container user.FIBCs generally are manufactured to meet specific requirements of the container users. The height of the container, the diameter and length of the spouts, coated or uncoated fabric, and whether a polypropylene liner is necessary will be specified according to the type of product that will be shipped.When hazardous products are shipped in FIBCs, the UN mark for the product must be printed on the container body. In the United States the manufacturer or a third party lab may certify the container according to the regulations in Part 178 of the Title 49 CFR. All other countries require a third party lab to certify the container.FIBCs containing non-hazardous or non-regulated product when shipped export from the United States must have performance testing certification if destined for a country that requires performance standards for bulk bags.
This material is used by permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
A. Brody and K. Marsh, "Flexible Intermediate Bulk Contains," Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology, 2nd Edition, Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1997, pp. 448-449.  Copyright © 1997 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Article & Images Provided by: FIBCA.com

Short Story:

             Quote:  Be Kind; Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle - Plato

The Last Cab Ride
                                          by Stephen on November 20, 2009
Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. One time I arrived in the middle of the night for a pick up at a building that was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window.
Under these circumstances, many drivers would just honk once or twice, wait a minute, then drive away. But I had seen too many impoverished people who depended on taxis as their only means of transportation. Unless a situation smelled of danger, I always went to the door. This passenger might be someone who needs my assistance, I reasoned to myself. So I walked to the door and knocked.
"Just a minute," answered a frail, elderly voice.
I could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 80's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940s movie. By her side was a small nylon suitcase.
The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets. There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware.
"Would you carry my bag out to the car?" she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman. She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb. She kept thanking me for my kindness.
"It's nothing," I told her. "I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother treated."
"Oh, you're such a good boy," she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address, then asked, "Could you drive through downtown?"
"It's not the shortest way," I answered quickly.
"Oh, I don't mind," she said. "I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a hospice."
I looked in the rear view mirror. Her eyes were glistening.
"I don't have any family left," she continued. "The doctor says I don't have very long."
I quietly reached over and shut off the meter. "What route would you like me to take?" I asked.
For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator. We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds. She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.
Sometimes she'd ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.
As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, "I'm tired. Let's go now."
We drove in silence to the address she had given me.
It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico. Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move. They must have been expecting her. I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.
"How much do I owe you?" she asked, reaching into her purse.
"Nothing," I said.
"You have to make a living," she answered.
"There are other passengers."
Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She held onto me tightly.
"You gave an old woman a little moment of joy," she said. "Thank you."
I squeezed her hand, then walked into the dim morning light. Behind me, a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life.
I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly, lost in thought. For the rest of that day, I could hardly talk. What if that woman had gotten an angry driver, or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away? On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important in my life. We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.

A true story by Kent Nerburn

Global-Pak will be closed for the 4th of July holiday
and will resume normal business hours July 5th.
Again, thank you so much for your support and allowing us to share our news with you. We look forward to growing your business and ours.


Kevin Channell
Global-Pak, Inc.