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Cargo Securement that’s MiniBulk Tough

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Wed, Apr 3, 2019 @ 11:04 AM

What do you get when you wrap a polyethylene bag within a super-strong polypropylene shell? You get the next generation of reusable and recyclable inflatable dunnage bags from MiniBulk!

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Topics: supply chain, shipping, transportation, logistics, dunnage

Your Bulk Packaging Personal Practitioner

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 @ 12:02 PM

When was the last time you went to the doctor?

Some people wait until the last possible moment to see a doctor, while others take a more proactive approach. Some people will never visit a doctor until they absolutely must, and others not at all.

When it’s time to go, you are usually asked to describe what’s going on and what is troubling you. That is not always the easiest thing to do as vocalizing your troubles doesn’t always translate properly.

For example, you may have a “headache”.

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Topics: supply chain, bulk bags, FIBC

Safe Bulk Bags: How Working Loads and Ratios Keep Your People Protected

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, Dec 7, 2018 @ 14:12 PM

Occupational Health and Safety standards have come a long way over the past couple hundred years. Today’s worker enjoys a standard of safety that was unheard of even a few decades ago.

Compared to what workers had to deal with at the start of the Industrial Revolution and prior, today’s employees enjoy the benefits of a safety conscious society.

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Topics: supply chain, bulk bag, bulk packaging, FIBC

Light it up! Bulk Bags and Firewood

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 @ 14:10 PM

Canada is a dreamland for people who want to disconnect and experience all the natural wonders this world has to offer. With over 328,000 square kilometers of National Parks alone, our country is a top wilderness destination for people all around the globe. From coast to coast, there is something unique and special to discover in all of our Provinces and Territories.

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Topics: bulk bag, branded bags, bulk packaging, distribution, vented bulk bag, transportation, logistics, FIBC, poly woven bags

Branded Bags - The Stamp of Approval

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 @ 09:07 AM

In all my years at MiniBulk, I can say without hesitation that the coolest part about this job is how often we get to see how everyday products are made right here in Canada. You might be surprised to learn just how many things are made between Tofino and Truro.

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Topics: supply chain, branded bags, polypropylene, product packaging, transportation, logistics, pp woven bags, poly woven bags

Bulk Commodity Chemicals – Unpronounceable and Unprecedented

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 @ 09:07 AM

Chemical production is truly one of the great wonders of the modern world. Scientists and chemists from all around the world have discovered, synthesized, and mastered these lab-made compounds that permeate our everyday lives.

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Topics: fertilizer, bulk packaging, shipping, FIBC, poly woven bags

Riding the Commodity Roller Coaster – Mining Bulk Bags

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Wed, Mar 14, 2018 @ 14:03 PM

The global mining industry is massive. In 2016, the total revenue from the top 40 mining companies was $496 billion (USD). That’s a lot of digging.

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Topics: bulk bag, mining, bulk packaging, logistics, FIBC

Perfect Potatoes - 3 Storage and Handling tips for Canada's Biggest Vegetable Crop

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 @ 10:02 AM

Keeping your potatoes high quality and fresh through the shipping process is critically important.

Potatoes are the number one non-grain food crop in the world, due in part to their ease of storage and long shelf life. In fact, according to StatsCan, Canada produced over 4.7 million tonnes of potatoes in 2016 worth $1.2 billion!

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Topics: agriculture, bulk bag, shipping, product packaging, vented bulk bag, transportation

Poly Woven Bags - Big Things in Small Packages for 2018!

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Wed, Jan 3, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

If you visit our website (and you should), you can see that the major focus of our business is dedicated to bulk bags.  These heavy-duty, flexible containers are used around the globe to ship all manner of granular goods. From the organic growing medium you plant your seeds in to the exporting of your harvested crops, bulk bags are essential to a growing number of consumers all over the planet. Can you think of any other bulk container that costs pennies per kilo to move your materials? When figuring out the most efficient method of transporting your bulk goods, it’s very difficult to find anything comparable to the tried, tested, and true MiniBulk bag. 

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Topics: agriculture, branded bags, bulk packaging, pp woven bags, poly woven bags, PPW

Beating the Bulk Bag Winter Blues

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 @ 08:12 AM

Well, it’s that time of year again…

Time for the annual “bulk bag dip” we see in our industry at the beginning of every winter season. For whatever reason, the months of November, December, and January see a big decline in people shopping for bulk bags. I wasn’t sure if it was just a feeling I got around this time every year, or if there is some historical context. After all, I did sell bags all over North America for many years, millions of dollars’ worth annually in fact. So am I just being melodramatic, or is there proof of this annual dip?

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Topics: bulk bags, transportation, logistics, poly woven bags