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Selecting the Best Agricultural Bags for Your Operation

Posted by Jody Lockhart on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 @ 12:07 PM

What Questions Should You Ask Before Selecting Your Agricultural Bags?

From good insurance to good seed, your eyes are always on the harvest, but what about once the harvest is complete? What can you do to protect the crops that you’ve worked all season to grow?

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Topics: agriculture, supply chain, bulk bag, distribution

4 Tips for Easier Produce Storage

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, May 30, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

Healthy Produce to make your Customers Happy

As a farmer, you have most likely used woven sacks, boxes and large buildings to store your produce. These are popular and efficient traditional storage systems. There are more modern solutions available now, incorporating durable and customizable plastic.

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Topics: minbulk, agriculture, bulk bag, custom FIBC, perforated bulk bag

Increase the Longevity of your Seed and Grain Storage

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, May 23, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

Grain and Seed Storage Made Easy

Safely storing seed and grain takes many forms depending on your storage quantity, purpose and location. There are many options for seed and grain storage available to producers today, from traditional woven sacks to more modern metal, concrete and plastic containers.

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Topics: minbulk, agriculture, bulk bag, mini bulk bag, bulk bags, shipping, distribution, product packaging

Flood Prevention: It's in the Bag

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, May 9, 2014 @ 13:05 PM

In the coming weeks, the threat of floods will once again come to the forefront of our collective minds.

Any Calgarian around last year will never forget the great flood of 2013, the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history. Most of us have experienced flooding in one way or another: Flooding can be one of the most devastating forces of nature. Sandbags are the most common method of damming off property that is in the path of an imminent flood. Is there a better way to protect yourself and your property?

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Topics: flood protection, bulk bag uses, bulk bag, minibulk, Alberta floods

Bulk Bag Economics 104: Going the Distance

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Thu, May 1, 2014 @ 04:05 AM

FIBC bulk bags are tough. Period. Two kilograms of properly engineered plastic, sewn together by hand, can safely transport over 2,000 kgs of granular material with ease.

That is an impressive feat of design and manufacturing. In fact, bulk bags are so tough, the industry standard safety ratio is 5:1. That is, a 1,000 kg bag will not fail until a minimum of 5,000 kgs of force have been applied.

Imagine if you could jam 2,500 kgs into your half-ton truck before the wheels come off! However, bulk bags do have two manageable weaknesses, and today we are going to teach you how to get the most out of your bags.

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Topics: bulk bag longevity, bulk bag, branded bags, product packaging, custom FIBC

Transporting Dangerous Goods: Satisfy the DOT & TC with the UN & MB, ASAP. 

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 @ 04:04 AM

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For those of you who missed that headline, I am referring to the Department of Transportation, Transport Canada, the United Nations, and MiniBulk.

What do we all have in common? We all work together to minimize the risk associated with transporting volatile and toxic substances.

When it comes to transporting regulated materials, there are guidelines and laws designed to protect people, flora, fauna, and our waterways. Accidental spilling of toxic substances into our environment can have lasting effects on every living thing near the spill site. A spill of your material costs time and money, and can negatively affect your company brand.

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Topics: Environmental, bulk bag, mini bulk bag, bulk bags, mining, minibulk, HazMat, UN, shipping, custom FIBC

3 Priorities for Storing Perfect Potatoes

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 @ 07:03 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!

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Topics: minbulk, agriculture, vented bulk bags, bulk bag, mini bulk bag, vented bulk bag

Bulk Bag Economics 102 - Watch your Weight

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 @ 07:03 AM

When you get your pricing back from a supplier, one of the smartest things you can do is make note of the pallet count.

How can two suppliers quote the same bag, at the same time, then have different quantities per pallet? It's all about the weight, and you need to watch it.

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Topics: bulk bag quote, minbulk, supply chain, bulk bag, mini bulk bag, bulk bags, custom FIBC, bulk bag pricing

3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself before Transporting Fertilizer

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Wed, Mar 5, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Your customers need their fertilizer safe and on time.

Reliability is the most important aspect of storing and shipping your fertilizer. It is important to find the right balance between product quality and cost efficiency.

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Topics: minbulk, agriculture, bulk bag, fertilizer, custom FIBC

BOPP Bags, Brand Recognition, and Your Bulk Packaging 

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Selecting Packaging that Protects Your Product and Bolsters Your Brand is key to Winning new Customers

The cliché says that you can’t judge a book by its cover, however customers are quick to make judgments about a product by assessing the packaging of any product – books and beyond.

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Topics: bulk bag, minibulk, BOPP bags, branded bags, product packaging, custom FIBC