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Bigger Bulk Bags – Breaking the 1 Tonne Barrier

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 @ 12:03 PM

By now, everybody knows how strong bulk bags are. Woven polypropylene sewn together by hand can carry 1000 kg loads around the world with ease. Now to the average person, 1000 kgs might sound like the upper limit of what mini-bulk bags can handle. However, there are techniques and building schematics that allow bulk bags to carry 3,000 kilos, or even more! The only problem you might have with a bulk bag that size is having the heavy equipment to move them around. 

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Topics: bulk bags, polypropylene, shipping, product packaging, custom FIBC, logistics, FIBC

Don't Try and Sell me Nothin'!

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Tue, Feb 23, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

There’s an old saying in sales when it comes to trying to win new business: “Me too, less five.” Simply put, let us try to imitate what you are doing now for a little less money. While that approach might work for some people, it is certainly not the way business should be done.

Now more than ever, companies are calling, knocking, emailing, texting, blogging, Tweeting, Facebooking, Yelping, Pinteresting, flickring, tumblring, YouTubeing, FourSquareing, GooglePlusing, Skypeing, InstaGraming, Redditing, and more. New platforms attempting to achieve age-old sales results while butchering the English language along the way.

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Topics: minbulk, bulk bag, bulk packaging, product packaging, custom FIBC

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

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

Bulk Bag Economics 103: Time is Money

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 @ 04:04 AM

Over the years, MiniBulk has had countless in-depth discussions with people from all over the world regarding customized bulk bag solutions.

A world away from start to finish, we lay out exactly what needs to happen to ensure you get the right bag, at the right price, and at the right time. When talking with somebody who has never looked into getting a custom bag, the conversation always takes an interesting turn when lead times are introduced.....

THREE MONTHS TO DELIVER? You bet, and here's why.

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Topics: supply chain, bulk bags, shipping, custom FIBC, bulk bag pricing

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

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

Leelo en Espanol

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

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

Are You Using the Right Fertilizer Bulk Bags?

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, Mar 14, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

If you’re packaging fertilizer for transport or sale, there are a number of factors that you should consider before buying your bags. We’ve talked before about agricultural bags for storing and transporting your crops. Today, we’re going to talk a little about a different element of the ag industry: fertilizer storage and transportation.

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Topics: agriculture, mini bulk bag, bulk bags, fertilizer, shipping, custom FIBC

Bulk Bag Economics 101 - The Big Four Factors

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, Mar 7, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

When searching for the best bulk bag solution, price is always one of the key factors in making a final decision.

Let's have a look at what costs are associated with importing bulk bags and how these factors affect your price per bag. Pricing can change month to month, and here's why.

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Topics: bulk bag quote, supply chain, bulk bags, minibulk, distribution, product packaging, 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