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Polypropylene: 65 Years Old and Not Going to Retire Anytime Soon!

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Mon, Feb 8, 2016 @ 08:02 AM

The main ingredient used to make bulk bags all over the world is polypropylene. The global market for polypropylene was over $80 billion USD in 2014, with a projected growth rate of almost 7% YoY moving forward.

Why such a huge number?

Well, if you consider how many everyday items are made from that cute little chain of carbon and hydrogen, you will understand why so much of it is produced. Today I want to take a closer look at one of the most versatile building materials on the planet.

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Topics: bulk bag, mini bulk bag, polypropylene, product packaging

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

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

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