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

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

Bulk Bag Basics – Not Everything is as it Seams

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 @ 13:01 PM

We all know that bulk bags are incredibly versatile. Whether you’re building a temporary dam, selling premium top soil, or mixing some fertilizer for the crops, bulk bags can lend a helping hand in many different ways. As long as the material is granular and can flow freely, there is really nothing you can’t haul around in these super-strong plastic totes.

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Topics: minbulk, bulk bag, shipping, supply chain, bulk packaging, transportation

Poly Woven Bags - We're Putting the Mini Back in the MiniBulk!

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Tue, May 3, 2016 @ 08:05 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: minbulk, agriculture, supply chain, bulk bags, branded bags, bulk packaging, polypropylene, shipping, transportation, logistics

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

Baffle Bags – Saying Goodbye to the Big White Pumpkin

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Tue, Mar 1, 2016 @ 08:03 AM

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A lot of Canadian companies export their goods, especially those in the food production sector. For example, Canada exported $2.3 billion worth of soybeans in 2015. The majority of pulse exports are shipped in ocean containers to Asian markets. In order to maximize shipping space and export as efficiently as possible, it is in the exporter’s best interest to fill the ocean container as much as possible. In our business, we know it’s very difficult to get a bulk bag that has “pumpkined” into a vessel. 

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Topics: bulk bags, shipping, transportation, baffle bags, logistics

Bulk Packaging and the Low Flying Loonie

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, Jan 22, 2016 @ 08:01 AM

The old adage says “What goes up, must come down.” Whether it’s the price of oil, a winning streak, or just plain old gravity, there is a lot of truth in that statement. In fact, it might feel like we’re currently stuck in the mud.

As our largest trading partner by far, America has seen some substantial economic gains in the past few years.  Going from the crash of 2007/08 to now, several key economic indicators have risen steadily (GDP Growth Rate, Stock Markets, Currency), while unemployment has been halved since 2010.

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Topics: supply chain, bulk bag, shipping, bulk bag pricing

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

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

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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