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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: FIBC, bulk packaging, supply chain, bulk bag

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

Food Grade Bulk Bags - Rules, Regulations & You

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 @ 16:01 PM

There is a lot of confusion surrounding what makes a bulk bag “food grade”.

Off the top of my head, I can think of the following entities that offer guidelines on food grade packaging: AIB (American Institute of Bakers), CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), ISO 22000 (International Organization for Standardization), BRC (British Retail Consortium), and the latest, GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative).

WOW!

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Topics: agriculture, supply chain, bulk bag, Food Safety, product packaging

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

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

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

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

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