Why Are Fertilizer Products Shipped In Big Bags?

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Why Are Fertiliser Products Shipped In Big Bags?

Why Are Fertiliser Products Shipped In Big Bags?

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In an ideal world, planting soil would have the same qualities in every country, and would need nothing else to nourish what it grows. In reality, market demand, diverse soil types and different plant needs, means that fertilizer is critical for successful planting.

If you manufacture this agricultural product, you’ll know that getting it to your customers in good condition matters. Because it’s a product that’s usually used in large volumes, manufacturers often use (FIBC Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container) bags for product storage. Here’s why these bags are suited to packaging fertilizer and what machinery can help you package stack and store them correctly.

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The Importance of Using The Right Bags To Package Fertilizer

FIBC bags are popular for storing fertiliser as they’re reusable, repairable and affordable whether you’re storing organic, inorganic, liquid or solid forms of the product. They come in many sizes and shapes, furthermore they’re easy to palletize and stack and they can help lower shipping and transport costs. 

Their hardiness also means that they’ll protect your fertiliser from moisture, pests, and contamination. This matters as fertiliser is often purchased in bulk and stored for some time before it’s used up. In addition, fertiliser is usually used in rough farming conditions that can easily damage weaker bags.

Fertilisers also can contain ingredients that are harmful if you’re directly exposed to it. Bags that are secure and impermeable as well as easy to store and stack will help keep your workforce safe from harm.

Why FIBC bags Need The Right Type Of Machinery

Using FIBC bags might be the best choice for storing fertilizer, but to prevent contamination and optimise its storage and preservation, you’ll also need the right machinery to fill your bags.

Your filling machinery should have certain qualities. It should be equipped to fill whatever size of bags you’re dealing with. To minimise wastage and spillage it should offer accurate dosing. It should take the product’s characteristics into account to ensure even filling, using vibration.

Filled and sealed bags should move through your factory on pallets and conveyor belts to prevent bag damage or workplace injuries from carrying heavy loads. The filled bags should be easy to palletize to optimise your shipping space and prevent damage during transportation. Finally, the machine should prevent cross-contamination by having few moving parts and therefore making it easy to clean between runs.

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Choosing The Right Big Bag Filling Machine

A big bag filling machine is an obvious choice for filling your FIBC bags with fertilizer. However, you’ll want to partner with a machinery expert who can offer you a comprehensive and tailored filling, packing and palletising solution.

This will ensure you have a machine that has enough spare capacity to keep up with future changes in supply and demand. Webster Griffin can assist you with this.

With many years of experience in designing big bag filling machines systems for clients, we can create a solution that meets your budget and available floor space — all while operating continuously and accurately. For more information, contact us today.

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