What are Bulk Bags?

FIBC Bulk Bags, or Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers, are made of woven polypropylene with lifting straps that allow the container to be filled from top and discharged from the bottom.

FIBC Bags are suitable for the transport of:

  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Fertilizers
  • Food Products
  • Grains and Seeds
  • Construction Materials such as sand or gravel
  • Plastics

Material Motion offers:

  • ISO-281898 Standard for Non-Hazardous Duty FIBCs
  • Hazardous Duty FIBCs: UN Model Regulations & DOT 49 CFR
  • Food Grade FIBCs: BRC, HAACP, GMP, Certified Clean Room
  • IEC 61340 Standard for Electrostatic Hazardous Duty FIBCs

Our FIBC bags can be manufactured to meet your specific requirements. The height, diameter, and length of the container and spouts, coated or uncoated fabric, and whether a polyethylene liner is necessary will be specified according to the type of product that will be shipped.

We also produce bulk bag liners for ensuring protection of your product. Our bag liners are available in a variety of types and styles.

What Bag Type is Best for Your Application?

4 Panel Bags

A 4-Panel bulk bag is constructed from 4 separate fabric panels which are stitched together at the edges to form a box. A separate sheet of fabric is used to make the square bottom of the bag.

4 panel bag

U Panel Bags

U-panel bulk bags consist of a large “U” piece of fabric with 2 side panels sewn to each of the opposite sides. The U-panel bags will maintain a square shape when filled, especially a U-panel bag with baffles. U-panel bags offer high safe working loads and solid durability.

u-panel bag

Circular, Seamless, or Tube Bags

These seamless bulk bags are a good alternative to 4 panel bags. They are made from fabric woven on a circular loom and cut to a specified bag height. This eliminates the need for vertical seems. The tubular body design is ideal as a linerless option for fine and hygroscopic materials. They are circular in name only and will take a regular “square” shape when filled with product.

circular bag

Baffled Bags

Baffled bulk bags are typically 4-Panel or U-Panel bags that employ internal fabric baffles to improve the bag’s squareness and stability. These bags are designed to maximize storage and shipping space.

baffled bag

FIBC Bag Options

UN Certified FIBC Bags

UN certified bulk bags are specifically designed to transport and store hazardous materials. When hazardous products are shipped in FIBCs, the UN mark for the product is printed on the container body.

Food Grade Bulk Bags

FIBC bags that are made for contact with food and food related products and manufactured in BRC and AIB certified facilities. BRC and AIB certified bulk bags are manufactured from 100% virgin polypropylene resin, which meets FDA food grade requirements. Our food grade bags can also be supplied with LDPE/LLDPE inner liners approved by the pharmaceutical and food industries.

Electrostatic properties

  • Type A Bulk Bags: no special electrostatic safety features
  • Type B Bulk Bags: Type B bags are not capable of generating propagating brush discharges. The wall of this FIBC exhibits a breakdown voltage of 4 kilovolts or less.
  • Type C Bulk Bags: Conductive FIBC. Constructed from electrically conductive fabric, designed to control electrostatic charges by grounding. A standard fabric used contains conductive threads or tape.
  • Type D Bulk Bags: Anti-static FIBCs, essentially refers to those bags which have anti-static or static dissipative properties without the requirement of grounding.

Learn More About the Electrostatic Properties of these FIBC Bag types

Bag Lifting and Discharging Options

Bulk bags can be loaded by forklift on pallets or via lifting loops. Material Motion offers a wide variety of bulk bag lifting loops for any application. For emptying, Material Motion offers many bag discharge valve options or the bags can be simply cut open.

Funnel Bottom Bags

Funnel bottom bulk bags have many different types of design, but all have the same principal; to allow non- free flowing product to exit the bulk bag during discharge. Bottom has funnel discharge spout to release contents.

Squeeze Bags

Squeeze Bags are designed for transporting up to 3,000 lbs. of liquid and viscous materials.

Bag Recycling

Material Motion, Inc. is committed to renewable shipping solutions. Many of our bulk bags can be recycled into other products once they have reached their life cycle.

Using Bulk Bags for Flood Barriers

Flood Barriers and coffer dams can be built using bulk bags instead of smaller sandbags. Material Motion offers a flood barrier solution based on the bulk bag concept. To learn more about Material Motion’s flood containment solution called Dam-Bag, click here.


fibc bag manufacturing facility

Bulk Bag Manufacturing Facility

Our world Class Manufacturing Facility produces FIBC, BOPP bags, PP Woven, Tarps, Roll Stock, Custom Liners etc.

Bag Facility Capacity: 

  • 30,000 FIBC Bags and 100,000 PP woven sacks Per Day
  • 250,000 meters of fabric/day
  • 25,000 meters of liners/day
  • 40,000 meters of lamination/day
  • 200,000 meters of webbing/day
  • 100,000 meters dust-proof/day

FIBC Bag Types

FIBC Bag Types

What's the right type of fabric and construction of your FIBC bag?

FIBC Bag Construction

FIBC Bag Construction

Material Motion, Inc produces all types of FIBC bulk container bags with several types of stitching patterns to enhance functionality and utility of the bag.

FIBC Bag Quality Control

FIBC Bag Quality Control

Our FIBC bag quality control program focuses on cleanliness and hygiene that ensure all our FIBC bags, especially our food grade FIBCs, are sanitized and free from dust, germs, and pollutants.

Bulk Bag Quote

Bulk Bag Quote

Fill out our bulk bag quote form below with your bag specifications and Material Motion, Inc. will assist you in choosing the right FIBC.

FIBCA Member

FIBCA Member

Material Motion, Inc, is a global FIBC bulk container bag manufacturer and supplier. We are a proud member of The Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association (FIBCA).

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