Bulk bags are being used frequently in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, but did you know the bags can also withstand high-temperature exposure.
There are some questions regarding high-temperature FIBCs, such as how hot can the product be before the bag fails? Does a liner allow use with a higher temp product? It is crucial to know the proper guidelines to safely use flexible intermediate bulk containers for high-temperature applications.
Understanding High-Temperature FIBC Guidelines
Bulk bags from Centurion Packaging are made out of polypropylene strands woven together which makes the material flexible and strong. If heat exposure is more than 70°F it causes the polypropylene to shift on a molecular level which loosens the fabric. At this sort of temperature stretching is quite minimal and in turn, the risk. If the material is hotter, the more stretching and loosening can occur.
For a regular bulk bag, we would recommend not putting any product inside that is over 200°F. If the materials over this temperature are put into flexible bulk containers, the bag needs to be thoroughly tested after being used for instability or damage. Remember, the hotter the material, the higher the chances of wear, stretching and potential damage.
Application and Uses for High Temp FIBCs
There are a number of industries, products and applications where high-temperature bags are needed for safe and efficient transport of goods and materials. Having said this, they are still more common in the aforementioned food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Frequently food materials are hot when coming out of particular processes which require a bag that can withstand intense heat. This also applies to chemicals used in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals.
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