What Causes Oxidation in Bulk Bags?

Posted on - 25th September 2020

Bulk bags are commonly used packaging woven bag that can be used for a variety of applications.

After the bulk container has been used once, its strength will be reduced with some oxidation, but why is this?

We explore what causes oxidation in bulk bags for our latest blog.

How Oxidation Affects Bulk Bags

Bulk containers in natural environments with direct sunlight will have their strength reduced. Over the course of a week, the strength of the bulk bag is reduced to 25%, and reduced by 40% after two weeks making it practically unsafe to use. This means storage is crucial for bulk bags.

The load weight of a bulk container made of polypropylene by drawing, weaving, sewing or paste is typically 200kg-3T.

Bulk containers need to be placed in a cool and clean indoor storage, transportation should avoid the sun and rain and should not be close to the heat source. The storage period should also not be more than 18 months.

During 18 month your bulk container will age, so we would recommend using them within 12 months of purchase. They should also be kept away from direct sunlight during the storage period.

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