We’ve covered why flexible intermediate bulk containers are a great fit for the industry and which specific bags are a good fit for use. However,…
HEMP FIBC BULK BAGS
HEMP FIBC BULK BAGS
Introducing the first food grade bulk bag series designed specifically for the hemp industry.
The recent spike in mass production of industrial hemp in the United States has vertical markets scrambling to come up with the industry answers on how to improve hemp production and efficiency while reducing costs. The same is true in the mass handling and storage hemp and biomass from growers to processors – until now.
National Bulk Bag has dedicated research time in working with the world’s foremost FIBC/bulk bag manufacturers on a custom solution for the hemp industry and are excited to release the first food grade bulk bag series designed specifically for the hemp industry.
Hemp Grower’s Guide
The booming hemp industry is creating unique challenges for growers and processors alike. Download this guide and learn about new and changing regulations and guidelines, info on nitrogen packing and FIBC liners, tips for small-batch growers, and our hemp bulk bag matrix with recommended FIBCs for hemp growers/processors.
Click the button below to download The Hemp Grower’s Guide to FIBCs.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR HEMP BULK BAG:
NBB’s Bulk Bag Designed for Hemp is designed with a 28” oversized discharge spout – over twice the size of a standard discharge spout – to reduce the chances of product bridging in the bag and aiding in product release.
The oversized discharge spout means no more cutting your bags to release product. Cutting FIBCs increases the likelihood of product contamination from loose woven polypropylene (WPP) fibers and possible damage from loose fibers getting wrapped up in processing equipment.
While current FDA regulations do not require a food grade bag for hemp, ever-evolving hemp regulations could require it in the future.
The non-coated breathable fabric allows your product to breathe, control moisture balance, and reduces your chances of product spoilage from mold and contamination.
NATIONAL BULK BAG BLOG
WHAT HEMP BULK BAG BUYERS ARE ASKING US?
What Bag Is Everyone Else Using?
The size and construction of the bag depend on what you want to accomplish. If you are looking to fit the most of amount of product possible in a bag, then we recommend a 37” x 37” x 63”. The base dimensions fit well on a pallet and give you added stability with the additional height of the bag versus a 35 x 35” base. The 63” height is still manageable to hand-fill versus a 6-ft tall bag; however, this height does not allow to you stack the bags to fit in a dock high truck. If you’re looking for stacking capacity for dock high truck shipping, you will need a 50”H bag or less.
It’s more convenient for most filling applications to have a duffle top construction, but if you are using filling equipment you will want to consider a spout top construction to attach to the equipment.
Do I Need a Coated Bag, Non-coated Bag, or a Liner?
Most of the agriculture market uses a non-coated bag for product breathability. The same applies for hemp. In some cases, if you are using nitrogen to displace oxygen from your product, liners can be used to help supplement this effort.
How much product can fit in a bag?
Each bulk bag comes with a safe working load (SWL) recommendation. This is the pounds rated for the bag. Our Bulk Bag for Hemp comes with a 2,200 lb SWL. The volume of product per bag is based more on the state of product – plant, biomass, pellets, flowers, etc. – which make it difficult gauge and recommend a volume capacity.
Can I Get Bags Right Away?
Yes, if they are in stock, they can ship out next day.