DIMENSIONS

CHOOSING THE DIMENSION OF A BIG BAG:

To accurately determine which dimension of big bags you need, you should consider the following points:
 
 
  • The density of the product which is packed in the big bag (each product has a specific weight)
  • Specific conditions for filling and discharging the big bag , you must choose the big bag dimensions in accordance with your filling equipment's specifications
  • If your customers have a limited ability to handle or discharge, you must comply with their requirements or limitations
  • Width, length, and height of the vehicle which will be transporting the big bags (truck, container or train wagon, ship) play an important role in determining the dimensions of the FIBC, also the dimensions of shelves and organization of warehouse space where the big bags will be stacked is important.

MAXIMUM USE OF TRUCK SPACE

As bigbags are often transported by trucks or containers whose width is about 2.46 m and length 13.6 m, the most common external bases of a bigbag are as followings:
Base
(external, cm)
Material per
big bag
Big bag in
a tow truck
Total in
a tow truck
91×91
1000kg
24pcs
24t
95×95
1200kg or 1250kg
20pcs
24t or 25t
100×100 (Q-bag)
1000kg
24pcs
24t
110×110 (Q-bag)
1200kg or 1250kg
20pcs
24t or 25t

FIBCS ON PALLETS

Since FIBCs are often placed on pallets, the dimensions of the FIBCs can also be chosen suitable to the pallet size.

For a standard pallet which has a base of 100×120 cm FIBC with similar but slightly smaller size are often used. FIBC sthose are optimized for a Euro pallet are often Q-bags.

EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL DIMENSION

When determining the dimensions of a big bag, one should bear in mind that external and internal dimensions are not equal.

The external dimension of a big bag is usually 4-5 cm larger than the internal dimension (e.g. If the external dimension is 95×95 cm, the internal dimension is 91×91 cm).

The external dimension is measured from the beginning to the end of the fabric while the internal dimension is measured from seam to seam. Space which can be used for packing material is internal.

INDIVIDUAL DIMENSIONS

ATEA can produce FIBCs at any dimensions on customer request. Even extraordinary dimensions such as FIBC of 50 * 50 * 50 cm or 140 * 140 * 240 cm are possible.

STANDARD WIDTHS OF A BIG BAG

Our standard fabric widths for the production of FIBCs (external dimensions) are 70 cm, 75 cm, 80 cm, 91 cm, 95 cm, 100 cm, 105 cm, 110 cm, 115 cm and 120 cm.

BIG BAG HEIGHT

There is no standard bigbag height so it can range from 50 cm to 250 cm. For the stability of a FIBC, it is not recommended that the height is greater than twice the shorter side.

The height is determined in order to fit exactly to the needed material quantity + 10% of empty space for easier filling.

Standard dimensions and cargo volumes for basic big bag