PACKAGING

PACKAGING OPTIONS

FIBCs are usually packed on wooden pallets, however there are other options and variations of packaging depending on the purpose of usage. Please see below for details of FIBC packaging.

1. Packaging Type:

Pallets are the most standard way to pack FIBCs. Wooden pallets and plastic pallets are available. Wooden pallets need to be heat treated when FIBCs are exported.(See ISPM Section below). Plastic pallets are used to pack hygienic and food grade FIBCs.
Bales are the simple and economical way of FIBC packaging. No pallets are used, so container or truck space is used almost 100%. Bales need manual handling , more costly to handle when compared to pallets.

2. Our standard FIBC pallet sizes

Max pallet height for two high stacking

Pallett size
HC Container
Truck
100×120
120cm
130cm
115×115
120cm
130cm
80×120
120cm
130cm

Typical loading quantities are as follows : 42 pallets of 100×120 cm pallets in 40 HC container , 52 pallets of 100×120 cm pallets in trucks, 40 pallets of 115×115 cm pallets in 40 HC container.

3. FIBC pallets are prepared under 20-40 tons of pressure in order to achieve the maximum number of FIBCs per pallet. This is to save freight cost when empty FIBCs are transported.
Pressed FIBC pallets are tied with PET stripes to keep them pressed. Metallic attachments are not recommended for hygienic purposes.

4. Our FIBC pallets are covered by coated PP fabric and also with an additional PE cover for hygienic and waterproof packaging. Empty FIBC pallets must be stored in covered and dry places.

5. FIBC pallets need to be clearly marked with the details of the FIBC packed inside. Article nr, Order Nr, Quantity of bags . Optionally barcode , customer name, weight and size of pallet can be written.

6. ISPM

International Standards For Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM 15)

What do the markings indicate?

The markings must be within a rectangular border with a vertical line separating the IPPC logo (on the left) from the identifying data. The border lines may be solid or broken; and the corners may be rounded.
  • XX indicates a two letter ISO country code.
  • 0000 the next series of letters/numbers is the unique identification mark of the wood treatment agent or packaging manufacturer.
  • The number of letters or digits may vary according to each country. The country code and treatment agent or manufacturer code must be separated by a hyphen.
  • YY This indicates the type of treatment, and will either be HT (Heat Treatment) or MB (Methyl Bromide).
  • The marking DB (indicating debarking has taken place) is no longer used. However, as pallets may last several years, the older style of ISPM15 marking is still permissible.