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How to Use Bulk Bag Repair Tape

Repairing a slight tear in a bulk bag is simple if you have bulk bag repair tape. It should be used for minor cuts or holes, not for seams or severe damage.

How To Read a UN Number for Packaging

The above is an example of what you should see on either bag tag or printed on the bag itself. The sizing of the print should always be a minimum measurement of 3.9 inches or 100mm in length. Letters and Numerals must be at least 12mm tall, and have the UN Number printed on 2 panels or 2 labels on two opposite sides of the bag. The stacking symbol must be displayed with stack test load marked above it. A Stack Graphic/Symbol must be at a minimum of 100mm x 100mm.

Testing BOPP Bags

Many tests are involved with BOPP bags, the most common of which are drop, peel strength, and coefficient of friction (COF) tests. Some of these tests are simple, while others require specified machines dedicated to what standards need to be followed. All testing is important, and some customers have tighter tolerances require precise evaluations.

The Ultimate Guide to Bulk Bags: Everything You Need to Know

This blog will help you determine the right bulk bag for your needs - it is the ultimate guide for understanding the different options of bulk bags at a high level. As you read through it, assess which options are the best fit for you. If you have questions or need more assistance, contact our team and we can help!

What are Reusable Bulk Bags?

Reusable bulk bags are known within the packaging industry as “Multi-Trip Bulk Bags.” In order for a bulk bag to be reusable, it must be certified as a Multi-Trip bulk bag and rated with a 6:1 Safety Factor. A standard bulk bag is for one time use only and has a 5:1 Safety Factor. All bulk bag designs are tested on a top-life test machine and are certified to determine if they pass as single or multi-use. If a bag is rated as a Multi-Use, it should clearly state “Multi-Use” and “6:1 Safety Factor” on the bag tag, in addition to a section that allows for a clear notation of how many times the bag has been used.

How to Ensure Your Bulk Bags Meet Quality Standards: A Checklist

This checklist is to help our customers understand the key components of quality when using a bulk bag.

How To Choose The Right Bulk Bag Supplier: Tips & Tricks

So, you’re unhappy with your current bulk bag supplier but you don’t know where to start when it comes to finding a new one?

How Bulk Bags are Manufactured

These are the steps on how a bulk bag is manufactured from extrusion to a completed pallet of bags, ready to ship to a customer.

What Are the Different Types of Bulk Bags Available in the Market?

Bulk bags or Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC’s) have many options available to customize, pending what requirements you need.

What to Do if a Bulk Bag Fails?

Global-Pak quality assures all bags upon delivery; however, bags can fail for many reasons. If you run into a bag failure issue, we want to ensure we are doing everything possible to determine the source and find a solution to make sure it doesn’t happen again. We work with customers across multiple industries, so there are various issues that can occur based on what material is being used, how the bag is handled, or how the bag is being stored. If you find yourself having bag issues, these are the best steps to follow so we can find a solution quickly and efficiently:

Vendor Quality Management

Quality products and great customer service are two of the foundations of Global-Pak. Each product is thoroughly inspected upon arrival at our warehouse to make sure it meets our rigorous quality standards. As part of our purchasing team, one of our goals is to ensure that the vendors we source our products from have the same quality standards as we do.

What are BOPP Bags?

BOPP bags, short for Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene bags, have become a go-to solution for packaging in various industries.

High Level Bulk Bags Made In The USA

Global-Pak is very proud of our manufacturing facility at our Lisbon, OH headquarters. To complement our imported capabilities, we re-established our U.S. production facility in 2020 and have found a niche with high level production of technically challenging FIBCs. Our team is well equipped to do any custom, high end, or complex bags, such as the following:

What are the differences between AdStar and Paper Valve Bags?

At Global-Pak we offer both AdStar and Paper Valve bags for packaging smaller quantities of products. Many people have heard of Paper Valve Bags, but not many have heard of AD*Star Bags, so what is the difference and what is best for your business?

FIBC Hem Styles

There are many different components that go into making a bulk bag and each one has a different purpose. One of the most overlooked aspects is the type of hem used during manufacturing. The type of hem chosen can have a big effect on not only the strength of the bag but also sifting of material out of the bag – especially if the bags are intended to be stacked on top of each other. We will explore the many hem options below in detail to help determine which one might be best for your application.

UN Rated FIBCs

UN Rated FIBCs are a requirement when transporting or storing hazardous materials. Read more about Global-Pak's in-house testing.

Ventilated Tote Bags

Ventilated Tote Bags are ideal for agricultural applications such as potato or onion storage and transport. The vents allow for added breathability and help eliminate the risk of moisture.


When working with a new vendor, samples and a plant visit can make a world of difference in getting an accurate quote and a bag that works.


Global-Pak is a provider of top quality FIBCs and we have many methods in place to get you your bulk bags when you need them.


Global-Pak is partnering with PureCycle to begin a bulk bag recycling program for our customers.

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