Can You Store Bulk Bags Outside?

It’s a natural question. Can bulk bags be stored outside? If you’re going to use bulk bags for your business, it can be important to know if they can be stored outside. You use bulk bags to protect your goods, which is a smart choice. But part of that choice involves knowing the proper method for storing bulk bags so they will be fully effective when needed. If you’ve been wondering how to store bulk bags outside or about other aspects of bulk bag care, read on.

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Storing Bulk Bags

It is critical that you store your FIBC bulk bags properly. Bulk bags can stand up to heavy loads and industrial transportation, but only if they are stored properly and protected from any potential damage before use. For this reason, it is important to be aware that it is not recommended that you store bulk bags outside. The main reason for this is to protect your flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) from sunlight, or more specifically, from ultraviolet radiation. Prolonged exposure to UV rays will weaken the strength of an FIBC, making it more likely to break when loaded with goods and/or transported. The easiest way to protect your FIBC bulk bags from ultraviolet radiation is to keep them out of the sun at all times when not in use.

In addition, while you can transport FIBC bulk bags in adverse conditions, continued exposure to inclement weather, such as leaving them out in the cold, rain or snow for days or weeks at a time, can also dramatically weaken the strength of your bags.

How to Store Bulk Bags Outside

Can bulk bags be stored outside if you absolutely have no other choice? If you do so, it will be at your own risk, and there is no guarantee that your bags will perform at the level you can normally expect from FIBC bulk bags. However, if you do store them outside, you must cover them with some material that will protect them from UV rays. If you do not, there is a much lower chance they will perform up to standards. If you are storing them outside in a place where they may be subject to adverse weather conditions, you must find a way to protect them from weather where you are storing them as well.

General Bulk Bags Storage Tips

Even if you are storing your bulk bags inside, you must protect them for maximum effectiveness. Store them in a safe, clean facility out of the way of any direct sunlight exposure or anywhere moisture might develop. Cover them to protect them from dirt and dust as well.

If you are in need of quality FIBC bulk bags for your industry, contact Bulk Bag Reclamation to learn more today.