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Powder Handling: Bulk Bags Can Change Your Life

Before converting to them you should ask yourself four key questions.

By Tom Blackwood, Contributing Editor
Apr 12, 2019

The use of bulk bags to transport materials represents one of the biggest changes in the solids processing field. Particulate solids manufacturers traditionally shipped products to distributers via truck or rail with the solids in drums or pallets of bags. Truck and rail deliveries work well for large quantities but aren’t suitable for many chemicals that may be hazardous because of the risk that potential releases pose. Also, such modes of transport required large storage facilities that increased inventory costs for expensive chemicals. Bags and drums kept this cost down but added the expense of used bag/drum disposal and containment systems for feeding the chemical to the process.

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