FAQs

FAQs

Here you can find some commonly asked questions about our products and services


Where is our packaging sourced from?


Do you have stock items available?


What is the difference between a 5:1 and 6:1 safety factor?


Where is our packaging sourced from?

The majority of our stock comes from our long term partners in Asia, these are audited by ourselves and have to meet a select criteria for approval. We aim to build long lasting relationships with our suppliers in favour of spot buying which some of our competitors favour. We also have the ability to source from our suppliers in Europe and the UK for quicker or more specialised projects.


Do you have stock items available?

We carry a large range of stock items ready for immediate dispatch, this helps us service our customers at all times whatever their requirements may be.


What is the difference between a 5:1 and 6:1 safety factor?

The differences are as follows:


  • The Certification term 5:1 ‘Single Trip’ relates to bags being tested to the following standards
  • The bag is tested by having 30 cycles of the bag being filled to 1000Kg
  • Then the bag is tested to destruction. In order to gain a 5:1 certificate the bag mustn’t fail before 5000Kg
  • 5:1 ‘Single trip’ is An FIBC which is designed to be filled once, this bag is not to be refilled after use.
  • There are no set amount of lifts an FIBC can or can’t take. It is advised that before each lift all the bags & loops are inspected for damage.
  • The Certification term 6:1 ‘Multi Trip’ relates to bags being tested to the following standards
  • The bag is tested by having 70 cycles of the bag being filled to 1000Kg
  • Then the bag is tested to destruction in order to gain a 6:1 certificate the bag mustn’t fail before 6000Kg
  • 6:1 ‘Multi trip’ is an FIBC which is capable of being refilled after use. There are no set amount of lifts a 6:1 ‘Multi Trip’ FIBC can or can’t take. It is advised that before each lift all the bags & loops are inspected for damage.