The beginnings of the Fluid-Bag
Pioneers in flexible packaging
In early 1970, the founders of Fluid-Bag saw the need for the development of a lightweight flexible container for the storage and transportation of liquid and semi-solid products. Their idea came about during a business trip, where they witnessed the bulk transportation used to ship orange juice concentrate from South America to Europe.
For the Fluid-Bag visionaries it was clear that the world needed a closed system that would ensure the quality of products from start to finish.
They conducted several projects, trials and tests with the aim of creating a strong and efficient container to sustain industrial quantities of liquids, and Fluid-Bag officially started its operations in 1984. Fluid-Bag was a lone player, bringing about not only the creation of a unique product, but also pioneering a standard for testing flexible containers for liquids.
The mid-1980s brought significant changes to Fluid-Bag: in 1985, the company was the biggest news at the Scanpack Fair in Gothenburg, Sweden, and won the De Zilveren Noot and WorldStar awards for packaging. This represented the first step towards a steady internationalisation process that continues to this day.
For more information about Fluid-Bag's early days and a timeline of our story, read our 30th anniversary compilation: FLUID-BAG THE HISTORY.