Discover our flexible bulk packaging for Silicone & Silicone Sealant (1000 liters / 265 US gal)
When it comes to efficient handling and transport of silicone or silicone sealant, choosing the right container or bulk packaging is crucial.
On this page, you will discover the advantages of flexible packaging to overcome issues with traditional containers (steel drums, IBC tanks, totes or other rigid alternatives).
With a presence since 1984 and a global customer base, we offer extensive knowledge and many references; Toyota, Exxon, Bayer HealthCare and more.
You are not the only one considering switching from a rigid and bulky option to something modern and flexible.
Wacker cartridge packing line with Fluid-Bag container system.
Why silicon needs a modern solution
Our flexible containers are particularly well suited for silicone and/or sealants, as the viscosity of the material can be high.
The containers, available in 1000 or 900 liters (app. 265 or 238 US gallons), are stretched and squeezed so that even semi-solid material can be pumped in the right flow.
Thanks to a closed system, the risk of dirt, contamination or other external influences is eliminated. Cleanliness requirements, even for the food or pharmaceutical industry, are not a problem.
It is also worth noting that the Fluid-Bag concept suits both manufacturers and end-users. They can both can enjoy valuable benefits.
Regardless of whether you are looking for a container as bulk packaging in your export sales, or for internal use (from production to filling consumer tubes), Fluid-Bag is a modern and proven solution.
Feel free to continue reading below about some of our success stories, followed by the benefits and different setups. You can also contact us now directly to book a consultation (video meeting).
What our customers say
"Since 2007, four fully automatic Discharge Roller units have been supplying sound dampening materials to the vehicle manufacturing lines. The materials are delivered in Fluid-Bag MULTI containers" - Toyota Manufacturing UK
"We are using Fluid-Bags as quarantine containers for our ointments, but also for internal transport between production, store room and packing department. The flexible, closed, sterile and durable Fluid-Bag container offers us both product safety and good economy." - Bayer HealthCare, GP Grenzach Produktions GmbH
"For 15 years, Purbond has been using Fluid-Bag MULTI and Fluid-Bag FLEXI for their high end 1-component PUR adhesive for delivery to customers. Today Purbond delivers their adhesives to the whole world." - Loctite Purbond
"Any company engaged in the production, packaging and distribution of viscous fluids will want to take a closer look at how the Fluid-Bag system will benefit you and your customers." - ExxonMobil
"Printing inks are imported in Fluid-Bag containers sent directly from the supplier in Europe and North America to customers in Australia. Flint Group changed over to Fluid-Bags to save one step in the logistics chain." - Flint Group
Why consider flexible bulk packaging for silicon?
Earlier on, we explored some of the advantages with the Fluid-Bag concept compared to other containers, such as steel drums, IBC tanks and totes.
Let's delve deeper into the benefits.
A single Fluid-Bag container holds 1000 liters of material (265 US gal.), significantly reducing the workload for on-site operators compared to traditional steel drums (200 liters or 55 US gal.).
Whether handled manually or with warehouse trucks, the size advantage matters for efficiency.
Minimal residue, less waste:
Traditional discharging from steel drums or IBC totes can create a mess.
Our flexible bag allows for stretching and squeezing, minimizing waste to as little as 0.5-1.0%, equivalent to 5-10 kg per 1000 liters (11-22 pounds per 265 US gal).
Low carbon footprint:
Beyond waste reduction, Fluid-Bag contributes to sustainability by emitting low carbon levels.
The containers themselves have low carbon emissions, and they are made of a small amount of plastic (approximately 3.7 kg per unit).
No contamination risk:
At Fluid-Bag, we prioritize maintaining the quality of the product, from production to usage. Our airtight system ensures protection throughout the filling, transportation, and discharging processes.
We are trusted by high-quality-demand industries such as food and pharmaceuticals. Read more about the Bayer Healthcare reference, with sterile containers for product safety.
Cost-efficient, skip washing:
Unlike bulky containers like drums or IBCs that require washing and reconditioning, our solution eliminates the need for expensive washing rooms or external services.
Save money by skipping external washing/reconditioning or container pick-up services.
Say goodbye to cluttered spaces filled with empty containers.
The Fluid-Bag concept provides neatly packed bags in boxes and piles. In just 2.5 square meters, you can store 20,000 liters of Fluid-Bag containers, freeing up valuable storage space compared to the 100 drums, or 20 IBC tanks otherwise required.
For silicone producers concerned about returned containers, we offer a one-way container solution with a wooden pallet for long-haul exports.
Numerous customers have embraced this approach, ensuring smooth transportation without the hassle of container returns. Read more about the Flint reference, with efficient one-way transports to Australia.
Silicone and sealant industry setups and solutions
With all this said, how can a Fluid-Bag setup look like?
Let’s take a look at some typical solutions; containers and equipment.
One Fluid-Bag unit includes stacking frame (A in the illustration below), single-trip inner container (B), transport bag (C), and pallet (D).
The disposable inner container is always clean, and there is no need for maintenance or washing. The bag is strong and durable to withstand handling and transport, and available in two sizes: 1000 or 900 liters (app. 265 or 238 US gallons).
The inner liner is matched with the silicone that will be handled, depending on the characteristics of the material. We are used to supply demanding industries like food and pharmaceuticals, as well as food-graded lubricants and more.
The outlet can be either 2", 3" or 4", depending on the characteristics of the conent and the preferred pump selection.
The pallet can either be of wood or steel. The wooden pallet defines our "FLEXI unit", suitable for one-way transports, and the steel pallet is a part of our "MULTI unit" (for multiple use).
Fluid-Bag containers are used in lots of different industries additional to silicone, for example to handle lubes, grease, ink, sealants, coatings and adhesives, but also for food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, toothpaste and many more.
The one-way IBC tote with a wooden pallet. Perfect for one-way transport. A true space-saver!
Our multi-trip IBC tote option with a reusable steel pallet and transport bag. A flexible solution also for internal logistics.
Equipment for successful handling
When it comes to equipment, it is outmost important to know that the Fluid-Bag solution adapts to lots of different setups, including pumps and mother tanks.
We are keen to tap into your current filling and discharge systems as much as possible, but we can also tailormade setups for your needs, (eg. automatization).
Reach out to our team of experts to discuss what best suits your needs: email@example.com
Serving customers worldwide, since 1984
Now that you have read this far, how about a couple of word about us as a company?
The Fluid-Bag head office and main production is located in Jakobstad, Finland, but we also have offices in the United States and Asia.
Additionally, we have international distributors and agents all over the world.
From food to pharma, and heavy industries
The concept and different setups are proven in lots of different industries; our containers handle everything from fruit preparations, bakery fillings, lubricants, greases, inks, adhesives, sealants, coatings, and silicones, to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals (and more).
We are a well-certified company, from ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 to FSSC (Food Safety System Certification). Read more about our quality management here: Certifications
In terms of sustainability, we have done carbon footprint reports of both our products and our organization. The results are good, but of course we continuously work to improve with ambitious targets.
In the CSR supplier evaluation that EcoVadis provide, we have been granted the Gold Level.
Interested in challenging your current containers?
If you are curious and would like to know more about the Fluid-Bag concept, please contact us with your request to get more information.
Send us a message using the contact form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we are happy to assist.
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