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Type A Bulk Bags

Type A bulk bags are made from fabrics or plastic sheets without static electricity. These bulk bags should not normally be used where a flammable atmosphere with Minimum Ignition Energy (MIE) ≤ 1,000mJ is present. They do not have any mechanism for dissipating static electricity and will not prevent the occurrence of highly energetic, and dangerous propagating brush discharges (PBD). At Elway Industries, we pride ourselves with the shortest lead time in the industry for Type A bulk bags.

Type A Bulk Bag Specifications

Type A bulk bags can be custom made to customer specifications.

Below are several of the specifications we can meet:

Capacity Empty Size
(W X D X H)
Filled Diameter Applications Quote
5 to 20 cubic feet 20" X 20" to 31" X 31"* 38" Used for higher bulk density products or smaller weight requirements. Request a Quote
21 to 75 cubic feet 35" X 35" to 37" X 37" 46" Most common for all products. Used in truck shipmens and export containers. Request a Quote
76 cubic feet and up 41" X 41" to 43" X 43" 53" For smaller bulk density products where height restrictions occur. Used for rail shipments Request a Quote

*Custom dimensions available at no additional charge

Type A FIBC Configurations

The most common materials used include standard polypropylene fabric and non-conductive material. These bags can be either coated or uncoated. Since there are no requirements for static control in this type of bulk bag, there are no electrostatic tests specified in standards and no requirements for labeling.

Common Applications

Common products that use Type A bulk bags include:

  • Non-combustible solids
  • Non-flammable materials, gases, or solvents