FOUR (4) LOOPS IN THE CORNER (STANDARD)
Is the standard and most common type of loops. In each corner of the big bag is one loop. The bag can be lifted from the top by a forklift that has to catch all four loops.
Loop height starting from the top of the bag (free loop height) depends on customer requirements. Most commonly, the free part of the loop is 25-30cm but can also be 60cm so all four loops can be catched with one single hook.
Standard, Easier manipulation, Affordable price.
Loops are mainly made of PP Raffia material, but can also be made of PP multifilament.
- PP Raffia loops: in Various colors like white, blue, black, red, green….
Standard variant, Solid material so that the loop "stands", Favorable price
- PP Multifilament loops: Less colors available
Soft material so that the loop "falls", more expensive version of loops.
Loops that are sewn to eight points in opposite corners so that the loops have a larger opening. Certain users claim that it was easier to manipulate with this kind of loops. Cross-corner loops require that bags are made from circular fabric. Cross-corner bags can be combined with all big bag types, seems being easy to manipulate.
More expensive than the four loops in the corner
ONE (1) AND 2 LOOPS
One and two loops are simpler and more economical than 4 loops on the corners and are mainly used for lifting bulk bags with smaller capacity (from 500 to 1000 kg).
Loops can be made in different colors for easier identification of products. One or two loops for lifting are mainly used for packing fertilizers, as it is the easiest was for agricultural users to manipulate with one loop.
- Easiest manipulation for end customer who does not have a forklift (farmers)
- Mainly requires inliner as fabric coating is more complicated
A special type of loops made from bag body fabric. Tunnels that are pracArialtical and easy to use by a forklift when transporting FIBC.
- Forklift can pass through the loops of the bag only on two sides;
- Cannot be lifted with a hook.
Stevedore loops are special, supporting loops, designed for special handling of bags. While a bag with four loops must be lift at four points, with stevedore loops it is possible to lift only at two or one point. Stevedore loops can be designed in various ways:
- One stevedore loop which is pulled through the four standard loops at the corners to connect them
- Double stevedore loop which in parallel connects the two loops at the corners
- Supporting loops which are attached to each separate loop at the corners
- Stevedore loops make manipulation easiers.
LOOPS ON THE BOTTOM (OPTIONAL)
Loops can be added to the bag bottom in order to enable easier emptying of bags. This is mainly used when the bag is emptied by upsetting the big bag. This is used in the construction industry and in the mining industry.
Easier bag roll-over.