Compromising on quality when choosing a bulk liquid liner is not recommended.
Liquid liners, for an intermediate bulk container, for example, can fail you if they are:
- Of inferior quality to start off with
- Not customised for the liquid they intend to carry
- Not tested to confirm their performance under expected transit conditions
When bulk liquid liners leak, tear or are otherwise damaged, it leads to (a) an inconvenient mess (b) actual product wastage and ultimately (c) financial losses, on more than one front, especially if you are dealing with a premium product.
Of course, it is a little more complicated than that, which is why we have unpacked it below to emphasise just how important quality is when choosing a bulk liquid liner supplier.
What Compromising on Quality Can Lead to
#1 An Inconvenient and Costly Physical Mess that Needs to Be Cleaned Up
A physical mess – caused by leaks, tears or other damage to liners – needs to be cleaned which requires time, resources, cleaning agents and water. This can lead to delays in delivery and supply chain disruptions as well as financial losses attributed to unforeseen labour and cleaning product costs, not to mention water wastage.
#2 Wastage: Actual Product Loss
Product that was not able to remain safely and securely sealed in an IBC container liner is product lost. Its quality has been compromised and it cannot be retrieved and therefore not delivered.
#3 Financial Losses
In addition to costs associated with cleaning up the mess of wasted product, there are more significant monetary losses that will inevitably occur if this happens on a large scale, or repeatedly, or both.
Product wasted cannot be sold which reduces profit which can lead to several other problems such as missed targets and failure to grow the company, insufficient funds for important expenses such as employee salaries and perhaps one of the most worrisome consequences – losing the trust (or worse, business) of valuable clients.
Another very straightforward, logical reason why you should not compromise on quality when choosing a bulk liquid liner is this: Your product – whether it be a chocolate sauce, cosmetics, fruit pulp or any other important liquid – deserves a quality liquid liner for bulk transportation.
Why Testing Liner Bags are Important and How it is Done
By testing bags and making the necessary adjustments and improvements, leaking and other issues can be minimised or even avoided.
Our approach entails thorough, industry-specific research and assessments in our state-of-the-art testing facilities to ensure we can deliver on our offering. One of the ways we do this is by simulating circumstances that could lead to issues.
Take our Transit Simulation Test – performed on all our liners, IBCs and liner packaging. It determines the strength and integrity of the liner when placed under stress conditions similar to what may be experienced during transit.
We also perform burst, tensile and tear tests as well as others that determine flexibility and resistance to impact and punctures.
For accurate results, liquids used for testing approximate the actual liquid being transported as closely as possible in terms of weight, viscosity and other relevant factors.
Get in touch to discuss quality bulk liquid liners customised for your purposes.
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