Countless products need to go through careful consideration when they’re being stored and shipped in bulk quantities. Flammable materials are at risk of igniting if their bulk bags get charged with static electricity during the filling and extracting process. Type C and Type D FIBC bulk bags are designed for these kinds of materials — both being resistant to electrostatic charge.

So what’s the difference between Type C and Type D? In a nutshell, Type C is safe only when it’s grounded, while Type D bags are immune to static charges 100% of the time, no matter their environment.

While Type C bulk food bags are extremely common, they do leave room for human error, because great care needs to be taken in the packing process to ensure that the bags are grounded. If the operators make a mistake, the bags become susceptible to fire hazards and combustible areas.

Type D bags, on the other hand, eliminate that possibility altogether. Their unique protective fabric prevents sparks, brush discharges, electrostatic buildup, and more. While Type D bags are usually a bigger investment than other types, the guaranteed safety they provide is well worth the expense.

If you’re unsure what the best FIBC material is for your products, it’s important to consult with an expert. Got any questions about our products? Be sure to contact our team at Bulk Matrix today.