A Brief History of CROHMIQ

CROHMIQ design engineers pioneered the technology for ungrounded static protective fabrics for the safe use in flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC) for sensitive flammable vapor and dust atmospheres. In 1995 CROHMIQ blue™ fabric was introduced and since then CROHMIQ® has become the market leader for ungrounded static protective FIBC. The patented CROHMIQ fabric has been used around the world by many leading Fortune® 500 manufacturers. CROHMIQ FIBC were the first to safely eliminate hazardous static discharges without the requirement of grounding and using no special FIBC construction techniques. So revolutionary was CROHMIQ that CENELEC created a new category of FIBC, Type D, especially for CROHMIQ static dissipative FIBC. Type D FIBC, like Type C FIBC, are for use in sensitive flammable gas, vapor and dust atmospheres; however, unlike Type C FIBC, Type D FIBC provides static protection without the need for grounding.

CROHMIQ blue Static Dissipative Type D Antistatic Bulk Bag        CROHMIQ white Static Dissipative Type D Antistatic Bulk Bag

CROHMIQ FIBC fabric has been tested and studied more extensively than any other FIBC fabric. TEXENE, customers, and even competitors have conducted numerous studies to evaluate the electrostatic protection and effectiveness of FIBC made of CROHMIQ static protective Type D FIBC fabric with independent test houses, including Swiss Institute for Safety and Security, BTTG, Wolfson and Chilworth Technology. With an estimated 30 million used since 1995, CROHMIQ FIBC has a spotless safety record second to none. The distinctive CROHMIQ blue™ FIBC, the "Blue Bag," is synonymous with static protection and safety in our customers' eyes. Needless to say, CROHMIQ has been the single most innovative and successful product ever in the FIBC industry.

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ARTICLES ON ELECTROSTATICS

STATIC HAZARDS USING FLEXIBLE INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINERS FOR POWDER HANDLING
In the early 1990's, Dr Laurence G. Britton, a highly respected process safety engineer with Union Carbide Corp. (later Dow Corp.), conducted a study of fire and explosion incidents that occurred when FIBC were ...

DANGERS OF COMBUSTIBLE DUST EXPLOSIONS, OSHA REGULATIONS, AND ANTISTATIC FIBC
Following three fatal dust explosions in 2003 alone, the US Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) launched a wide ranging study of industrial dust explosions.  This first issue of our Electrostatic Safety ...

CHOOSING SAFE STATIC CONTROL FIBC
The second issue of our Electrostatic Safety Review outlines the development of conductive Type C FIBC and the later development of CROHMIQ, the world's first truly effective Type D FIBC fabric, which provides ...

TESTING & CERTIFYING THE SAFETY OF STATIC PROTECTIVE FIBC
The third issue in our series of Electrostatic Safety Reviews describes the rigorous testing that is demanded by national and international standards such (IEC, CENELEC, NFPA, etc.) in order to prove the safety of ...

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN SAFETY STANDARDS FOR STATIC PROTECTIVE FIBC
Companies that handle combustible powders in bulk bags, or empty products from bulk bags in environments where flammable solvents may be present rely on safe antistatic FIBC to prevent fires and explosions. Proving safety ...

CHEMICAL ACCIDENTS IN THE NEWS

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