CROHMIQ® Type D FIBC bulk bags feature static protective fabric and are designed to specifically minimize the risks of sparks and brush discharges or other potential dangers in volatile environments.
CROHMIQ® fabric makes it possible to operate safely while working with materials that could lead to a static discharge or in an area where such a discharge could cause significant damage or put someone in real danger.
Are these bulk bags right for your current or future jobs? Let’s take a closer look at 6 important reasons why these FIBCs are the right bulk packaging for you.
The bags don’t need to be grounded
Any manual operation – such as grounding a bag – has the potential for human error, which is one of the most common causes of problems in the work environment. In fact, some studies have shown that one of the leading causes of industrial accidents with Type C bulk bags is a broken or missing ground connection.
When you switch to Type D FIBCs you can minimize the risk of human error creeping into your processes and causing a problem. (As a side note, even though grounding a CROHMIQ FIBC is not necessary, these bags can be safely grounded for applications that demand ground-able bulk bags.)
Safe for use with dangerous materials
You can safely transport flammable powders in these FIBCs, and they are safe to use when flammable solvents or gases are present around the bag.
Safely discharge static electricity
Any discharge of static electricity around flammable materials presents some kind of risk, so it’s important to ensure that every discharge is carefully controlled.
CROHMIQ® Type D FIBC bulk bags provide protection from hazardous electrostatic discharges by dissipating charge into the atmosphere by a process called corona.
Corona is still a form of electrostatic discharge – in other words, it’s still dissipating its charge into the surrounding environment – however, it works differently than brush discharges.
Corona is low energy and is not incendiary to flammable or explosive atmospheres, which means that Type D FIBC can always safely dissipate any charge that is building up.
The properties that are built into CROHMIQ's bulk bags are permanent. In other words, the static dissipative properties do not decay over time, nor do they don’t wash off when they get wet during a reconditioning process.
More than 8 million CROHMIQ FIBC bags have gone through wet or dry refurbishment processes and then safely reused. Part of this reusability comes from a properly designed refurbishment program that includes effective safety testing.
CROHMIQ FIBCs are not approved for use until production samples have been submitted to thorough testing by some of the world’s leading test laboratories. Texene also operates company-owned, leading-edge laboratories to test Type D FIBCs and other antistatic and conductive bulk bags.
CROHMIQ fabric has been studied, evaluated, and tested more than any other FIBC fabric on the market. Even competitors have conducted their own studies to evaluate the effectiveness of CROHMIQ static protective Type D FIBC fabric.
Putting Safety First
Every time an FIBC is filled and emptied, it has the potential to build up an electrostatic charge and create a potentially dangerous situation. When you are looking at bulk packaging, this is a critical element to consider.
CROHMIQ Type D FIBC fabric minimizes many of the risks associated with these activities, which can make it the right choice for you.