Our customer was in search for a flexible packaging solution that offered the very best protection for their robust iron ore. A complicating factor was that this ore has an extremely high specific gravity (even higher than steel). A flexible packaging solution – such as an FIBC – would then have to be extremely strong and have an outstanding endurance.
Our team of highly experienced professionals consisting of both commercial and technical experts, was called to the task. The Masterpack Group Project Team made an inventory of the following 3 essentials.
Filling / discharging, technical equipment, handling/warehousing, product (e.g. density, properties)
Dimensions, quality requirements, analysis & optimization of specifications
Key team members (purchasing, logistics, technical, etc), internal information from customer
After determining the best possible specifications for the FIBC, an initial trial was performed at the customer’s site. The results of this trial and possible changes to the specifications of the FIBC were discussed with all members of the key team.