History

History

The Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container popularly nomenclatured as FIBCs is said to have been first manufactured in the late 1950s / early 1960s in the United States, Europe and Japan more or less in tandem. However FIBCs manufactured with polyolefin fabrics were experimented in UK, Canada and the US in the early 1970s just about the time that the Raffia Tape and weaving technology surfaced globally.

The growth of the Flexible intermediate bulk bags that are universally used today got a boost with the development of the high strength lightweight fabric (polypropylene). India witnessed the introduction of FIBCs during early 1990s and has since grown to be a frontline manufacturer in the world. Although the domestic market growth is still at a slow pace, the manufacturing industry has found export acceptance and nearly ninety percent of Production is exported providing the Indian exchequer excellent Foreign Exchange earnings. Both the domestic demand and exports are envisaged to record huge growth potential.

IFIBCA was established in 2004 as the first industry association supporting manufacturing of Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers when India’s FIBC Industry was still in its infancy. Since then, IFIBCA has established itself as an interactive forum for FIBC, Woven Sacks and Bag Manufacturers.

IFIBCA actively interacts with the government and advises it on policy and business environment issues. It networks with technical institutions and business support organizations in India and abroad to enable business expansion and information dissemination on technical and commercial developments.

With greater liberalization, IFIBCA’s focus has shifted to professional and value-added services to the FIBC Industry. IFIBCA believes that the Government and the industry need to work together to stimulate manufacturing and catalyze a FIBCs boom that can contribute significantly to the development of India. IFIBCA persistently works to facilitate changes that would strengthen India’s FIBC manufacturing base to make it a leader on the world FIBC map.

Services & Activities:
IFIBCA constantly endeavors to upgrade services, which include, among others:
• Active industry-government interface and networking with key decision-making bodies with quick and effective representation to government.
• Swift dissemination of information/data, circulars and notifications using electronic media and promoting business with the support of IFIBCA’s website.
• Publications, Reports and Surveys to capture the latest in the industry.
• Under the umbrella of IFIBCA Centre for Knowledge Management, organize Training & Interactive Programmes and Workshops to enhance competitiveness of our industry.
• IFIBCA is working to promote Skills Development and to help, develop & impart Skill Development programs throughout the country.
• Advisory and Consultancy services on business viability, opportunities and market trends amongst others.