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 not till 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 is however 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 converting industry has found export acceptance and nearly ninety percent of production is exported providing the exchequer an excellent Foreign Exchange earning. Both the domestic demand and exports are envisaged to record huge growth potential.