FIBCs are usually packed on wooden pallets, however there are other options and variations of packaging depending on the purpose of usage. Please see below for details of FIBC packaging.
1. Packaging Type:

Pallets are the most standard way to pack FIBCs. Wooden pallets and plastic pallets are available. Wooden pallets need to be heat treated when FIBCs are exported. (See ISPM Section below.) Plastic pallets are used to pack hygienic and food grade FIBCs.

Bales are the simple and economical way of FIBC packaging. No pallets are used, so container or truck space is used almost 100%. Bales need manual handling , more costly to handle when compared to pallets.

2. Our Standard FIBC Pallet Sizes
Max pallet height for two high stacking
Pallett Size HC Container Truck

Typical loading quantities are as follows : 42 pallets of 100×120 cm pallets in 40 HC container , 52 pallets of 100×120 cm pallets in trucks, 40 pallets of 115×115 cm pallets in 40 HC container.

3. FIBC pallets are prepared under 20-40 tons of pressure in order to achieve the maximum number of FIBCs per pallet. This is to save freight cost when empty FIBCs are transported.

Pressed FIBC pallets are tied with PET stripes to keep them pressed. Metallic attachments are not recommended for hygienic purposes.

4. Our FIBC pallets are covered by coated PP fabric and also with an additional PE cover for hygienic and waterproof packaging. Empty FIBC pallets must be stored in covered and dry places.

5. FIBC pallets need to be clearly marked with the details of the FIBC packed inside. Article nr, Order Nr, Quantity of bags . Optionally barcode , customer name, weight and size of pallet can be written.

International Standards For Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM 15)
No, plywood, particle board, oriented strand board or veneer that has been created using glue, heat or pressure, or a combination thereof is of sufficiently low risk and to be exempted from the provisions of the ISPM standard.
No. A unit of wood packaging material that has been treated and marked in accordance with the ISPM15 standard and that has not been repaired, remanufactured or otherwise altered does not require re-treatment or reapplication of the mark throughout the service life of the unit.
The standard describes phytosanitary measures that reduce the risk of introduction and spread of quarantine pests associated with the movement in international trade of wood packaging material made from raw wood. Wood packaging material covered by this standard includes dunnage but excludes wood packaging made from wood processed in such a way that it is free from pests (e.g. plywood). The phytosanitary measures described in this standard are not intended to provide ongoing protection from contaminating pests or other organisms.
Since 2015 is heat treatment, HT the only treatment which can may be used for common applications. The wood needs to be heated until its core reaches 56 °C for at least 30 minutes.

The following articles are of sufficiently low risk to be exempted from the provisions of the ISPM15 standard:

  • Wood packaging material made entirely from thin wood (6 mm or less in thickness)
  • Wood packaging made wholly of processed wood material, such as plywood, particle board, oriented strand board or veneer that has been created using glue, heat or pressure, or a combination thereof.
  • barrels for wine and spirit that have been heated during manufacture
  • Gift boxes for wine, cigars and other commodities made from wood that has been processed and/or manufactured in a way that renders it free of pests
  • Sawdust, wood shavings and wood wool
  • Wood components permanently attached to freight vehicles

The regulations are to help prevent the worldwide spread of plant pests and diseases by using specially treated wooden packaging material (WPM).

As part of the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) controls the regulations through the cooperation of member governments of the UN.

ISPM15 applies to coniferous softwood and non-coniferous hardwood used as raw wood packaging material. The standard does not apply to wood packaging made wholly of manufactured wood-based products such as plywood and veneer, reconstituted wood products (particle board, chipboard, Presswood, oriented strand board, high density fibre board, and medium density fibre board) or products created using glue, heat and pressure or a combination thereof.

All treated WPM will have the IPPC mark, as explained section below:
What do the markings indicate?

The markings must be within a rectangular border with a vertical line separating the IPPC logo (on the left) from the identifying data. The border lines may be solid or broken; and the corners may be rounded.

  • XX indicates a two letter ISO country code.
  • 0000 the next series of letters/numbers is the unique identification mark of the wood treatment agent or packaging manufacturer.
  • The number of letters or digits may vary according to each country. The country code and treatment agent or manufacturer code must be separated by a hyphen.
  • YY This indicates the type of treatment, and will either be HT (Heat Treatment) or MB (Methyl Bromide).
  • The marking DB (indicating debarking has taken place) is no longer used. However, as pallets may last several years, the older style of ISPM15 marking is still permissible.