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The dairy industry plays an important role in South Africa’s economy, with an increasing demand for high-quality dairy products that are safe for consumption. It is important for dairy farmers to choose the correct packaging solutions to fulfil their unique bulk packaging requirements. 

Bulk bags, also known as flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs), are a reliable and effective packaging solution for the dairy industry. This sector has various packaging issues, including the need to maintain freshness, minimise contamination and guarantee efficient transportation. 

Product deterioration, financial losses and a negative impact on brand perception can all arise from inadequate packaging. As a result, dependable and specialised packaging solutions adapted to the dairy industry’s specific needs are vital.

Custom Bulk Bags is a major manufacturer and supplier of bulk bags in South Africa. We produce up to 3.5 million bulk bags per year. Our products can safely hold between 500kg and two tonnes of material per bag, depending on your specifications. We also offer numerous optional extras, including UV coatings that will extend the shelf life of your bulk bags.

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Benefits of bulk bags for dairy farmers

While these products are not suitable for storing milk and other liquid products, they can be used to store and transport animal feed, hay, powdered products and other ingredients needed to manufacture dairy products.

Bulk bags are large flexible containers made from woven tapes of polypropylene. They are available in a variety of sizes and patterns, making them a versatile and cost-effective packaging option. Bulk bags are highly customisable, durable and versatile, making them a smart choice for farmers and dairy product manufacturers.

They provide exceptional product protection through moisture resistance, UV protection and barriers against contaminants. Their stackability, space efficiency and compatibility with a variety of filling and discharging methods all contribute to their applications for the dairy sector. 

What’s more, these bulk packaging products are sustainable. They’re made from polypropylene which is a highly recyclable polymer, meaning that when a FIBCs shelf-life is reached, it can be recycled and turned into new plastic products. Dairy businesses can reuse bulk bags a few times before having to replace them.

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Working with a reliable supplier

Custom Bulk Bags understands the specialised packaging requirements of the dairy industry as an experienced South African manufacturer and supplier of FIBCs. We provide a variety of customisation choices to our clients, such as anti-static bulk bags, moisture-control liners and specialised designs for dairy goods. Custom Bulk Bags follows strict international certifications and quality standards to ensure regulatory compliance on behalf of our customers.

Finally, in the dairy industry, selecting the correct packaging option is critical. Bulk bags offer several benefits, including product protection, convenience of handling and environmental sustainability.

Custom Bulk Bags free consultations and our experts are happy to guide you through the ordering and specification processes, ensuring dependable and specialised packaging solutions. For more information about our bulk bags or to get advice on the ideal design specifications, please contact us today.


Custom Bulk Bags is a leading South African manufacturer of woven polypropylene bags for various industries, such as mining, chemicals and food. We are able to produce over 3.5-million bulk bags per year, keeping our customers in stock at all times. Our bags adhere to the highest levels of quality as a result of our stringent in-house testing and quality control programmes.

Custom Bulk Bags holds ISO 9001 certification and we currently have a number of UN-certified designs. We are a Level 2 B-BBEE manufacturer and supplier and fall under the ownership structure of Deneb Investments Limited. For more information on our products, contact Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram for our latest news and industry insights.