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Flexible, lightweight, and durable packaging is vital for enterprises in need of bulk packaging solutions. Custom Bulk Bags is a reputable local manufacturer of bulk bags and we manufacture high-quality packaging solutions that are tailored to your specifications. We produce up to 3.5 million bulk bags per year and our products can safely hold between 500kg and two tonnes of material per bag, depending on your needs.

Bulk bags provide various advantages over typical bulk-material packing methods. Firstly, they are made of durable, woven polypropylene materials that withstand heavy use. They can handle heavy loads and can be reused several times depending on the application and filling material.

Bulk bags are a more affordable packing solution than rigid containers. They are lightweight, lowering shipping expenses, and easy to store when not in use. They are available in a variety of sizes and configurations to suit a diverse range of materials and weights. Custom Bulk Bags provides a wide range of bulk bags in South Africa, including ventilated options, hazardous material-certified bags, and bags with moisture-resistant liners.

These packaging products are designed to be easily filled and discharged. They can be filled with gravity, chutes, or specialised bulk bag filling devices. Discharging can be done manually or mechanically using integrated discharge spouts and valves. These reasons make them ideal for a range of industries in South Africa.

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Benefits for many South African industries

Custom Bulk Bags serves a wide variety of industries in South Africa. Let’s look at how bulk bags help some of the important sectors:

  • Chemical – South Africa’s chemical sector makes a significant contribution to the economy. Bulk bags are perfect for packaging a wide range of chemicals, including fertilisers, resins, pigments, and more. Their resilience guarantees the safe storage and transportation of these frequently dangerous goods. Custom Bulk Bags manufactures UN-certified bulk bags that adhere to severe chemical industry norms. 
  • Agriculture – This is a key sector in South Africa’s economy. Bulk bags provide a dependable and cost-effective packaging solution for a variety of products, including grains and seeds, fertilisers, and animal feed. Custom Bulk Bags provides ventilated bulk bags for storing agricultural products, preventing moisture buildup and spoiling.
  • Mining – South Africa’s mining industry is the world’s leading producer of minerals and metals. Bulk bags are widely used to carry and store minerals, coal, and other bulk goods. Their durability and reusability make them perfect for the harsh conditions of the mining industry. Custom Bulk Bags may also produce heavy-duty bulk bags intended to meet the mining industry’s specific weight needs.
  • Food Processing – South Africa’s food processing industry is critical to the provision of safe and healthy food products. Bulk bags are ideal for packaging a wide range of culinary products, including cereals, flour, sugar, and starches. Food processors must ensure that they purchase food-grade bulk bags that comply with strict safety laws, ensuring product quality and sanitation.
  • Construction – The building industry is a major source of economic growth in South Africa. Sand, gravel, cement, and rubble are all examples of building materials that are stored and transported in bulk bags. Their ease of use and capacity to carry huge loads make them an invaluable asset on construction sites. Custom Bulk Bags can equip builders’ bulk bags with lifting loops and other features for easy handling on-site.
  • Petroleum – The petroleum sector is critical to South Africa’s energy security. Bulk bags can be used to package a variety of petroleum-based items, including resins, pellets and dry chemicals. Their durability allows for the safe handling and transportation of these materials. Custom Bulk Bags may also create custom bulk bags with the features required by the petroleum industry.
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Environmental advantages of bulk bags

In addition to the financial savings, bulk bags have environmental benefits. They are reusable, which means they generate less waste than throwaway packaging options. They can be made from recyclable polymers, which in turn means that bulk bags are fully recyclable products. Additionally, their lightweight construction helps to reduce transportation emissions. 

Custom Bulk Bags is committed to sustainable methods and manufactures bulk bags from high-quality, recyclable materials. Our slogan is “As green as can be” and we stand by the sustainability of our bulk packaging solutions and manufacturing processes. Bulk bags are a versatile and cost-effective packaging option for many South African industries. 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.