SHAPA are the UK's leading specialist association for the solids handling and processing industry

All our members are established specialists within their fields, and have the experience and commercial standing to provide quality, cost-effective solutions for all aspects of mechanisation for bulk materials handling and storage, conveyors, dust collection and control, instrumentation, mixers, big bag handling, sampling systems, sieves, valves and weighing systems and equipment.


Bulk Bag Suppliers

Over the last 30 years or so this is an area that has seen much growth and development – particularly in the area associated with the filling and emptying of Bulk Bags, also known as Big Bags, Jumbo Bags and FIBCs. Several SHAPA members have pioneered many of the developments and, today, they are at the forefront of the associated technologies.

Bag Dischargers

Bag Fillers

   

Bag emptiers

Bag fillers

Bulk bag dischargers

Bulk bag fillers

IBC Dischargers

IBC fillers

Sack Emptiers

Sack fillers

Sack slitters

 
   

Drum fillers and dischargers

Packaging

   

Drum Dischargers

Packaging systems

Drum fillers

Palletisers

 

Bag and sack fillers

 

Bag and sack placers

 

Bag and sack sealers


Some of the biggest names in the packaging business can be found among the list of SHAPA members. So, whether you are looking to fill or to empty 20kg+ bags or sacks – whether for internal use or to meet ‘weights and measures’ approval for re-sale, you are sure to find the ideal Sack Filler, Sack Emptier, or one of the many associated accessories, from the SHAPA membership.

Rigid metal Intermediate Bulk Container (IBCs) have become the workhorse of the powder handling industry. Typically with a 1000kg capacity, they are mainly used to store and transport raw, semi-finished and finished materials. As part of a ‘system’, some are used in processing too. Materials can be mixed in an IBC, when it is tumbled over and over. Then the finished batch can be held and tracked within its discrete container. IBCs have a square footprint and can be stacked several high. Readily moved and lifted by a forklift truck, IBCs are an efficient means of moving and storing dry bulk materials.

Bulk Bags first appeared on the scene some 30 years ago. Typically their contents will weigh anything between 500kg and 2,000kg.Thus they are a quantum leap from traditional sacks and bags! Key to the success of Bulk Bag handling systems is the equipment designed to fill and to empty them. In both cases safe handling and containment are the by-words. Several SHAPA members are at the fore when it comes to Bulk Bag Fillers and Bulk Bag Dischargers that not only meet these essential criteria, but also offer efficiencies that make the option of switching to Bulk Bags all the more viable.

Metal drums and cardboard kegs or boxes are other types of container used for bulk materials. When full, they are too heavy to handle without the use of specialist lifting and tipping devices. SHAPA members offer a variety of solutions for drum, keg and box handling.

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SHAPA July General Meeting

The next SHAPA General meeting is on the 4th July at the George Hotel Lichfield download the agenda here

 

And the Winners of the 2018 Solids Handling Awards are:

Shapa's Arkwright Student posts her latest Blog

What an incredible experience competing at the National Finals of the F1 in Schools competition. Throughout 2 days of intense competition and jam packed action, Ginetta Racing Edu earnt the ‘Team Sponsorship and Marketing’ award, as well as being nominated for the ‘Pit Display’ and ‘Innovation’ awards, and having the second fastest car! Read the full article here

Promoting Success

Since time immemorial progress has been driven by innovation and invention and the desire to continually improve and better ones self. The desire to learn, improve and push at boundaries is an integral part of our nature. Whilst innovation in solids handling and processing seldom hits the headlines, it nonetheless drives the machinery of progress across an enormous range of industries.....

 

Shapa Announces the 2018 Solids Handling Shortlisted finalists

2018 has been an excellent year for the Solids Handling industry with many successes in all areas of Solids Handling, these successes have produced a strong shortlist for each of the award categories. this year the sortlisted entrys are ....

10th Anniversary Digital Marketing Workshop

Details of the 10th annual digital marketing workshop have been released, download the flyer for the event here and a booking form to make sure you do not miss out on this vital workshop which will give you the tools to improve your digital marketing profile

Health of the Nation

The need for solid health and safety systems procedures and practices is more important than ever as we move out of the European and customs union into World Trade Organisation rules for the global market read more here....

Only three weeks left to enter the 2018 Solids Handling industry awards - dont miss out

Learning to succeed

Many companies are founded on the back of an innovative idea by forward thinking people skilled in design, engineering, project management, marketing or other discipline. Whilst still small, the skills required to operate all aspects may possibly be gained by the founder. In former, less complicated times this may have been true as the firm expanded, but the pace of change of technology, standards and legislation as well as in marketing and particularly in financial accounting necessitates constant learning and improvement. The huge range of applications and processes served by our industry just adds to this challenge.....

Shapa's Arkwright Student posts her second Blog

Reaching the end of a very busy Christmas term, we have lots to look back on, such as assisting backstage with the school play and Christmas concert, as well as designing and manufacturing the F1 in Schools Car....

SHAPA January Meeting

The next General meeting will be held on the 24th January at the George Hotel in Lichfield starting at 10:00
Find out about OEE and GDPR, along with all the usual networking oppertunities.
for more details email Ian at info@shapa.co.uk and download the agenda

Applications are invited for the 2018 Solids Handling Industry awards

Shapa has launched the 2018 Solids Handling Industry awards, these awards are now open to all UK registered member and non member companies and institutions operating in the Solids Handling and Processing Industry. Application forms will be  available direct from the website from 01/12/2017 and winners will be announced and presented at the awards ceremony in the evening of 17th April 2018 more information is available in the link

2018 Solids Handling Industry Awards

Details of the award catagories and award launch date have been announced, for further information follow the link

Solids Dortmund 2018

Details have been released regarding the international Solids Handling show to be held in Dortmund on the 7th and 8th November 2018, for more information please follow the  link

CHoPS 2018

**Abstracts deadline extended to 22-12-17 ** for more information follow the link

Financial Awarness Training

This course has been especially designed for Shapa members and will include content specifically related to our industry

Who should attend ?
Anyone involved in driving their business forward e.g Managing Directors, Directors/Managers & Account Managers etc , whatever their level of financial knowledge. The workshop is designed to enable everyone to take away practical tips and strategic insight suitable to their skills and experience, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced. So join us for and inspiring and enjoyable day out.

Download the detailed information and a booking form,today

If you can return these back to  info@shapa.co.uk  as soon as possible so I can make the necessary arrangements and  if you feel that this course would help with someone in your close supply chain please feel free to include them.

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