CEPI EUROKRAFT | EUROSAC

European Sack Group launches Industry Guidelines for dust-free paper sacks

Poor filling and handling practices as well as the use of inferior material and construction principles adversely affect the cleanliness of paper sacks along the supply chain. The first Industry Guidelines for dust-free paper sacks – presently published online by the European Sack Group, a collaboration between Cepi Eurokraft and Eurosac – provide technical advice on how to achieve dust-free paper sacks. The document gives guidance and best practices for manufacturers of sacks for the building materials market and their clients.

Whether leakage from corners, from the valve opening, during filling or from perforations – the Industry Guidelines for dust-free paper sacks provide insights into the different sources of dust in paper sacks and explain exactly how they can be prevented. They contain illustrations, images and calculation methods that visualise best practices and serve as tools for the practical application. The guidelines are available for download on the websites of Cepi Eurokraft and Eurosac.

Dust-free paper sacks offer many benefits. They result in better health and safety conditions along the value chain, since workers and users are less exposed to hazardous material. The sacks are easier to handle and are more stable on the pallets and during loading. Due to the elimination of product loss, the impact on the environment is greatly reduced. Fillers of the sacks profit from a more resource- and cost-effective production. Last but not least, clean sacks positively boost branding because they are more attractive and convey an image of quality – benefitting converters, their clients and the industry as a whole.

www.cepi-eurokraft.org

www.eurosac.org

Related articles:

Issue 1-2/2018 EUROSAC | CEPI Eurokraft

How to handle industrial paper sacks properly – new handling recommendations give guidance

When filling, storing or distributing industrial paper sacks, poor handling practices can increase the risk of damage to paper sack materials or filled paper sacks. The handling recommendations for...

more
Issue 11/2018 CEPI EUROKRAFT | EUROSAC

Study finds: Paper sacks are better for the climate

The carbon footprint of paper cement sacks is 2.5 times smaller than the carbon footprint of form-fill-seal (FFS) polyethylene cement sacks. This is the outcome of a comparative study by the Swedish...

more
Issue 9/2015 EUROSAC

Impressive environmental balance for paper bags

The European paper bag and bag ­paper industry improved its CO2 footprint significantly between 2007 and 2012. This is the conclusion of a study performed by Sweden’s Innventia research institute,...

more
Issue 7-8/2016 EUROSAC CONGRESS, MARSEILLE/FRANCE

Paper sack innovations for present and future needs

In accordance with the motto “Present and future needs”, the paper sack industry held this year’s Eurosac Congress in Marseille/France from 26.05.-28.05.2016. It showcased its latest innovations...

more
Issue 10/2017 EUROSAC CONGRESS 2017, HAMBURG/GERMANY

Let’s talk about paper sacks

The Eurosac Congress 2017 “Performance powered by nature. Let’s talk!” was held in Hamburg/Germany from 08.06.-10.06.2017. The congress invited participants to engaging discussions about the recent...

more