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New paper sack handling guidelines released

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The European Sack Group has released new handling recommendations for paper sacks that are aimed at reducing the risk of damage to paper sack materials and filled paper sacks. The recommendations – which are contained in brochures available in several European languages – provide illustrative information about risks, as well as best-practice instruction.

“Paper sacks are very strong and sustainable packaging solution for powdered materials,” said Catherine Kerninon, General Delegate of the European Federation of Multiwall Paper Sack Manufacturers (EUROSAC), one the collaborators in the European Sack Group.

“With our handling recommendations, we want to support fillers, distributors, and retailers to identify aspects in their operations where they may be able to reduce or eliminate damages due to incorrect handling or palletisation practices.”

The guidelines are divided into two sections, addressing practices at filling sites in part one and distributors and retailers in part two. The brochures are available in English, French, Italian, and German.

The European Sack Group is a collaboration between EUROSAC, which represents over 75% of European sack manufacturers, and CEPI Eurokraft, the European association for producers of sack kraft paper for the paper sack industry and kraft paper for the packaging industry.

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