PP sacks are an established flexible packaging solution in the global cement industry, with the main alternative being paper sacks. Windmoller & Holscher and BSW have been working closely with Cherat Packaging over the lastt years, and both partners now present a significant new development – the 65g woven PP sack. Woven PP sacks are used globally as flexible packaging for cement, with the most commonly used size being the 50 kg sack. The weight of the a PP sack has been set as global standard to above 80g – the new technology package therefore offers a reduction potential of over 15g, or 20%.
The new sack has been well received by clients in Pakistan. Over 50% of cement factories have tested and approved the sack, and are now commercially using these bags. The reduced material consumption has a major impact on overall cost, and carbon footprint is reduced as less PP to melt directly translates into less energy being used from polymerisation to extrusion.
Amer Faruque, CEO of Cherat: “We look back on years of exclusive cooperation during which we always got top technology and constant support in the best business manner. I am happy to say that BSW under-promised and over-performed. BSW supported continuous growth of our business and we continue on this path with our 3rd complete new BSW production line for PP sacks which is on the way to Pakistan.”
Walter Häder, CEO of BSW: “From the outset Cherat implemented a stringent quality management process covering the whole process from the PP granule to the final bag. The experience of the engineering and production team in making paper sacks was a strong foundation. They quickly adopted that every process step is crucial for overall success. We want to highlight that Cherat is up there amongst the firms which run at the highest overall efficiency and lowest waste rates. Their customers benefit through top quality.”
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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