A Closer Look at Cement Packaging: Paper or Plastic?

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A Closer Look at Cement Packaging: Paper or Plastic?

A Closer Look at Cement Packaging: Paper or Plastic?

When it comes to cement packaging, there are always pros and cons in the selection of bag between plastic and paper. What do you need to consider while selecting the sacks? In this article, we would like to share with you about how to select the best bags or sacks for your cement product.

First and foremost, before purchasing any bags or sacks from the manufacturer, you need to ask yourself: what are the advantages of plastic bags and paper bags respectively? The overall trend in the cement industry have opted to a more sustainable way of packaging meaning that eco-friendly products are popular in the market.

Paper Bags

Paper bag has been the major solution used in cement packaging for many years. Kraft paper bag provide sufficient strength that can hold up to 50kg and is easy to recycle in comparison to plastic sacks. Moreover, paper bag enhances the aesthetic appeal and provide ease of printability. Marketing in different levels is gradually becoming the centre of many cement brands. To stand out in the shelf, a clear and well-designed printing is indispensable in achieving the goal.

However, the disadvantages are also evident. Cement is normally produced in the form of powder which is vulnerable to the change of external environment especially moisture. Cement tends to harden when it is exposed to moisture in any form which causes unnecessary wastage of material and overall quality decline. Paper bag, in essence, failed to solve this problem due to its property.

Plastic Bags

Given the intrinsic problem of kraft paper bag, many improvements have been made to the paper bag and new bags are also beginning to appear. Plastic bags or sacks are the most prominent product in the cement packaging industry. There are many merits in choosing plastic bags. First, plastic film has the feature of water-resistant which is urgently needed in the cement packaging. The most direct result is the reduction of material wastage which makes it a cost-effective choice.

Another important feature of plastic bag lies in its spillage free capability. This is to say, in the supply chain from the filling process to its end user, plastic sack will cause far less dust or spillage problem than paper bag. Moreover, the ductility of the plastic bag has proven to be most suitable to the filling machine, in other words, it prevents bag from expanding or even exploding while in the process of filling.

Criticisms might concentrate on the recycling cost of plastic bags due to its non-degradable properties. Yet, new ingredients have been added into the production of plastic films which makes a recyclable product as well as increasing its strength.

Take Professional Advice

It is best to be assisted by a professional plastic film manufacturer when deciding on the bag and associated technology. At SHU PACKAGING, we offer you a complete packaging solution for your product including price, printing, logo design and so forth. Contact us now to get a sample of our bags.

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