These handling recommendations are intended to help fillers identify aspects of their operations where they may be able to improve practices and thereby reduce, or even eliminate, damage to paper sack materials and filled paper sacks. They provide information about risks at the filling site and their consequences, and they offer solutions, best practices and instructions for handling industrial paper sacks properly in order to prevent forklift damage and incorrect palletisation.
Paper sacks are an efficient, effective and sustainable packaging solution for powdered and loose materials. These characteristics can be further enhanced by the application of best practices when storing, filling and handling sacks.
The guidelines are divided into two parts in order to address all actors in the paper sack supply chain who handle filled sacks.
Part 1: Best practice instructions for filling sites
Part 2: Best practice during distribution of filled sacks and for retail sites