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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.

These handling recommendations is 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. It provides information about risks at the filling site and their consequences, and it offers solutions, best practices and instructions for handling industrial paper sacks properly in order to prevent forklift damage and incorrect palletisation.

The guidelines are divided into two parts in order to address all actors in the paper sack supply chain who handle filled sacks.

Click on the links below to download each guideline:

1. Handling recommendations: Filling site (English version)

2. Handling recommendations: Distribution site and retailer (English version)

 

1. Handling recommendations: Filling site (French version)

2. Handling recommendations: Distribution site and retailer (French version)

 

1. Handling recommendations: Filling site (German version)

2. Handling recommendations: Distribution site and retailer (German version)

 

1. Handling recommendations: Filling site (Italian version)

2. Handling recommendations: Distribution site and retailer (Italian version)

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