Due to customers’ positive response with rain-proof paper bags, Mondi answered with another water-proof product which they call the Splash Bag. This bag is said to withstand rain and humidity up to two hours compared to the regular paper bag.
It is known that all paper bags used to package cement and other powder is vulnerable when raining. To solve this problem, Mondi partnered with Lafarge which is one of the leading producer of cement. The said collaboration was made to develop the new water-repellent paper bag specifically suitable for packing cement. The Splash bag can withstand anything wet and is also machine-finished. Compared to standard paper bags, it is less moisture-absorbent. Its water-proof surface is made of a sack kraft paper also produced by Mondi using Advance Protect technology. The said surface can also withstand high tensile strength preventing the paper bags from rupturing. It is less moisture-absorbent so it is great even on damp storage spaces.
The Splash bag was tested alongside the regular paper bag and the difference is pretty obvious. Rain simulation was made on the Splash bag and it was observes that the water pools in the surface then evaporates after a few seconds leaving the bag completely dry. While the standard paper bag absorbs rain water, softens the paper bag and eventually causes the bag to rupture. The said test also shows that the Splash bag can be exposed to rain for up to 2 hours while it can be left on damp ground for up to 12 hours.
After two hours of testing, the bag was then lifted, moved and poured without any problem. This is great news since less bag ruptures means less costs. Paper bag breakage is a common problem encountered in construction sites which is also one of the sources of costs. A breakage means another trip to the warehouse to get new bags and clean-up costs. Splash bags also helps maintain the good condition of the filling despite damp conditions inside the warehouse.
Construction workers are already impressed by how water-resistant the new Splash bag is and how it remains intact and easy to handle.