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BillerudKorsnäs dissolving sack wins innovation award

D-Sack™ is this year’s winner of the Pulp & Paper International award for Innovation in Sustainable Packaging. The judges specifically appreciated how the D-Sack™ solution approaches sustainability from a broader perspective; not limiting innovation to the recyclability or biodegradability of the material. It encompasses the entire value chain.

The global PPI awards honor leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments in the forest products industry.

Resulting from a collaborative project with LafargeHolcim, a global leader in the building materials industry, BillerudKorsnäs developed cement packaging that quite literally disappears, or dissolves upon use. D-Sack™ is a sack that is thrown directly into the concrete or mortar mixer, without being opened. It makes life easier for the users and provides a cleaner, healthier and safer worksite. There is no packaging waste and therefore no cost for waste disposal. It also eliminates cement waste and optimizes the time needed for handling and mixing.

In short, working conditions are improved and productivity goes up. There is no dust, no mess, no spills and no empty sacks littering the worksite.

“Sustainable packaging solutions are about the impact, both positive and negative, packaging and its contents have on people and the planet, today and tomorrow. To be truly innovative, we have to understand, measure and solve needs throughout the value chain of the packaging and the packed product. This is something we strongly believe in and it’s an honour to be recognized for it.”, comments Mikael Strömbäck, Business Segment Director, Sack Solutions at BillerudKorsnäs

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