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Mondi Launches Water-Resistant Paper Bags for Cement Industry

Applying Mondi’s customer-centric EcoSolutions approach, Mondi focused on Adelaide Brighton Cement and Pope Packaging’s goal to provide a more functional and sustainable packaging solution.

October 2, 2020

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Rain Barrier Bag

Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, has partnered with Adelaide Brighton Cement and Pope Packaging on the development of a new water-resistant paper bag called ‘Rain Barrier,’ made out of Mondi’s Advantage Protect White sack kraft paper, for the Australian construction market.

Standout characteristics include its water repellent surface and high tensile strength in a wet environment. While a standard paper bag absorbs water, the qualities of the Rain Barrier bag, keeps water from seeping in, as it stays on the surface where it evaporates. The paper itself is rain resistant for up to six hours and can resist water ingress for up to five full days when stored in damp conditions.

After being actively involved in testing and developing the new product, Adelaide Brighton Cement, one of Australia’s leading producers of cement, hydrated lime and packaged products, is the first business in the country to market the new innovative product. The business is in the process of converting all of their cement and hydrated lime paper bags, manufactured in South Australia and the Northern Territory, across to Rain Barrier bags.

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