Paper Sacks & Their Uses

Paper sacks are frequently used in numerous business sectors and even for personal use…but what do you really know about them?

Since its invention in the 1800s, the paper bag has undergone several improvements, all largely thanks to the efforts of a few forward-thinking inventors. Critically, in 1852, Francis Wolle invented the first machine to mass-produce paper bags.

Inspired by our predecessors, and working in collaboration with one of our manufacturing partners, LC Packaging UK has developed our own line of paper bags just for potatoes.

The bags are of excellent quality, durable, and lightweight construction, and may be used for a range of products and for a variety of reasons.

Paper bags are also environmentally friendly when used in conjunction with a well-developed recycling system.

In-house printing is available at the production site or in our own warehouses for up to four-color printing on the bags. LC Packaging can assist you with the design process and also provides accessories such as yarn; it is a one-stop shop for paper bags and more!

If you want to find out more about paper sacks, then check out our answers for the some of the most frequently asked questions below.

What Is Meant By Paper Sack?

A paper sack is a type of packaging that can be made from one or more layers of high-quality kraft paper, which is typically made from virgin fibre. 

Paper sacks are often referred to as industrial paper bags, industrial paper sacks, or multiwall paper bags or sacks, depending on their use and industry.

What Can You Do With Paper Sacks?

Paper sacks have a large range of uses but are commonly seen in both the construction and food industries.

They can be used for building materials such as cement and mortar, gypsum and minerals, animal feed, food products such as milk powder and sugar or starch or flour or oats, and even other miscellaneous commodities such as grass and tree cuttings.

What Are The Advantages Of Paper Bags? 

Paper bags also have a number of environmentally beneficial advantages for people who choose to use them. They are easy to maintain and can be re-used over and over again.

They are both recyclable and biodegradable, making them an environmentally friendly option. Unlike plastic bags, paper bags are created from a sustainable natural resource that may be reused again and then delivered to a paper mill where they are reprocessed to make new paper.

What are Multiwall Paper Bags? 

Using sustainable and renewable materials, a multiwall industrial paper bag, or sack, is an affordable, flexible, and adaptable packaging option that is also environmentally friendly.

Because of the multiwall design, these paper sacks are much more durable than your typical flimsy gift bag or shopping paper bag.

This makes more sense when you consider how most basic common paper bags aren't intended for industrial use, and it may be difficult to predict how much weight or how many compromising conditions the bag will be able to withstand. 

It is possible to reuse multiwall industrial paper bags which have been specifically intended to be used as packaging for various industrial products and industries.

They will feature specific weight restrictions, warnings to assist you in avoiding certain scenarios, and a traditional sturdiness that is noticeably stronger than other bags. Evident even from just touching.

Why Use Multiwall Paper Bags?

Multiwall paper bags, or sacks, are preferred by many due to the low-costing methodology used in their creation, which is also environmentally friendly.

Two of the most significant advantages of multiwall industrial paper sacks are their effective and improved designs alongside the greater level of protection they afford to their contents.

The outside paper is available in a variety of colours, including white, brown, and brown recycled Kraft paper.

In addition to paper, the interior layers may incorporate a lightweight, durable thermoplastic such as Polyethylene (PE), a moisture barrier, or an aluminium foil lining, among other materials.

What Are The Advantages Of Multiwall Paper Sacks? 

The advantages of using multiwall industrial paper sacks include:

  • Durable and robust structure.
  • Very cost-effective.
  • Numerous customisation options.
  • Being made from environmentally friendly material.
  • High levels of flexibility – these bags are available in cushion style or gusseted to accommodate products of varying shapes, sizes, and volumes, respectively.
  • Available in a multitude of design e.g. open mouth bags or valve bags (pasted, pinched, or sewn).
  • Superior printing quality on the paper when compared against woven materials.
  • Perfect for automated bagging production lines.
  • Anti-skid and micro perforations are available as options.

Paper Sacks v Multiwall Paper Sacks 

Whilst paper sacks are very useful, even the tougher brown paper bags used for grocery shopping or lawn care will break if they are packed with heavy and rapid loads of groceries or lawn care equipment. 

Slightly wet conditions will result in tears or leakage of the bag, which poses a serious hazard of spilling ingredients and goods. Things may become wet or may readily absorb moisture from the air, which could result in internal damage that is slow and expensive to repair.

It is because of these reasons that multiwall paper sacks are used instead for more demanding jobs as they have been strengthened and reinforced. They are the best choice if an industrial process includes filling bags with heavy, dense, or jagged materials from a variety of sources at a rapid rate.

It really comes down to what they are used for – anything more demanding than a light load would usually require a multiwall paper sack.