made with Conwed Netting
Strong and lightweight solution for the building industry
An international manufacturer of cement bags was looking for an alternative material to make its packaging lighter without sacrificing performance. Their current bag material was supplied by one of their preferred converters. Conwed not only had to provide an effective solution for the bag manufacturer, we also had to understand their converter’s capabilities when designing a netting alternative.
Through ongoing collaboration, Conwed developed a lightweight netting configuration with superior strength that provided reliable reinforcement to the customer’s Kraft-paper bags. A four layer Kraft-paper construction was replaced by a paper-netting-paper product configuration. The converter smoothly incorporated our netting through an extrusion coating process using a polyethylene layer that bonded the substrates and acted as an efficient bag barrier. The cement bag weight was 40% lighter and helped our customer reduce 15% of the cost.