woven bag / polypropylene / fabric
Starlinger & Co.
A stronger sack bottom, material savings, low maintenance requirement – woven polypropylene sacks welded with a sealing band instead of sewn at the bottom bring significant advantages for both producers and users and help protect the environment.
With the IC*STAR sack concept, developed and realised by Starlinger and STATEC BINDER, broken needles, stitch holes and traces of oil on the sack fabric are now destined to become obsolete. Compared to sewing, the IC*STAR process offers considerable material savings in sack production, consequently requiring less raw material – polypropylene, in this case. Sack producers profit from lower costs, and the reduced carbon footprint is good for the environment. Material is saved by the elimination of the seam allowance required for a sewn closure, as well as by the use of lighter fabric made possible by the greater sack bottom strength. Moreover, this type of closure makes IC*STAR sacks completely tight – an important advantage especially for packaging fine powdered goods which tend to sift through stitch holes and form dust, presenting a health hazard in some cases. The oil-free production process makes IC*STAR sacks ideal for packaging foodstuffs.