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Woven Polypropylene Sack Guide: Sand

Woven Polypropylene Sacks Guide: Sand

06 July, 2022

Woven polypropylene sacks have many purposes. It is because of this that we have decided to start the guide to polypropylene bags which perfectly illustrates the many uses of our customer favourite bags. In our woven polypropylene sacks guide, we will take it in turns looking at different what materials you can store in our bags. 

Additionally, we will offer help and advise on how to store and preserve the topical material or substance. At Centurion Industrial Packaging Ltd, we care about you making the informed and correct decision reading your bagging purchase. We have recently covered the essentials of using these industry leading bags to store coffee. 

The first substance we will look at is one of the most used materials in construction around the world, that being sand. 


When it comes to holding material in your sacks, one of the first items on the agenda is always how is best to correctly store it. 

In this regard, sand is quite versatile. Like most materials; it is recommended that you store them out of direct sunlight and preferably in a dry place. If you do not store the bags indoors you rum the risk of rain getting into the bag and making the sand soggy and damp subsequently ruining the material. 

Not only can this ruin your fresh patch of sand, it can potentially severely weaken your polypropylene sack. 

Additionally, when storing your bag, it is recommended that you do not stack them above 3 layers high. Because sandbags are usually quite heavy, they can be overloaded and topple over. As you might have guessed; this will lead to a lot of sand on the floor. 

How Full Is Your Bag

When filling your polypropylene bulk bag you might want to pay particular attention to how full the bag actually is. 

It is recommended that you only fill the bag up to half full. This is because, sand is quite heavy and if you overfill the bag it can bring into question the structural integrity of your pristine sandbag. 

How to Fill the Sandbag

Before you fill the sack half way, you will want to identify the best approach to fill the bag. It is recommended that you enact a two man operation. The correct equipment such as gloves and overalls should be worn.

The person holding the bag should be kneeling slightly with the bag open wide. The person doing the shovelling should be standing overt the bag. They should also be gently and slowly releasing the sand into the bag ensuring the bag does not become too heavy for the eagerly awaiting bag holder. 

Other Bags That Are Used To Hold Sand

Whilst woven polypropylene sacks are one of the most commonly used bags for sand, there are some other popular bags for sand holding. 

The most common of which are burlap sacks. Burlap sacks are commonplace in the military and in some DIY stores. Whilst they are frequently used to store sand, they are not as practical as PP bags. 

FIBC bags often have significantly better UV protection and are usually much stronger. This is particularly handy because sand as a substance is quite heavy. 

Do You Need Sandbags? 

Do you need a high quality sandbag? If so, please check out our extensive range of industry leading polypropylene sacks.