The following text and list of properties has been gathered from various poly bag supplier websites to give you a snapshot view of poly earthbags. The information is presented here in a condensed format for brevity. It’s fun doing these blog posts because I always learn something. For instance, did you know polypropylene is 100% recyclable? That’s just one of many positive properties.
Woven polypropylene bags are designed to ship large quantities of dry product in a cost-effective manner. Woven PP bags are the most common bags in the packing industry due to their wide variety of usage, flexibility and strength. These bags are commonly used in packing fertilizers, feeds, grains, flours, salt, sugar, cement, seeds or any other palletized and powdered materials. In addition, millions of poly sand bags are used every year for flood control. Bags can be made according to your desired specifications of mesh, denier, tape width, color and sizes depending on the required capacity.
Flexible and high strength • Anti-skid – treated to prevent slipping • UV resistant or UV stable (but protect from sunlight if project will take more than a few weeks) • 100% recyclable • Resistant to chemicals (alkali and acid resistant) • Corrosion resistant • Resistant to fungal growth • High strength to weight ratio • Moisture resistant – virtually unaffected by water and atmospheric moisture, doesn’t absorb water • Available in a wide range of sizes and strengths • Low elongation/dimensional stability • Lightweight • Tear and wear resistance • Low electrostatic charge • Electric insulation • Aging resistance • Low cost • Radiation resistant • 40-120gsm typical, 90-95gsm typical for grain bags