Project Description

In collaboration with our customers, we continually invest in the development of innovative packaging solutions that combine modern state-of-the-art manufacturing processes with environmental sustainability.

Rain Barrier

What is a Rain Barrier?
Standard paper bags for packaging cement and other powdery products are vulnerable to rain. To tackle the issue, Pope Packaging has an innovative rain-resistant bag particularly suitable for sensitive powdery goods, like cement and building materials. Rain Barrier is designed to absorb less moisture than conventional bags. Its outer ply of Mondi ADVANTAGE PROTECT sack kraft paper, has a water-repellent surface and is formulated to keep high tensile strength even in a wet environment preventing rupture. It also helps prevent moisture ingress if conditions are damp or humid during storage, like on a wet construction site.


Popes Packaging’s Global and Australian 2015 Packaging Awards winner ENVIROBARRIER innovation delivered the world’s first recyclable and biodegradable sack, replacing the traditional polyethylene film ply with Pope’s unique environmental barrier, whilst still retaining the papersacks moisture protection.