Cement and building materials manufacturer Cemex has opened a new cement bagging plant at its factory in Rugby.
The company has invested £3.5m in the new plant, which incorporates an Aroda Arovac bagging system, with a unique operating mechanism. Once filled with cement any air in the bag is sucked out creating a vacuum before sealing.
The bags are both air and water tight, which extends the shelf life and keeps the cement fresher. Conventional plastic bags can be used saving on the amount of additional plastic needed to make them waterproof.
Matthew Wild, VP Commercial Cement, Building Products and Logistics: “Plastics bags offer many benefits. As well as increased shelf life the CEMEX bags are stronger so for everyone, from ourselves as producers, through logistics, to the merchant and onto the builder, the bags are less likely to tear and therefore there is less wastage.”
The new plant means that CEMEX stockists can now offer customers Rugby Premier cement in both plastic and paper bags.