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Stop your cement getting damp with our unique Plastic Bag solution

Are you tired of seeing cement go hard in the bag before you get to use it? A simple solution from Lafarge is to use Plastic Bags rather than paper. Unlike paper bags, plastic prevents the cement from getting damp if stored outdoors saving as much as 10% on wastage alone. General Purpose+ (42.5N) cement is ideal for general purpose concrete, mortars and renders, screeds and DIY applications. Its innovative, waterproof and tear resistant packaging keeps it dry whatever the weather, which means less waste and better value. Ask your merchant about General Purpose+ cement today

New, stronger Lafarge General Purpose+ cement is now available in Galco

New on outside, better on inside

General Purpose+ (42.5N) which will replace Mastercrete (32.5N) cement is ideal for general purpose concrete, mortars and renders, screeds and DIY applications. Its innovative, waterproof and tear resistant packaging keeps it dry whatever the weather, which means less waste and better value. Ask your merchant about General Purpose+ cement today.

Sustainability is a major focus for Lafarge, and environmentally friendly packaging is just one example of how the company supports product stewardship practices in the design, manufacture, distribution and application of its products. Plastic packaging of General Purpose+ is more 39%* more environmentally friendly than the paper alternative. Lafarge was the first cement manufacturer to commission an in-depth study, undertaken by leading environmental consultants BASF, to fully understand the environmental impacts of its packaging. The comprehensive six-month study reviewed the six factors of Energy Consumption, Resource Consumption, Emissions, Land Use, Health Effects and Risk Potential associated with both materials. Critically, the study for the first time takes into account the influence of these factors from the ‘cradle to the grave’, incorporating issues associated with disposal and recycling – which are a significant issue for merchants needing to dispose of wasted cement.

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Reduce wastage and save money

As a material for packaging cement, plastic has been shown to have a lower environmental impact across its full lifecycle than the current paper alternatives. The biggest single factor influencing the environmental impact of paper packaging is the greater occurrence of cement wastage.

  • 11% of paper bags are damaged between delivery to merchant and use on-site.
    The higher incidence of wastage with paper packaging results in greater energy consumption in the production of additional cement, its transport and storage.
  • 14% less energy is required when plastic is used.

Benefits to Merchants (General Purpose+)

  • Environmentally friendly compared to paper alternatives.
  • Weatherproof, can be stored outside without the need to cover.
  • 122-day shelf life when stored correctly.
  • Easier to handle and transport – less dust.
  • Deliver to customer sites in wet weather safe in the knowledge it will not get water damaged – saving time and redelivery costs.

Benefits to End User (General Purpose+)

  • Completely weatherproof.
  • Flexibility to store anywhere on-site.
  • Tear resistant.
  • No need to cover.
  • No water ingress.
  • Labour saving.
  • Empty bags can be used as rubble sacks.
  • Clean transportation.
  • Easier to handle.
  • Less waste – saves money, better value.

*Research undertaken by leading environmental consultants BASF
Ask your merchant today about General Purpose+ Plastic Bagged Cement

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