17 May 2016 Dry Bulk | Breakbulk Good news for all who frequently have to carry heavy sacks: Starlinger’s newly launched AD*STAR *carry sack comes with handles which makes it easy to carry products like cement, ready-mix concrete or fertilizer packaged in it. Made of polypropylene tape fabric and designed in the typical AD*STAR block bottom shape, the sack is equipped with a pair of punched handles on the bag top that lie flat but open easily to provide a comfortable grip for easy carrying. The patented AD*STAR *carry sacks hold filling quantities from 10kg up to 50kg and can be used for packaging a wide range of dry bulk goods destined for wholesale and retail sale, e.g. construction materials, chemicals, or animal feed. The use of woven polypropylene offers important advantages: the sacks feature high strength at low package weight, provide excellent barrier properties and product protection, and allow attractive styling with print or OPP lamination. Packaging producers and suppliers of bulk goods benefit from the flexible design and the easy and economical production of AD*STAR *carry sacks. They can be produced in a large variety of sizes and styles, have low raw material consumption, and do not require reinforcing like paper bags. AD*STAR *carry sacks are produced on the ad*starKON SX and SX+ conversion lines supplied by Austrian Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H. The special handle patches are manufactured in a preparatory process and welded onto the sack top during the conversion process in the line — no adhesives or seams are required. Existing AD*STAR sack conversion lines can be easily adapted to the production of AD*STAR *carry sacks. Currently, 6.2 billion AD*STAR sacks are produced every year on more than 300 conversion lines in 46 countries worldwide. With AD*STAR *carry, sack producers have a unique product that helps them to open new markets, while they provide an attractive and economic packaging alternative for bulk goods producers.Note: AD*STAR® is a registered trademark. AD*STAR® sacks are produced exclusively on Starlinger machines. ABOUT STARLINGER & CO. GES.M.B.H.: Starlinger is a Vienna-based engineering company with production sites inWeissenbach and St.Martin,Austria,as well as Taicang, China. As a renowned supplier of machinery and complete lines for woven plastic bag production and PET recycling and refinement, Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H. is a synonym for leadership in quality and technology in over 130 countries. Founded in 1835, the family-owned business has been exporting machines worldwide for more than 45 years with an export quota of over 99.5%. Branches in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, USA and Uzbekistan ensure quick and professional technical support and service.