In Sweden, BillerudKorsnäs launched its first packaging with climate-positive impact. D-Sack, the removable bag for cement and other building materials is dissolved in a conventional mixer and the biobased carbon in the paper is captured in the construction itself.
The award-winning D-Sack, developed in close cooperation between BillerudKorsnäs and LafargeHolcim, has several significant advantages over conventional cement bags. The sack is solved during the mixing process, which minimizes cement waste, eliminates packaging waste and saves time while ensuring a cleaner, safer and healthier workplace.
A life cycle analysis conducted by IVL The Swedish Environmental Institute shows that D-bags capture CO2 over a hundred-year perspective, which means it’s climate-positive. The reason is that the carbon dioxide caught from the atmosphere during the tree’s growth and then incorporated into the paper is stored in the concrete structure.