Offering builders our innovative packaging solution Sac Protect™

20 April 2017

Who says you can’t improve on a classic? In France, our classic cement now comes in a bag with innovative protection properties: introducing the Sac Protect™ bag. On building sites large and small, the packaging preserves cement quality even after exposure to intense rain and humidity.


Cement solutions and work site experience: a package deal

Even if construction sites differ from one another, they often share the same challenges such as getting the job done in all kinds of weather conditions. Prolonged exposure to heavy rain or damp sand can lead to ripped, hard to handle bags, loss of cement and messy sites. Surely, there’s room for improvement!

More than a building materials supplier, LafargeHolcim constantly seeks to better understand our customers’ pain points to develop global solutions that improve their job site experience. That’s why the Group’s R&D department based in Lyon created an innovative packaging technology, Sac Protect™, that increases paper cement bags’ resistance to water and humidity. The cement’s quality is preserved even after two hours of heavy rain or 12 hours of sitting on damp sand.

In France, chosen as the market pioneer before a wider rollout, the Sac Protect™ bag is already making life better for builders because it’s: 

  • Cost-effective: less cement is lost on construction sites
  • More practical: less affected by poor weather conditions, allowing work to move forward
  • Cleaner: less mess & hassle for building teams

Watch Sac Protect™ star in a fun Mannequin Challenge video:


LafargeHolcim’s cement solutions

We offer the widest range of high quality cements on the market to cover the needs of retailers, precasters, masons, contractors, infrastructure specialists. Whether you want to build more durably, sustainably or efficiently, we have a solution adapted to your project.