Customer Stories

A more sustainable packaging option for Sharpes Farm Feeds

We’re all about Bags and Sacks that deliver the goods and when Sharpes needed a more sustainable way to deliver their feeds we jumped on board as their packaging partner.

With recycling under pressure, WPP bags have great functionalities but aren’t so friendly on the environment. Sharpes took a leap with us and you’ll now see their lifestyle range in Multi-wall Paper Bags.

Sharpes saw their packaging as an opportunity to do things differently, watch for more on how we helped them do exactly that:

For more information on Sharpes Stock Feed visit their website.

If you would like to learn more about our paper bag options feel free to email us or give us a call on +64 6 356 9835

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Customer Stories

Ngai Tahu Cleaning Up Rakiura Titi Islands

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu , who own the Rakiura Titi Islands (18 islands situated around Stewart Island) have devised a an annual work program in order to clear rubbish from the islands.

The purchasing of the lifting bags from Smart Pack has been a huge contribution to it’s success. With these new certified bags it lessens the potential spread of weeds and seeds across the islands.

Each whānau has an opportunity to use the Bulk Bags then the bags are lifted off the island by helicopter and taken back to the mainland.

Ngāi Tahu fund this operation and is recognised by environmentalists as an excellent example of Māori caring for the islands.

For more information on Ngai Tahu Iwi and what they’ve been doing visit their website.

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Customer Stories

Think paper bags won’t cut it? Think again.

If you think paper packaging just won’t cut it for your product, you might be wrong. Multi-wall paper bags have come a long way in the past few years and are now a viable alternative to Woven PP bags in many areas – and they’re much better for the environment. Have we got your attention yet? An efficient and versatile packaging option made from a sustainable and renewable resource, multi-wall paper bags are available in a variety of constructions. Whether your product is cement or building materials, human food or pet food, agricultural products, chemicals or minerals, paper bags are worth considering.

6 things about multi-wall paper bags that may surprise you

#1. Strength and Durability

Depending on the specification, the strength and durability characteristics of multi-wall paper bags are actually up there with Woven PP bags. We’ll work with you to design/specify a bag to meet the strength and durability requirements required for your product. These days, paper punches above its weight.

#2. Moisture

Traditionally, paper and moisture don’t go together, but the use of technical papers & moisture barriers overcomes this. Specific moisture barriers between the layers of paper or on the internal layer can be applied to protect your product and the multi-wall paper bag.

#3. Print

The print options on paper bags are great, from full-colour gravure printing to basic flexographic printing, it’s easy to achieve a high-quality look and feel to your bags. And if you go for a block bottom design you can also print on the bottom of your bag which is awesome for horizontal presentation either on a pallet or in store.

#4. Environmental

The global packaging market is increasingly adopting measures to reduce the environmental impact of operations. This is driving improvements in the recyclability of paper, without compromising on the strength of the material. And that’s a win for paper sacks.

If you’re concerned about the environmental footprint of your business—or if your customers are—paper is a stand out option. You can’t beat a good win-win. Good for branding and sales and good for the environment.

#5. Breathability

The natural quality of paper allows the packaged product to breathe freely and ensure it remains fresh. It is also possible to have food grade certified paper bags if required. Perforations are also commonly used.

#6. Construction

The construction options for multi-wall paper bags are numerous. Block bottom, pinched bottom, open mouth, envelope mouth.

Is it time to consider eco-friendly paper for the packaging for your product?

Packaging plays an important role to ensure your product is portrayed to its true value. That’s something we take seriously.

If you’re considering making a change it’s important to ensure it’s in the best interests of your product and business. Often a small scale trial is the first step which we can help facilitate.

We take all steps to ensure you are supplied with quality, reliable, cost-effective packaging to meet your unique requirements.

Learn more about this packaging innovation.
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Customer Stories

Is packaging graphic design in your Too Hard Basket?

Last week we had a call from a prospective customer. They were looking for a better packaging solution for their product. No problem.

But as we worked through their requirements, we realised they’d fallen into the same trap as many of our clients do.

Their focus was on the physical aspects of the packaging. They weren’t thinking about the packaging graphics opportunity.

In fact, they’d put packaging graphics firmly in the Too Hard Basket. And that’s where we find a lot of our customers put it.


  • They’re not quite sure who to engage with to get it sorted
  • They’re unsure if their graphic designer understands the type of printing available for their packaging
  • They haven’t got time to think about what they need
  • They wonder whether it will help them sell more product anyway
  • They’re unsure of the cost implications

Sound familiar?

If you’ve put product branding and packaging graphics in your Too Hard Basket, we can help.

You don’t need to know exactly what you want, or what you want your design to look like. We’ll help you get to that by asking you the right questions.

With answers to the right questions, we’ll develop the graphics for your packaging for you, as part of a total packaging solution.

We can create a 3D rendering of the proposed design. This way you get to see exactly what your finished product will look like. No need to use your imagination, and no chances of crossed wires. Once you’re happy with the design, all the specs can be signed off and your packaging goes into production.

Our aim is to make the process as easy and efficient as possible.

In fact, we can go from brief to final design in 24 hours.

And the best part? It’s all part of our service.

Take that customer we mentioned earlier. Before talking to us they were just going to stick a label on a plain white bag because they didn’t know how to deal with it otherwise.

We got straight to the bottom of what they needed. Within 24 hours we had a design proposal for them. They loved it and it’s now in production (they went for a printed multiwall paper bag with smart graphics).


How’s your Too Hard Basket looking?

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