Vissai Cement starts exclusive Vietnamese QuickFill® deal Billerud

Vissai Cement starts exclusive Vietnamese QuickFill® deal Billerud
20 September 2017

Vissai Cement Corporation, part of Vissai Group, officially launched the QuickFill® Clean (QFC) eco-friendly cement paper bags this week at the Vissai Ninh Bình cement plant.

The QFC cement sacks are produced by leading Swedish packaging company BillerudKorsnäs.
"Vissai has studied and tested many types of cement sacks produced in different countries for both the domestic and export market. However, BillerudKorsnäs' product is by far the most competitive in terms of technology and cost," Vissai’s deputy general director, Nguyễn Tiến Đạt, told Vietnam News.

Under the agreement made in April 2017, Vissai will become the only unit to use BillerudKorsnäs cement packaging in Vietnam for a period of two years.

The current use of KPK sacks in Vietnam is estimated to cause economic losses due to leakage during the packaging and transportation process. This leakage means that cement producers regularly have to pack extra cement in every 50kg bag to ensure the correct amount reaches the final consumers.

This leakage is also a threat to cement factory workers, construction site workers and the environment.
"One of the biggest advantages of the QFC paper sack is that it is very clean and doesn't waste cement like the current packaging used in Vietnam, resulting in significant financial saving for the company. Besides this, it is also advantageous for workers because they don't have to breathe the cement dust," said Mark van der Merwe, BillerudKorsnäs business development director – sack solutions.

BillerudKronäs factory
Meanwhile, BillerudKronäs' production unit in Karlsborg, which suffered a fire in early September, is now back to full speed after successful drive to make the unit ready for production. BillerudKorsnäs estimates that the impact from the fire on Q3 results will be approximately SEK35m (US$4.4m).  

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