FFS for Hanson

Hanson UK is the leading supplier of heavy building materials to the UK construction industry and is split into three business lines: Hanson Building Products, Hanson Cement and Hanson Quarry Products.

Product: Special ventilation FFS (Form, Fill and Seal) shrink wrap tubing film

Hanson is part of the Heidelberg Cement Group, which employs 57,000 people across five continents. Heidelberg Cement is the global leader in aggregates and has leading positions in cement, concrete and heavy building products.

Hanson’s UK business is split into three business lines – quarry products, building products and cement – which together operate over 350 manufacturing sites and employ more than 6,000 people.




The Packed Products division had a major CAPEX project to move some branded lines from paper based packaging to plastic. This required new packing equipment and the development of a plastic pack that would;

  • De-aerate quickly
  • Be “weatherproof”
  • Enhance the MULTICEM brand
  • Improve the pack choice in the market place


With a proven technique and pack that de-aerates without allowing moisture into the pack we were able to offer a suitable film for easy-sealing through dusty residues and give print protection from the rigours of handling.


With our packaging knowledge and expertise throughout the RKW Group, we fulfilled their needs and gave Hanson a new packaging type to add to their existing markets. This allowed them further brand awareness and enhanced the reputation of the MULTICEM range.