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Used in the construction of flood defences in a similar way to traditional sandbags; when deployed in smaller quantities, Aqua-Sac® is ideal for protecting domestic or small commercial premises.
Aqua-Sac® is a sturdy jute sack containing a superabsorbent polymer (as used in disposable nappies!). After soaking in freshwater for approx 5 minutes, it expands to over 30 times its original size.
The un-inflated bag is compact to store (a traditional filled sandbag is 40-times the size!), and easy to transport (each bag weighs only 0.4kg). When inflated, the bag weighs 13kg and measures 54 x 31 x 10.5 cm.
Supplied in sealed packs of 5 bags, with a shelf-life in excess of 5 years.
Made from benign and biodegradable materials. Can be reused, subject to a drying-out period and provided they have not been contaminated by chemicals, sewerage etc.
Easily stored and transported:
- each pack of 5 uninflated bags is only 58cm x 44 cm x 4.5cm, weighing 1.9kg
- shelf life is more than 5 years
Can be re-used (subject to a drying-out period, and to not having been contaminated)
- Each bag: Inflated: 54cm long x 31cm wide x 10.5cm high Weight: approx 13.0kg
- Pack of 5 bags: Uninflated: 58cm long x 44cm wide x 4.5cm high Weight: approx 1.9kg
Manufactured from benign and biodegradable materials: a heavy duty jute sack with a cotton liner and containing a super-absorbant polymer. Can be safely disposed of in landfill or incinerated (the super-absorbant polymer can also be used as a hydrating medium by adding it directly to soil)
Supplied in sealed packs of 5 bags, with a shelf life of more than 5 years
Inflation: submerge in freshwater for approx 5 minutes; each bag will hold approx 13 litres
SeaWater: Aqua-Sac® can also be used to protect against seawater ingress. However, it must be inflated using freshwater only. Over time, seawater can cause the bag to start deflating, in which case it can be replenished using freshwater.