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Aqua-Sac ® "Sandbag" (Emergency Services)

Used in the construction of flood defences in a similar way to traditional sandbags. Available in large quantities for use by Emergency Services, operators of waterside installations, construction businesses, and anyone needing to protect medium/large sites.

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 (1,000 bags can be stored on a standard pallet, as compared to only 25 traditional filled sandbags) and easy to transport (each bag weighs only 0.4kg, and can be easily inflated on-site). The inflated 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.


Ordering this product

Qty:     20 - 99 packs     (100 - 495 bags)    £19.75 + VAT per pack
             100 - 199 packs (500 - 995 bags)    £18.25 + VAT per pack
             200 + packs        (1,000 + bags)        £17.05 + VAT per pack

Delivery: Depending on the size and delivery-address, we offer a variety of delivery options.

To discuss your requirements in detail, and for a specific quotation, please email us or phone +44 (0) 1202 657814

To order online in smaller quantities (typically for replenishment, or domestic/commercial use) please click here

Key Features

Key Features / Benefits:

  • Easily stored and transported:
    - each pack of 5 uninflated bags is only 58cm x 44 cm x 4.5cm, weighing 1.9kg
    - 1,000 bags (200 packs) fit on a single standard pallet
    - shelf life is more than 5 years

  • Quickly and easily deployed:
    - the bags can be inflated on-site
    - by simply submerging in freshwater for approx 5 minutes

For quicker inflation of large quantities, particularly if the inflation-site is away from a natural supply of freshwater, we can supply an Inflation Pool & Pump - for more information, please click here

  • Can be re-used (subject to a drying-out period, and to not having been contaminated)

  • Can be disposed of in landfill, incinerated, or recycled as a hydrating medium by adding directly to soil



  • Size:
    - Each bag:           Inflated:        54cm long x 31cm wide x 10.5cm high      Weight: approx 13kg
    - Pack of 5 bags:  Uninflated:  58cm long x 44cm wide x 4.5cm high        Weight: approx 1.9kg
    - A standard pallet can hold up to 200 packs (1,000 bags)

  • 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.

  • The materials are not regulated as Hazardous Materials. However, sensible precautions are required during storage, transport, deployment and clean-up (especially as the inflated bags, and the area around them, become very slippery). Full details are in our Technical Data Sheet which can be downloaded here (pdf file, 548 KB).



Download PDFAqua-Sac® - Information Sheet (pdf file, 676 KB)

Download PDFAqua-Sac® - Technical Data (pdf file, 548 KB)


Aqua-Sac®  Placing Aqua-Sac® in Water  Aqua-Sac® Inflated 

  Aqua-Sac® in situ (2)   Aqua-Sac® in situ (3)   Photo 662

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