Pollard’s Sawdust Supplies has been providing Australia with quality wood shavings since 1968. The company’s principal activity is recycling virgin timber by-products, processing them into sawdust and wood shavings, and packaging them in poly-woven or hessian bags.
Today, Pollard’s is a leading manufacturer and distributor in Australia for sustainably sourced wood shavings and sawdust. Pollard’s primary material is pine and Australian hardwood, and its eco-friendly product is both biodegradable and chemical free.
Pollard’s provides a reliable solution for pipeline bedding, and their Pack Tuff bags are supplied with timely service and competitive pricing.
“We’ve been told our bags are preferred, principally because they can withstand a lot of hammering,” says Pollard’s director Peter Brennan. “Companies choose our bags because, unlike other products, they can take a great deal of rough handling and tossing about on job sites.”
Pollard’s Pack Tuff sawdust bags are a semi-permanent foundation for pipelines, and each bag will have multiple uses before it eventually disintegrates. The degradation process can be accelerated by wear and exposure to sunlight.
Once a bag is torn or compromised it is rendered useless; therefore, a tough, durable, heavy-duty product like Pack Tuff is essential for multiple use, particularly in a heavy industry like pipelines. But it is also important that the product can break down eventually so as not to generate excessive amounts of landfill.
Pack Tuff bags are ideal for medium-to-long term storage or transport applications, and for keeping pipes off-ground. Not only are Pollard’s sawdust bags strong, durable, and lightweight – they are also available in three convenient sizes.
The bags will not explode under the weight of the pipe, with the largest Pack Tuff bags able to withstand up to 15 t of weight. Compared to hessian sandbags, Pack Tuff bags are considerably lighter, making them better for maneuverability and lower risk from an occupational health and safety perspective.
Pollard’s Pack Tuff bags are shipped across the country and pallets arrive on site stretch-wrapped and weatherproof.
They have been used on a multitude of projects involving companies such as McConnell Dowell, Steel Mains, MPC Kintetic, Spiecapag, John Holland, and Nacap. These projects include the Victorian Desalination Plant, Northern Gas Pipeline, the Lake Way Gas Pipeline, Agnew Gas Pipeline, the Victorian North-South pipeline, and the Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline where Pollard’s provided approximately 25,000 bags.
Pollard’s Sawdust Supplies is based in Plenty, Victoria, and supplies both hard and soft wood products within Australia and overseas. The company’s variety of graded sawdust products can be used for a range of applications besides pipe bedding, such as animal bedding, meat and cheese smoking, absorbing oil or chemical spills, horticultural applications, and as a composite component for a multitude of end products.
For more information visit the Pollard’s website.
This article featured in the March 2022 issue of The Australian Pipeliner. Click here to view the digital magazine.