Polyethylene (PE) vs. Polypropylene (PP) Bags – A Selection Guide

November 17, 2021 Blog

When it comes to choosing plastics bags, two options are often considered: polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP) plastic. Although polyethylene and polypropylene bags are both plastics, they aren’t typically used for the same purpose or products. Deciding which type of plastic packaging to use depends on your specific needs and application.   Choosing the Best Plastic Bag Type Polyethylene bags: Polyethylene bags are translucent or opaque with a slight haze to them that allows you to see the items inside, although the details of the contents won’t be clear. Polyethylene bags are ideal for packaging goods or items that require a
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Poly Bags: A Buying Guide

June 7, 2021 Poly Bag

The term poly bag can refer to any bag made out of plastic, though it typically references polyethylene bags. Polyethylene (PE), also referred to as polythene, is one of the most frequently-used plastics in modern manufacturing. Although PE is used across industries, one of its primary functions is as an affordable and reliable packaging material. In this context, PE is used to create bags with varying weight-bearing capacities. PE’s hydrocarbon molecular structure gives poly bags the ideal combination of flexibility, tensile strength, and puncture resistance to protect contents of all shapes and sizes.  If you’re looking for a versatile and cost-effective bag
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Know the Difference between Various Polyethylene Bags – HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE

November 6, 2019 Poly Bag

  Polyethylene is one of the most widely used plastic types and is made from the polymerization of ethylene gas. They have extensive applications ranging from plastic bags and bottles to certain industrial parts and components. Depending upon the application, the density of the plastic is decided. For instance, high-density plastics which are absolutely non-permeable are used in making pipes, tanks, and so on. On the other hand, low-density plastic is used to make shopping bags, water bottles, and so on. These are categorized as high density, low density, linear low density polyethylene. This post explains the difference between custom
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Why Choose Universal Plastic as Your Plastic Bag Manufacturer

October 4, 2019 Plastic Bag

Over the years, a lot has been said about the plastic bags and their perils to the environment and people. However, that has not affected their popularity. Why? The reason is because they are the most functional packaging option that are cost-effective, easy to use, and convenient to store. They are beneficial to retailers and consumers in several ways, and thus are a popular packaging option in spite of all the shortcomings. Realizing the growing demand for clear plastic bags and other types of recyclable poly bags, they are being manufactured in bulk quantity in wholesale prices. Universal Plastic is
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Know Which Vacuum Bags and Pouches Are the Best for Your Food

September 23, 2019 Stand-Up Pouch

  Storing food items in vacuum seal bags is pretty common and convenient on both domestic and commercial levels. There are vacuum storage bags, which can be refrigerated and even frozen, thawed, and then heated. FDA-approved, good-quality thick plastic needs to be used for such bags to store food, as the bags be capable to withstand hot and cold temperatures. They should not melt when heated or crack and tear up when frozen. This happens when low-quality thin plastic bags, and hence FDA has separate standards for storing food items as there should be no risk of the melted plastic
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Why Custom Printed Plastic Bags Are Important for Your Business?

September 12, 2019 Plastic Bag

Over the years, businesses have been investing in billboards, television commercials, and several other promotional items to establish their brand in the minds of their customers. Additionally, they have been investing in various small and large customized promotional items to make their brand stand out in the crowd. Although many of these promotional items have a certain impact on viewers and customer’s mind, nothing can match the intensity of impact created by a custom printed plastic bag. In recent years, there has been a big shift towards bags made of natural fiber or eco-friendly materials; however, custom printed personalized plastic
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Value Plus Clear Line Bags for Outstanding Protection, Convenience and Economy

September 4, 2019 Ziplock Reclosable Bag

Product storage and packaging is an important concern for industries that deal with sensitive or delicate products, especially the food industry. Thus, manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers are always on a lookout for efficient products that will help them assure the safe delivery of products to end users. Among the various choices available, seal top reclosable bags have gained immense popularity in recent years. These bags are made of clear plastic, and feature zipper locks, which helps secure the contents of the bag as well as provide a clear view of stored item. These bags are ideal for storage, display, securing,
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Guidelines to Select the Right Size and Mil Spec for Clear Zip Plastic Bags

August 16, 2019 Ziplock Reclosable Bag

Reclosable zip lock bags are widely chosen for shipping, packaging and storage applications. Made to offer outstanding protection to the products, these zip lock bags are immensely useful for several applications across industries ranging from food, manufacturing, electronics, construction, automotive and many others. Clear zip plastic bags are available in several sizes and mil thicknesses to meet the varied storage, display, and shipping requirements of the customers. As a user, you would be confused to make the right purchase from the options of several sizes available. So, how to choose the right size and mil thickness for your applications. This
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6 Essential Reasons for Choosing Stand Up Pouches

July 9, 2019 Stand-Up Pouch

Packaging has become an important part of the branding exercise as it is the face of the product. It not only protects your food or items within but helps retain the freshness and original properties. Nowadays, there are many options when it comes to packaging, and this includes stand up pouches. Top brands from various industries are replacing the conventional way of packaging with flexible packaging methods because of their focus on using environment-friendly and lightweight packaging materials. Stand up pouches fit into all these categories and literally stand on retail shelves. So, they are widely accepted, popular, and the
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11 Types of Plastic Bags Used in Healthcare Packaging

June 25, 2019 Plastic Bag

There are strict regulations the medical and pharmaceutical sectors have to comply with when it comes to tamper-proof packaging, waste disposal, and transfer of medicines. Also, the bags in which packaging is done or the waste is disposed need to comply with the regulatory standards set for the concerned state, regarding plastic disposal and recycling. The bags need to be recyclable. There are a number of plastic medical bags or pharmacy bags used in these two sectors for various applications ranging from dressing disposal waste bags, specimen bags, and adhesive closure bags to bedside and respiratory setup bags. This post
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