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The name “Baggies” is actually a registered trademark for a specific brand name of the bags, though over the years the term baggie has been loosely applied to encompass all small plastic storage sacks which are commonly used in a number of applications to hold variable goods and items. Read More…

Baggies Baggies are sacks or pouches made of thin and most often flexible polymer materials commonly generalized as plastics.
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Bensenville, IL  |  800-490-8830

Action Bags is the industry leader in reclosable zip and custom packaging for over 40 years. We stock over 500 different plastic bag styles to meet our customer’s needs across all industries regardless of its use. We are your go-to product experts for any custom bags to incorporate branding, sizes, or product features that you do not see in our stock offering. Contact our excellent customer service or order online with our ecommerce website.

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Action Bags $$$

Fort Wayne, IN  |  800-548-6603

Custom Poly Packaging provides unique, private label or personalized plastic bags. We are primarily a wholesale source for custom plastic bags and flexible packaging.

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Custom Poly Packaging $$$

Sumter, SC  |  800-959-1337

Diversified Plastics & Packaging supplies plastic bags for many industries. We deliver prompt service, competitive prices & unparalleled variety in flexible packaging. Fast quotes, free samples when needed, custom made poly bags and stock items of any color and size. Industrial, textile, medical, small & large flexible packaging markets. Visit our website today.

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Diversified Plastics & Packaging, Inc. $$$

Clifton, NJ  |  800-526-1230

Champion Plastics is an extruder of all bags in every size, gauge and color for any need. Industries served include food, pharmaceutical, chemical, industrial, waste removal, service and retail.

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Champion Plastics $$$

Delaware, OH  |  888-312-6446

We’re NUTS about plastic bags! Buckeye Bag offers incredibly low prices on a wide selection of commercial quantity industrial plastic bags. Order securely from our online stock product catalog or request a fast, custom quote.

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The Buckeye Bag Company $$$

Madison, IN  |  800-720-1215

Plastic bags and sheeting custom made for industrial, retail and promotional applications. Materials include LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, and polypropylene. Custom printing up to 6 colors. Bagbarn.com manufactures products that include bags on rolls, wickets, cut bags, retail bags and more. Promotional bags are available for trade shows & other events as well as environment friendly biodegradable bags.

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bagbarn.com $$$

Lancaster, NH  |  603-788-5784

Pak Solutions is here for all of your packing needs! We are capable of quickly and efficiently producing Tamper-Evident Security Bags, Poly-Bags, and Packaging Supplies. We also serve the medical, pharmaceutical, and forensic fields by manufacturing different bags their specific needs. We are happy to fulfill custom orders to fit any specifications you may have! We are ISO 9001 certified as well as FDA certified.

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Pak Solutions USA $$$

Milwaukee, WI  |  800-926-6100

Family-owned for over 75 years, we've been known for our outstanding customer service, a reputation we've earned by always treating customers the way we would like to be treated.

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Associated Bag $$$
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Baggie usage extends to food preparation, storage, electronics, automotive, pharmaceutical, packing and shipping, retail and a plethora of other industries, all who use them in daily operations to maintain organizational standards as well as protect small parts from environmental factors such as moisture or chemical contamination. Medical bags are commonly used to this extent and to promote sterilization of instruments, equipment, bedding and garments in hospitals and laboratory facilities.

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Perhaps the most common use of baggies, however, is in the consumer household where they fulfill many of the same roles including storage and food preparation. Often described as small plastic bags as common sizing includes one quart and one gallon, petite sizing is not a prerequisite for baggies which are also available in industrial sizes. No matter the size, baggies can easily be suited to any application as the color, size, shape and style is highly variable and additional options such as protective treatments and printing allow manufacturers to customize products as needed.

Baggies are created for many different purposes and as such are necessarily diverse in material and physical construction. Plastic is a generalized term used synonymously with polymer. These materials used to create baggies consist of a long chain of repeating monomers held together by chemically formed covalent bonds.

Natural, synthetic or organic, polymers are a broad grouping of diversified materials derived from resin processing. Baggie manufacturers may produce polymers such as polyethylene and polypropylene on-site or purchase pre-fabricated materials as facilities will allow. Although casting, winding, and sheet extrusion are commonly used to produce plastic film, blown film extrusion is the most popular method for producing plastic bags and baggies. In this process polymer resins are melted into a viscous fluid before being extruded or pushed through a die.

A stream of cool air flows through the middle of the die creating a tube of expanding plastic. A uniform airflow ensures that the walls of the tube, and thus the bags are of even thickness. When the necessary length and thickness are achieved the bubble is burst and the bag collapses for further processing such as curing or printing.

Secondary processes such as heat-sealing, shrink-wrapping and stitching are also commonly used to produce seams and seals along the edges of a baggie in order to improve its potential for containment.

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