Baggies

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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.

Leading Manufacturers

Dacula, GA  |  800-229-9950

Multi-Pak USA, Inc. supplies plastic bags and closely related products to businesses nationwide for use in a variety of industrial and promotional applications. Our products can be cut and manufactured in many shapes and colors. We are a company dedicated to the achievement of success as defined by our values. Thank you for considering Multi-Pak USA, we look forward to working with you.

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Multi-Pak USA, Inc. $$$

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. If you are looking for a "green" packaging solution, we manufacture ecologically safe biodegradable LDPE packaging, made right here in the United States of America. Give us a call today to find out more.

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Custom Poly Packaging $$$

Sumter, SC  |  800-959-1337

Diversified Plastics offers stock plastic bags for made to order. Our stock poly bags and packaging supplies are all available for same day shipping. We can customize any of our poly bags to your exact requirements. Our customers include industrial, chemical, electronic, military, pharmaceutical, animal bedding and more. Volume discounts available, contact us today. 800-959-1337

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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. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified and produce thousands of bags daily in widths from 2” to 200” and in gauges of .00065 to .010 which can be printed in up to 10 color combinations. For additional information about our products and services, call us or visit our website.

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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. Our extensive domestic and international supply chain network means low prices to fit your budget, including volume discounts and fast shipping. Shop Buckeye today for all of your factory-direct wholesale plastic bag needs.

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The Buckeye Bag Company $$$

Madison, IN  |  800-720-1215

Bagbarn.com is a stock & custom bag supplier that carries bags in various materials and sizes. Our plastic bags are found in many industries including advertising, commercial, military, chemical, food service, medical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and more. View our complete online catalog or contact one of our customer service representatives for more information.

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bagbarn.com $$$

Mahwah, NJ  |  800-872-1474

Rutan is a true American manufacturer of plastic bags and polyethylene films offering competitive prices and top service. Why buy through a distributor when you can go direct to the manufacturer and save? Rutan manufactures tubing, sheeting, gusset films, and all types of poly bags like security bags, wicketed bags, bags on rolls, printed bags and more all in the USA...

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Rutan Poly Industries, Inc. $$$

West Chester, PA  |  610-436-4750

Packateers manufactures a number of plastic extruded & blow molded products as well as clear, colored and white block plastic bags. Many plastic bag stock items/types are available for immediate delivery and we are capable of custom printing with 1 to 6 color process printing. Our company also offers pouch, tube and bottle contract packaging for your products & we have FDA approved packaging.

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Packateers, Inc. $$$

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. At Associated Bag, we specialize in top-quality and hard-to-find packaging, shipping, and workplace products. You name it - bags, boxes, tape, bubble, stretch wrap, safety supplies, office supplies, medical, and lockout and tagout products...we have what you need, when you need it.

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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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