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The general purpose of these bags, like most all plastic bags, is to store and protect items of variable shape and size from dust, moisture and other environmental factors. Read More…

Clear Plastic Bags Clear plastic bags are sacks or pouches made with transparent polymers such as low-density polyethylene and polypropylene.
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Leading Manufacturers

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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The use of these bags improves the shelf life of perishable food and other sensitive items such as photographs as they are acid-free and prevent evaporation and dehydration.

The particular materials used to make clear plastic bags allow one to see through the bag which promotes product visibility. For this reason clear plastic bags are common to storage applications and inventory warehouses or stock rooms as they protect goods while allowing workers or customers to preview available items without opening each individual package.

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As the aforementioned materials used in the development of clear plastic bags are exceedingly versatile, they allow the use of these poly bags in a number of additional applications ranging from furniture covers and plastic garment dry cleaning bags to zip-lock food grade bags and plastic merchandise bags and even museum grade archival baggies.

Although the use of plastic bags is declining due to increased environmental concerns regarding their slow decomposition, clear plastic bags are still widely used in display, promotion and other applications where visibility is essential. Some manufacturers have begun manufacturing "biodegradable" clear bags made from plant-based materials to increase the relevancy of this industry.

While other methods, such as winding, casting and sheet extrusion are commonly used to create the film needed to produce clear plastic bags, blown film extrusion is the technique preferred by most manufacturers.

This process begins with melting polymer resins into a viscous fluid that is then extruded through a special die. A hole in the center of the die allows cool air to be simultaneously blown into the plastic creating a bubble or tube of plastic with uniform thickness. This also cools the materials allowing the bubble to be collapsed and further processed as needed to treat, cure or create seams and seals for the bag.

Low-density polyethylene, LDPE, is one of the most popular materials processed in this way to produce clear plastic bags. While many grocery and shopping bags are made of the high density form of polyethylene, low density has more strength and tear resistance. It also exhibits less branching which is the replacing of the polymer chain with other forms of the base monomer resulting in a frosted appearance.

Clear bags should have as little branching as possible to remain transparent rather than simply translucent. Alternatively, polypropylene bags are also clear and relatively low in cost. Acrylics and polyester resins can also be utilized in the production of durable clear plastic bags.

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