Polyethylene Bags

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Food, chemical, defense, waste management, retail, medical, construction and myriad other industries utilize these poly bags in daily operations. Although polypropylene bags are a common and more economic alternative to the use of polyethylene, the latter holds several advantageous properties making them more popular. Read More…

Polyethylene Bags Polyethylene bags are waterproof, translucent plastic receptacles employed in a number of industrial, commercial and domestic settings for the protection, storage or transport of goods.

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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Perfect for food storage, waste removal, bin liners, packaging and shopping bags, polyethylene bags are flexible and tear resistant. Additionally, bags composed of this material are moisture resistant, anti-static and prohibit the passage of large amounts of lights making them ideal for archival storage of artifacts and prints. The bags are also inert.

This means that they are not readily reactive with other elements and thus able to hold variable contents without risk of damage or contamination to the bag or object. To suit such variable needs, a wide array of polyethylene bags are readily available and customization if common. Plain, sealable, tamper evident and custom printed bags come in any number of sizes, shapes and capacities. It is important to consider the intended use of these baggies prior to purchase to avoid costly errors.

The base material of polyethylene bags is ethylene, a derivative of natural gas or petroleum. These plastic resins undergo polymerization which links together a series of monomers to from a polymer or plastic. The resulting thermoplastic can be one of many different categories within the polyethylene family. Distinctions are made based upon molecular weight and branching or crystallization.

High density polyethylene (HDPE) is a non-porous and non-stretching variety that offers the best temperature and moisture resistance and is the cheapest option. Low density polyethylene (LDPE) is more expensive but offers improved clarity and resistance to tearing as its porous nature allows it to stretch. Additional types of polyethylene include linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), the new-generation metallocene, ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), medium density polyethylene (MDPE) and very low density polyethylene (VLDPE).

Each material has its own particular strengths and weaknesses in relation to the composition of plastic bags. To create these bags, resin beads are heated between 180 and 240 degrees Celsius and then extruded into a thin film through sheet or blow film methods. Winding and casting may also be used to this extent, but are far less popular. Once cooled, the thin, flexible film is flattened by rollers. Additional processes include cutting and sealing into the desired bag shape. Finishes such as painting or the addition of handles and zippers follow.

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