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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.
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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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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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