Polythene bags and plastic bags for packaging are an ideal way to protect your products or items from moisture and dust, during manufacture, storage or transit. Plastic polythene bags come in a range of sizes and shapes, and are ideal for all sorts of uses.
Our wide range of polythene packaging bags are food safe, as well as our stronger, gusseted poly bags. Self-seal bags are available for convenience, however depending on the contents and purpose you may need to close your bag manually – with a heat sealer staples, bag ties or packaging tape.
Here is our guide covering a wide range of polythene plastic bags to help you find the right plastic bag.
Light duty clear poly bags for packaging
Light duty plastic bags for packaging are available for lightweight products. Manufactured from low-density 12 to 30 micron polythene, and with heat sealed seams, these polythene bags have a good resistance from tearing and splitting. The opening can be sealed using a light duty bag neck sealer or long polythene bag ties.
Medium duty clear polythene bags
For medium weight products, use 40 to 60 micron polythene packaging bags, ideal for warehouse, office and industrial applications. These medium duty polythene bags are suitable for heavier or rougher shaped objects because of the increased thickness.
For heavy duty use and awkward items
For heavy duty products, use 90 to 100 micron polythene bags, ideal for warehouse, office and industrial uses, where stronger bagging is needed for bigger, more awkward and heavier items.
Made from low density polythene, these clear plastic bags have a slightly cloudy aspect to their transparency, due to the thickness of the bag. To seal heavy duty bags, we recommend using a heavy duty bag sealer or wire ties with a twisting tool.
For really heavy duty and awkward items
For industrious products, use ultra-heavy duty poly bags ideal for tough working environments and applications in your warehouse or production line. These hard working polythene bags are manufactured from low density 100 to 150 micron polythene and are slightly opaque but transparent to identify contents.
Lock bags and grip seal bags
Bags with grip seals feature an easy to use grip seal closure and write-on panel so that there is no need for labels. Made from at least 45 micron, tear resistant, clear polythene, making them more suitable for lighter items and every day general use.
Meanwhile the zip closure plastic bag can also hold documents and store small parts. Self-seal, zip lock bags are manufactured from 45 to 100 micron polypropylene and have a crystal clear finish.
Poly Bags FAQs
FAQ #1: What are plastic bags made from?
Clear plastic bags are made from various densities of polyethylene – or, to use its trade name, polythene. It is a strong and comes in a variety of thicknesses from light duty, medium, heavy duty and ultra-heavy duty.
FAQ #2: Can clear polythene bags be recycled?
Whether light duty or heavy duty, packaging polythene bags can be readily recycled along with other polythene recycling so long as it isn’t too contaminated with other materials.