Plastic bags are a great way for manufacturers to keep costs low while protecting their products during transit or storage. There are various advantages to using polythene in plastic bags that benefit both the manufacturer and the consumer, and it has become an increasingly common material for many of the plastic bags and packages we see today.
Lightweight & Durable
One of the major advantages of using different types of plastic bags for the shipping and storing of your items is that it is extremely durable and lightweight. This ensures that you will be able to keep your goods stored for as long as you need, and the packaging won’t make the movement of goods more difficult for workers or other handlers.
If you plan to pack or transport perishable goods, polythene plastic bags have a unique property that makes them ideal. This type of plastic has almost zero permeability, meaning your perishable goods will remain fresh for longer periods of time. This means you can store and ship the goods without fear of them becoming unusable quickly.
Economical & Environmentally Friendly
Another fantastic benefit of polythene is that it doesn’t require a large amount of natural resources to produce. From a cost-effectiveness point of view, manufacturers can produce large quantities of plastic bags using minimal resources for maximum efficiency. From an environmental point of view, the bags are produced with minimal negative impact on the environment and can be easily recycled. Traditional paper or glass packaging options require a larger amount of natural resources both in their initial production and when they are recycled.
A Package To Suit You
Plastic bags can be coloured or clear depending on the user’s requirements. Many industries use clear bags to allow easy identification of the product during storage while others will use opaque mailing bags to help product the identity of a product during transit. An excellent example of the latter is the use of mailing bags used by many e-commerce companies where they are chosen for their durability and security as well as low unit cost. Even where a cardboard box is used, most companies will still ‘overwrap’ packages to make them secure and waterproof.
A good packaging merchant will be able to provide advice on standard or bespoke plastic bags to meet the individual needs of a range of businesses. It is a versatile and reliable material and makes up a significant portion of storage and transit packaging for all manner of industries. The advantages of using polythene in today’s world are numerous and it is no surprise that industry experts predict their use will continue to grow as the drive for efficiency continues. This, taken with constantly developing recycling systems, means that plastic bags continue to be a wise choice for many packaging applications.