Poly bags are widely used across a multitude of industries. This versatile item can be used for packaging needs, whether those are shipping or retail. The only downside to this is that finding the right poly bags for your specific needs can feel overwhelming. Luckily we’re here to help.
The first thing you have to consider when it comes to purchasing poly bags is that poly bags come in multiple styles. Selecting the right style for your needs is extremely important. Some poly bags are designed with more protection than others.
Flat poly bags are cost-effective and can be used to show off the contents of the bag. They’re great for shipping flat items such as documents. A flat poly bag will provide some protection from dust and dirt as well. A gusseted poly bag is perfect for items that are shaped irregularly. That is because a gusseted poly bag will expand when something is put into it. This creates almost a custom bag, as the bag will become fitted around whatever is inside. While these bags are generally closed with twist ties, you may also invest in recloseable poly bags. These can be re-used, which is ideal for some industries. Recloseable poly bags may use a slider or pinch closed mechanism. Anti-static poly bags are great for shipping electronics. These bags will protect products not only from dirt, but from static build up. And of course, you can always find colored poly bags, which are great for a multitude of reasons. Not only do they prevent your product from being seen, they can be used for branding, to make your company stand out, and to keep your products better organized.
This of course doesn’t account for more custom poly bags, such as garment bags or furniture covers. Poly bags come in all shapes and sizes, including tubing and sheeting to make it easier for you to get exactly what you need. Once you have a style selected, it’s time to figure out what strength you need.
Poly bags generally come in some type of Mil. A “Mil” is one thousandth of an inch and is used to measure the thickness of the bag. A higher Mil means your poly bag can hold more. Generally you will find poly bags with a Mil of 1-6. 1 Mil is lightweight and best used for temporary storage, though it can also be used for very lightweight items such as documents. The most popular thickness is 2 Mils, which is great for shipping clothing and light parts. If you need more protection you’ll want to upgrade to 3 Mil poly bags, which are often used by kit manufacturers and the healthcare industry. If you need to ship hardware and industrial parts, you’re better off with 4 Mil poly bags, as they offer more protection. And, if you need a very strong poly bag, invest in one with a strength of 6 Mil. This strength of bag protects against punctures and tears and is most often used for parts and metal objects.
We hope that these guidelines will make it easier for you to choose the right poly bags for you. You can follow this link to browse our large selection of poly bags to find the perfect ones for your company.