Packaging Supplies

Poly Bags

Choosing the right poly bag is important when it comes to optimizing your packaging needs and company spend. If you’re experiencing any poly bag challenges today, Rapid Packaging has product specialists available to recommend the right bag for your application.

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How to optimize your poly bags.

Mill Thickness

Depending on the product your packaging, it’s important to choose how thick your poly bag needs to be.

  • Less than 1 Mil: Used for short-term use and needing minimal protection. They are commonly used for produce bags or dry cleaning bags.
  • 1-3 Mil: Moderate protection for storing and protecting items like food, clothing, and other retail products.
  • 4+ Mil: Heavy-duty protection for heavy and/or abrasive products. They are often used for packaging bulk items like screws or hardware and large industrial products.

Sizing your poly bag can be crucial when it comes to optimizing your poly bags. Having the right-sized bag affects your overall poly bag spend and ensures your products are safely and strategically packaged in a bag that’s perfectly fitted.

Custom Printed

If you’re looking to add your logo or design to your poly bag, custom printed poly bags are the right choice for your application. Customizing your bags with your logo, image, barcode, or company name can help impact brand awareness.

Poly Bag Materials
  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE): Lightweight, sturdy, and nearly opaque, high density polyethylene poly bags offer low breakage and are a good option for heavy products.
  • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE): This has a low melting point, making this bag ideal for heat sealing. Also, it is lightweight and has a low tensile strength. These are ideal for food packaging applications.
  • Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE): This blended from LDPE to make flexible, softer, and pliable plastic with greater tensile strength and pliability. It can withstand heavy impact without puncturing and tearing. Cost-effective replacement for LDPE when potential weight or puncture is a concern.
  • Polypropylene (PP): One of the most popular bag materials because it offers chemical resistance and a low melting point. Polypropylene is breathable. Resistance to electricity makes it an ideal bag to store electrical components.


What type of poly bag is best for your application?

Poly Bags on a Roll

Bags on a roll can be used for various applications. They can be customized with pre-printed logos or barcodes or utilized in an automatic bagging machine with pre-installed printing specifications. Poly bags on a roll help optimize your bagging output and provide a continuous bagging solution, especially for high-volume applications.

Flat Poly Bag

Flat poly bags are generic poly bags used for packaging, shipping, and storing a wide range of products.

Seal Top Poly Bag

Seal-top poly bags are one of the most common bags on the market. These are available in a wide range of sizes, and their seal top style are versatile for protecting both work and home materials.

Food Grade Poly Bag

It’s important to have a trusted supplier for your food grade poly bags. These bags must uphold strict standards and requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agricultural (USDA). Food grade poly bags help protect your products from moisture, air, and other contaminants.

Anti-Static Poly Bag

Anti-static poly bags are designed specifically for electronic applications. The properties of this poly bag help minimize electrostatic discharge.

Gusseted Poly Bag

Gussets allow poly bags to expand, stand upright, and allow more room in poly bags. Gusseted bags can be added to any size bag and are often used in retail and grocery applications.

Opaque Poly Bags

If you have an application where the identity of your product needs to be protected, opaque bags may be the right choice for you. Although most poly bags are made with transparent plastic, there are many different colored opaque poly bag options available for the security of your products.


What challenges are you experiencing today?

My Poly Bags Keep Running Out of Stock.

The supply chain can be complicated to navigate on your own. With a dedicated supplier-customer relationship, these challenges can be mitigated with contract purchase orders and product demand pre-planning.

How Can I Combat Price Increases on My Poly Bags?

Price fluctuations are an inevitable part of buying any packaging product. With the instabilities of freight and raw materials, considering a bulk purchase on your poly bags can be a great way to ease the ever-changing prices. Increasing the volume of your purchase allows your supplier to buy from the manufacturer more strategically, which results in a more competitive price for you.

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