Baggie Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Maintaining Health With Medical Plastic Bags

    Medical plastic bags have a very important job in their environment. They are used to quickly and safely expose of certain materials that may be unsanitary or contagious. There are certain restrictions that apply to plastic bags used in the medical field that may not apply to bags used as shopping bags. For example, some bags in the health care industry have been tested and approved by the National Health Service for daily use in hospitals. These bags are vital because they prevent the spread of infections by collecting soiled...

  • Will Plastic Bags Kill The Cat?

    My cat is a very strange creature. She likes to sleep on her back with her feet in the air, loves to drink directly out of the faucet, and will refuse to eat any food that has been sitting in her bowl for more than a day. Her most disturbing habit, however, is that she likes (correction: loves) to eat plastic bags. I have taken all of the proper precautions such as hiding the bags from her and punishing her when she does eat them, but I can't get her...

  • In the Drawer to the Left of the Sink

    Part of my morning routine always involves reaching into the drawer to the left of my sink and pulling out a couple plastic baggies to hold breakfast and lunch items that I take with me to work. This is one industrial product item that I have been familiar with for as long as I can remember. My mother used them to keep our food fresh as kids, as well as using them to store a variety of other small items that needed to be collected together or carried around, like...

  • Plastic Envelopes: A Postal Service Necessity

    I have never used a plastic envelope myself, mostly because the mail I send has never consisted of more then Christmas cards and lengthy letters to pen pals. However, there a number of industries who employ people who need to send important and confidential documents that require more protection then the average paper envelope. This is why plastic envelopes were created, for the purpose of protecting mail to a better extent then paper packaging without having to pay to ship documents in a more expensive box. Other positive characteristics also...

  • The Many Styles of Clear Plastic Bags

    Clear plastic bags are one of the most popular genres in the plastic bag spectrum of products. This is because of the many advantages of clear plastic bags. They can be utilized in a variety of applications in a variety of industries, including the residential use of zip lock bags and baggies. Another industrial use includes packaging and shipping, particularly useful since the product can be seen even when it is safely inside its plastic wrapping. Food and beverage companies use them to increase the shelf life of perishables and...

  • Plastic Bags and Polyethylene Bags

    With all of the applications we find for plastic bags today, it is hard to imagine what the world would be like without them. Sure, in the past people somehow managed to make it through there daily lives without plastic, but they could also survive without a cell phone and people definitely could not do that today Plastic bags are how we bag all of our produce and then groceries, store our leftovers, transport our entire shopping spree home, keep all of the goodies for goodie bags together and countless...

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Benefits of Plastic Baggies for the Recycling Industry

The recent trend has been to eliminate all kinds of plastic and paper bags from the commercial industry. Some states and counties ban these bags altogether and demand customers use cloth bags. Others charge for the luxury of using plastic baggies.

Despite these regulations, paper and plastic bags have a surprising use that make consumers and even manufacturing companies are unaware of. There is one surprising industry that is suffering from the lack of paper and plastic bags- the recycling industry!

Recycled paper and plastic is used to manufacture many new plastic and paper products. In fact, a large percentage of plastic manufacturing companies depend on plastic bags to use as a base for their new plastic products. About 77 percent of paper mills use recycled bags to manufacture new paper. By eliminating these bags, the recycling industry suffers, and so does the manufacturing industry. Cutting out the use of plastic bags is actually cutting into a viable market. This is reducing jobs, driving prices higher, and making plastic less easy to get.

In fact, by recycling plastic bags, you can save over 79 gallons of oil, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, and 75 million Btus of material, according to the EPA.

So the next time you think about eliminating the use of paper and plastic bags, consider whether the impact on the environment is really lessening. In many cases, you are actually increasing the load on the environment by not using plastic bags and other plastic products.


Baggies are sacks or pouches made of thin and most often flexible polymer materials commonly generalized as plastics. The name “Baggies” is actually a registered trademark for a specific brand name of the bags, though over the years the term baggie has been loosely applied to encompass all small plastic storage sacks which are commonly used in a number of applications to hold variable goods and items.

Baggie usage extends to food preparation, storage, electronics, automotive, pharmaceutical, packing and shipping, retail and a plethora of other industries, all who use them in daily operations to maintain organizational standards as well as protect small parts from environmental factors such as moisture or chemical contamination. Medical bags are commonly used to this extent and to promote sterilization of instruments, equipment, bedding and garments in hospitals and laboratory facilities. Perhaps the most common use of baggies, however, is in the consumer household where they fulfill many of the same roles including storage and food preparation. Often described as small plastic bags as common sizing includes one quart and one gallon, petite sizing is not a prerequisite for baggies which are also available in industrial sizes. No matter the size, baggies can easily be suited to any application as the color, size, shape and style is highly variable and additional options such as protective treatments and printing allow manufacturers to customize products as needed.

Baggies are created for many different purposes and as such are necessarily diverse in material and physical construction. Plastic is a generalized term used synonymously with polymer. These materials used to create baggies consist of a long chain of repeating monomers held together by chemically formed covalent bonds. Natural, synthetic or organic, polymers are a broad grouping of diversified materials derived from resin processing. Baggie manufacturers may produce polymers such as polyethylene and polypropylene on-site or purchase pre-fabricated materials as facilities will allow. Although casting, winding, and sheet extrusion are commonly used to produce plastic film, blown film extrusion is the most popular method for producing plastic bags and baggies. In this process polymer resins are melted into a viscous fluid before being extruded or pushed through a die. A stream of cool air flows through the middle of the die creating a tube of expanding plastic. A uniform airflow ensures that the walls of the tube, and thus the bags are of even thickness. When the necessary length and thickness are achieved the bubble is burst and the bag collapses for further processing such as curing or printing. Secondary processes such as heat-sealing, shrink-wrapping and stitching are also commonly used to produce seams and seals along the edges of a baggie in order to improve its potential for containment.

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