How Poly Bags Are Made

If you’re considering poly bag packaging for your new product, it’s easy to see why! Poly bags are versatile, durable, and affordable. They’re also easy to customize to fit your product, as well as your brand, and their speedy production is perfect when you’re faced with a short lead time. 

It’s no wonder so many people choose poly bags for their packaging needs, but have you ever wondered how poly bags can feature so many great characteristics, yet be produced so quickly? Here’s a closer look at how poly bags are made. 

How Poly Bags are Made, Phase 1: Extrusion

Making poly bags starts with what’s called the blown-film extrusion process. This entails melting down small plastic pellets (resin) until they become molten and pliable enough to be pressed, or extruded, through a circular die gap. 

This extrusion forms a continuous tube of molten plastic that gets pinched off on one end and inflated to whatever size and thickness desired. The inflated tube is stretched vertically on a tower to cool, then flattened and wound onto a roll. Now it’s ready to be transformed into poly bags.

How Poly Bags are Made, Phase 2: Transformation

Once the blown-film extrusion process is complete and the plastic is on the roll, it can be fed through a machine that cuts and seals the plastic at a specified length, creating a poly bag. This process is repeated until enough poly bags are made to fulfill the order. 

Poly Bags are Made to Help You Succeed

Because poly bags are made in such a way that they can meet varying specifications of sizes and thickness, they can accommodate pretty much any packaging design and need. That means, no matter the size or shape of your new product, or how it’s transported and where, you can depend on the poly bag packaging to protect it. A product that goes from shelf to customer undamaged not only boosts customer satisfaction but also boosts your bottom line by reducing product failure and returns. 

In addition, the processes of extrusion, rolling, and cutting use automated machinery, allowing poly bags to be made efficiently and precisely, with very little waste. This saves time as well as money — a must for small to mid-sized businesses with ambitious revenue goals.  

Poly bags are also a cost-effective solution to display detailed branding logos and text, especially when compared to other packaging materials available on the market.

Finally, poly bags score major points for their fast turnaround time, too — a huge bonus when deadlines are looming, and often a key factor in a successful product launch.  

Why A-Pac Poly Bags Rank Above the Rest

Now you know how poly bags are made as well as what makes them such a great choice for packaging. The only thing left to do is find out where to get them! A-Pac prides itself on delivering the best-quality poly bags on the market, and can custom-manufacture your poly bags to any size, weight, and even quantity — no minimum order required! 

As a fellow small to mid-sized business, we understand your needs and will take the time to get to know you, your product, and your goals, then help you find the custom packaging solution that makes the most sense for you. 

For the best poly bags at an affordable price and on your timeline, A-Pac Manufacturing is here to help! Contact us today to learn more about our poly bag options. All of our orders are custom to your specifications. We want to help you succeed.

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