Food Packaging Bags & Boxes
Food packaging bags look great while keeping your contents fresh. High clarity bags help your food look its best.
Types of Food Packaging Bags & Boxes
All our food packaging bags are FDA approved. But wich type of bag material is right for you food packaging needs?
Familiarise yourself with the each type of plastic bag, their notable features, and scope of use. This will help you understand the difference between each type of plastic and will make it easier to make decisions about the plastic bags you need for your needs.
HDPE is one of the most common plastic bags. This material is semi-translucent, lightweight and has a high resistance to temperature changes, water and vapour. It also has high tensile strength, and has been approved by the FDA.
LDPE bags are most commonly used as food and utility bags as it is made from low density polyethylene. They have high clarity and are extremely breathable too.
While they aren’t as strong as HDPE bags, LDPE also meet the FDA standards and can be used to store bulk food items like fresh fruits and vegetables. LDPE bags can also be used for heat sealing purposes due to its low melting point.
LLDPE food bags have a thinner gauge than LDPE, but with the same strength. Thus, allowing to save money without compromising on quality! LLDPE bags also meet the FDA’s food handing requirements. And they can be used to store food in both refrigerators and freezers.
Unlike the other varieties of plastic bags, polypropylene bags are not breathable and can be used to store food products such as herbs, buts, candies to enhance their product shelf life for retail situations.
Moreover, polyethylene produces a translucent plastic film, while polypropylene is completely clear. Polypropylene bags are clearer than LDPE or LLDPE bags for enhanced product visibility.
Polypropylene stands out for its high resistance to abrasive acids and strength. Also this type of plastic is FDA approved.
Paperboard is a thick paper-based material. There is no rigid differentiation between paper and paperboard. Paperboard is thicker than average paper, but it is still just one layer. This material has certain superior attributes such as foldability and rigidity. Paperboard is strong and lightweight and can be easily cut and formed.
Cardboard is a combination of three layers of heavy paper, two flat with a wavy one in the middle. More specific term is corrugated fiberboard.