Polythene sheets are huge rolls of plastic films that are primarily manufactured from petroleum. The sheet has multiple pros belonging from a diverse set of daily fields; however, the primary use of polythene sheets is in the construction business. Polythene sheets are a versatile product keeping in mind the utility that they serve. They are manufactured from petroleum which makes their price and access directly dependent upon the petroleum access to a certain region. Hence, a shift of prices can be evidently seen whenever petroleum resources have taken a major hit.
The product is used as a vapor barrier which restricts the moisture flow within the walls, which can weaken the structure of walls. They are also used in window films, flooring and roofing as well. Apart from construction, polythene sheets still contain a lot of utility in other fields of the world. They are used to prevent the ocean from being contaminated while shipbuilding projects. It is also productive for slowing down run-off on hills. Lastly, an important factor is that the utility of this factor depends on the type of material you select and its respective purpose that it is made for. The key is to properly get acquainted with the functionality of each and every one of them.
Some of the types are mentioned below
- Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)
- High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
- Cross-linked polyethylene (PEX or XLPE)
- Medium-density polyethylene (MDPE)
- Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE)
- Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
- Very-low-density polyethylene (VLDPE)
Embossed Sacks and Bags are produced from polythene and are commonly used in Food industry. The bags can be quite handy while shopping. They are also productive regarding packaging for any certain food product. Embossed Sacks and Bags are very helpful when it comes to stacking food products in them. The best part about them is the small air escape that does allow the flow of air but does not let the product get out. Some bags are designed in such a manner that exponentially decrease the risk of slipping by the introduction of Strips. Nowadays, these bags are also being used in the Fashion Industry as well.
Heat Shrink Pallet Covers are a specific type of Pallet cover that cite the concerns of secure packaging and puncture resistance. They shrink while fitting which makes the structure resistant to dust, air, water, and moisture as well. In addition to that, they also provide a professional looking layout to your structure. The strength of this pallet cover is far greater when compared to other types of pallet covers. Heat Shrink Pallet Covers are primarily produced from a 100-micron high strength and high-efficiency blend polythene which is one of the main reasons why the product is more reliable and durable.
Valve sacks are made up of paper, extruded plastic or polypropylene. These bags are used for high-speed filling purposes. These are best for storing powdered like cement and granular like sugar substances. Valve is closed after filling the bag, this is a lot faster and simple than sewing. Valves can be internal valves, external valves or heat sealed valves. Paper and propylene sacks are mostly used for powdered products like cement, food products etc., whereas Polypropylene sacks are used for heavy-duty purposes. Polypropylene sacks are not best suitable for powdered substances but they can be made useful by using liners.
Poly Covers are made up of Polyethylene and compared to Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) covers; these covers are eco-friendly. These covers are heavy duty, tear, and moisture resistant which makes them a primary choice when dealing with extreme weather scenarios. These covers are available in the market in two major varieties transparent and opaque that have qualities such as multiple colors, thicknesses, and finishes that provide these covers an attractive aesthetic. Different types of poly covers are available in markets like Sand Matte Poly Covers, Leather Poly Covers, and Hologram Textured Poly Covers, etc.; however, most of them differ in color, texture and finish.
Pallet Covers protect materials from climatic extremities by providing them cover. They are available in multiple unique designs that have different functions associated with them. The types include Plastic Pallet Covers, Pallet Cap Sheets, Gusseted Pallet Covers and simple Pallet Bags. For instance, a pallet cap can be used to shield the top of any surface through rainwater or dust. Similarly, black Gusseted Pallet Covers can be used to shield light-sensitive objects from light through an opaque black sheet. The selection of this product entirely depends on the necessities of the situation and what product type satisfies the needs in the best possible way.
UV Stable Pallet Covers
UV Stable Pallet Covers are another type of Pallet covers that come with an added feature of protecting the cover from Ultra-Violent rays from the sun. This additive incentive helps the pallet cover maintain its original and required form. It also prevents any shift in the strength of the cover that tends to go fragile and brittle in the presence of sunlight. This extends the lifetime of the cover which consequently leads to more durable protection of the material. In cases of shipment of any material to different climatic conditions, the UVI can help preserve the cover during the shipment process.
Pallet Base Sheets
Pallet Base Sheets are used as a base for products’ protection while shipping. They provide the same services as pallet covers i.e. protection from moisture, dust, water and any harmful material, but specifically for the base of the product. The sheets are used when stacking products for shipping. The sheets can be paced down the product and in between the layers to prevent possible harm to the product through contact. Furthermore, they also offer protection from the container and in some cases, provide protection to the container as well. They also exponentially increase the stability of the product while shipment.
Skip Liners are used to protect the material inside the skip and the skip itself from the product sometimes as well. The primary concern is that the skip remains intact and clean from the product. A pertinent example would be trash bins and skips. The trash might contain a lot of corrosive and harmful material, skip liners protect the container and can be disposed of later on. Skip liners are available mostly for all sizes of skips. These skips can also be used with ropes for hanging purposed making them space efficient as well. In general, skips are highly efficient for keeping disposed of material.
Euro Slot Bags
These bags get their name from the special shape made designed on them for holding purposes called euro slot. Euro Slot Bags are super clear, highly efficient and high-quality bags. These bags are made up of 40-micron polyethene with some additional features based on the requirements. These bags are used mostly to display items at the point of sale. Small and lightweight items are placed in these bags and displayed in stores usually near reception/checkout. These bags are available in multiple sizes best for holding items like gift cards, USB, sweets, hardware, car parts and different cell phone parts etc.
In order to remove the problems caused by plastic bags, compostable bags were introduced. Compostable Bags are made up of cellulose. Compostable is often misunderstood as biodegradable, biodegradable means that something can be decomposed by bacteria whereas Compostable means that something can be decomposed by bacteria under specific conditions. Upon decomposition, compostable bags produce carbon dioxide, water, and inorganic compounds that are non-toxic. With the ability to decompose they share the same strength as non-recyclable plastic bags. Hence these can be used in places where non-recyclable bags are used. Since they produce nontoxic materials upon decomposition, this makes environmentalists prefer this over plastic bags.
Toner bags are made up of aluminium foil usually 0.016mm thick. For printing purposes, outer layer consists of a plastic sheet. As the name suggests, it is used as a toner container. Toner Bags are also widely used for food packing purposes. Aluminum acts as a barrier to light and oxygen, moisture, germs, and odours which helps in keeping the food safe for a more extended period. Above mentioned properties make it suitable for pharmaceutical packaging. Food and pharmaceutical industry are critical clients of Toner Bags industry since both of them are related to human health it is essential that the packaging is excellently produced to prevent any major loss to the product which might produce fatal results.
Handle carrier bags
Handle carrier bags are simple carrier bags but with a simple; yet, a massive utility addition i.e. a rope or a certain handle made explicitly to cater to holding purposes. The addition increases the utility of the bag which helps people use it more often in daily life more than the original carrier bag. It is used for shopping, transporting and in some cases storage purposes as well. However, the disadvantage, i.e., not eco-friendly which existed in carrier bags transcends to this product as well. This does not stop the product from being the most widely used carrier bag worldwide; however, steps are being taken to reduce this through recycling.
Plastic Carrier Bags
Carrier bags are made up of plastic, paper or sometimes fabric as well. Carrier bags are primarily used for carrying around things easily and efficiently. Plastic bags are the ones mostly used. Plastic bags do not biodegrade instead they break down into smaller bits. Like any plastic product they should always be recycled wherever possible after use.
Tote liners are made from Prime Virgin FDA resins. Tote liners are mostly used to protect the product and container at the same time, it helps in protecting the container from harming materials stored in it for transporting, storing or processing purposes. These are designed such that they cover sides and bottom of the container. One can say that tote liner is heavy duty, protective polyethylene plastic bag. There are different grades of liners available in the market. Food grade liners are safe to put food in them. Some grades are used for holding chemicals only. They are widely used in the packaging of chemicals, food, pharmaceutical products, adhesives, coatings etc.
Mailer Envelopes are used for sending letters, literature, i.e., books, multimedia (CD’s, tapes and other packages). Envelops used for letters are mostly made up of thick paper, for ages wax seals were used for sealing, but nowadays self-seal envelops are available in the market. For different kinds of packages, different envelopes are designed keeping in focus their shape and safety. Bubble envelopes are designed especially for the safety purposes; they help in delivering fragile objects without being broken. Envelops mostly contain sender and recipient addresses and contact information which helps in transferring the packages from one place to another through post method.