Choosing the right Bags

Choosing the right Bags

With so many different styles and grades of bag on offer, it can be difficult choosing the right bag for your individual packing requirements.  Below is a run-down on each of the stock bags we have on offer at Packaging Supplies. 

Polythene Bags


Clear polythene bags are economical and popular throughout a wide range of industries.  They allow the contents to be visible and offer protection against dust, dirt and moisture.  Polythene bags can be quickly and effectively sealed using twist ties or by using a heat sealer or bag neck sealer.

All of the clear polythene bags supplied at Packaging Supplies are Food Grade Approved and the material used is 100% recyclable.

We stock a light and a medium grade of polythene bag, but we can supply bags in a heavier grade.  Please contact Packaging Supplies for further options and prices.

Light duty polythene bags are ideally suited for lightweight items such as clothing, instruction booklets, foodstuffs and soft toys.

Medium duty polythene bags are used throughout a range of industries including fashion, groceries, pet food and publishing.

Heavy duty polythene bags can be used for DIY products and for building or gardening items such as sand or pebbles etc.

Layflat Polythene Tubing


Layflat polythene tubing is supplied on a roll. It is a continuous length of polythene tubing that can be cut and sealed to create custom bags of almost any size.  It is an incredibly flexible choice of polythene packaging.

Layflat tubing protects against dust, dirt and moisture.  As per the polythene bags, layflat tubing can be sealed using twist ties or by using a heat sealer or bag neck sealer.

The layflat tubing available to buy in our online shop is clear and supplied in a heavy duty gauge.  However, layflat tubing can be manufactured in other colours and gauges with a fast turnaround.  Please contact Packaging Supplies for further information and prices.

Grip Seal Bags


Grip Seal Bags, also known as Mini Grip Bags or Self Seal Bags are a medium duty transparent polythene bag.  These grip seal bags are supplied in either clear or with a write on panel.  The write on panel enables the contents to be labelled for quick identification using a normal biro or marker pen.

Grip seal bags offer a good protection against moisture, dust and dirt and are suitable for use with food.  The mini grip bags have a squeeze and seal closure for continual re-use.  The bags are particularly useful for keeping items in storage and can be used for a variety of small to medium items.

Mailing Bags


Packaging Supplies offer lightweight or glossy blue mailing bags.  The lightweight mailing bags are a budget alternative to the glossy blue mailers, which are made using a slightly higher micron. 

Polythene mailing bags are ideal for mail order companies and ebay traders.  All of the mailing bags are waterproof making them the ideal protection for goods in transit.  The peel and seal strip makes light work of packing and being opaque the contents of the mailing bags remain undisclosed.

Packaging Supplies have listed the Royal Mail PiP guide next to each size of mailing bag in our online shop.

Bubble Bags


Packaging Supplies have protective bubble bags in a range of sizes.  Each bubble bag has an adhesive strip, which is easily peeled off enabling the bag to be secured shut.

Packaging Supplies offer a standard and an anti-static bubble bag.  The anti-static bag comes in pink and is suitable for electronic and delicate items that require anti-static protection.

The standard bubble bags are suitable for small to medium delicate items requiring more cushioning protection than from a polythene bag.

Refuse Sacks


Packaging Supplies offer a high quality polythene black refuse sack.  These refuse sacks can be used for both domestic and industrial use.

Although Packaging Supplies only stock a standard black refuse sack, we can also supply differently coloured printed refuse sacks which are ideal for identifying refuse contents.  Please contact us for further information on this.



Clip Close Carrier Bags



Clip close carrier bags have an integral white profile clip close fastening handle.  This design of closing keeps the contents securely in the bag, making the clip close bags ideal for packing loose goods or stationery that is going to be distributed.  This type of carrier bag is favoured by cosmetic, jewellery and fashion retailers.

The clip close carriers that we supply are of a premium thickness clear bag and come in a mini, small and large size.


Patch Handle Carrier Bags


Patch handle carrier bags have a reinforced patch handle for extra bag strength.  Patch handle carrier bags are a classic range of carrier bag with a more substantial feel.

For large orders of over 5000 bags, we can arrange for your patch handle carrier bags to be printed to order.

Patch handle carrier bags are a stylish bag popular with the retails markets.


White Vest Carrier Bags


Packaging Supplies offer a range of sizes and strengths of white vest carrier bag.  The 8 & 9 micron vest carriers are a good economy range of bag.  The 13-18 micron vests are slightly stronger and an ideal option for bottles.  The Hi-Tensile vests combine budget prices with a high quality bag strength.

Packaging Supplies also offer a vest bag on a roll for easy storage and counter dispensing.

The white vest carrier bags are suitable to all retail uses such as supermarkets and shops.