Printpack Drives the Evolution of Durable, Large Format Bags

ATLANTA, October 28, 2014 – While multiwall paper bags have been a staple in the packaging of large bulk dry goods markets for decades and are certainly an improvement over its predecessor, the burlap sack. This format remains riddled with issues including tearing, breakage, and infestation causing limitations on outdoor storage.

Brand owners and retailers are losing valuable product due to waste resulting from multiwall paper bag deficiencies. Loss of product translates to less profit.

Woven Polypropylene material and bag

The Woven Polypropylene bag offers the most efficient flexible material combinations possible. Woven plastic provides superior product protection with less material than multiwall paper bags. The rugged construction reduces damage by as much as 10% while maintaining premium appearance. Woven Polypropylene bag materials have a lower environmental footprint than multiwall paper structures, and are increasingly recovered for recycling.

Printpack Woven Polypropylene bags are available with easy open and reclose options that add convenience for consumers. Filled on existing machinery, these bags can be closed and sealed by sewing or with adhesive.

Printpack Woven Polypropylene bags can also be designed with a step cut that offers the flexibility of hot air sealing. Hot air sealing creates more sturdy seals without the use of adhesives, thread, or other consumables. In addition to being less expensive, hot air sealing enables productivity improvements in excess of 25%.

“The addition of Woven Polypropylene bags to Printpack’s portfolio continues our commitment to providing superior packaging products and materials that meet and exceed the individual and collective expectations of our customers, retailers, and consumers,” said James Taylor, Printpack Business Development Manager. “We protect our customer’s brand promise by weaving quality, innovation, and sustainability into every bag.”