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Do I need Shrink Wrap or Stretch Wrap and what is the difference

Darren Kincaid - Saturday, April 10, 2010
Do I need Shrink Wrap or Stretch Wrap and what's the difference?

Most people who order stretch wrap from us call it shrink wrap ..  but the products are very different. Shrink wrap film is made from polyolefin plastic, while stretch wrap is made from polyethylene plastic. Shrink wrap is generally used to protect a single product, such as the plastic over toys at the toy store or CD's when you first buy them. Shrink wrap gets its tight seal through a heating process. The product is wrapped and heated with a hairdryer-like tool or put through a heat tunnel. Shrink wrap can also be used for bundling products together, such as bottles of soda. We supply both stretch wrap and shrink wrap.

Stretch wrap is generally used to hold boxes on a pallet for transport. Stretch wrap is pulled around the load and stretched. The plastic has a memory and wants to return to its original size. This "elastic band effect" holds the load tight.

Plastic Covers and Liners for many uses

Darren Kincaid - Friday, April 09, 2010
Plastic (Poly) Covers and Liners

Available in standard sizes from 3’ to 40’ wide, 0.002"-0.006" gauge, and 20'-100' lengths. Extra large sizes are available upon request. All panels are accordion folded every 4 to 5 feet and tightly rolled on a heavy-duty core for ease of handing and time-saving installation. Layflat roll configurations are also available. Applications include: Vapor Retarders, Silage Covers, Agricultural Covers, Wood Product Covers, Temporary Walls, Cargo Covers, Insulation Membranes, Fumigation Covers and more.

Plastic Bag Facts Recycling and Reuse

Darren Kincaid - Saturday, March 27, 2010

Recycling Fact: Recycling plastic bags and wraps is important because this valuable material can be made into dozens of useful new products such as low-maintenance fencing and decking, building and construction products, shopping carts, and of course, new bags!

Make sure bags are clean and empty. Do not include used plastic food wrap, bags with food residue, or material that has been painted or glued, as other substances can contaminate the recycled material.

Reuse Fact: More than 90 percent of consumers reuse their plastic grocery bags at home for purposes ranging from waste basket liners to lunch bags to pet clean up.

Atlantic Poly uses recycled material and offers recycling.

Custom Printed Plastic (Poly) Bags

Darren Kincaid - Monday, March 15, 2010
Are you looking for a unique custom printed plastic bag for your product? Then you've come to the right place in Atlantic Poly! We can customize a poly bag to fit your exact needs and requirements.  We can print your logo, instructions, bar-code, etc. in up to 6 colors. Just choose your size, bag style and send us your art. Start the procss now by choosing the bag style you are interested in and filling out our request for quote form.  We specialize in extrusion, printing, and converting of wholesale custom plastic bags. Printing on plastic bags is done through a process called flexography. Custom Polyethylene bags can be made in all types of sizes and styles. Let us know your requirements.

Trash Can Liner Types

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Resin - Resin is the basic raw material used in manufacturing trash can liners. The two basic types of resins utilized in trash can liner manufacturing are High Density and Linear Low Density.

Linear Low Density Trash Can Liners

Linear Low Density can liners are made from high quality resins that are highly resistant to puncturing and tearing. The exceptional strength and stretch properties of Linear Low Density trash can liners make them a great option for kitchen trash that may include glass or sharp, irregularly shaped objects. Various resins that comprise Linear Low Density polyethylene include butane, hexene and metallocene.

For the environmentally conscious, we also carry a line of Biodegradable Low Density Trash Can Liners, which are manufactured with at least 60% recycled post industrial scrap plus a degradable additive.

High Density Trash Can Liners

High Density can liners are made from high molecular density resins. High Density trash can liners are great for the office, restroom, or any type of trash that does not include sharp edges. High Density trash can liners are also less expensive per unit than low density trash can liners.

Some important definitions are as follows:

Gauge - Gauge is a term used in the trash can liner industry to describe the thickness of a liner. Gauge is typically stated either in mils or microns.

Mil - A mil is a measurement based on a thousandth of an inch (.001). Linear Low Density trash can liners will range from .30 to 2.0 mils. Improved resin technologies have allowed manufacturers to produce thinner trash can liners that are much stronger than the trash can liners of the past.

Micron - A micron is a measurement based on one hundred thousandths of an inch (.00001). High Density trash can liners range from 6 to 24 microns.

Anti Static Bags - ESD - Metallic Shielding

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Atlantic Poly has an large supply of anti static ESD bags in stock and ready to ship for electronics packaging (pc board, component and module level) and cleanroom environments (hi-rel and military). We have a wide variety of ESD packaging products such as static shielding bags, conductive tubing, cushioned (bubble) bags for transport of delicate electronics, and anti-static bags. Most of our ESD bags are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Choices of our static shielding and anti-static bags include open top, metal-in shielding and ziplock. Depending on your application we are sure ot have an anti-static bag ot meet your needs.

Anti-static bags reduce the threat of damage to electronic components by incedental static or electrical discharge. One of the main advantages of packaging in a plastic bag is that they are easily sealable using a heat sealer or come in ziplock form.

Benefits of Plastic Trash Can Liners

Darren Kincaid - Monday, February 15, 2010
The main benefits of trash can liners are twofold. Plastic liners are more flexible and durable than other materials, that provide a better moisture and chemical barrier, and offer higher resistance to tear propagation. Trash can liners are typically made from linear low density polyethylene for superior tensile strength and tear resistance. Lightweight, but strong and durable, poly trash can liners make it possible to move and store more waste than ever before. And because of their advanced resistance to tearing and leaking, these liners make it possible to handle waste and other hazardous material without any threat to the surrounding environment.

Tough Roll-Off Liners Make Waste Disposal Easy!

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Container Bag Liners Provide Many Different Advantages

  • Quick, easy installation from either inside or outside the container
  • Fast and clean dumping
  • More security when transporting
  • Improves leak protection
  • Cleaner containers
  • Aids in dust and odor control
  • Increases container longevity
Options include:
  • Bag liners available folded or on a roll
  • Multiple packaging capabilities
  • Sides ranging from 66" to 144" in height
  • Thickness tanges from 3 mil to 10 mil
  • Quantity and/or corporate discounts are available
Tough Roll-Off Liners That Make Waste Disposal Easy!

Disposable Polyethylene Liners for Roll-Off's, Dump Trailers and Railroad Gondola Cars - Our heavy-duty bag liners are made from a combination of virgin and recycled polyethylene. Our unique patented form fit design virtually eliminates tearing and puts three thicknesses of plastic at the bottom of the container's tailgate for added leak protection. These liners are ideal for transporting bulk solids and sludges, and provide more protection than using film or film envelopes.  A wide selection of bag liners is stocked for immediate shipment or custom liners can be manufactured to your specifications. Liner prices vary according to the length of the container, height of the liner, mil thickness of the liner, and material used.

Poly Bags are practical for many uses in many different industries

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Are you looking for a certain types of bags which are practical for almost all types of items? Do you prefer to have bags that you can reuse and recycle from time to time? You should consider the polyethylene bags, commonly known as poly bags or plastic bags . Many industries use these bags due to wide variety of types available, ease of use and efficiency. They are frequently used in industries related to fabrics, apparels, electronics, foods, and the like to protect items from dust, dirt, and moisture.

Poly bags come in many different types in order to manage the variety of functions they are needed for. Among the more common and popular types are the flat, gusseted, and re-closable poly bags.

The most popular type among all the poly bags is the flat poly bag. They are  used in industries like agriculture and landscaping, hospitals, banks, and electronics. Primary use examples are in the areas of electronics manufacturing and computer software shipping. Other industries includes mail order businesses and the like. Once the items are placed inside the flat poly bags, the bags are sealed through heating or through taping. There are also some instances when the bags are twist-tied to be closed.

PRINTING ON PLASTIC BAGS

Darren Kincaid - Monday, January 25, 2010
All Atlantic Poly plastic bags are printed using a method called Flexographic Printing. Flexographic printing uses flexible rubber printing plates which are adhered to a cylinder. The inked plates with a slightly raised image are rotated on the cylinder and the image is transferred to the plastic sheet or bag.  All of our inks are water based and are environmentally friendly. We can print up to 8 colors on 2 sides.

Printing on a poly bag obviously adds to the cost of the bag. We can imprint as few as 5000 bags but the cost is much higher because of the set-up. (We find that for cost optimization runs of 25,000 or more are more cost efficient)

There is an initial cost for plates but the customer maintains ownership of the plates. These plates are compatible with most printing presses.We also have several graphic designers available to help with the design of your bag.