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Atlantic Poly Plastic Bags Are Reuseable

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Atlantic Poly’s Plastic Bags Are Reuseable  - Atlantic Poly can be the source of all your polyethelene needs. We offer a wide variety of products to suit your poly needs. One of the most common are  plastic bags.  They are multi-purpose bags made of polyethylene. Plastic bags can be used for varied purposes such as to wrap food, store extra stuff while traveling, and to hoard wet or dirty clothes. They are also ideal as trash bags during journeys. Strength, durability, versatility, and variety are some of the key advantages of Atlantic Poly’s plastic bags.
Plastic bags aren’t just used for household purposes they can serve industrial purposes as well. Self-adhesive, resalable drawstring or tote bags are the most commonly used plastic bag. Shrink bags, and durable plastic bags for heavy machinery are all used daily in the industrial areas. Many food items that are available these days come in a wide variety of plastic bags, each suiting a different purpose. Some bags that are used in the vegetable and fruit sections come in rolls that can be easily cut off. These have opening at one end and do not have any sealing attachments. Plastic bags that need to be vacuum-free are made of more durable plastic and are closed from all sides except for a small opening through which the air is sucked out to create a vacuum inside before sealing it. Many of the bags Atlantic Poly provides are supplied to grocery chains, and when consumers use those bags they become useful bags for other items they own.

Polyethylene Bubble wrap: Great for protection and stress relief

Darren Kincaid - Friday, July 02, 2010
Some people wonder how sensitive products should be wrapped in the bubble wrap product. Well first of all the bubbles should be INSIDE. By doing it this way all of the surface sections are protected by several bubbles at the same time. Not to mention, since the external plastic layer will distribute the sharp impact on a group of bubbles simultaneously, and also it protects the individual bubbles from unnecessary breaking.

Polyethylene bubble wrap can come in various sizes. It can range from 1/4 inch (6 millimeters) in diameter, to an inch (26 millimeters) or more, to provide added levels of shock absorption during transportation. In addition to the degree of protection available from the size of the air bubbles in the plastic, the bubble wrap itself can offer some forms of protection for the object in question. Atlantic Poly also offers anti-static type of bubble wrap. So when shipping those sensitive electronic parts and components, an anti-static bubble wrap dissipates a static charge, thereby protecting the sensitive electronic chips from static which can damage them.

And who cannot deny the recognizable "popping" sound bubble wrap makes when compressed and punctured? According to many stress relief programs and sites, bubble wrap is one of the leading causes to reduce stress. Acknowledging this alternative use, some websites provide a "virtual bubble wrap" program which displays a sheet of bubble wrap that users may "pop" by clicking on the bubbles. So here at Atlantic Poly, Inc. our bubble wrap protects in so many ways.

Polypropylene Making A Difference in the Gulf Oil Spill

Darren Kincaid - Monday, June 28, 2010
Polypropylene Making A Difference in the Gulf Oil Spill

Did you know mechanical recovery of oil by oil sorbents is one of the most important countermeasures in marine oil-spill response? Polypropylene is the ideal material for marine oil-spill recovery due to its low density, low water uptake and excellent physical and chemical resistance.  If you are currently or plan to support the Gulf clean up, give us a call to discuss how we can quickly and economically help equip you to get the job done.

Recycling Tip on Mailing Lists

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, June 22, 2010
If you’re interested in living a more eco-friendly lifestyle like we are at Atlantic Poly, here’s something you can do that will help protect the environment and preserve your sanity... reduce the amount of junk mail you receive by 90 percent.

Get Off the Lists - You can also go to, which can enable you to remove your name from lists that mortgage, credit card and insurance companies use to mail you offers and solicitations. It’s a centralized website run by the four major credit bureaus in the United States: Equifax, Experian, Innovis and TransUnion.

Most businesses check with one or more of these companies before accepting your credit card or granting you credit for a long-term purchase. They are also a huge source of names and addresses for credit card, mortgage and insurance companies that routinely send junk mail to attract new customers and solicit new business. But there’s a way to fight back. The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act requires credit bureaus to delete your name from their rented lists if you make the request.

Use Anti Static Ploy Tubing to package sensitive devices with varying lengths

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Anti static poly tubing is an economical way to package or enclose objects of same width but various lengths. Poly tubing can be heat sealed or taped at either one or both ends. Surface resistivity of 1012 ohms/  Amine-free, PAS tubing is designed for applications in which Faraday Cage Protection is NOT required.  Anti static material effectively eliminates the hazard of electro-static damage to sensitive electronic components during packaging, storing, handling, and shipping.

POLY or PVC Shrink Wrap Uses

Darren Kincaid - Sunday, June 06, 2010
PVC SHRINK COLLARS - Commonly used as a security measure on medication bottles. Available in a variety of gauges, colors, and prints. Horizontal or vertical perforations are available for easy open. All sizes are custom.

- Commonly used on wine and champagne bottles as a security measure.

POLYETHYLENE SHRINK BUNDLING FILM - Single wound shrink low density polyethylene generally used to shrink wrap bundles of newspaper, cases of bottled water or soda, individual boxes, etc.

POLYETHYLENE SHRINK PALLET COVERS - Clear shrink pallet covers are stock for some standard sized pallets. Custom sizes are available in a variety of sizes, gauges and prints. Shrink pallet covers are used by covering the pallet with the bag and applying heat with a hand held propane powered heat gun.

PVC SHRINK WRAP BAGS - Used for shrink wrapping a variety of small items, generally in small quantity. Bags are stocked in sizes ranging from 6"x6" up to 14"x20" . Bags with a rounded top are also stocked, commonly used for gift baskets. The bags would be sealed with a tabletop heat sealer and shrunk with a hand held 110V electric industrial heat gun.

Why Use Vapor Barriers

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In cold climates, insulation alone is not enough to keep our costly heat from escaping. Given the slightest opportunity our precious heat will find its way out in an alarming way.

Once we understand the principle that warm air is attracted to cold air, and not the other way around, it should become almost a matter of pride to keep that warm air in!  Although some heat is lost by conduction through the insulation, most of the heat loss in a building is through air movement, or air infiltration, through the walls.

That's where vapor barriers come in. A vapor barrier – also known as vapor retarder – is merely a continuous sheet of impermeable material installed on the inside, i.e. the warm side of the wall, and it's designed to keep the warm air from escaping through or around the insulation and other building components.

There are several reasons for wanting to keep the warm air inside the house through a vapor barrier installation; among them:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Heating costs
  • Preventing the deterioration of the building materials (wood, insulation) by moisture (hence the alternate term moisture barrier). In winter, as the heated air meets the cold air, it creates condensation, which is water of course. The vapor barrier is designed to prevent this phenomenon from taking place.
  • Health problems caused by molds

Plastic Pocket Holders

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Plastic Pocket Holders are the economical choice to hold your warranties, instruction books, job tickets, and other documents or items for easy viewing and storage. If you don't see one on our site that fits your needs, we can make custom sizes. An example of a holder is below.

Fact Tag Holders - used by retailers to hold fact tags or signs that are attached to a specific item or along a shelf with a description of that item.

Stretch Wrap Basic FAQs

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, May 11, 2010
What size do I need?
First, you need to answer whether are you applying the stretch wrap by hand or with automated equipment.  If you are stretching the film by machine, you will generally use a film over 20" high and 5000 or 6000 feet long. These rolls are heavy -- about 32 lbs. Since that's a little too much to carry around a pallet, most people use 18" x .80 x 1500' rolls to stretch their pallets by hand. If your skids are not very high or if you just need to wrap the top and bottom of the loads, you could use 15" or 12".

Maybe you have seen stretch wrap used to bundle things like millwork, plastic pipe and small boxes. This is called bundling stretch wrap. It's used like tape, but it won't stick to the product or leave residue. This wrap comes in 2-6" sizes.

Can I use stretch wrap for covering my food?  NO!!! Stretch wrap is not made for food contact and this industrial product should be kept away from children. Like any plastic, it can be dangerous.

Is stretch wrap recyclable?  Yes, stretch wrap can be recycled through many local and state recycling centers.

Recycling Logos for Plastic Bags

Darren Kincaid - Monday, May 03, 2010

20 years ago an American group came up with a numbering system to make it easy to recycle. If you mix them up recycling becomes tricky.   The most useful ones for poly are:

Low density polyethylene
- used in packaging bags, grip seal, carrier bags, bin liners and heavy duty sacks.

High density polyethylene
- some carrier bags and bin liners.

- used for display bags including flower bags and greetings cards.


Request a Quote

We have a dedicated quote fax number: 781-769-5722. We have the largest inventory of stock poly bags in the northeast. Stock orders can be shipped within 24 hours. Atlantic Poly specializes in hard to find sizes and special applications. Ask about our Drop-Ship and Just-in-Time delivery programs. Imprinting up to six colors and 4 color process printing available. Ask about package design assistance for special projects.

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