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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.


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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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