Atlantic Poly Blog

Vinyl Pouches, Sleeves, and Envelopes for Easy Viewing

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Vinyl is used for various types of sleeves, pouches, envelopes and wallets. Special features can be incorporated into vinyl like zip locks, eyelets, magnets, pressure sensitive adhesive, velcro, snaps and custom printing.

At Atlantic Poly we have an  entire Vinyl Pouch product line that includes but is not limited to the following categories:

Plastic or vinyl pocket holders are the economical choice to hold items for easy viewing and storage such as warranties, instruction books, job tickets, ID’s and other documents. We carry standard sizes and we offer custom sizes as well.

For information or a quote on the vinyl pouch product line, contact Atlantic Poly.

Markets and Uses for Specialty Plastic Bags

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What are specialty poly bags? What do we mean when we say that? Specialty poly bags, or specialty plastic bags are Mil Spec Bags, Anti Static Bags, Clean Room ISO Certified Bags, and Vapor Inhibitor Bags. Also, most of these plastic bags, if not all, are made in the USA!

These specialty plastic bags are usually used when there is a stringent requirement to protect against moisture, salt, static electricity and contamination. Electronics, bio-tech, military and defense programs, hazardous waste and manufacturing are just a few of the industries in which specialty plastic bags are used.

When you need to protect an item from these harsh items during storage or shipment, contact Atlantic Poly. We can supply a specialty poly bag that is right for your specific application.

Are you Purchasing the Right Trash Can Liners for your Business?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 17, 2012

Every business has a need for trash can liners, or trash bags. But, is your business purchasing the right trash bag for your needs?

Resin – This is what we use to manufacture trash can liners. The two types of resins used for trash can liners are High Density and Linear Low Density.

Low Density Trash Can Liners-

Made from high quality resins, low Density trash bags are very resistant to puncturing and tearing. This makes Low Density trash can liners perfect for restaurant kitchens or other applications where glass or sharp objects are in the trash.

We also carry Biodegradable Low Density Trash Can Liners.

High Density Trash Can Liners-

High Density trash can liners are made from high density resins. These are perfect for offices, restroom, or trash with less sharp edges. These are less expensive than low density can liners.

To place your order for trash can liners, contact Atlantic Poly.

Plastic Bags - The Real Story

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Plastic bag manufacturers are creating and supporting thousands of jobs for hardworking people who are providing for their families. The people who work for these American companies work extremely hard.

In the past few years, environmental activists have put plastic bags on their target list – unfairly using science and myths to promote an ideological agenda, without regard for thousands of American jobs and the livelihoods of so many families. There are many mistruths that need to be corrected. American-made plastic bags are mainly produced from natural gas – not oil. These plastic bags are sanitary, safe and 100% reusable and recyclable.

Yet, plastic bags have been the target of legislators in pockets across America, where politicians have been working to ban or tax them – eliminating the jobs that they support – based on data or information which is incorrect.

We don’t just want to protect the jobs of more than 30,000 Americans employed by the plastic bag manufacturing and recycling sector, but to counter a policy that is bad for both the environment and for local economies.

Plastic bags make up only a fraction of a percent of the total litter stream, so banning them won’t have an impact on litter. It is litter we should be battling. Plastic bag manufacturers in America are recycling bags, and other products like shrink films and other products.  Ironically, plastic bag litter actually increased in San Francisco in the year following its ban, according to the city’s own report.

Plastic bags leave less of a carbon footprint than paper – using less water and having drastically less transport costs. Cloth bags need to be used approximately 130 times before being a ‘greener’ option than plastic.

Some suggest using sewn Polypropylene bags, but these are generally imported from China, cannot be recycled, and are usually made from foreign oil. A number of these have been recalled due to lead content. The bags have also been proven to harbor dangerous bacteria like E. coli and coliform. Yet, some want to force unsuspecting parents to put their children’s food in these lead-filled bags.

Then there’s the economic impact of plastic bag bans, since forcing us to buy reusable bags only increases grocery costs. When people shop elsewhere to avoid bans, small businesses suffer the most.

At Atlantic Poly, over 95% of our products are made in America, contact us for information on Plastic bags.

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