What bag do I store Freshies in?

Polypropylene vs. Polyethylene

Knowing which bag to use can be complicated and confusing as to which material is best for bagging your freshies. Packaging isn’t the same and different applications call for different poly bags. Below we list some of the most important differences between Polyethylene and Polypropylene material.

The major difference between the two is that polyethylene produces a translucent plastic film, while polypropylene is completely clear. For this reason alone, some industries prefer one over the other.

We use *Polypropylene (PP) bags - Polyethylene bags are waterproof and translucent, ideal for use in commercial and domestic settings. Polyethylene is a thermoplastic that is flexible and tear-resistant, which is part of the reason it is such a great material for plastic bags. In addition, polypropylene is completely transparent, which makes it very useful for applications requiring the product within to be seen and holds the scent in.

Polypropylene (PP) - A polypropylene bag is a high clarity, crystal clear bag which enhances the product’s image. 

Characteristics: It provides a highly protective barrier against moisture and vapors. These bags delay evaporation and dehydration to preserve.

  • Crystal clear for great product presentation
  • Stiff and hard plastic
  • Rough surface has the potential to produce scratches
  • Outstanding vapor and moisture barrier.
  • Meets FDA and USDA specifications.

Polyethylene (PE)- Polyethylene is flexible, durable and tear-resistant.

Characteristics: 

  • Inert, translucent and creates a lower static charge
  • Attracts much less dirt, dust and other foreign, organic elements
  • Soft and pliable
  • Higher purity (100% Virgin)

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