Polythene is beneficial for a number of different reasons, regardless of what it is you need polythene packaging for.
Polythene is affordable – as a strong, durable product, polythene can be extruded at thin gauges whilst also providing an incredibly high level of protection.
Polythene is versatile – used specifically to wrap and package a wide variety of items and products, polythene can be extruded from a number of different thicknesses, ranging from a thin 8mu (0.008mm) film, used most commonly by the food industry as a physical, sanitary barrier, right up to 250mu (0.25mm) thick film, which is mostly used in the construction industry.
Polythene can be transparent – typically, polythene is clear, making it an incredibly popular packaging material in the food and catering industry. However, during the extrusion process, colours and additives can be added to boost the polythene’s appearance and performance, should this be something you’d like to request. Here is a list of our most common additives.
Layflat tubing is a continuous polythene packaging tube that’s often supplied in the form of a roll and wound onto cardboard cores. It’s carefully manufactured by melting polythene granules and blowing the molten polythene through a die into polythene tubing. The tubing is then cooled and wound onto a cardboard core. Whilst this is happening, cuts and folds can be made in order to form polythene sheeting or polythene wrap.
Centrefold sheeting is a roll of polythene packaging that opens out to form a sheet that’s twice the width of the roll. It’s manufactured by slitting the polythene tube down the centre, vertically, to form two separate polythene sheets. These sheets are then carefully wound onto cardboard cores.
This is a polythene packaging tube that, when opened, forms a four-sided prism – essentially, a square tube. Due to the shape of the tube, items can be effortlessly slipped into it for absolute ease and simplicity.
Gusseted layflat is manufactured in much the same way as layflat tubing, but instead, it’s run through two separate boards that will fold the sides of the polythene in on itself. The gusseted tubing is then cooled and tightly cardboard wound onto a core.
NPF Packaging are proud to be able to provide our customers with expert polythene packaging solutions, including tubing, sheeting and all formats of polythene bags, sleeves, wraps and more. You’ll be able to find what you need when choosing us to supply you with the polythene packaging materials you need.
If you’d like more information about the packaging products we sell, or if you simply require advice or guidance about the materials we’re able to provide, then get in touch with a member of our team today – we’re always on hand to answer any questions you have in order to meet your requirements.