Polypropylene is a type of thermoplastic polymer with numerous commercial, industrial, agricultural, and retail applications, particularly in the packaging industry. Utilized to make packaging products from reusable shopping bags to sandbags, polypropylene is one of the most utilized plastics in the world. Halsted is here to provide you with 3 uses of polypropylene.
The Benefits of Woven Polypropylene Bags
Polypropylene can be extruded into filaments which are then woven into large tubes or sheets. The resulting fabric is then used to produce durable, breathable, tear-resistant packaging products for industrial applications and more.
Here are some of the benefits of polypropylene:
- Very durable; resilient to wear and tear
- A very high melting point, making it useful in the food industry
- Chemical resistance to most oils and solvents
- Lightweight, flexible, and breathable
- Resilient to the sun exposure (particularly with added UV Inhibitor)
- Resilient to mold, rot, bacteria, and more
- Can be waterproof with the addition of laminated film
3 Ways Polypropylene Bags are Used
We’ve seen our distributors get very creative with their uses of polypropylene bags. Their flexibility and durability enable consumers to use these bags in a variety of ways. Here are three ways woven polypropylene bags are used:
1. Reusable Shopping Bags
Reusable shopping bags, such as tote bags, are convenient, durable, and great for the environment as a replacement for plastic or paper bags. These shopping bags can also be printed using photographic quality printing. This provides a high level of marketability for companies looking to promote their brand.
2. Food Storage
Woven polypropylene bags are incredibly common in the food and agriculture industries whether it be in restaurants, farms, warehouses, or grocery stores. More likely than not, the bags that are holding much of the produce at your local grocery store are made from polypropylene.
Woven polypropylene bags, depending on their size and construction, can often hold more than fifty pounds. This makes for a safe and durable method of transporting food. Additionally, these types of polypropylene bags do not absorb water, which can protect the contents in the event of an emergency. Food will also be protected from sunlight, mold, and other potentially harmful elements.
Polypropylene is used to make sandbags, and Halsted is one of the largest wholesalers of sandbags in North America. The durability and resistance to wear and tear make woven polypropylene to go-to material for producing sandbags. As tens of millions of sandbags are utilized in the United States annually, the high durability yet low-cost combination will always make these types of woven polypropylene sandbags a necessity for flood prevention and erosion control. Halsted sandbags include extra UV protection and a convenient tie-string for easy closure.
We’ve Got Woven Polypropylene Bags
If you are a distributor in need of woven polypropylene bags, please get in touch with the team here at Halsted. We offer a wide range of styles and sizes for you to choose from. If we don’t stock the size you’re looking for, we can utilize one of our many manufacturing facilities around the globe to produce your custom bag. We understand that your company isn’t limited to these uses of polypropylene bags, so we can always help!