Rutan Poly routinely works with the following plastic materials:
Polyethylene Plastic (PE)
Polyethylene is an inexpensive, lightweight, strong, water resistant plastic that can withstand extreme temperatures. Its durability and excellent moisture resistance qualities make polyethylene the ideal material for industrial packaging supplies.
High Density Polyethylene Plastic (HDPE)
High Density Polyethylene Plastic is non-porous, non-stretching and economic material for plastic bags. It creates a vapor & moisture barrier. In its natural form it has a frosted appearance and makes a crackly/crinkly sound when crushed. It is stronger than LDPE but is not as tear resistant. HDPE is typically used for applications where a very thin cost effective bag is required. The classic high density application is liner bags where tear resistance is not required.
Low Density Polyethylene Plastic (LDPE)
Low density polyethylene (LDPE) is the most widely used material in plastic bags. Porous, strong, stretchable to a degree, has good clarity, has high tear resistance, is clear and is easy to print on. It is used in many packaging applications for products that do not have sharp points. Some familiar applications include heavy duty garbage bags, press seal bags and boutique retail carry bags.
Linear Low Density Polyethylene Plastic (LLDPE)
Linear Low Density Polyethylene Plastic is a non-porous, very stretchable, tear and puncture resistant material that is and much less costly than LDPE. It has good clarity and is commonly used for many packaging, liner and trash applications.
Metallocene is a high clarity, very tough and extremely tear resistant (material that is manufactured using a metallocene catalyst, resulting in high clarity film with exceptional strength).
Polypropylene is a thermoplastic material that does not absorb water, it is unusually resistant to chemical solvents and can withstand extreme temperatures up to 320F. It is non-porous, super-transparent, non-stretching, and durable. It is stronger and more rigid than PE, and often used in food packaging and for hot fill products including grease, oils and chemicals.
A Biodegradable Plastic(ASTM 1991) is defined as a degradable plastic in which the degradation results from the action of naturally occurring microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and algae. Rutan manufactures FDA approved bags that meet this biodegradable specification.
Anti-Static (Grey or Pink)
Grey or pink anti-static bags are treated with anti-static additives to reduce static electricity. They are excellent for packaging of electronic components. Our amine-free antistatic film and bags that are FDA approved.
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) is added to plastic resins to increase the strength in extremely low temperatures, used for freezer storage bags.
Download our MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET for our POLYETHYLENE FILMS AND BAGS (PDF - 1.18 MB)
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