Types of Bags to Consider
You have options when it comes to bag selection.
In addition to material preference, you can choose bag thickness and design. Select what works best for you and remember, we can guide you every step of the way!
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Polypropylene vs Cellophane OR
Cellophane vs Polypropylene
What Type of Bag Should I Choose?
The FDA has approved both cellophane and polypropylene bags for use in packaging consumer and business products. Neither is ‘better’ than the other – just different. Here are the basic advantages and disadvantages.
Cellophane is a Natural Product
Eco-Friendly & Non-Pollutant
Has Excellent Water Vapor, Gas & Fragrance Barriers
High Gloss Transparency
Cellophane has excellent water vapor, gas and fragrance barriers. It is 100% FDA approved, contains a high gloss transparency, is oil and grease resistant, and is anti-static. Cellophane has excellent dead-fold characteristics, is much easier to wrap and manipulate, and will not revert back to its natural design and structure.
Although cellophane cost more to produce than polypropylene, its product consistency is far superior for the value. Cellophane has high permeability that allows moisture to pass through the product preventing condensation, which reduces the risk of mold. This gives items a longer shelf-life. For example, cigars require cellophane’s permeability to moisture since they must be allowed to “breathe” while in storage.
Pros & Cons
Poly has Excellent Clarity
Moisture & Oxygen Resistant
Has a Longer Shelf Life
(Acrylic Coasted Film)
Polypropylene bags must be heat sealed, taped or tied for closure to protect the contents enclosed within. Unlike cellophane bags, poly bags do not have a natural dead-fold and resist winkling when folded.