What are the types of bags for packaging?
The 21st century is a century of connectivity and clicks. We can only imagine our life with the internet and information. The flexibility and freedom that the internet has provided is mind-blowing. Who would have thought that merely 10 years ago the internet was not a necessity but a luxury.
Everyone appreciates this invention. One of the things that all of us have become used to is online shopping. The convenience of shopping for whatever we want and getting it to our doorsteps is amazing.
The e-commerce industry is growing at a rapid rate. One of the other industries that are growing with it is the packaging industry. All of us have used online shopping apps and ordered something from them. You must have observed that different types of products have different kinds of packaging.
Or if you are a business owner of an eCommerce store and you are considering what kinds of packaging you should have for your packaging then this blog is for you.
In this blog, we will talk about the different types of bags for packaging and the advantage that we get from them.
If that is something that you are looking for then keep reading.
How many types of packaging bags are there?
Poly courier bag
These are one of the most popular types of packaging is a poly courier bag. You must have received one of them while ordering clothes online. It is a safe way to pack clothes and other soft items that won’t break.
Courier bags are made from high-density plastic that will prevent the item from getting damaged. These bags are available in many types, sizes and features.
Features like self-adhesive or tamper-proof material and design have made this a popular choice among people.
VCI bag stands for Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor bag. These bags have been popularly used in storage and shipping automobile parts, nuts, bolts or screws. Anything that has a tendency to rust can be stored in this bag without worrying about it rusting.
VCI bags are extensively used in the metal industry to protect the parts that tend to rust or corrode. These bags were the best-kept secret of big companies which are now available for normal masses.
Stand-up pouches are a popular form of packaging in the food industry. We have seen many of them on the shelves of convenience stores. The thing about this stand-up pouch is that they are quite affordable and environmental friendly.
We can experiment with its material and designs. These bags are a good option if you are looking for some modern-looking packaging that will not take up too much space. Along with protecting the food, these can get creative with the latest packaging innovation.
Side gusseted pouches
Side gusseted pouches are some of the popular choices for the food industry. These bags are the first choice for coffee bean packaging.
But what exactly is a side gusseted pouch? The word gusseted in this bag stands for folds. As you can see in the picture that this bag has folds on its side that help in keeping the bag upright when it is filled with product.
These bags are strong and can hold a lot of products without breaking or tearing. Gusseted packaging helps to keep the products fresh and safe for a long time. We can add a reusable zipper to make it easier to use.
This is another popular set of packaging that we can see in many FMCG food packaging. We have seen how these bags are perfect to pack food in small or medium quantities. These bags are seen mostly in single-serve quantities.
When filled with product and packed it is tapered at the top and bottom and filled with nitrogen inside it. It ultimately takes the shape of a pillow which is how it got its name.
OPF (open panel folder)
We have seen these types of bags in luxury packaging. As open panel folders are quite useful on their own and give a sophisticated finish to our packaging.
Not just in luxury packaging, this package is widely used in packing bags, handbags, backpacks etc. As packaging such thing always poses a challenge.
Not anymore as it is super easy to pack your products in such bags. Plus they are reusable and sustainable.
The paper bag is a chart-topper packaging alternative to plastic bags. Due to their easy availability, they are used by everyone. They have become a popular choice among the masses.
As they are recyclable and biodegradable, not just that they are seen as to go option for many brands who want to go green or want to make their brand image green.
What are the advantages of bag packaging?
In the above sections, we have discussed the different types of bags and what makes them special. Now, in this, section, we will talk about the benefits that you will have if you use packaging bags for your business.
One of the most striking features of packaging bags is their light weight. But why does being lightweight matter? When a parcel is sent for delivery the cost of its transit is calculated by its size and weight.
Many times even if a package is small in dimension they are expensive to ship due to their weight.
When we talk about durability packaging bags are your best friend. As these bags are made from high-quality material which made them a durable option for shipping parcels.
The best example of this would be courier bags, as they are made from high-density plastic which makes it ideal for packaging items.
Flexible packaging is different from traditional rigid packaging as it tends to be light in weight and flexible. As it is lightweight, it takes fewer resources for manufacturing.
This makes bags a cost-effective solution.
Takes less space
A flexible light weighted bag is a great choice if you are struggling with storage. As these bags are quite easily bent we can store more bags in a limited area as compared to corrugated boxes which are difficult to store and unusable if bent.
In this blog, we have talked about different types of bags for packaging and not just that we have also talked about what makes them special and what are the benefits of using packaging bags.
Thank you for reading till the end!
Suman Mandal has been in the packaging industry for a long time. She is passionate about the innovative ways this industry comes up with. Currently, she is writing for To The Packaging about various packaging solutions.