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The Difference Between Woven and Non Woven Bags
With the global fight against the use of plastic bags, commonly known as paper bags, people are starting to look at plastic bags alternatives. As a result, recycle bag printing has become a lucrative business around the globe. An example of this industry’s products are woven and non woven bag. These come in handy whenever you are going grocery shopping especially when they are even more durable than plastic bags.
However, many people may not realise the differences between these two types of bags. In the world of promotional gifts, they are a staple product that companies use to promote their brand. In this article, we break everything down to give you a clear picture of the woven and non-woven bags.
Woven and Non-Woven Bags- What is the Difference?
Both woven and non woven bags are great and can both be customized. Each bag has its unique benefits and characteristics. But what is the difference between the two?
Woven bags are usually made from fabric that has been woven together. This gives the fabric strength. Usually, individual threads are joined to make one piece of material. The process is usually repeated so as to come up with a strong piece of cloth. The cloth is then used to make the woven bags.
Non woven bags, on the other hand, are usually manufactured. Although they are also made of fabrics, the fabrics are usually entangled together rather than being woven. This can be done mechanically, chemically or thermally depending on the product that is being used.
It is important to note that both woven and non-woven bags are a part of the recycle bag printing business. This is because they are both made from recycled materials. The only difference comes in the way they are built.
Woven bag can be made in a variety of weaving styles. However, three common weave styles are used. These are twill, satin weave, and plain weave. Each weaving style is unique and the style to be used will be dependent on the kind of bag being made.
Woven bags are a classic and have been around for quite some time. However, it is interesting to see the emerging trends in Singapore and the rest of the world. One major trend is the bucket bag that can be used for grocery shopping as well as a handbag. Woven bags can also be used as tote bags, clutch bags, and even satchel bags.
They are flexible and able to maintain their shape
They are reusable
They are suitable for machine washing
They act as carriers for bacteria and other germs
They are not suitable for meat and vegetables as these foods will come into direct contact with the bacteria
They are not water resistant
Non Woven Bags
Non woven bags are more versatile as compared to the woven bags. Because they are also made of fabric, they offer almost similar advantages. However, non woven bag printing in Singapore is more common because they are much more affordable. It is for this reason that they are mainly used in Arts and Crafts.
A customised non woven bag is a major trend when it comes to these bags. This is especially true for companies and organisations that use them as promotional gifts that promote brand recognition. Non woven bags come with many customisations and printing options as compared to woven bags.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BULK BAG FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
Jumbo bags (also known as big bags, super sacks, bulk bags, FIBC) are large bags made from woven polypropylene (PP) fabric used to store and transport materials with loading weight from 500kg - 2500kg.
FIBC bags are now more and more widely used in many large manufacturers in different fields such as industry, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, ....
Despite of that, not many people understand the criteria to choose reasonable price jumbo bags which fully meet the requirements.
Cost of Plastic Versus Mesh Bags
Reviewing prices of online produce bag sales, a private consumer would pay about $.04 per bag if purchasing a quantity of about 2,000 thin-film plastic bags. However, supermarkets purchase in such volume that their cost is far less. According to an economic impact statement produced for Los Angeles County in 2010 and related to the county's 2012 ban on retailer use of plastic bags in unincorporated parts of the county, LA retailers spend about .01 per bag for the sturdier carry-out bags used at checkstands.
In contrast to plastic produce bags, mesh bag that can be laundered and reused countless times cost significantly more per bag. Reviewing online prices shows costs of about $.75 to $5.00 per bag depending on the brand and type.
The cost of change
Several major supermarkets, including multinationals Tesco and Walmart, have already promised to reduce the amount of plastic packaging they sell their products in. Alongside Coca-Cola, drinks manufacturers Pepsi, food and cleaning multinational Unilever, food producer Nestle and cosmetics company L’Oreal have also pledged to ensure all their packaging is either reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
But despite these commitments, much of the food and drinks industry is still trying to work out how it will meet the targets it has helped to set for itself. Some experts fear that without the right approach, this rush to banish plastics from our shopping baskets will make the goods we buy more expensive.
“It is not as simple as ‘plastic is bad’ so let’s use something else,” warns Eliot Whittington, policy programme director at the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership, where he advises drinks manufacturers on reducing waste. “It will require a complete change in the way we use product packaging at the moment. Most packaging is now used just once and thrown away. We need to move away from that. It needs some form of leadership from government.”
WHY SUSTAINABLE CARTONS ARE THE FUTURE OF THE PACKAGING WORLD
For over a decade, the move towards sustainability has been the biggest buzz. Remove, Reduce, Recycle, Renew and Re-use: everyone knows the five R’s of Recycling. As cartons packaging evolves, more consumers are now seeking Eco-friendly and sustainable packaging. Brands are beginning to adopt new sustainable packaging practices in order to opt for more convenient and affordable cartons that have no impact on the environment.
WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING?
Sustainable packaging is a journey that starts with focus on saving the natural resources by material reduction and package optimization. With the ultimate goal to reduce a carton packaging’s overall environmental impact, we at Netpak look at the entire life cycle of the packaging – from the raw materials being used to its actual disposal.
By offering our clients “green” packaging options, such as paperboard that is entirely 100% recyclable, we can help reduce waste. However, we understand that sustainable packaging doesn’t end at the actual paperboard! Not only do we use a variety of odourless, water-based glues and inks that are Health Canada approved for boxed food packaging, but we also ensure to operate in the most efficient manner in order reduce energy consumption and resources.
WHY IS SUSTAINABLE CARTON THE FUTURE OF PACKAGING WORLD?
Reduces Carbon Footprint
The clearest feature of sustainable cartons is their eco-friendly nature. The packaging cartons are made with focus on recycling. This results in a diminished use of natural resources for production. The process used for production tends to be more efficient, further reducing precious resources, and resulting in least negative impact on the environment.
Netpak undergoes annual third party environmental audits of our facility and operations.
Most Versatile Form of Packaging Cartons
Eco-friendly cartons are not just the most sustainable form of packaging, but also the most versatile form of packaging. With our ability at Netpak to adapt to different product types, shapes, and sizes, we bring sustainable packaging to a different level of versatility and creativity through enhanced printing. We use hot stamping and metallic inks to enhance the look of your packaging, as well as processes such as UV high gloss coating, embossing and various types of laminations.
The result is that sustainable packaging has found its way into some of the major markets we work with, including pharmaceuticals, electronics, food and beverage, as well as health and beauty!
As Light as a Feather
With the rise in sustainable packaging, it has suddenly become important to become creative with the design of lighter weight packaging without compromising quality. The lighter the unit, the lighter the load for transit, and in turn, lighter transit loads reduce the environmental impact of transportation.
Luckily for you, Netpak provides customers with innovative printing options. Our Corrugated Fiberboard (Flute) is a great alternative and option to corrugated cardboard and provides an excellent source of fiber for recycling. Find out more about our Corrugated Fiberboard
Improving the Value of Products & Businesses
From cookie boxes to craft beer packaging and your favorite skincare packaging to your favorite coffee boxes, Netpak’s sustainable packaging options is adding value to various industries. Some consumers even choose to support companies because of their reputation for sustainable products and services. Companies are now starting to realize that their transition to sustainable packaging has improved their brand image and their company profits by reducing production time and transportation costs.