Are you a member of the commercial, food, mechanical, military, or another industry that relies on flexible packaging to transport, protect and promote your products? If so, you may have questions about the types of vacuum packaging bags manufacturers sell. For example, why choose polyester bags over nylon options and vice versa? Here’s a closer look at the two bag types.
PET Vacuum Bags
Many vacuum bags manufacturers use polyethylene terephthalate as a raw material for their finished polyester products. Manufacturers develop this material to produce transparent, airtight vacuum bags that withstand temperature extremes and are resistant to punctures, abrasions, chemicals, and oil.
PET vacuum bags tend to be more printable and expensive than their nylon counterparts. As a result, product manufacturers often use them as exterior or outer packaging for a wide range of products. Here are just a few examples:
- Computer components
- Dry cleaning items
- Freezer bags
- Mattress packaging
- Perishable food such as bread and deli cuts
- Postal pouches and mailers
Nylon Vacuum Bags
Like PET vacuum bags, nylon options are also transparent, robust, airtight, and resistant to puncture, oil, and organic solvents. Unlike PET bags, nylon options’ water vapor barriers aren’t as robust, making them more suitable for hard products. Nylon vacuum bags can be a great choice if you’re looking for flexible packaging for the following types of products:
- Food such as meat products and steamed vegetables
Whichever type of vacuum bag you think might be best suited to your product, many flexible packaging companies help you make your decision by offering some of the following services:
- Small runs
- Test marketing
- Trials and samples
It’s always a good idea to request a consultation with a flexible packaging expert. After all, a professional company has the experience and know-how to point you and your product in the right direction regarding packaging. They can also advise you on customizing your product’s packaging to have greater appeal to your customers or consumers and a wider audience.
Custom Vacuum Bags
Did you know that you can customize both PET and nylon vacuum bags to your company and products’ specifications? Custom printed vacuum seal bags give you the option to add brand recognition, product ingredients and instructions, and promotional information to your packaging.
As an example, imagine you’ve chosen to package your vegan jerky in a nylon vacuum bag. To make your jerky stand up to the wear and tear of transportation and stand out from the competition on the supermarket shelves, you may choose to include a see-through window, a recloseable seal, a vibrant color photograph of the product, some promotional buzzwords, and nutritional and storage information.
All these custom features and more are possible with packaging manufacturers’ custom printing knowledge and cutting-edge techniques. Get creative with your ideas!
To learn more about PET and nylon bags, custom vacuum bags, and many other types of vacuum sealer bags made in USA, contact Maco PKG.