Plastic Bags for the FMC Market

Plastic Bags for the FMC market

Cape Town Packaging Manufacturers and Distributors of Plastic Bags, Sheeting and Rolls

Plastic Bags for the FMC market

Plastic Bags for the FMC market. Packaging industry is a huge industry comprising of many players. Here, we will take a look at the plastic packaging manufacturing industry, their processes and what they provide. Although, when asked to describe the packaging industry; most people tend to focus first on the plastics product manufacturers. However, there are more. 

There are 2 ways to describe what manufacturers and distributors of packaging materials do – either by product (the type of plastic packaging they produce), or by the industry that they are serving (packaging, automotive, etc.). The final product to be made is determined by the type of processes used. 

Cape Town packaging manufacturers like CT Packaging specializes in the production of plastic bags, plastic sheeting and other forms of plastic packaging including plastic bags for the FMC market, recycle refuge bags and butchers bag.

There are many types of plastics materials. Within each type of plastic materials, are different grades – suited for different products and for different types of processes. E.g. PP (polypropylene) is a common material and has many applications. It is the main one employed in the production of packaging materials like plastic bread bags, clear plastic bags, shrink wrap and plastic tubing.

While most plastic materials are transparent or translucent, colorants are added to give different shades of colors. Additives are also added to alter certain characteristics of the material. E.g. UV stabilizer is a common additive that is added to plastic materials to prevent discoloration of the product from long exposure to sunlight.

It is important to note that plastic packaging materials made by Cape Town manufacturers are not molded by hand as there are machines that do this. These machines form the back bone of every manufacturing plant and they make plastic materials undergo processes like Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Stretch Blow Molding, Blow Film, Profile Extrusion, Sheet Extrusion, Rotation Molding, Compression Molding, etc.

While processing, molds are mounted onto the processing machines on which plastics part takes its form or shape. Depending on the process, some molds can be very complicated. However, mold makers specialize in precision cutting of blocks of plastic steel into the desired shapes with the help of advance CAD software (Computer Aided Design). They provide the blueprint for the final product. 

Other processes include drying materials by hopper dryers, mixing material by mixers, extracting products from the machine using robotics, material handling, conveyor systems etc.

After all those, the only process left is the secondary process. This includes printing, painting, polishing, trimming, etc. based on customer preference. Although most manufacturers are equipped with some form of common secondary processes, some specialized process like chrome plating are often carried out by the specialists.

A plastic bag, polybag, or pouch is a type of container made of thin, flexible, plastic film, nonwoven fabric, or plastic textile. Plastic bags are used for containing purposes.

CT Packaging is a South African leading packaging company has it factory in Killarney Gardens, Cape Town and has been catering to the packaging industry for long. Cape Town Packaging manufactures plastic bags, affordable plastic tubing, plastic sheeting and plastic rolls that are affordable for business.



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