Plastic bags are increasingly falling into the firing line of environmentalists and legislators; At the same time, more and more plastic packaging is being sold. The market research institute has investigated the market for bags, sacks and bags made of plastics and paper.
By far the most widely used material for the production is polyethylene film. However, in certain fields of application, other plastic films, woven plastic strips and paper also achieve larger market shares. The new study mainly deals with carrier bags, garbage bags and sacks, heavy duty and industrial sacks and food packaging.
Disposable plastic shopping bags are not an environmental problem in all countries. In addition to the level of per capita consumption and the number of reuse, negative effects also depend on how good the respective waste management system and the corresponding disposal and recycling systems are. There are sometimes serious differences. In any case, the European Commission has set itself the goal of counteracting the high consumption of plastic shopping bags.
Some countries have already banned certain tote bags or try to use special taxes and duties to reduce demand. As a rule, thin polyethylene disposable carrier bags are the target of these initiatives. Exempted from such prohibitions and fees are usually bags made of bioplastics, whose significance has increased significantly in recent years. These are plastics that are made from renewable resources, such as corn starch, or at least biodegradable.
However, the composting of these eco-friendly bags is not always going smoothly in the respective plants, so some of these incinerations are still being promoted as the most sensible solution, even if this market has developed very dynamically in recent years. Cartridges made of bioplastics alone are not the solution to the packaging waste problem.
Heavy-duty and industrial sacks have steadily gained in importance over the past decades. Initially, sacks of paper in some segments were replaced by plastic products. In the areas of animal feed or building materials, such as Cement, although paper sacks continue to play an important role;
However, polyethylene bags have the potential to gain further market share in the future due to their positive properties. However, classic heavy-duty bags made of plastic film are now more and more competing for so-called “flexible intermediate bulk containers”, in particular in the field of bulk goods, which are made of a stable plastic fabric, usually made of polypropylene, and can reach a capacity of up to 1500 liters, often serving as transport packaging for building materials, fertilizers, grain or other grit.
There is a trend towards plastic bags in the food packaging market. They mainly replace metal cans and glass containers. An advantage of flexible plastic bags is that they can better fit the packaged good and thus optimize the package size. In addition, these packages can be made microwave-compatible, which is important for more and more consumers as convenience is increased. For products such as lightweight packaging bags and sacks and heavy industrial sacks, modern form-fill-seal processes are gaining in importance. With the help of suitable machines, the packaging, its subsequent filling and sealing are carried out in a single continuous process.
Manufacturing of Plastic Sheeting in Cape Town
Manufacturing of Plastic Sheeting in Cape Town
Plastic Sheeting Cape Town: Plastic sheet have created a buzz in the industrial and consumer market. Their usage has expanded to places unimaginable and it is rare to find any house or office that is made without the help of plastic sheets. Plastic is a durable and sturdy material usually used for construction and interior designs, though the list of its uses may be exhaustive.
Plastic sheeting is used by many interior designers for the ease and convenience it offers while using. Plastic sheets are cheaper than the regular glass windows, cement sheets, and POP sheets; however, they provide similar levels of durability and strength. The trade of plastic sheets in Cape Town has seen a number of new manufacturers. These dealers offer their production of selling plastic sheets as well as fabricating them as per the requirements of customers. Of these manufacturers in Cape Town, CT Packaging is the leading manufacturer.
Plastic sheets are also known as acrylic sheets and may be commonly found in garages and porches because most plastic sheets are 100 times stronger than glass. Another application of the polycarbonate plastic sheets is pitched roof glazing. Most industrial and commercial roof lights, school pavements, hospital passages, supermarket doorways, greenhouses and shed sunrooms make extensive use of plastic sheeting. Designers prefer plastic sheets to traditional glass, as plastic sheets are scratch resistant, lightweight, easy to install and a cheap alternative.
Plastic sheets are available from CT Packaging in Cape Town or can be ordered off the Internet through from their website. Plastic sheets are available as acrylic sheets that may be bought clear, tinted or colored and the size and thickness of each lot can be custom ordered. Plastic sheets may also be in the form of impact modified acrylic sheets. These are made of varying degrees of modifications to achieve greater resistance. They are also available in clear, white, and other colors, usually in a roll stock.
Plastic sheeting is one of the world’s most widely used items, with applications that range from commercial and industrial to agricultural purposes. Whenever plastic sheeting is used, longevity is always considered. These sheets ensure that any surface that it protects would be able to last for a longer time and is protected from various weather elements. These sheets provide the right protection that you want for a particular type of surface.
Plastic Sheeting is the result of plastic extrusion. It is produced by means of a high range manufacturing process which includes melting and deforming a raw plastic that results to permanent file of plastic sheets available for variety of uses.
Although plastic is not a biodegradable material, it is hence advisable to purchase plastic sheets from reputed stores and the ones made from recycled plastic. CT Packaging is a packaging factory with a factory in Killarney Gardens, Cape Town and has been wonderfully catering to the packaging industry. We manufacture Plastic Bags, Sheets and Tubes. In short, our products have a wide range and cater to a wide spectrum of needs.
Manufacturing of Plastic Bags and Packaging Sheets in Cape Town
Plastic bags manufacturing Cape Town: Packaging has been the need of human kind from early time
Plastic Bags Sheeting Manufacturing Services
for storing, transporting and preserving foods, goods and other products. With the dramatic innovation of technology, the interaction between people from different areas, different countries increase and demand of trading rises day by day, packaging in a most convenience way is necessary and vital. Thus Plastic bag manufacturing becomes imperative as an excellent solution to meet that demand.
Plastic comes as a by-product of oil refining, and uses only about 4% of the total world’s oil production. It is a ‘biogeochemical’ manipulation of certain properties of oil, into polymers, that behave ‘plastically.’ Plastic polymers are manufactured into 5 main types, of which, plastic bags are made of the type known as Polyethylene. From polyethylene, resins are produced and come straight into production of plastic bags.
With special types needed for different purposes such as food plastic bags, butcher’s bag, shopper plastic bags, luxurious plastic bags etc. manufacturers like CT packaging, 100% virgin resins are used to make the best quality plastic bags: strong, smooth and with nice appearance. Customers who also require other film colors of plastic bags for impressive looks are also provided with their choice. Manufacturers add master batches (color resins) to change from transparent to different colors. In some case, manufacturers add an additive called impact modifier to make bags strong. When customers require plastic bags which can be destroyed easily in lands, biodegradable additives such as EPI or DW2 are added to the resins with when extruding.
Plastic manufacturing include blowing film or extruding film. Here, all the materials is sent to an extruding machine to make big plastic film roll. During this stage, workers must ensure the bag rolls into smooth appearance.
The second step is printing process which is mainly used for plastic shopping bags which many companies could customize the printing image with their logo, brand name, information about products etc. When getting orders with printing image, manufacturers will create printing plates (printing cylinders) to put into printing machines. Images are analyzed into different colors which are then brilliantly printed on the plastic bag.
The third step is cutting and sealing process. The plastic rolls are cut into different shapes and handles based on customer preference and purpose. There are a lot of cutting machines available for different purposes: soft loop, patch handle, rigid, flat merchandise, etc
For special ones such as drawstring plastic handle bags, rigid plastic handle bags, soft loop plastic handle bags, they usually require some manual steps which cannot be implemented by automatic machine. In manual workshop, workers have to sew the handles into the bags, putting the cardboard into gussets (customized according to customer’s requirement), punching the hole etc.
CT Packaging is a packaging factory with a factory in Killarney Gardens, Cape Town and has been wonderfully catering to the packaging industry. We manufacture Plastic Bags, Sheets and Tubes. In short, our products have a wide range and cater to a wide spectrum of needs.