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Grip seal bags are a type of self-sealing packaging which generally have two plastic ridges near the top (male and female) that click shut together. Also know as mini-grip bags or resealable bags they offer a perfect packaging solution for when securing content and avoiding leakage or contamination.
Self-sealing bags can do everything a normal plastic bag does but with the advantage of being reusable. Gripper bags, another name for grip seal bags, are manufactured in many different sizes, styles and shapes to suit most needs but can also be custom made to different sizes and have a printed logo on them which is a great way to promote your company, since they will not be disposed after a single use every time the bag is used your logo will be seen.
Listed here is some of the common types of grip seal bags and examples of its use:
Grip-seal bags with write on panels
Write-on panels makes labelling packaging fast and easy using a pen or marker. Ideal for storing small items like bolt, nuts, nails and other things like these that need some sort of identification.
Heavy-duty grip seal bags
These grip seal bags are stronger, thicker and puncture resistant and can be used for storing bulky items.
Antistatic grip seal bags
The pink tint means you are packaging static-sensitive products in an anti-static environment. The anti-static properties will not decrease in strength no matter how many times the bags are opened, closed, or reused.
Specimen bags are used in hospital and medical labs to transfer specimens and paperwork safely. Document pouches keep paperwork and specimen together.
Slider-grip poly-folio bags
A classic self sealing bag with a plastic slider grip seal closure available in different colours and sizes. A professional packing solution and perfect for carrying paper work, documents or presentations.
The terminology of self sealing bags - an explanation
What is a Gripseal bag?
As discussed briefly above these types of resealable bags are known by many names. The following terms all refer to basically the same type of bag - a resealable bag which has 2 plastic ridges near the top (male and female) that click shut together.
There are many differences in the spelling of the descriptions for these types of self-sealing bags, the main ones are:
What is the difference between a Gripper bag and a Zipper bag?
A Gripper bag is another term for a Gripseal bag, but a zipper bag is a special type of resealable bag which has a zip rather than clip-close seal. The bags are often used for transporting make-up (particularly good as security bags at airports since they can be see-through) or for holding papers as documents bags.
These are normally used for document bags
What is the difference between a Resealable Bag and a Self-Sealing Bag?
A resealable bag is a bag that can be used again, for example, both GripSeal bags and Zipper bags are types of resealable bags. A self-sealing bag on the other hand is a bag that can be sealed without using an additional sealant (such as glue or tape) or without the need to seal the bag using heat to melt and bond the plastic (this is done with a heat-sealing machine known as a 'heatsealer'). As such GripSeal bags and Ziplock bags are resealable bags and are also types of self-sealing bags.
By far the most common type of self-sealing bags is mailing bags; bags used to send documents and packages safely and securely in the post. They normally have a self-adhesive strip that can allow the bag to be sealed, but unlike resealable bags these bags are designed to be ripped open and the seal broken (often as a security feature to guarantee one-time use). As such mailing bags "are" self-sealing bags but unlike Gripper and Zipper bags they are not normally resealable bags (unless specifically engineered to have a reusable adhesive).
Like Grip Seal bags there are a huge range of Mailing bags each designed for specific purposes and the bags themselves are often referred to by different names, most commonly these are:
Manufacturers of self-seal bags
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Grip Seal Bags
Slider Grip Bags
Self Seal Bags
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Other types of Self-Sealing Bags
The following sites deal with bags that are self-sealing but not normally resealable.
Mail Order Bags
Research & Resources
For more detailed information on self-seal bags including how they are manufactured and the different types of self seal packaging products available, please see:
Goldstork: interesting directory where best of the web links are put into specific categories to help you find exactly what your looking for. On Goldstork you will also find selected information and links to great websites specialised in self-seal bags.
PlasticBags.uk.com: plastic packaging directory where users and businesses can easily add their packaging product listings for free. Find useful websites about self seal bags and grip seal bags at plasticbags.uk.com
PackagingKnowledge: with articles and news regarding the flexible polythene packaging industry including this article on mini grip and slider grip bags
Eco Friendly Alternatives
Protection of the environment is an important issue and although it often experiences a bad press due to ignorance, packaging made out of plastic and polythene is actually one of the most efficient forms of packaging and the ability to recycle.
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