Common Plastic Bag Styles

So, these are some of the most common types of plastic bag, their features, and uses. Now, let’s move further and discuss the main plastic bag styles.

Bottom Gusset Bags

These bags fold at the bottom, which allows them to expand into a nice rectangular shape. Bottom gusset bags can be produced in a variety of sizes and shapes too, and are particularly ideal for aesthetic product display.

Side Gusset Bags

With gussets on both sides of the bag, side gusset bags have great flexibility in the accommodation of several contents. Ideal for the retail display of small items, the small face size of side gusset bags make them easier to transport and handle.

Garbage Bags

Garbage bags are used for lining waste containers and bins. Flexible and large, these bags can easily accommodate large quantities of trash and can conveniently be closed, tied and pulled out by its edges.

T-Shirt Bags

One of the most versatile types of plastic bags available, T-shirt bags are made of HDPE and used in a variety of retail situations. From convenience stores, to grocery stores to shopping markets, these bags are used almost everywhere!

Re-closable Bags

Whether in slide seal or seal top configuration, re-closable bags are typically used for food portioning or storage, where the bag will be opened frequently. These bags can keep products fresh for longer periods of time, thus making them ideal for storing numerous food items.

Handle Bags

Handle bags are durable and can accommodate a wide variety of items. As the name implies, these bags come with a handle at the top, which makes it easier for users to carry their purchased items.

Layflat Bags

These bags come in two main varieties, namely side seal and bottom seal. Side seal bags are ideal for lighter items because they are only sealed from two sides, where the bottom is folded and top is left open for access. Bottom seal bags have pretty much the same design. However, there is no fold.

Newspaper/Doorknob Bags

Both these bags have a similar narrow design and an opening at one end. The hole on doorknob bags allows promotions, mailers, and newspapers to be hanged. On the other hand, newspaper bags are designed to sustain the elements and do not have a hole for hanging.