What is Lay Flat Poly Tubing?

Lay flat poly tubing, is one of the most dynamic flexible packaging solutions used today! Lay flat tubing is used for countless applications in many different industries. But, what is it that makes it so great for so many types of packaging? Find out below as we break down the ins and outs of poly tubing.

You have many options when it comes to packaging. From boxes to cartons, to bags and more, each one provides different benefits and drawbacks. When it comes to lay flat tubing however, there are few options that are so cost-effective, simple, and customizable than lay flat tubing.

Lay flat poly tubing is created from linear polyethylene resin. These pellets are blended into a homogeneous material and then melted in a high temperature extruder, producing a custom poly film that can be custom to your specifications. Once cooled, this film is flattened to make it easier to work and shape into the required width ranging in width from 1” to 60”. Films are then rolled up to into large rolls that can weigh hundreds of pounds.

The continuous roll of polyethylene tubing is open at one end and rolled up at the other; either on plastic or cardboard core, enabling the user to determine length of the poly bag, or poly sleeve for each item. Just insert the product into tubing then cut it to the required length. Then heat seal both ends.

Perhaps one of the greatest features of lay fat tubing is its ability to be customized. You can let your imagination go to work with many ways to customize!  We can print a custom logo and designs right onto the tubing. We can also make bags of all shapes, sizes and thicknesses. These factors combine to give your poly tubing the exact look and feel you had in mind for your product.

Poly Tubing is:

  • An economical & easy way to package or enclose objects of same width but various lengths.
  • Ideal for packaging odd shaped, long or ‘difficult to wrap’ items.
  • Simple – just insert your product into the tubing, cut to required length and heat seal, staple or tape one or both ends to create made-to-measure bags.

For more than half of a century Rutan Poly has been creating custom poly tubing films for countless applications. We have gained a solid reputation for being a reliable manufacturer and supplier of high quality films and bags for commercial and industrial use. We pride ourselves on putting our customers first at every step of the buyer’s journey. We seek to not only provide you with a great packaging solution, but to partner with you for all of your packaging needs.

Poly tubing is just one of the many options available to you. Let us know about your requirements and we will provide packaging materials and bundling film specifically designed for your application. If you are looking for an American made supplier of custom lay flat poly tubing, look no further than Rutan!