You’re probably more familiar with the term ‘bags for life’ than you are with ‘non-woven polypropylene (NWPP) bags’, but they’re often one and the same. Instead of actually being woven, these bags are pressed to create that appearance. Lamination is then added to ensure ongoing strength and reliability.
Here are just a few reasons why laminated non-woven bags are popular with customers.
Pick up a laminated NWPP bag and you might assume that it isn’t very eco-friendly; these bags feel very plasticky and artificial. Well, it’s true that they’re artificial, but that doesn’t make them bad for the environment. In fact, laminated NWPP bags are made using a by-product of oil manufacturing. Since that by-product is created anyway, they don’t have much a footprint. Better yet, these bags won’t start falling apart like the old single-use plastic bags, so they really can be bags for life!
You should already appreciate the enormous impact branded bags can have on your business – by providing them, your customers will be advertising your business as they carry around your goods. Laminated NWPP bags let you take full advantage by offering edge-to-edge printing in a wide range of colours and styles. Printing goes right across the bag and stays vibrant regardless of how much the bag is used.
There are plenty of eco-friendly bagging options available, including paper, cotton, canvas, and jute. Those are all great options, and you should definitely think about stocking them. However, laminated NWPP bags are a better choice when moisture will be present. They are completely water resistant, so the material won’t weaken when it gets wet or absorb whatever touches it. That’s ideal when customers need to carry things like fresh fish and meat.
Finally, keep in mind that laminated NWPP bags are surprisingly cheap. As such, you can provide them for just a couple of pounds without having to take a loss. You can also order a fairly large number without having to worry about making a sizeable dint in your monthly cashflow.