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Posted in B is for Bag... by Northern Bag and Box Company on March 7, 2011

Are You Down with BOPP?

One of the latest trends in the packaging industry is the BOPP bag. You’ve likely heard the term, but do you know what it means?

B:        Biaxially

O:        Oriented

PP:     Polypropylene

 “Biaxially Oriented” means that the polypropylene film is stretched in both the machine direction (MD) and across the machine direction (AMD). When polypropylene is manipulated in this manner, it becomes clear and serves as an excellent packaging material for artistic and retail products.

 Why are BOPP bags becoming so popular? These films offer a unique combination of properties such as better shrinkage, stiffness, transparency, sealability, twist retention and barrier. In addition, an exciting technique using BOPP film has been developed to enhance the printing of a woven polypropylene bag. By reverse printing the BOPP film, it can then be laminated to an already strong woven polypropylene bag. This allows for the same high quality graphic printing on woven bags previously only found on multi-wall paper and polyethylene bags.

BOPP bags are taking more and more of the market share from the multi-wall bag industry. The glossy, slick, professional print of the BOPP film along with its economical pricing and legendary strength gives it strong shelf appeal and the reputation of becoming the overall printed bag of choice.

Perhaps it’s time for you to give this revolutionary bag a try. Next time you’re looking for a printed bag, you might consider this product. Contact us today to speak with one of our highly qualified sales team about this new option.

Are you down with BOPP?


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