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Automated Packaging Systems manufactures pre-opened poly bags in a wide range of film types for virtually any bag packaging application. Different poly bag materials are used for their unique characteristics, including clarity, strength, opacity, barrier properties, printability, puncture resistance, price and other industry specifications.  
Bag film materials include:

Reference our convenient Spec Table below for an overview of films that meet specific compliances.


Linear low density polyethylene bags-on-a-roll

Linear Low Density Polyethylene Films

The benchmark for superior strength and durability

Our leading bag-on-a-roll material, DuraClear 2000™ is an enhanced linear, low-density material that is ideal for applications requiring superior durability and strength. This high tensile strength film is available in clear through opaque combinations, and in a wide range of plain and custom printed bag configurations.
  • Ideal for packaging hardware, automotive parts, food, craft items, medical devices, electronic components, and other retail applications.
  • Poly bag packaging benefits: Excellent bag strength, durable, easily processed.
Material Data Sheets
CWDC – DuraClear 2000™ Clear/White Combination
DC2 – DuraClear 2000™ Clear
DC21 – DuraClear 2000™ SpecGrade™ Clear
EDC2 - Biodegradable* DuraClear™ 2000 enhanced
- Biodegradable DuraClear™ 2000 enhanced white, clear/white and green film 

WDC2– DuraClear 2000™ White Opaque
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Low density polyethylene film bags-on-a-roll


Low Density Polyethylene Films 

The industry standard for strength and flexibility

These low density polyethylene materials are available in Autobag® bags-on-a-roll or SidePouch® bags-in-a-box* configurations in many sizes and colors, including clear, opaque and combination bags.
  • Ideal for a wide variety of poly bag packaging applications, including retail packaging, hardware, fasteners, automotive parts, crafts, medical, frozen foods and mail order fulfillment.
  • Bag packaging benefits: Durable, versatile and cost-effective with excellent printing characteristics.
Material Data Sheets
BLK – Black Opaque for Security and Light Protection
CEV – Clear with EVA Additive for Pliability in Extreme Cold
CLE– Clear
CWT, CBLK – Clear, White and Black Combination Colors
ECLE - Biodegradable* Clear LDPE
EWHT, ECWT, EGCL - Biodegradable white, clear/white and green tint
NSCR - Scratch Resistant Film
PEPE - Laminate Low Density Polyethylene
PEWP - Laminate White Low Density Polyethylene

WHT – White Opaque

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Custom high density polyethylene film bags


High Density Polyethylene Film

Additive-free bag material with good clarity

PolyClean™ high density polyethylene film uses a rich blend of resins that are free of slip agents and other additives that can cause undesirable reactions with bag contents. Available in Autobag® bags-on-a-roll and SidePouch® bags in a box*.
  • Ideal for packaging medical, food, sporting goods and other applications where chemical additives may react with the product inside.
  • Bag packaging benefits: Reduced chemical additives, scratch-resistance, and good permeability. 
Material Data Sheets
PLC1 – PolyClean™ Clear
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Custom high clarity polypropylene film bags


Polypropylene Film 

Superior clarity and strength for retail bag packaging

Polypropylene Retail Film is the best choice where bag clarity is the primary performance requirement. This high-strength, multi-layer film offers low haze properties and high Oxygen Transfer Rates (OTR) that resists odor seepage.
  • Ideal for foods, pet supplies, crafts and other retail packaging.
  • Bag packaging benefits: Best bag clarity, good seal strength, and resist odor transfer.
Material Data Sheets
PPRF – High Clarity Retail Film

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Printed polyester laminated bag for food packaging

Polyester Laminated to Linear Low Density Polyethylene (PTCL)

Provides excellent stiffness and gloss for maximum brand impact

PTCL and PTWH films are a lamination of 48 gauge PET to a clear or
white LLDPE sealant layer. The lamination process traps the ink between the layers of film, guarding it from external sources of abrasion.
  • Typical applications include food (fresh and frozen), medical, and a variety of industrial products
Material Data Sheets
PTCL - Polyester Laminated to Linear Low Density Polyethylene
PTWH - Polyester Laminated to White Linear Low Density Polyethylene
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Anti-Fog poly bag for fresh produce applications

Anti-Fog (AFOG)

Keeps bagged contents visible from condensation

This material incorporates a specialized additive to reduce the film's surface tension. When condensation forms within the bag caused by product respiration, AFOG material does not allow the moisture to form water droplets.
  • Engineered for fresh produce applications
Material Data Sheet
AFOG - Anti-Fog Low Density Polyethylene



Barrier poly bags for fresh, frozen and pet foods

Barrier/Co-extruded Films

Specially designed for resistance from aroma, gases, flavors and solvents

These co-extruded films are manufactured with multiple materials in multiple layers, and offer various degrees of permeability that can affect the contents inside the bag. Available in Autobag® bags-on-a-roll and SidePouch® bags-in-a-box* configurations.
  • Engineered for a variety of fresh & frozen foods, pet foods, waterproof, greaseproof, odor-resistant, and military bagging applications.
  • Poly bag packaging benefits: High strength material resists tears and punctures, and provides unique barrier properties.
Material Data Sheets
CBAR - Co-extruded, High Barrier, Clear 
MLT1 – Co-extruded, White, Military Spec
NYLN LifeX™ – 5-layer, Tear-resistant, Clear Nylon
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Opaque bag for mail order, pharmacy and medical

Opaque Films

White, gray, black and UV-resistant bags protect and conceal contents

These fully opaque films are available in a variety of polyethylene, co-extruded, and custom engineered bag materials that are designed to conceal the contents within the bag.
  • Common applications include mail order, pharmacy fulfillment, medical, photographic film and bulk parcels.
  • Bag packaging benefits: Opacity, strength, barrier resistance, ssuperior sealing and security.
Material Data Sheets
BLK – Black Opaque LDPE
MLT1 – Co-extruded, White, Military Spec 
OFM – White Opaque, Co-ex, for Order Fulfillment
EOFM - Biodegradable* White Opaque, Co-ex, for Order Fulfillment

GRY1 - Recycled Gray Opaque, Cost-effective, High-strength
Recycled green film 
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Military spec compliant bag, waterproof greaseproof

Military Spec Compliant Films

Waterproof and greaseproof bagging materials meet mil specs

These rugged materials offer superior strength and durability that meet stringent military specifications. High-integrity side seals on the bag ensure long-lasting containment of oily and damp products.
  • Ideal for waterproof and greaseproof packaging of o-rings, seals, bearings, aerospace components, military supplies and food products.
  • Bag packaging benefits: Mil spec compliance, superior strength and resistance to environmental contaminants.
Material Data Sheets
DC21 – DuraClear 2000™ SpecGrade™ Clear
MLT1 – Co-extruded, White, Military Spec

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Anti-static bags-on-a-roll for electrical use

Static Dissipative Films

Designed to dissipate static build-up in the bag

The APStat™ line of packaging films is specially engineered for bagging products that may be harmed by static discharge. This linear low density polyethylene is amine free and compatible with silver solder and polycarbonate materials.
  • Typical applications include electrical and electronic components and kits.
  • Bag packaging benefits: Dissipates static build-up and protects components inside the bag.
Material Data Sheets
APSB – Blue Static Dissipative
APSP – Pink Static Dissipative
APST – Clear Static Dissipative
CWAP – Clear/White Combination Static Dissipative

BWAP – Blue/White Combination Static Dissipative
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UV protective bags-on-a-roll for medical use

UV Protective Films 

Protects bag contents from ultra-violet rays

Translucent and opaque materials provide high UV(a) and UV(b) protection, strength and machinability.
  • Ideal for mail order, pharmacy fulfillment, unit dose packaging, medical and security applications.
  • Bag packaging benefits: Ultra-violet protection, durability and good printing characteristics.
Material Data Sheets
AMBR - Translucent UV Block Film

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Rust and corrosion inhibitor bags-on-a-roll

Rust/Corrosion Inhibitor Films

Corrosion-resistant bags protect contents against rust

This unique bag packaging material includes corrosion inhibitors that protect the contents from rust without the need for costly coatings. Available in Autobag® bags on a roll and SidePouch® bags in a box* configurations.
  • Common applications include bag packaging of ferrous metals for automotive, aerospace, medical devices, and jewelry.
  • Bag packaging benefits: Rust protection that does not affect electrical, mechanical or finish properties of bag contents.
Material Data Sheets
CVCI – Rust-resistant Film
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Ecofriendly biodegradable recycled bags-on-a-roll

EarthAware™ Environmentally Friendly Films for Ecofriendly Packaging

Biodegradable* and recycled films

Biodegradable bags feature a special formulation that causes degradation without compromising performance. Recycled bags are made with pre-consumer recycled bag material and are ideal for applications where color consistency is a secondary performance requirement.
  • Ideal for all applications that require a cost-effective eco-friendly solution.
  • Bag packaging benefits: Affordable alternative to PLAs, material performance and shelf life remain in tact.
Material Data Sheet

EDC2 - Biodegradable DuraClear™ 2000 enhanced
EWDC, ECWD, EGDC - Biodegradable DuraClear™ 2000 enhanced white, clear/white and green film
ECLE - Biodegradable Clear LDPE
EGXD - XD Blend™ Biodegradable Premium Film
EWHT, ECWT, EGCL - Biodegradable white, clear/white and green tint
EOFM - Biodegradable White Opaque, Co-ex, for Order Fulfillment

GRY1 - Recycled gray film
- Recycled green film

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Specialty frozen, scratch resistant bags-on-a-roll



Specialty Films 

Engineered films for unique bag packaging applications

Automated Packaging Systems offers a wide range of packaging films, including materials that are specially designed for the most unique applications.
  • Unique requirements include frozen or scratch resistant applications such as ice bags, medical tubing, and any cold, frozen or scratch-prone products.
  • Bag packaging benefits: Custom properties for specialty applications.
Material Data Sheets
COOK - High Strength Nylon Co-extruded Cook-in Film
ICE1 – Frozen Environment Film
NSCR - Scratch Resistant Film

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Stand up poly pouch for food and medical use

Stand-up Pouches

Polyester laminated to linear low density polyethylene, designed to run on the FAS SPrint Revolution bagging system

Stand-up pouches are available in a variety of sizes with gussets ranging from 2" to 8" in 1" increments. The PTCL and PTWH material provides excellent stiffness and gloss for maximum brand impact.
  • Typical applications include food (fresh and frozen), medical and a variety of industrial products.
Material Data Sheets
Stand-up Pouch Flyer
PTCL - Polyester Laminated to Linear Low Density Polyethylene
PTWH - Polyester Laminated to White Linear Low Density Polyethylene



Void-fill air pillows for protective packing

Void-fill Air Pillows 

Protective packing air bags increase productivity

These puncture resistant polyethylene air cushions feature our award-winning EZ-Tear™ perforation for easy handling and faster packing productivity. Genuine AirPouch® bags-in-a-box are guaranteed to run on AirPouch void-fill air pillow systems and are now available with Earthaware biodegradable* and recycled packing materials
  • Biodegradable and Recycled materials offer cost-effective, sustainable packing material alternatives
  • Dunnage air pillows are available in multiple sizes suitable for all void fill applications.
  • Bag packing benefits: Cleaner handling, excellent product visibility, and lower shipping and storage costs
Material Data Sheets
AirPouch Void-Fill Brochure
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Protective bubble and tube packaging materials

Bubble and Tubes

A higher standard of excellence in protective packaging on-demand

AirPouch® FastWrap™ Bubble on Demand Packaging Materials from Automated Packaging Systems offer a flexible, durable form of protective packing. Our FastWrap products secure and cushion your products while in transit, reducing returns and increasing customer satisfaction.  
  • Eliminates the bulky storage requirements of paper, foam and bundle bubble materials
  • Designed for durability and strength
  • Convenient, fan-folded, boxed material saves valuable warehouse space
Material Data Sheets
AirPouch Wrapping Brochure
AirPouch Block and Brace Brochure

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Protective bubble and tube packaging materials

AutoSleeve Stretch Sleeve Labels

Add shelf appeal, highlight a special promotion or add a coupon to your product

AutoSleeve Stretch Sleeve labels provide 360 degree product coverage, and can be printed in up to 10 colors. Labels can be used for a variety of applications including Food and Beverage, Household Products, Pet Supplies, Industrial and Automotive containers in multiple sizes.  
  • Moisture proof
  • High resistance to light and temperature
  • No glue required
Material Data Sheets
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Spec Table 
Films and bags that meet specific industry compliances
SPEC or Regulation














MIL-PRF-81705D, Type II, Class 2


EIA 541


MIL-DTL-117H Type III, Class B   x  





MT ST MT MT MT     ST ST      
MIL-DTL-117H Type II Class C, Style 1 (Opaque)                        


MIL-DTL-117H Type II, Class C, Style 2 (Clear)                                      
MIL-PRF-121G, Type I                        


MIL-PRF-22191E (Clear)                                      
FDA 21 C.F.R. 177.1350  



 X x X X X





FDA 21 C.F.R. 177.1520




 X x X X


FDA 21 C.F.R. 177.1520(c)3.2        


USPS T-3204 Rev.D                                      
MT = Available in MegaTough (3.9 mil) only
ST = Available in SuperTough (4.0 mil) only
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Certain restrictions may apply.  Please contact your APS representative for more information.

Features, Options and Technical Specifications subject to change.

*The rate and time for biodegradation varies depending on exposure conditions.  
AutoSleeve Stretch Sleeves


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