Our Commitment to High Quality Bag, Pouch, Protective and Sleeve Packaging

Food Industrial void fill bag collagePackaging is a critical component of the overall shelf-appeal and life-cycle of your products. We offer a wide variety of poly film types and special features that improve the quality of your bag packaging, protect your product during shipping, and make your package stand out from the crowd.  

Automated Packaging Systems is the inventor and original manufacturer of genuine Autobag® brand pre-opened bags-on-a-roll, SidePouch® specialty bags, AirPouch® protective packing and AutoSleeve stretch sleeve labels. For over 50 years, we have manufactured our own plastic films to ensure our high standards for quality are achieved. Our US manufacturing processes are certified to ISO 9001, and our bag material uniformity and integrity exceed quality standards established by the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA). With multiple manufacturing facilities in the US and abroad, this assures you a constant supply of the highest quality bag, pouch, protective and sleeve packaging products in the industry.

Learn more about our Quality Standards.

Choosing the Right Film for Your Product

Wondering what type of film is best suited for your packaging or shipping application? We can help. 

With customers located around the globe in nearly every industry, we know which films work best for each unique application. We are continuously testing new formulations, using the latest in polymer technology, to develop plastic films that meet the evolving needs of our customers. We offer dozens of different film types, including standard polyethylene, anti-static, barrier, high clarity, cook-in and freezer films, laminated, scratch-resistant, tear-resistant, mailbag, mil spec films and many more. Our EarthAware® line of biodegradable* and recycled poly is a favorite among many customers because the properties of the film aren’t compromised, but the impact on the environment is lessened. Learn more about EarthAware films.

Visit our Films by Type page to see all of our available materials or Contact Customer Service for additional assistance.

Stock Bags, Custom Printed Bags & Special Features

Autobag bags on a roll

Stock Bags
Automated Packaging Systems maintains over 100 million stock items for a wide range of bag and protective packaging applications. Many of our stock products are available for shipping within 48 hours. See a complete list of Stock Bags

Custom Bag and Pouch Printing
When an ordinary package just won’t do, Automated Packaging offers printing in up to 10-colors, including Pantone®-matched inks, metallic inks, and more. Custom bags are the foundation of our business, and our in-house graphics department works closely with you to ensure precise print registration, color matching and uniformity are achieved.  Our capabilities include line, screen and process printing on one or both sides of the bag. Edge-to-edge bleeds, tinted, opaque, and combination bags are also available. 

Special Features

In addition to custom printing, a variety of special features are available to make your product more appealing, provide added security, or reduce your packaging SidePouch Stand-up Pouch bagsrequirements. Reclosable zippers, gussets (stand-up pouches), handles, hanger holes, ventilation, compartments, flaps, easy-open perforations, and many more options are available.

For more information about designing the perfect package for your product, check out our Art Guidelines Manuals or Contact Customer Service for more information.


*The additive used in EGDC/biodegradable film has been tested by independent laboratories in accordance with standard test methods approved by ASTM, ISO, and other such standardization bodies, and has been approved for marketing as biodegradable and safe for the environment. The rate and time for biodegradation varies depending on exposure conditions. California currently prohibits labeling any plastic product as biodegradable.
Pantone® is a registered trademark of Pantone LLC in the United States and/or other countries.
Features, Options and Technical Specifications subject to change.