Films by Type

Films by Type

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, and other industry specifications. Some material types include films for mail order bags, Mil spec bags, UV resistant bags, anti-static bags and much more. With a variety of unique material solutions, you can select the best option for your custom packaging applications.

In addition to films for Autobag® and SidePouch® bags, we also manufacture AirPouch® Void-fill pillows, FastWrap Bubble and Tubes on Demand and AutoSleeve Stretch Sleeves.

Types of film materials include:

Linear Low Density Polyethylene - Offers 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.

  • Superior bag strength, durability, easily processed. 
  • Ideal for packaging hardware, automotive parts, food, craft items, medical devices, electronic components, and other retail applications.
  • Available in clear through opaque combinations and in a wide range of plain and custom printed bag configurations.

Material Data Sheets: 
DuraClear 2000™ Clear/White Combination (CWDC) 
DuraClear 2000™ Clear (DC2) 
DuraClear 2000™ SpecGrade™ Clear (DC21) 
Biodegradable* DuraClear™ 2000 enhanced (EDC2) 
Biodegradable DuraClear™ 2000 enhanced white, clear/white and green film (EWDC, ECWD, EGDC) 

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® bag configurations in many sizes and colors, including clear, opaque and combination bags. 

  • Ideal for a wide variety of packaging applications, including retail packaging, hardware, fasteners, automotive parts, crafts, medical, frozen foods and mail order fulfillment. 
  • Durable, versatile and cost-effective with excellent printing characteristics. 

Material Data Sheets: 
Black Opaque for Security and Light Protection (BLK) 
Clear with EVA Additive for Pliability in Extreme Cold (CEV) 
Clear (CLE) 
Clear, White and Black Combination Colors (CWT, CBLK) 
Biodegradable* Clear LDPE (ECLE) 
Biodegradable white, clear/white and green tint (EWHT, ECWT, EGCL) 
Laminate Low Density Polyethylene (PEPE) 
Laminate White Low Density Polyethylene (PEWP) 
Scratch Resistant Film (NSCR) 
White Opaque (WHT)

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. 

Ideal for packaging medical, food, sporting goods and other applications where chemical additives may react with the product inside. 

  • Reduced chemical additives, scratch-resistance, and good permeability. 
  • Available in Autobag® bags-on-a-roll and SidePouch® bags in a box.

Material Data Sheet:
PolyClean Clear (PLC1)

Polypropylene Film - Excellent 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. 
  • Best bag clarity, good seal strength, and resists odor transfer. 

Material Data Sheet:
High Clarity Retail Film (PPRF) 

Polyester Laminated to Linear Low Density Polyethylene - Offers 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 fresh and frozen food, medical, and a variety of industrial products. 

Material Data Sheets: 
Polyester Laminated to Linear Low Density Polyethylene (PTCL) 
Polyester Laminated to White Linear Low Density Polyethylene (PTWH)

Anti-Fog - Ensures bagged contents remain 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. 

  • Ideal for fresh produce applications.
  • Provides excellent clarity and strength. 

Material Data Sheet: 
Anti-Fog Low Density Polyethylene (AFOG)

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. 
  • High strength material resists tears and punctures and provides unique barrier properties. 

Material Data Sheets: 
Co-extruded, High Barrier, Clear (CBAR) 
Co-extruded, White, Military Spec (MLT1) 
5-layer, Tear-resistant, Clear Nylon (NYLN LifeX™)

Opaque Films - Fully opaque, UV-resistant films 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. 

  • Ideal for mail order, pharmacy fulfillment, medical, photographic film and bulk parcels applications. 
  • Opacity, strength, barrier resistance, superior sealing and security.

Material Data Sheets: 
Black Opaque LDPE (BLK) 
Co-extruded, White, Military Spec (MLT1) 
White Opaque, Co-ex, for Order Fulfillment (OFM) 
Biodegradable* White Opaque, Co-ex, for Order Fulfillment (EOFM) 
Recycled Gray Opaque, Cost-effective, High-strength (GRY1) 
Recycled green film (RGT) 

Military Spec Compliant Films - Waterproof and greaseproof packaging that meets mil spec compliance

These rugged materials offer superior durability and 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. 
  • Mil spec compliance, superior strength and resistance to environmental contaminants. 

Material Data Sheets: 
DuraClear 2000 SpecGrade Clear (DC21) 
Co-extruded, White, Military Spec (MLT1) 

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. 
  • Ultra-violet protection, durability and good printing characteristics. 

Material Data Sheet: 
Translucent UV Block Film (AMBR) 

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. 

  • Ideal for electrical and electronic components and kits.
  • Dissipates static build-up and protects components inside the bag.

Material Data Sheets: 
Blue Static Dissipative (APSB) 
Pink Static Dissipative (APSP)
Clear Static Dissipative (APST) 
Clear/White Combination Static Dissipative (CWAP) 
Blue/White Combination Static Dissipative (BWAP)

Rust/Corrosion Inhibitor Films - Corrosion-resistant bags protect contents against rust

This unique 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. 

  • Ideal for bag packaging of ferrous metals for automotive, aerospace, medical devices, and jewelry. 
  • Rust protection that does not affect electrical, mechanical or finish properties of bag contents. 

Material Data Sheet: 
Rust-resistant Film (CVCI) 

Specialty Films - Engineered films for unique bag packaging applications

We offer 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. 
  • Custom properties for specialty applications. 

Material Data Sheets: 
High Strength Nylon Co-extruded Cook-in Film (COOK) 
Frozen Environment Film (ICE1) 
Scratch Resistant Film (NSCR) 

EarthAware® Environmentally Friendly Films for Eco-friendly Packaging - Biodegradable* and recycled films offer a more environmentally responsible packaging option

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. 
  • Affordable alternative to PLAs, material performance and shelf life remain intact. 

Material Data Sheets: 
Biodegradable DuraClear 2000 enhanced (EDC2) 
Biodegradable DuraClear 2000 enhanced white, clear/white and green film (EWDC), (ECWD, EGDC) 
Biodegradable Clear LDPE (ECLE) 
Biodegradable white, clear/white and green tint (EWHT), (ECWT), (EGCL)
Biodegradable White Opaque, Co-ex, for Order Fulfillment (EOFM) 
Recycled gray film (GRY1) 
Recycled green film (RGT)

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. PTCL and PTWH materials provide excellent stiffness and gloss for maximum brand impact.

  •  Applications include food (fresh and frozen), medical and a variety of industrial products. 

Material Data Sheets: 
Stand-up Pouch Flyer
Polyester Laminated to Linear Low Density Polyethylene (PTCL) 
Polyester Laminated to White Linear Low Density Polyethylene (PTWH) 

AirPouch® Void-fill Air Pillows - Protective packing air cushions offer improved product protection

AirPouch® void-fill air pillows are puncture resistant and feature our award-winning EZ-Tear perforations for easy handling and faster packing productivity. 

  • Available in multiple sizes suitable for all void-fill applications. 
  • Cleaner handling, excellent product visibility, and lower shipping and storage costs. 
  • Pillows required an average of 83% less effort to pull and separate than competitive brands.

Material Data Sheets: 
AirPouch Void-Fill Brochure 

FastWrap Bubble and Tubes - Protective Packaging that secures and cushions products while in transit

AirPouch® FastWrap Bubble on Demand Packaging Materials offer a flexible, durable form of protective packing. These products secure and cushion your products while in transit, reducing returns and increasing customer satisfaction.   

  • Channel-filled, honeycomb bubble pattern enables multi-directional wrapping.
  • Tubes feature packer-friendly EZ-Tear perforations.
  • Eliminates the bulky storage requirements of paper, foam and bundle bubble materials.   

Material Data Sheets: 
AirPouch Wrapping Brochure 
AirPouch Block and Brace Brochure 

AutoSleeve Stretch Sleeve Labels - Add shelf appeal, highlight a special promotion or add a coupon to your product

AutoSleeve Stretch Sleeve Labels feature 360 degree print coverage that allow you to add shelf appeal, highlight a special promotion or add a coupon to your product. Labels can be used for a variety of applications including Food and Beverage, Household Products, Pet Supplies, Industrial and Automotive containers in multiple sizes. 

  • Labels can be printed in up to 10 colors.  
  • Moisture proof and offer a high resistance to light and temperature.
  • Does not use heat or glue for sealing. 

Material Data Sheets: 
Low Density Polyethylene 
Linear Low Density Polyethylene

*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.
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