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When Size Does Matter, Different Types, Shapes & Size Plastic Bags for all Purposes

We want to help you purchase the correct bag size for your needs.  Not only do you save yourself some green, but you also help the environment stay green. Please remember to recycle when you can. Less makes a difference!

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Box Liner - Gusseted
Box Liner - Gusseted
Square Container - Layflat
Square Container - Layflat
Pallet Cover - Gusseted
Pallet Cover - Gusseted
Round Container - Layflat
Round Container - Layflat
Measuring for a Reclosable Zip Bag
Reclosable Zip Bag
Measuring for a Slider Top Bag
Slider Top Bag

Measuring for Box Liners - Gusseted

Box Liner - Gusseted Note: Depth(D) is the shorter of the 2 sides.

  • 1. Width (W) of the bag = width of the box + 1"
  • 2. Depth (D) of the bag = depth of the box + 1"
  • 3. Length (L) of the bag = height of the box + depth + 6" to allow coverage of the box contents.

Example:
Box: 18"W x 12" D x 14" H
Bag: 19" W x 13" D x 33" L

Measuring for Square Containers - Layflat

Square Container - Layflat

  • 1. Width (W) of the bag = width + depth of container + 2" for a looser fit.
  • 2. Length (L) of the bag = height of the container + half of the depth to the height. Add 5" for overhang

Example:
Container: 14" W x 10" D x 32" H
Bag: 26" W x 42" L

Measuring for Pallet Covers - Gusseted

Pallet Cover - Gusseted Note: Depth (D" is the shorter of the 2 sides.

  • 1. Width (W) of the cover = width of the pallet + 1-2"
  • 2. Depth (D) of the cover = depth of the pallet + 1'2"
  • 3. Length (L) of the cover = height of the pallet + half of the depth.

Example:
Pallet: 40"W x 36"D x 50"H
Cover: 42" W x 38" D x 68" L 

Measuring for Round Containers - Layflat

Round Container - Layflat

  • 1. Circumference (C) of the container = Diameter (D) x 3.14
  • 2. Width (W) of the bag = Circumference divided by 2 + 1" for looser fit.
  • 3. Length (L) of the bag = container height + container diameter. Add 5" for overhang.

Example:
Container: 12" D x 30" H
Bag: 20" W x 47" L

Measuring for a Reclosable Zip Bags

Measuring for a Reclosable Zip Bag

  • 1. Measure Length (L) of the bag from the bottom of the bag to the base of the reclosable seal.
  • 2. Measure Width (W) of the bag from side to side.
  • 3. For rigid items add 1/2" to the Width (W) fo the bag to allow the item to fit through the opening.
  • 4. For thick and bulky items adjust dimensions accordingly.
  • 5. Add 1/2" to 2" to both dimensions for a looser fit.

Example:
For a flat product 3 1/2" W x 5 1/2" L, the bag dimensions should measure at least 4" W x 6" L
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Measuring for the Slider Top Bags

Measuring for a Slider Top Bag

  • 1. Measure Length (L) from the bottom of the bag to the base of the slider closure.
  • 2. Measure Width (W) of the bag from side to side. 
  • 3. For rigid items, add 1/2" to the Width (W) of the bag to allow the item to fit through the opening.
  • 4. For thick and bulky items adjust dimensions accordingly.
  • 5. Add 1/2" to 2" to both dimensions for a looser fit.

Example:
For a flat product 2 1/2" W x 5 1/2" L, the bag dimensions should measure at least 4" W x 6" L.