Ziplock Bag Info
Posted by on 20 October 2013 11:53 AM

The Benefits of Ziplock Bags

by Jim Listerine

Zip lock bags have a number of uses in many different industries. These kinds of bags are very dependable because of the secure locking top which provides an excellent way to keep out foreign elements that may damage or compromise the customer's products. Because of its resealable feature, it's very functional for keeping out contaminants such as moisture, dust, and dirt.

Whether the use is commercial, industrial or residential, many types of businesses are using these resealable bags in a variety of ways.

Ziplock bags are typically used by industries to organize or ship small products. These bags can protect microchips or other sensitive materials, preserve documents, and maintain a product's freshness. Virtually anything can be placed in one of these bags for protection and packaging.

Zip lock bags these are typically made of low density polyethylene or LDPE plastic film but can also be custom-made based on the different specifications and requirements of the customer. The packaged contents are typically visible through the clear plastic film. Zip lock bags are required to meet FDA and USDA specification for food packaging.

The resealable bags' lip or zipper should always be placed on the width dimension. The dimension is measured according to the usable dimensions within the bag. The zipper or lip is not included in the overall measurements. The zipper or lip can be sealed, opened, and resealed indefinitely. Because these sealable bags can maintain a products freshness, they have become very popular.

There is no other product more widely used than a ziplock bag due to its wide aray of benefits. Whether the item needs repackaging, protection, or organization, ziplock bags are usually the most popular solution.

Ziplock Bags – Maximize Your Travel Budget With These Re-Sealable Plastic Bags 

Planning that summer trip? Zip lock bags may be your best tool!

The family budget on any camping trip usually includes a large expenditure on food.  Ziplock bags orZipper bags as they’re sometimes referred to, may be the perfect tool to minimize your cost while maintaining your food safety and cleanliness.

To really save some money for other important things like travel expenses and accommodations, most families bring some food with them.  Canned tuna, pasta, olives, and perhaps even olive oil are all great choices. Pack in food that’s tasty, easy-to-cook and mix with other ingredients, food that won’t go sour too fast, and best of all, food that you can easily get from your kitchen cupboard. 

These bags are reusable plastic bags with a resealable zipper. They are available in different sizes and thicknesses for packing a variety of items of different sizes and weights. 

Ziplock bags come in a variety of sizes but typically start at 2" x 2" and go up to 24" x 24" with a thickness or "mil" of 1 to 6 mil.  Some Zip lock bags are manufactured for special uses. Freezer bags, snack bags, and sandwich bags are a few examples of the different kind of special use ziplock bags. 

Robert W. Vergobbi was the first to patent Ziplock bags. They were actually intended for use as pencil bags. But Robert Lejuene, a fifth grader at that time, stepped up and proved that they can also be used as food storage devices—food won’t easily spoil with them. 

He publicized this theory through his school’s science fair. Because of the success of his science experiment, these resealable bags were then produced as food storage bags.
Ziplock bags are also water resistant. These bags can be used to protect your items from rain. 

This is very nifty especially if you’re a backpacker or a mountaineer. Electronic devices, wallets, and even clothes can be placed in one of these bags and for electronics, you might consider using an anti static bag for protection. 

For your next trip, make sure to pack your things with these nifty bags. You might even want to bring a few small ziplock bags with you.

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