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How do you package candy apples? Candy apple bags to the rescue!

Regarding best-loved autumn delicacies, apples covered in some sort of sweet confection are at the top of everyone’s list, right next to pumpkin spice anything (lattes come to mind) and warm apple crisp. If you have not called North America or Europe home for a while, you probably ask, “what are candied apples?” Well, it is actually what it sounds like; crunchy apples that are covered in a sugar coating which hardens into a crispy, sugary coating. Some people prefer caramel apples over candied apples. It is really a personal preference; either is delicious. 


Oct 26, 2022

Don't get burned by not using custom printed coffee bags to stand out in a crowded market.

Coffee vendors and cafes can use custom printed coffee bags to differentiate their products and stand out in a crowded market. Custom printed coffee bags can assist to boost brand recognition, customer loyalty, and sales by including branding components, providing additional information, and employing high-quality materials and features. When launching a new coffee product, increasing brand awareness, improving the customer experience, or standing out in a crowded market, coffee vendors and cafés can consider employing custom printed coffee bags. Businesses that use the correct custom printed coffee bags can leave a lasting impression on their clients and generate a loyal customer base.


Apr 27, 2023

History of the Ziplock Bag

As with all great inventions and innovations - from sliced bread to smartphones - once they are widely adopted it becomes difficult to even remember a world in which they didn’t exist. Ziplock bags are the perfect example of this phenomenon. Although they’ve only been around for slightly more than half a century, you’ll find them everywhere now - and indeed, they have over a thousand and one practical uses. These ubiquitous reclosable bags, which are used for packaging, storage, shipping, and organization, now come in a wide variety of styles and sizes. But where did they come from and how did they evolve into the range of products we know and use today? 


Nov 03, 2022

How are custom poly bag and plastic bag prices calculated?

Many customers ask how we quote a custom poly/plastic bag job. The full answer is surprisingly complex yet answered simply. Here are a few of the major considerations that go into our custom bag quote to you.


Apr 19, 2023

How to Choose Size and Mil of Zip Locking Plastic Bags

At International Plastics we offer thousands of different combinations of plastic bags ranging in size, thickness, and closure type, it can get overwhelming. Below we will walk you through the steps of determining what size and mil bag you need based on your application or use to make the process simple. 


Nov 04, 2022

Improving the Grocery Store Experience with Durable and Eco-Friendly Kraft Paper Bags

Paper grocery bags placed in a plastic bag inside a corrugated box are more protected than paper grocery bags wrapped in a thick sheet of newsprint paper. However, the level of protection is ultimately determined by a variety of criteria, including the quality of the packaging materials, the mode of transportation, and the handling practices utilized during transportation.


Apr 13, 2023

Greenhouse Building Materials: Should I Choose Glass, Polycarbonate, or Poly Film?

You will need to decide what transparent material will be best suited for the walls and roof of your greenhouse. Consider various types of glass, polycarbonate, greenhouse plastic poly film on rolls, or other materials. Each choice will have its own pros and cons regarding price, strength, durability, maintenance, and aesthetic considerations. Not all materials are practical in all climates or for all styles of greenhouse construction. The overview below will introduce you to the most common materials used for greenhouse roofs and walls while explaining which materials are best.


Oct 31, 2022

Should I Use Paper or Plastic for My Business?

One of the many decisions you have to make as a business owner is how to present yourself to your customer. The small details of how you run your business could be the difference between whether a person comes back or not, so no detail is too frivolous. When deciding what kind of bags to offer your clients, investigate the pros and cons of each type of bag.


Below are some advantages and disadvantages to weigh when deciding which product is best for your particular customer.


Nov 03, 2022

The Benefits of Poly Bags

We use bags in our daily lives for a variety of reasons, including transporting groceries, packing lunches, storing clothes, and more. However, navigating the different alternatives available when it comes to selecting the correct bag for the job can be difficult. Poly bags are one solution that has grown in popularity over the years. In this post, we will look at the advantages of poly bags and how they can be an ideal solution for a variety of applications.


Poly bags, also known as polyethylene bags, are a type of plastic bag manufactured of either low-density polyethylene (LDPE) or high-density polyethylene (HDPE). They are frequently used in packing and storage applications and are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and thicknesses to meet a variety of requirements.


Feb 17, 2023

Some exotic car manufacturers use damage indicators like TiltWatch XTR when shipping hand built engines.

Exotic car manufacturers go to tremendous pains to guarantee that their high-end automobiles arrive in safe and secure condition. This is especially true when shipping hand-built engines, which are frequently fragile and sensitive. Some exotic vehicle manufacturers utilize damage indicators such as TiltWatch XTR to assist protect these engines during shipping. We'll look at why these indicators are so significant and how they work


Mar 07, 2023

Vinyl record outer sleeves are a sound investment.

Many people consider vinyl a good investment because the value of some records can increase over time. If you are planning to resell your vinyl records, it is essential to invest in high-quality storage and protection to ensure they are in the best condition possible.


Jan 05, 2023

What Size Trash Bag Do I Need?

A trash can is an essential part of any business, but picking out the right size bag for it can be tricky. When choosing what to use as your bags you need consider several things: like how much space am I filling up with my garbage, what type of garbage are you putting in the bag, and what type of plastic do I need to use? These and other factors may come into play when choosing the correct trash bag and these tips below should give you a starting point making your decisions on what works best for your application easier.


There are several sizes of garbage cans you might have around your office or place of work. For example, the 23-gallon Slim Jim style trash can would be a common size and style that could be found in break rooms and or bathrooms. For this specific garbage can you would use a 40" x 46" size trash bag, This size bag will perfectly fit the garbage can style with an extra 4 inches hanging off each side in order for it all fits inside properly and leaving you with enough plastic to tie the ends together properly able to close the trash bag shut. The size also does not give you a lot of excess plastic which to good for the environment and for your pocket book.

David T.

Oct 12, 2022

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