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Publication Date: 05/2005
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Emerging trends in paper and plastic bags

If your company ships its dry bulk products in 20- to 100-pound bags, you should periodically evaluate whether your bag still meets your customer demands. New options in bag materials and bagging technology can make your product more attractive to customers and help you sell more. This article examines recent trends in multiwall paper bags and plastic bags and the typical customer demands and technology changes that drive them. It also provides general guidelines for selecting an economical bag for your product.1

Having a practical and attractive shipping bag matters more today than it did in the past because today many dry bulk solids aren't repackaged, but are sold directly to consumers in the same bags they're shipped in. Because they know that consumers are influenced by a bag’s appearance and ease of use, wholesalers and retailers are likely to order products packaged in a way that will appeal to consumers.

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