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The benefits of card bags and display bags
Card Bags have a wide range of uses. For greeting cards they extend the shelf-life of your cards by preventing moisture from penetrating the card and protect the card from the grease on fingerprints or ambient heat. Polypropylene is also exceptionally clear allowing card designs to display sharply and cleanly with a real shine. But Card Bags (a type of so-called "Display Bags") come in a huge range of sizes and can be used for everything from photograph covers, art-print covers, shirt-packages, flower sleeves, to our personal favourite as food bags and wrappers for sweets, cakes and biscuits.
Common sizes and uses for Card bags
Manufacturers and suppliers of card bags:
Card bags are normally formed from Cellophane, Polypropylene or BOPP (Bi-axially Oriented Polypropylene). The materials give you a different look and feel and have some characteristics that may be important to tie up with the product you are displaying.
Main differences between Cellophane and Polypropylene?
Why use Polypropylene to package your greeting cards:
What is Cellophane?
Cellophane is a transparent paperlike product that has high clarity, is heat sealable
and is able to resist moisture, oil, and grease, and keep its contents fresh.
Cellophane is a thin, transparent sheet made of processed cellulose.
What is Polypropylene?
Polypropylene (also know as PP or Poly-Prop) is a plastic polymer that is stronger and
more rigid than polyethylene (the material traditionally used to make so-called polythene
bags). Polypropylene protects absorbent materials such as card and paper from vapour and
moisture because it is itself non-porous.
What type of greetings cards can card bags can they be used for? These materials are totally suitable for packaging all types of greeting cards. This includes: birthday cards, Christmas cards (Xmas cards), Mother's day cards, Valentine's day cards, big cards, medium-sized cards, small cards, teeny-weeny cards even playing cards. However, please note these are not suitable under any circumstances for April Fool's day cards - no, they are really ;)
Eco friendly packaging
Protection of the environment is a pressing issue and although plastic packaging often experiences a bad press, it is actually one of the most efficient forms of packaging having both a very low carbon footprint and the ability to be recycled. Polypropylene (used for card bags) contains only carbon and hydrogen atoms so is totally non-toxic for disposal. Polypropylene is also 100% recyclable. Card bags can alternatively be made from Cellophane which is actually an organic material that is 100% biodegradable.
The following sites specialise in environmentally-friendly packaging:
You might also be interested in the following environmentally-friendly packaging sites:
There are many types of packaging all for specific uses. To obtain information about other types of polythene bags or polythene film, visit:
Research and resources
For more detailed information about card and display bags such as how they are made and the options and sizes availabe (hopefully they are all listed here but feel free to search!) please check these websites:
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A man, 31, is said to have stolen a childís birthday cards and cash from one address,
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