What is poly tubing?
Poly tubing, or polyethylene tubing, is essentially a roll of continuous plastic tubing. It is designed for packing small to medium sized items in office, despatch or retail environments. Poly tubing is strong and durable so will protect contents from dust, dirt and moisture. It is also scratch and tear resistant.
The benefit poly tubing offers over poly bags is that it is customisable. Using the 1 roll of tubing, the user can create bags of any desired length. This is especially handy for odd shapes and extra long items.
Are there different types of poly tubing?
There are different sizes, thicknesses and colours of poly tubing available to ensure there is an alternative for most applications. The different thicknesses of poly tubing available include: 75um (micron), 100um and 150um (light, medium and heavy duty). All thicknesses are available in “natural" colour which is a transparent milky clear, or there is yellow available in the 150um thickness.
How do you seal poly tubing?
Like poly bags, poly tubing can be heat sealed, stapled, taped or tied depending on the requirements of your application. Heat sealing or stapling can also be used to achieve a custom fit around the item packed in the tube.