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Heavy Duty Paper Bags

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What is a paper bag?

A standard brown paper bag is usually made of kraft paper. Paper bags are commonly used as shopping bags, packaging, and sacks. Tote-style paper bags, such as those often used by department stores or as gift bags, can be made from any kind of paper, and come in any color. Paper bags can be made from recycled paper, with some local laws requiring bags to have a minimum percentage of post-consumer recycled content.

Paper shopping bags, brown paper bags, grocery bags, paper bread bags and other light duty bags have a single layer of paper. A variety of constructions and designs are available. Many are printed with the names of stores and brands. Very nice and sharp colors can be printed by lithographic technique in production of laminated paper bags. Paper bags are not waterproof. Types of paper bag are: laminated, twisted, flat tap. The laminated bag, though not totally waterproof, has a laminate that protects the outside to some degree. Plastic or water-resistant coatings or layers make recycling more difficult. Otherwise, paper bags are readily recyclable.

Who invented the brown paper bag?

Margaret Eloise Knight was an American inventor. In 1868, Knight invented a machine that folded and glued paper to form the flat-bottomed brown paper bags familiar to us today. She built a wooden model of the device, but needed a working iron model to apply for a patent. Charles Annan, who was in the machine shop where Knight's iron model was being built, stole her design and patented the device. Knight filed a successful patent interference lawsuit and was awarded the patent in 1871. With a Massachusetts business partner, Knight established the Eastern Paper Bag Co. and received royalties.

Her many other inventions included lid removing pliers, a numbering machine, a window frame and sash, patented in 1894, and several devices relating to rotary engines, patented between 1902 and 1915. She has been called "the most famous 19th-century woman inventor."

How do you correctly measure a paper bag?

Length: Measure, with the bag standing to face you, at the bottom of the bag from left to right.
Width (or Gusset): Measure at the bottom from front to back.
Height: Measure from the bottom to the top of the bag. (Handles, if any, are not included in height)

Which raw materials are required to manufacture a paper bag?

Paper bags play an important role in a clean environment since they are easily recyclable, they are made from a renewable resource, and they can biodegrade. In fact, paper bags are one of the most common and popular form of packaging. They can be manufactured from various types of papers available in the market. Different paper has different strength. If you are manufacturing paper carry bags for garments then the quality is going to high as compared to carry bags for carrying small things like medicines, grocery items, etc.

The raw materials used in paper bag manufacturing are as follows:

Paper bags are made from a variety of papers both bleached and unbleached. Kraft paper is the most common paper used. The type of paper used for bags depends upon the requirements of the product to be packed. Kraft paper used for bag making is usually of 20 to 40 pounds basis weight.

What are the properties of paper?

Paper is made from wood pulp and is primarily used for writing, printing and packaging. The making of paper began in China almost 2,000 years ago. Properties of paper include the thickness, weight, texture, folding endurance, strength and size of the paper. Some grades of paper tear easily, while others resist tearing. The moisture retention capacity is another important property of paper. Some grades of paper dry very quickly and do not absorb moisture.
For example, blotting paper is a type of paper used to absorb ink because it has a high moisture retention capacity and can absorb liquids. Cardboard paper is rigid and quite difficult to fold. Paper used for writing is often soft, smooth, glossy and lightweight.

What size is a standard grocery bag?

Brown paper bags vary in size. A typical grocery bag is strong and can hold anywhere from 2 to a whopping 75 pounds worth of items. Paper grocery bags vary in dimensions but are usually about 7 inches in depth, 17 inches in height, and around 12 inches in width.

What can you do with a brown bag?

  1. Ripen fruit such as bananas, avocadoes, tomatoes, pears, and peaches.
  2. Clean your windows, mirrors, and other glass surfaces for a lint-free, streak-free shine.
  3. Use paper bags to collect your recycling as the whole container and its contents are recyclable.
  4. Paper bags are perfect for collecting compost since the paper is also compostable.
  5. Wrap a gift with brown paper bag and finish it off with some twine for a rustic finish.
  6. Cover school textbooks or any type of hardbound book that needs protecting.
  7. Cut a brown paper bag open and you have a drawing surface for crayons, markers and colored pencils.
  8. Brown paper bags shredded up are perfect for cushiony packing material or even as a vase filler.

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1/6-40/40# Tall Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Grocery Bags 400 (BAG SK1/64040)

16# Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX16)

20# Tall Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX2060)

25# Shorty Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX2560S)

10# Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX10-500)

12# Brown Kraft Paper Bags, Standard Grade, 500 Bags (BAG GX12-500)

2# Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX2-500)

4# Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX4-500)

5# Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX5-500)

6# Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX6-500)

8# Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX8-500)

General Paper Bag, 57-lb Base, Brown Kraft, 7-1/16 x 4-1/2 x 13-3/4 (BAGGX12500)

General 16# Paper Bag, 57-lb Base Weight, Brown Kraft, 500 per Bundle (BAGGX16)

General 2# Paper Bag, 50-Pound Base, Brown Kraft, 400 Bags (BAGGX2500)

General 4# Paper Bag, 50-Pound Base Weight, Brown Kraft (BAGGX4500)

General 5# Extra Heavy Duty Paper Bag, Brown Kraft, 500 Bags (BAGGX5500)

General 6# Paper Bag, 50-lb Base Weight, Brown, 6 x 3-5/8 x 11-1/16 (BAGGX6500)

General Paper Bag, 57-Pound Base, Kraft, 6-1/8 x 4.17 x 12-7/16 (BAGGX8500)

Duro Bag 11-lb Kraft Paper Bags, Natural, 500/Carton (BAGGX2060)

Duro Bag 12.5-lb Kraft Paper Bags, Natural, 500/Carton (BAGGX2560S)

General 10# Brown Paper Bag, 6-5/16 x 4-3/16 x 13-3/8, 500 Bags (BAGGX10500)

Duro Bag Kraft Paper Bags, Extra Heavy-Duty, Natural, 400 Bags (BAGSK164040)

General 1/6 E-Z Tote Handle Brown Paper Bag, 300 Bags (BAGSK1670EZ300)

General Paper Lawn & Leaf Bag, 50-lb Kraft, 50 Bags (BAGRBR30105BO)

Duro Kraft Brown Paper Bags, 6.75w x 10.125d x 16.38h, 500 Bags (BAGSK1857T)

Duro Bag Husky SOS Bags, 8 1/4" x 6 1/8" x 15 7/8", Kraft (BAGGH25S)