Conact Us :-    Q3 - 82, Saif Zone,  P.O. Box : 120402,  Sharjah,  UAE.  Phone : (00971) 6 5578815,   Fax : (00971) 6 5578816,   Email : info@alphaplastix.com   Our Products :- Plastic Shopping Bags, Plastic Carry Bags, Tranparent covers & Rolls, Plastic Trash Bags/Garbage Bags.
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Alpha Plastix Industry FZE
Q3 - 82, Saif Zone,
P.O. Box : 120402
Sharjah, UAE
Phone : (00971) 6 5578815
Fax : (00971) 6 5578816
Email : info@alphaplastix.com
 
For many years poly bags have been the nearly universal choice to protect products from dirt, dust, moisture and contamination of all kinds. They are inexpensive and available in an almost infinite range of types, styles and sizes. Name something that isn't packaged in a plastic bag. We carry a large selection of plastic bags in stock sizes, but our strength lies in our manufacturing capabilities. We are able to make plastic bags to your specifications. And do it quickly. If you require colours, printed film, heavy gauge, light gauge, large, small, anti-static, shrinkable, zipper, gusseted, polyethylene, polypropylene, foam, bubble, low slip - We have it.
 
History of Plastic Bags
Plastic bags are often made from polyethylene, which consists of long chains of ethylene monomers. Ethylene is derived from natural gas and petroleum.
 
Patent applications relating to the production of plastic shopping bags can be found dating back to the early 1950s in the US and Europe, but these refer to composite constructions with handles fixed to the bag in a secondary manufacturing process.
 
The lightweight shopping bag as we know it today is the invention of Swedish engineer Sten Gustaf Thulin. He developed his idea for forming a simple one-piece bag by folding, welding and die-cutting a flat tube of plastic in the early 1960s for packaging company Celloplast of NorrkOping, Sweden. His idea produced a simple, strong bag with a high load carrying capacity and was patented worldwide by Celloplast in 1965.
 
Celloplast was a well established producer of cellulose film and a pioneer in plastics processing. The company's patent position gave it a virtual monopoly on plastic shopping bag production and the company set up manufacturing plants across Europe and in the US. However, other companies saw the attraction of the bag, too, and US petrochemicals group Mobil overturned the Celloplast US patent in 1977. The Dixie Bag Company of College Park, Georgia, owned and operated by Jack W. McBride ("The Bagman) was one of the first companies to exploit this new opportunity to bring convenient products to all major shopping stores. McBride's Dixie Bag Company, as well as Houston Poly Bag and Capitol Poly, was instrumental in manufacturing, marketing and perfecting this bag by the early 1980s. Kroger, an Atlanta-based company, agreed to try this innovation. So, the real change in grocery bags did not start until 1982, when the two of America's largest grocery companies Safeway and Kroger started replacing paper bags with more affordable plastic bags.
 
From the mid 1980s on, the use of plastic bags became common for carrying daily groceries from the store to our vehicles and finally to our homes. As plastic bags increasingly replaced paper bags, and as other plastic materials and products replaced glass, metal, stone, timber and other materials, a packaging materials war erupted with plastic shopping bags at the centre of highly publicized battles.
 
Biodegradable plastic
The use of polythene has increased dramatically and, because plastic is an inherently very strong and durable material, it has traditionally been buried when it has completed its useful life. Some of this plastic resurfaces as an environmental hazard, either through littering our countryside and seas or through being eaten by animals to their detriment.
 
As a result of the environmental concerns, a new technology has been developed to create biodegradable plastic. The degradation process commences with any combination of heat, light and stresses acting as catalysts and affecting the speed with which it progresses. Once the process is initiated it will continue even in a landfill, if the plastics are caught in the branches of a tree or in a fence, or if they are under water.
 
One of the unique aspects of the new technology is the controllable nature of the degradation process. The timescale of degradation and its initiation can be controlled according to the planned use of the film. What this means in practice is that totally degradable plastics will retain all their required properties for the planned useful life of the product and the effects of the degradation process will only become evident some time after that useful life is complete.
 
Totally degradable plastics will degrade harmlessly ultimately leaving only H2O, CO2 and biomass in negligible quantities. Tests have proven the materials to be safe for direct food contact and to have no harmful effect whatsoever when they ultimately degrade in or on the ground.
 
 
 
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