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What is layflat tubing?

Layflat tubing is a tube of polythene film that is widely used in the packaging industry. LFT, as it is often referred to, is manufactured in a long, continuous tube that is wound around a central core or reel and then supplied by the roll to a wide range of industries.

Available in a wide range of sizes from 2” to 48” wide as standard, but manufactured to any size required to suit bespoke orders, layflat tubing is a fantastic product and incredibly versatile.

By unrolling the tubing off the reel, LFT provides a simple solution for wrapping products of varying lengths, shapes and sizes. Just roll on enough layflat tubing to cover your product, cut to size, seal and - hey presto! - your item is packaged.

The ideal tool for sealing layflat tubing is a manual heat sealer. In fact, when layflat tubing is used in combination with a heat sealer, it can be used used it to package almost anything you want.

The perfect packaging combo

The versatility of the tubing means that you can bag or completely seal lots of individual items of awkward shapes or different sizes or, if consistency is what you’re looking for, you can just as easily make yourself a batch of polythene bags, all of the same shape and size.

It’s easier than you’d think to make a mini production line and do-it-yourself - see our simple guide to making bags below.

Whether wrapping or bagging items, the key to doing a good job is getting the right size tubing to cater for the items you have to wrap, along with a good quality heat sealer. Once you have these two things in place, the DIY-packaging world is your oyster!

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Hudson Exchange brings you their mini roll of poly tubing. Our tubing is constructed of FDA approved LDPE plastic and will assist keep safe your items. Simply cut tubing to your specific length and seal with a heat sealer. Included is a black plastic 1″ diameter insert, when removed the core is 3″ and constructed of carton. 2″ width x 1000′ length, 2 mil thick.

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Our Layflat tubing suppliers offer packaging solutions that are flexible and versatile. Simply place items inside the tube, which can then be taped, stapled or heat sealed for maximum protection. In addition, our heat shrink wrap tubing boasts extreme clarity and transparency so that you can easily examine the items contained within.

Manual Heat Sealers

Moreover, in the preferred embodiment, the severing and welding arm carries a hot wire constituting means for severing the spaced part of the outer film layer into a first part integral with film enclosed around the assist and around a package supported by the assist and a second part integral with film on the roll. Furthermore, in the preferred embodiment, the severing and welding arm carries other hot elements constituting means for welding the first part of the severed film layer to and across the next prior film layer.

  We combine 100% food grade FDA, USDA, Kosher approved resins which all comply with MIL SPEC S/B LP 378 type 1 to make lay flat tubing to your performance standards. Features like pigmentation, UVI, plain anti-stat, pink anti-stat, are all on offer . Brentwood Plastics has manufactured lay flat tubing for 57 years. We are manufacturers, so we have no stock poly tubing program. As manufacturers, we have rational manufacturing MOQ minimums for custom layflat tubing. Our prices are manufacturer direct; our short lead times may surprise you because we have several manufacturing lines. Capabilities: 1" to 78" 1 mil to 10 mil Distributours make comparison shipping difficult by stocking alternative roll lengths than other distributours. They make comparing the true cost per 1,000 feet of per pound of layflat tubing difficult. To save you time we created a spreadsheet to make it easy to compare published distributour prices where you will be able to compare price per 1,000 feet and price per pound.  

There is a selection of gauge on most widths of transparent layflat tubing, the gauge is a measurement of thickness. The greater the gauge the thicker the tubing, nevertheless also the shorter the roll. For this reason rolls are sold by weight, nevertheless the table on the individual product pages give a superb estimate of the length of each roll, when a certain gauge is selected. Please select the appropriate gauge required.

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Using 4 Mil Poly Tubing  is fast and easy. Simply cut the tubing to the length you need and seal both ends utilising one of our Impulse Bag Sealers and Closures . Reduce the need to stock alternative medium to heavy duty size bags that are 4 mil thick. Just make your possess.  Our 4 mil poly tubing is manufactured from 100% virgin low-density polyethylene resin and meets FDA/USDA requirements.

What size layflat tubing do you need?

Measuring tapeLayflat tubing comes in a range of sizes from 2" to 48" wide. These can be broken down into three categories of layflat tubing: narrow (2-6"), standard (7-15") and wide (18-48").

The size of layflat tubing refers to the width of the polythene as it comes off the roll, i.e. when it is laid flat. Layflat tubing is folded flat so, when the polythene is opened up into a tube, the width of the tubing (when flat) is half of the circumference of the tube (when open).

For example, a layflat tube of size 4" has the following measurements:

  • Width (flat): 4"
  • Circumference of tube (open): 8"

The diameter of the layflat tube, when opened, is often the important measurement to know, as tubular items (e.g. pipes) are referred to by the size of their diameter.

Note: When choosing your layflat tubing and deciding what size you need for the job in hand, always remember that the width of the layflat tubing refers to the flat width, not the diameter of the tube. So a piece of 4" layflat tubing will not fit a 4" pipe into the tubing when opened.

To calculate what size layflat tubing you need:

  • Take the diameter of your pipe (e.g. 4")
  • Multiply by Pi (Π), which is rounded to 3.14
  • This gives you the circumference of your pipe (4" x 3.14 = 12.56")
  • Divide this by 2 (12.56" / 2 = 6.28")
  • The minimum size layflat tubing you will need is the next size up

So, in this example, to fit a 4" pipe you would need a minimum layflat tubing size of 7".

The length of layflat tubing you need would depend on how long your pipe is. Layflat tubing can be cut and sealed to the bespoke length required for each individual job and then sealed at one or both ends using a heat sealer.

Make your own bags - a simple guide

Before starting the bag-making process, think about what you want to use the bags for. Do your bags need to be narrow or wide? Do they need to be short or tall/long?  The answers to these questions will inform your choice of layflat tubing and heat sealer.

The instructions below explain how to make a batch of small polythene bags. In this example, we are making small bags measuring 6” (152mm) wide x 9” (229mm) tall. However, the same method can be applied to create bags of any width or length, provided you have layflat tubing of the necessary size and strength and the correct size heat sealer.

Items required:

Instructions:

  1. Setup your roll of 6” layflat tubing so that it is upright and the open end of the roll is square to the heat sealer, ready to pull through
  2. Place a marker 9” from the heat sealer, on the opposite side to the layflat tubing. This will provide your guide on how far to pull the roll of LFT through to make each bag
  3. Turn on the heat sealer
  4. Open the heat sealer
  5. Pull your layflat tubing slowly off the roll so that the open end passes through the jaws of the open heat sealer
  6. Keep pulling until the open end of the tubing reaches your 9” marker (the tubing should now be laying on the heat sealer, 9” from the end of the tube)
  7. Close the heat sealer, pressing down for a few seconds until the tubing is sealed and cut to form a 9” tall bag
  8. Repeat steps 5-7 to make as many bags as you require.

And there you have it - a simple way to manufacture your very own made-to-measure polythene bags. Once you have the right tools in place, you can run off your own DIY batch of plastic bags in no time at all.

This solution not only provides an economical packaging solution, tailored perfectly to your needs, but it is also fun to do. Give it a try today!

Of course, if you need a batch of plastic bags but don’t want to make them yourselves, then just get the experts to do it. Whatever type of plastic bag you require - any style, any size, any colour, plain or personalised with your own design - then Polybags can will be able to cater for your business needs at fantastic wholesale prices.