Uses and differences between woven bags and non-woven bags

Uses and differences between woven bags and non-woven bags

Knowing the key differences between woven and non-woven bags is important. To begin with, non-woven bags are less expensive than woven polypropylene bags. If the artwork features intricate detail, non-woven polypropylene bags are a better choice. Both are made from recycled plastic, but the major difference lies in the build. For woven bags, polypropylene plastic threads are woven together in a traditional manufacturing process to create a durable material. The process of weaving involves joining individual threads together to make a single piece of material. Repeating this exercise creates one large piece of cloth. In order to make non-woven polypropylene bags, plastic fibers are bonded together. Non- woven bags are manufactured using material that is not woven. It is produced mechanically, chemically, or thermally. Non-woven fabric is also made from fibers entangled together through a process applied instead of being woven together.

Uses of non-woven bags

Being lightweight and easily foldable, non-woven bags are a popular choice. Multi-purpose use makes it an ideal pick. Shopping bags, storage bags, tote bags, gift bags have a cotton-like finish. These are soft, smooth, attractive, and fit for eco-friendly nature. Retailers, wholesalers, and big brands prefer non-woven bags used repeatedly for a lifespan of five years. Woven bags are flexible and retain the shape well. Being strong, non-woven bags can be put in the washing machine.

Benefits of non-woven bags

Good advertisement tool

A stylish printed bag is a good advertisement tool. Non-woven bag manufacturers print the company logo and the brand name. Since eco-friendly products are preferred, people opt for reusable, recyclable non-woven bags.

Economical

Non-woven bags – customised to achieve efficiency in cost – are manufactured using the sealed ultrasonic technique to save time and money in stitching.  Various malls, retailers have made it chargeable so consumers pay for these bags.

Durable

Being water resistant and recyclable, non-woven bags do not break, tear or wear out like other bags and are used several hundred times and carry more load than traditional shopping bags.

Trendy

Packaging companies make non-woven bags look stylish and trendy. The style-crazy generation prefers to carry cool, trendy bags while on the move.

Eco-friendly

Being environment-friendly, non-woven bags are the preferred option for companies, wholesalers, and retail outlets. These bags enhance the goodwill of the company and attract customers. Non-woven bags create the company image – of being a socially responsible organisation committed to protecting the environment. As the government also encourages a clean India initiative, non- woven bags are here to stay for the long-term.

Uses of woven bags

Packaging

On the other hand, woven bags also command a good demand in the market for multiple applications.

Agricultural product packaging

PP woven bags are utilized in storing and transporting agricultural products such as aquatic products, feeds, fruits, and vegetables.

Food packaging

PP woven bags are employed to pack food. Common food woven bags include PP woven bags for rice, flour, and maize.

Geotechnical engineering

PP woven fabrics are made use of in the construction of irrigation works, roads, railways, ports, mines, and buildings. Having the functions of filtering, draining, isolation, and anti-seepage, PP woven fabrics are one of the most popular geosynthetics.

Tourism and transport

Temporary tents, sunshades, and various travel bags are made of PP woven fabrics. Besides, plastic woven fabrics can also be used as fences and screens during construction.

Daily necessities

PP woven bags are used by all – whether workers, farmers or cargo agents. Plastic woven products – shopping bags, logistics bags – are found everywhere in stores, warehouses, and houses.

Flood control products

Woven bags play an important role in reducing or preventing the detrimental effects of flood waters. They are used in the construction of dams, river banks, roads, and railways.

Special woven bags

Special woven bags are used to serve some special purposes. For example, UV resistant woven bags have UV protection and anti-aging function, allowing them a longer lifespan in the sunlight.  It is important to be aware of the key differences between woven and non-woven bags and their potential uses. Both these options have their specific uses and market share in India and abroad.

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