What is the difference between woven and non-woven bags?

DATE: Apr, 4   COMMENTS: 0   AUTHOR: Allan Azarola

With so many different bag options to choose from, it can be hard to decide which option is best for you or even for your business. Woven and non-woven bags are both incredibly popular, both types of bags are great for different reasons and provide unique branding opportunities.

Take a look at the main differences below:

Benefits of woven bags

  • Strong and durable
  • Made from woven fabric that retains shape well
  • Washing machine friendly
  • Great for full colour graphics/designs
  • Choice of a matte or laminate finish

Benefits of non-woven bags

  • Less expensive
  • More customisation and print options available
  • Made from entangled fibres – good eco alternative to regular plastic bags
  • Good for screen printing
  • Available with or without lamination
  • Durable

PP (polypropylene) branded woven bags are made by pressing polypropylene molecules together to create a strip, which is then weaved together with other strips to make a fabric. They are usually laminated so that the strips stay together properly.

In comparison, non-woven bags are made from taking the same polypropylene molecules, but this time spinning them into long threads which are then pressed between hot rollers so a fabric is produced.

Non-woven bags are said to be more eco-friendly than woven bags, and although there is no real evidence for this, less energy is used to create them. However, some non-woven bags can be made from recycled materials, making those options a greener version comparison to a woven bag.

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