PACKTECH (PACKAGING TEXTILES)
Tea bags are sold by organised tea producers to the high-end consumers. Tea bags consist of a filter paper pouch with a thread, which holds the tea powder and a tag. The tea bag is dipped in hot water / milk to produce the beverage. The two major marketers of tea bags in India are Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) and Tata Tea Limited. Tea bag filter paper is made with a blend of wood and vegetable fibers. The vegetable fiber is bleached pulp abaca hemp, a small plantation tree grown for the fiber, mostly in the Philippines and Colombia.
Jute Hessian also termed as Burlap is a finer quality jute fabric that has been long used as the most preferred packaging material for all kinds of goods. Hessian is used for bags and many other coarse fabric uses such as wrappers, wall coverings, etc. Presently shopping bags are being made out of hessian fabrics. It is also used in the upholstery and home furniture. A plain weave cloth made wholly of Jute with single warp and weft interwoven, weighing not more than 576 g/m2. Hessian fabrics are lighter than sacking fabrics.
Soft luggage is made out of woven fabrics like nylon and polyester. It comprises of uprights, totes, duffle and sky bags which can be with or without wheels and handles. The soft luggage today is becoming very popular due to the ease of carry as it is light and flexible. It includes handbags, military backpacks, athletic backpacks, wallets, briefcases and other soft sided luggage items. Due to cost effectiveness and light weight, more and more people are shifting from hard luggage to soft goods. The price of a soft luggage in the organized market ranges from Rs 800 to Rs.
Wrapping fabric is made out of HDPE/PP, cotton canvas, etc. Unlaminated PP/HDPE Woven Fabric is mainly used for wrapping of paper rolls, paper bundles, steel coils, tyres, yarn cones etc. The fabric is generally packed in roll form and can be run on automatic cutting and stitching machines. Clear Woven Sheets (Natural Woven Laminated Sheets) are used for packing of used clothes etc. These sheets are see through and are mainly used as a wrapping material. Lumber Cloth is a wide width fabric used to cover huge logs of wood. It can either be one side or both side laminated.
Leno bags are excellent for packing & preserving material for vegetables like potato, onion, ginger, garlic, cabbage etc. and fruits like pineapple, citrus fruits, raw mango, coconut etc. The Leno bags have widths between 20cm to 72cm. The length also varies as per the customer's requirements. The mesh again is as per requirement with a maximum of 574 tapes in the warp in different colors. Leno bags on an average weigh 50g (or less).
Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC), is similar to the HDPE/PP bags but that of a larger size. FIBCs are one of the most cost effective and ideal types of packaging for shipping and storing dry bulk products. They can be produced from either tubular or flat polypropylene (PP) woven fabrics. These fabrics can be coated or uncoated and vary in terms of weights depending upon the requirements of the Safe Working Load (SWL), or Safety Factor (SF).
Woven sacks are manufactured out of PP/HDPE materials. These are laminated or unlamented, ultra violet stabilized TiO2, CaCO2 or anti-slip coated or as specified. They have the advantages like Higher Strength, Light Weight, Minimal Seepage, Moisture Proof, Long Lasting (Durable), cheaper (as it can be reused). Polyolefin (HDPE/PP) woven sacks are versatile packing materials used extensively in the packing of cement, fertilizers, thermo plastic raw materials, food grains, sugar, Fertilizers, Chemicals, Food Grains, Cattle Feed, Salt.