We often get questions about what the difference is between the types of sealing methods used for bin liners and garbage bags. Well, here is the run down.
A Star Seal bin liner is aptly named. It looks like a star. This seal provides exceptional strength because it is folded several times over the underside of the bin liner before being sealed. This seal is:
Flat Seal trash bags are self explanatory. Just as the name infers, a flat seal is simply a two-dimensional bag with a bottom seal. Unlike the star sealed bag which folds it’s plastic multiple times, the flat seal allows for a larger amount of volume inside for waste. Flat seal bags are generally leak-proof, but because they are 2 dimensional, they do not conform very well to the shape of most rubbish bins.
With so many bin liners and garbage bags available from so many places - what is the best way to figure out the most appropriate bag for your needs?
Well there are really only 2 steps.
That's really all their is to it! However, you should be mindful of a few important things...
THICK, HEAVY GAUGE BAGS OF POOR QUALITY
"Thick, heavy gauge bags of poor quality" are quite insidiously designed. This is because in the past - large buyers had tendered out these types of products on an "as specification" basis. These “Thick, Heavy Gauge, Poor Quality” bags would always pass all weight / gauge testing procedures without any problem.
However, in actual use – there were virtually useless. They were made from the cheapest raw material and the resin was diluted with various additives designed solely to add weight to the end product. The resulting final product would perform horribly on tensile strength and elongation tests. This meant that the final product would be thick, heavy and be ripped and torn with ease.
Whilst they could pass all weight / gauge testing - they ultimately failed spectacularly in real life applications.
We were quite frustrated with these products and made a video to demonstrate the problems with them - which can be seen below.
This video was created to show how easily the heavier bag ripped under pressure – particularly when compared to the Maxpak GH16 product.
FILM THICKNESS IS NOT A SATISFACTORY STANDARD FOR JUDGING OVERALL STRENGTH
Essentially, film thickness is no longer a satisfactory standard for judging overall strength. The development of resin grades in the industry have allowed manufacturers to produce end products which use less raw materials yet outperform previous generations of product. For example, one of our best selling products the GH16 is one of our thinnest products. It can be seen under 20kg test load below.
Previously, it would not be possible to get such a thin bag to carry such an excessively heavy load.
The GH16 was a ground breaking product for our company and continues to be commercially successful for our company. Never before had such a cost effective bag been able to perform so well. Whilst it took some time for this market to be developed, it is now a mainstay for our Company.
Each manufacturer has its own blend proprietary formulations, so the proportions of these materials will vary from one producer to another. The best way to determine the correct liner is to actually test some suggested samples.
This sounds easy - because there are common descriptions such as "72 litre bin liner", or "240 litre garbage bag", etc. etc. But did you know that these "descriptions" of bin liners actually vary throughout Australia? For example, a "72 litre garbage bag" in Melbourne can be different to a "72 Litre bin liner" in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane or Sydney! That's because the "litre" description came from the garbage bin manufacturers, who all had slightly different ways of doing things.
The best way is to know exactly what bin liner dimensions (length and width) you need. If you aren't sure, or if you have a custom sized garbage bin receptacle then you can use the following method to estimate the ideal size you need:
We now have stock of black hair nets to go along with the rest of our hygiene product range.
This includes: cleaning wipes, shoe covers, sleeve covers, beard covers, disposable aprons and hair nets with assorted colours.
This video clip illustrates the ease of use and effortless mop wringing action of Australia's best spin mop - the Genius Mop 360 Spin.
If you have trouble with YouTube viewers on your browser, the video can be seen at this link: Australia's best Spin Mop - The Genius Mop 360 Spin.
The long awaited Genius Mop has now arrived at Maxpak. This revolutionary mop has a patented handle which allows the mop to spin effortlessly in its wringer basket.
Retail sales are available at www.SpinMopAustralia.com.au
Introducing the Genius Mop! It’s not an ordinary mop.
Simple, Practical - Genius. There are other spin mops, but only one GENIUS MOP.
Genius Mop uses less water, needs less hand power and you don’t have to touch the mop head to wring it out.
Yes, it makes mopping floors cleaner and smarter!
(If you can't view the YouTube video in your browser, try the FlexTex Video page link.)
There are several good reasons why FlextTex gloves are superior to Latex gloves in Food Handling applications.
1.) Flextex gloves have a close and flexible fit to provide a real and sensitive touch. Have you ever wondered why doctors DO NOT use the same floppy plastic gloves that cleaners use to clean dunnys? Well, it's because they NEED to feel exactly what they are doing. That's what the Flextex glove does as well. It give you the ability really feel what you doing, while you are working with food.
2.) Flextex gloves are latex free. In fact, they aren't manufactured with any traces of latex or rubber at all! So this means that all the people with latex sensitivities or allergies don't have anything to worry about.
3.) Flextex gloves are tougher than normal vinyl gloves, yet much more cost effective than the latex gloves.
4.) Ever have trouble with that white powder that comes with standard gloves? At the end of your shift, you might find that your black trousers are now "sprinkled white". The best thing about Flextex Gloves is that there is no powder at all, so the clothes stay clean.
Check out the video link above and see what the staff at the Al Dente deli in Sunbury have to say.
If you have trouble with the YouTube plugin, check it out at our Flextex Gloves Video page.
The GH82W has now arrived, 82L bin liner in white!
There are 500 pieces per carton, with a size of 91L X 79W.
Coming soon to Maxpak, this device is known as the "Floor Mopping God". Yes, we do have some concerns about the rather odd name. But we have also seen it in action....and it performs impressively.
See the below video for a demonstration. If you can't see youtube on your browser, try out the video section of the web site.
Packaging, Environment and Legislation Observations from Maxpak
Environmental Packaging, Plastic Bags, Paper Bags, Shopping Bags, Cleaning Wipes & Products, Garbage Bags & Liners, Packaging & Cleaning Products