Polythene layflat tubing

  • Layflat tubing is made from a continuous tube of polythene on a roll.
  • It is is ideal for packaging long 'difficult to wrap' items.
  • Items can be inserted into layflat tubing which is then cut to the required length.
  • The ends can be heat sealed, tied, stapled or taped shut to create made to measure bags.
  • Layflat tubing is made from low density polyethylene film.
  • Use black layflat tubing where security may be an issue.
  • View our selection of layflat tubing.

Common poythene layflat tubing questions

  • What are the advantages of layflat tubing?
    • The no need for a large inventory poly bags.
    • Layflat tubing is great for packaging products that have odd sizes.
  • Is layflat tubing water tight?
    • Layflat tubing isn't completely airtight. However layflat tubing is fully watertight.
  • Can I use layflat tubing for wrapping and freezing foods?
    • Polythene is temperature stable down to domestic deep freeze levels.
    • Therefore layflat tubing can be used for freezing food.
  • Can I use layflat as air-ducting?
    • Layflat tubing is commonly used as cheap air-ducting.
  • Can I make my own bags from layflat tubing?
    • Yes. You will need a heat sealer with a cutter.
    • If you are packing components of various lengths with a common width layflat tubing is the ideal solution.
    • Layflat tubing saves stocking loads of different bags.
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Polythene layflat sheeting

  • Polythene layflat sheeting is widely used to provide all year round tunnelling cover for green houses in commercial agriculture, forestry and gardening.
  • The sheeting uses high quality raw material to ensures high transparency.
  • Polythene sheeting offers protection against UV rays.
  • Composting cover polythene sheeting is extremely robust against mechanical damage, resistant to compost acids and withstands aging caused by sun light.

Common usages of polythene layflat sheeting

  • Dust sheets
  • Protecting pallets of goods.
  • Temporary floor covering.
  • Temporary roofing covers.
  • Water tight isolation of tanks and reservoirs.
  • Water proofing of various building partitions.
  • Underlays to provide smooth base for flooring.
  • Temporary protection of materials on building sites.
  • Wrapping goods in storage or transit.
  • Protecting furniture and floors while decorating.
  • Outdoor tasks such building work, plant protection, ground work, greenhouses etc.

Polythene layflat sheeting gauge guide

The thickness of polythene sheeting is expressed in gauge or microns. Gauge was the traditional imperial measurement of polythene thickness. Gauge has now been replaced by micron as the European metric standard. The higher the gauge/microns the thicker the polythene.

Polythene layflat sheeting gauge guide
40 micron polythene sheeting
  • Suited for light duty protection.
  • e.g. painting, spraying, dust cover etc.
62.5 micron polythene sheeting
  • Ideal for temporary protection of furniture whilst decorating.
100 micron polythene sheeting
  • Medium duty protection.
  • e.g. protecting floors, roofs and furniture.
150 micron polythene sheeting
  • Heavy duty applications
  • e.g. mixing cement, roof covering, industrial protection, weather protection etc.
450 gauge polythene sheeting
  • Perfect for outdoor tasks.
  • e.g. building work, protecting plants, temporary shed roof, window repairs etc.
500 gauge heavy weight polythene sheeting
  • Perfect for outdoor tasks.
  • e.g. building work or house roof repairs.

Please note: Black polythene will deteriorate at a much slower rate when exposed to sun light.

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