Poly Bags
Used In Bakeries.

This section of Elkay's Poly Bag Foodservice Training Module is designed to quickly provide information regarding the use of poly bags in bakeries. The products identified here include bags used in bakery kitchens and their related take out and catering services.

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Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
Low Density Polyethylene is an excellent material for flexible packaging used for storage and transport of a variety of items. Bags made of LDPE are flexible, transparent and adaptable to many uses and come in a variety of thicknesses depending on the strength and security needed. When bags, liners and sheets are made from virgin polyethylene materials, they comply with FDA requirements to be in contact with food.

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
High Density Polyethylene material is thinner, stronger and less transparent than LDPE. HDPE is used in bags designed as utility food bags and T-Shirt Bags (T-Sacks) used as carry out merchandise bags in retail settings like grocery markets. When bags, liners and sheets are made from virgin polyethylene materials, they comply with FDA requirements to be in contact with food.

Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
Linear Low Density Polyethylene is a unique blend of linear low density and low density resins that allow a thinner bag to provide the same or better strength and puncture resistance as a standard low density bag of a higher gauge. When bags, liners and sheets are made from virgin polyethylene materials, they comply with FDA requirements to be in contact with food.

Polypropylene (PP)
Polypropylene (PP) has outstanding food protection properties combined with extraordinary clarity makes these bags ideal for food storage and retail presentation. When bags, liners and sheets are made from virgin polypropylene materials, they comply with FDA requirements to be in contact with food.

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PTL)
exclusively available from Elkay Plastics gives professional kitchens the best value available. Our new PTL (polyethylene terephthalate) provides confident oven performance at 400 degrees F. The rules don't change with this new material as its outstanding performance equals current nylon liners in every respect. These pan liners are strong and clear and available in all popular sizes for pans, cooking pots, serving pans and baking sheets. They are bag-designed and shaped for easily lining cooking pots, and/or roasting and baking pans. When bags, liners and sheets are made from virgin polyethylene materials, they comply with FDA requirements to be in contact with food.

NYLON
Nylon is an outstanding choice for heavy duty performance bags. In foodservice they are the preferred material for maximum vacuum pouch durability - such as storing and preserving meat product in long duration cold and freezer storage as well as cooking pan liners. When bags, liners and sheets are made from virgin polyethylene materials, they comply with FDA requirements to be in contact with food.

METALOCENE
Polyethylene bags made with Metalocene give the material exceptional strength, stretchability and tolerance for cold/freezing. These bags withstand the impact usually accompanying their storage and transport handling.

CO-EX PP
Polypropylene Co-Extruded (PP/LLDPE) material bags provide excellent performance in cold storage/freezer storage and microwave uses - including the convenience of freezer-to-microwave applications in the kitchen. When bags, liners and sheets are made from virgin polyethylene materials, they comply with FDA requirements to be in contact with food.

NON-WOVEN PP
Non-Woven PP is a thick polypropylene material embossed to take on the appearance of cloth and is meant to be a reusable alternative to paper and cloth shopping bags. These bags are washable and 100% recyclable. They have wide strong handles for optimal support and durability while holding twice as much as conventional carry out bags. A reinforcing bottom insert stabilizes the bag stand up capability.