HDPE Knitted Fresh Vegetable Bags
Knitted HDPE bags is something most of us encounter on a daily basis, without giving it much thought. Therefore, many people don’t know the first thing about them. People don’t know what these knitted bags are made of and how efficient and safe they are when it comes to storing and transporting food items.
This article will dive into what HDPE knitted bags are, what they’re made of, whether they can be recycled and where you can get them in South Africa.
High-Density Polyethene, more commonly known as HDPE is a thermoplastic polymer well known for its affordability and its array of uses including the use of fresh fruits and vegetable packaging. In simpler terms, HDPE is a form of plastic.
The chemical composition of HDPE knitted bags is made up of long chains of straight molecules that are linear in design. This chemical makeup ensures the extreme durability of HDPE bags and can therefore be credited as the reason why these bags are the most commonly used in the world.
HDPE bags are extremely lightweight and sturdy making them the perfect option for transporting. HDPE bags can hold extremely large quantities without breaking. Other key features of HDPE bags include but are not limited to:
- Heat Resistant
- Chemical Resistant
- Certified Food Safe
Is HDPE Bags Recyclable?
HDPE is globally a popularly used type of plastic and can therefore have a relatively large environmental footprint. Luckily, there are options for HDPE bag consumers to ensure that this environmental footprint doesn’t increase.
HDPE is considered as one of the most recycled plastics and thanks to new technological advancements in the field of mechanical recycling technology HDPE plastic products can be recycled and used to make an array of different new products. These products can include the following items:
- Recycling Bins
- Cosmetic Bottles (shampoo, conditioners, soaps etc.)
- Floor Tiles
- Gardening tools, flower pots, and hardscape materials
- Plastic lumber (used for playgrounds, picnic tables, etc.)
Using recycled HDPE material to make new products, instead of using raw resources, saves energy, water, landfill space, natural resources and significantly reduces pollution. For example, making new knitted bags from recycled HDPE plastic bags reduces sulfur dioxide emission from production by 33%, reduces nitrous oxide emission by 50%, saves 90% of water, and 67% energy.
In order for the above benefits to be a reality, consumers and companies need to recycle HDPE products. Visit the SAPRO website to find a recycling company near you.
Sakpro is the largest manufacturer and supplier of synthetic knitted HDPE bags in South Africa and has been widely used within the agricultural and civil engineering industries. Sakpro has been producing these quality bags since 1964 and to this day the quality of all Sakpro bags is of the best grade in the world.
Sakpro is without fail dedicated to ensuring maximum food safety from production to consumption. Sakpro is proudly FSSC22000 certified, but what does this actually mean?
FSSC 22000 is a global food safety initiative affiliated with the European Food and Drink Association (CIAA) and the American Groceries Manufacturing Association (GMA). The goal of this certification is to ensure complete food safety by controlling and evaluating different areas of risks within food processing and manufacturing.
Since Sakpro is FSSC22000 their HDPE fruit and vegetable bags are completely safe to use for any food packing.
Agrifoods SA recommends contacting Sakpro for any HDPE knitted bag needs. Sakpro has a large range of different durable and colourful HDPE bags safe to use as food packaging. The high quality and sturdiness of these products also make them suitable for use within the civil engineering industry as well as to use to avert soil erosion when filled with stones or sand.
The Sackpro HDPE knitted bags are produced with a lock-stitch design that prevents any unravelling or rotting. This design ensures that the bags are breathable and products like fruits and vegetables remain fresh.
Visit the Agrifoods SA Directory for any other agricultural needs you might have.