Types of Carrier Bags (plastic and paper)
Punched or patched handle carriers - the handle punched into the top of the bag making these bags better suited to lightweight goods. For extra strength a patch of polythene is added to reinforce it.
Varigauge carriers - similar to patch handle carriers but made from thicker film near top handle and thinner at bottom.
Clip close carriers - made using low and high density polythene with fitted executive style rigid clip close handle.
Flexiloop handle carrier - stronger than a punched handle but still a cost-effective option, the handle is attached separately.
Twisted string or rope handle - separate string or rope handle gives this carrier a slightly more up market look and raises the price too. Can be made from paper or plastic.
Duffle bag - a more modern shape bag with a big capacity, popular for making a younger, more stylish impression. A strong promotional tool made from heavier polythene with a welded turnover top and twisted rope that draws the carrier closed.
Counter bag - used for 'first contact' with food for sandwich shops, butchers, delicatessens etc., made in paper or polythene.
Vest style or t-shirt carriers - A side gusseted carrier bag made from strong high density polythene which resists punctures and tears. Ideal and economical choice to hold books, groceries and T-shirts.