Bagging Materials

YPS have your bagging material needs sorted. With our specially selected range of high quality paper and plastic flexibles, we promise to deliver secure, protective and attractive bagging for both B2C e-commerce and B2B order fulfilment applications. Choose from a range of thicknesses, widths and product specs and benefit from a world of printing potentials from all grades. Most materials in our bagging collection are 100% recyclable and the majority of our polybags can also be supplied with recycled content in the blend. To raise the planet friendly bar even further, many of our materials can be repurposed, acting as return bags with the simple addition of resealable closing strips. Discover all of our papers and poly bags below, or call our team for a personalised recommendation. Please note that many of our horizontal bagging machines can also run traditional shrink films.

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Standard Poly Bags
Printed Poly Bags
Bespoke Application Poly Bags
Standard Papers
Printed Papers
PE Lined Papers

our bagging materials can bag


printed materials


e-com returns

mail orders

Boxed products

Help & Advice

Frequently asked

The UK Plastic Packaging Tax introduced in April 2022 imposes a £200 per tonne levy on manufactured or imported plastic packaging materials that contain less than 30% certified recycled content.

Yorkshire Packaging have been working closely with our manufacturing sites to bring to market a range of flexible polybags that contain over 30% and as much as 70% recycled content which are exempt from the tax. Look for the green logo stating 'Also available with recycled content' on our packaging material webpages to identify the conforming products.

Both horizontal and vertical processes are styles of automated bagging suited to e-commerce or mail order fulfilment applications, but the introduction of product to the machines in each setting is different. Vertical bagging systems are usually hand-loaded, whereby an operator drops a product downwards into an opened bag before it is automatically sealed. Horizontal bagging involves the product travelling along an infeed conveyor and entering the bagging machine from a horizontal direction before being sealed within a bag material. Horizontal bagging is usually required when production is very high-speed or high volume.

'Fan-folded bags' are laid-flat concertinaed polybags supplied in boxes. The box of bags is positioned at the back of the autobagger and the chain of bags is threaded through into the machine via a clam-shell design. The term 'bags on reels' denotes a chain of bags wrapped around a central spool that is mounted on the machine and fed directly into the printer. We would recommend the use of fan-folded bags when the required bag size is especially large as reel capacities are limited and therefore the use of bags on reels would incur more downtime in production between changeovers.

All of our polybags can be supplied with a number of optional extras suited to retail, e-commerce and mail order applications. Choose from vent holes (to expel air), hanger holes (for easy retail display), easy-open strips (vertical or horizontal positioning) or reclosable strips which enable consumers to re-purpose the packaging when returning goods.



With almost endless possibilities for our wrapping machinery & films, we've got experience in a wide variety of industries.