The Advantages of Mylar Polybags for the Sportswear Industry

The mylar polybag industry is actually an interesting market. Its growth is affected by the growth of other related industries. For example, the forecast for the retail industry is a 5.5% CAGR over the next five to ten years. This retail growth will directly spur the demand for polybags especially for wholesale purchasing.

Another factor impacting the growth of polybags is the anticipated increase in disposable income of consumers. As those numbers trend upwards, so does the demand for more convenient polybags to carry the products consumers will likely be purchasing at greater rates. Oddly enough, oil prices are another variable impacting the cost and growth of polybags. Lower oil prices allow manufacturers to purchase raw materials at lower costs. This factor alone has lowered operational costs for bag manufacturers by 20% from 2014 to 2015.

The purpose of a polybag is primarily to protect clothing during storage and transport. This is why it’s such an important part of the sportswear industry and the garment industry overall. Polybags advantages are numerous, and we list a few of the top benefits of polybags below.

Keep the Sportswear Moisture Free

Moisture is a big no-no when it comes to clothing. Any moisture that builds up during storage or transport can seriously damage the garments or even create mould. Polybags are made from a type of metal that is more flexible than normal and they are typically vacuum sealed. This ensures the sportswear clothing remains dry and keeps it shape.

Protect Garments during Shipment

Think about all that goes on during shipment of products and how many people handle the merchandise. There’s a lot of moving from truck to warehouse to another truck from which it is possibly taken away to be displayed in a retail outlet. It’s important that during all of the chaos the garment stays intact. Polybags are one sure way to make sure that the product is dirt-free and doesn’t lose any of its flare or colour during transport and storage. Not to mention, polybags are more durable compared to any other kind of packaging.

Clear and Lightweight

Weight and space are two variables of shipping that always need to be accounted for. Polybags are a win in both of those circumstances. With lightweight polybags taking up less space, it helps increase shipment and storage volume while reducing costs. Poly bags also require less natural resources to make them, especially when companies opt to use traditional paper or glass packaging options.

Versatile and Flexible

Polybags are extremely versatile as they can be created in a variety of shapes and sizes without compromising the quality of the bag. This is particularly important when it comes to capturing your customers’ attention. To increase the product’s exposure, you can design the bag to be wash-off, meaning it has transparent windows that allow the customer to see the product. Mylar Polybags can also be sealed and re-sealed so that the packaging can be reused after the product has been purchased.

We at The Unique Group are excited about our polybag offerings. We know how crucial of an investment packaging can be to your company, so our team works with some of the most recognized brands in the world and continues to produce unique packaging with all of our material offerings.

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