As well as our extensive range of “off the shelf” products, we can also help you with custom polythene packaging. This can be specialist films or printed polythene. Contact us for more information.
An extensive range of polythene products to suit your packaging needs
Whether you need to secure products to a pallet, pack your goods in shrink film or even need anti-corrosion (VCI) polythene packaging, you’ve come to the right place.
At Macfarlane Packaging we stock a wide range of polythene products. We can offer pallet top sheets, centre-fold polythene sheets, layflat tubing, shrink film and specialists polythene packaging. We also offer stretch wrap, click here to learn more.
Our polythene packaging is available in a variety of strengths, including light to heavy duty, as well as a range of sizes.
You can choose shop our polythene packaging online and buy now or get in touch for more information on bulk pricing and specialist polythene packaging.
Explore our stock polythene
Polythene Carrier Bags
Polythene LDPE Centrefold Shrinkable Film
Centrefold Polythene Sheets
Grip Seal Polythene Bags
Layflat Polythene Tubing
Pallet Top Sheets
Shrink Wrap Pallet Covers
Shrink Wrap Films – Polyolefin
Polythene packaging automation
Opting for packaging automation can help you speed up your packing processes. The Macfarlane team can help you with polythene automation. Ask us how we can support you.
Download the Macfarlane Packaging Catalogue
Our book of packaging solutions contains our wide range of packaging materials to help find the best solution for you.
FAQs about our polythene packaging
What types of polythene products can Macfarlane Packaging provide?
At Macfarlane, we can offer you an extensive range of polyethene packaging materials. This includes:
- Layflat Polythene Tubing
- Pallet Top Sheets
- Centrefold Polythene Sheets
- Polythene LDPE Centrefold Shrinkable Film
- Shrink Wrap Pallet Covers
- VCI Polythene (Anti-Corrosion Polythene Packaging)
- Shrink Wrap and Shrink Film
We can also offer packaging machinery and accessories associated with polythene, such as heat sealers and guns, shrink machines, and dispensers.
Macfarlane Packaging can also provide stretch film. Click here to learn more.
Can polythene be recycled?
Many people are confused about what types of materials can be recycled. While some items, such as paper and glass, can be easily recycled, others, such as polyethylene, are more difficult to recycle.
So, is polyethylene recyclable? The answer is yes and no. While pure polyethylene can be recycled, most polyethylene products are made with a mix of materials that make them difficult to recycle. However, there are some companies that are working on ways to recycle mixed materials.
Many materials made of low density polyethylene (LDPE), such as carrier bags, can be recycled at supermarkets but rarely at kerbside. It is always worth checking packaging to see if it carries an On-Pack Recycling Label or visiting Recycle Now to see where you can recycle it.
What is polythene made of?
Polythene plastic is the most widely plastic in the world. It is part of the polyolefin family of plastic resins.
It is made primarily from ethylene, a type of hydrocarbon.
Polythene is available in different densities. Low density polyethylene (LDPE) is commonly found in many packaging products, such as carrier bags and stretch film, as well as bubble wrap.
StealthWrap™ – a polythene wrapping solution
You can have polythene packaging including grip seal bags, polythene sheets and shrink film delivered to you from one of our regional distribution centres. UK delivery is available to and around the following locations:
Aberdeen, Aylesbury, Banbury, Barnsley, Bath, Bedford, Bicester, Birmingham , Bolton, Bradford, Bridgewater, Bridport, Bristol, Burton-upon-Trent , Cambridge, Chelmsford , Cheltenham, Chester , Chichester, Colchester Cornwall, Coventry, Crewe, Derby, Devon, Dewsbury, Dudley, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Essex, Exeter, Fareham, Gateshead, Glasgow Glossop Gloucester, Grantham, Harlow, Heathrow, Hemel Hempstead, Hereford, High Wycombe, Horsham, Hull, Inverness, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kidderminster, Lancaster Leamington Spa, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool , London , Luton , Manchester, Middlesborough, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norfolk, North Wales , Northampton, Nottingham , Oldham, Oxford , Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Slough, Somerset , Somerton, South Shields, South Wales, Stafford, Stockport , Stoke-on-Trent , Stratford-Upon-Avon, Sudbury, Sunderland, Surrey, Sussex , Teesside, Telford, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Warwick , Watford, Wigan, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Wrexham, Yeovil, York.