How it's made / Plastic Bags

Here is a video showing you how plastic bags are made. I actually saw a bag making machine in real life few years back at Interpack. I first though they were blowing up a balloon if you never heard of the process or seen the machine. But later walked through the process and saw how plastic granuals become bags. The video show all the processes and even how they are printed. Plastic bags are also something packaging designers should look at. You might think graphical designers can color them just in and nothing else. But often allot of products inside a packaging box are also sealed with a bag and then put into a box.

Plastic bags are not really that environmentally good. Those plastic doesn't break down that easily and thrown into the open nature they are very bad for the nature and animals. However there are new plastic kinds on the way which does break down and can be use as fertilizers. There are allot of new biodegradable plastic coming made out of corn, soybeans or even potato's. A very new one is made from chicken feathers or actually the substance keratin which is also same as hair. It actually great that we could make almost 100% use of a chicken, so it's less spillage and can have more use.

Credits: Iambisu for uploading to Youtube


Anonymous said…
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