Arplast Poly & Packaging Inc.

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Our entire selection of superior quality Reclosable Zip top bags as well as the Open End Poly Bags are made of Low Density Polyethylene.

Yes. We also carry Reclosable Zip Locking Bags made from Polypropylene. These are available here on our website at the Polypropylene Poly Bags section. These are also made of high quality materials and meet FDA and USDA requirements.

The Polypropylene material offers higher clarity than the Polyethylene bags. Therefore, the polypropylene zip top bags are suitable for use when the product being stored needs to be clearly visible.

Yes, all items displayed on our website are in stock in our warehouse and available for immediate shipping. Any poly bags or products that are not available will be displayed on our website as “out of stock”.

Our minimum order quantity for most of the poly bags listed on our website is as few as 1000 bags of each kind. Some bags are available in smaller quantity such as the patch handle gift and shopping bags which can be purchased at a minimum of only 250 bags. Look for quantity / case in the product description of each individual bag.

Our reclosable bags are sold in either 2 mil gauge or 4 mil gauge. 2 mil is standard thickness of a bag, and 4 mil bags are much thicker bags. When selecting the bags for purchase, choose the thickness of your choice.

WB stands for white block. Arplast’s WB bags, namely the reclosable ziplock bags – Write on Block have a 4 inch white opaque strip across the center of the bag for easy writing and labeling. These bags are also made of virgin polyethylene film come in 300 different sizes which are in stock and available for immediate shipment. WB ziplock bags may also be ordered for a custom size.

To accurately measure the size of reclosable zipper bags, measure the bag until the zipper for its length, and measure from side to side for the bag width. Size of bags are listed in our catalog in inches, measuring width x length. To ensure you are purchasing bags large enough to fit your product, we suggest you order bags that are a bit larger than the item which will be placed into them.

Most orders are shipped via UPS. For large quantity orders we offer truck freight which may be cheaper for the consumer.

While not completely waterproof, our reclosable zip top bags are water resistant.

Yes. All of our reclosable zip top bags, hang hole reclosable bags, and open end poly bags meet FDA and USDA requirements for food and pharmaceutical packaging.

Our reclosable zipper bags have a one inch lip on top of the zipper with one side higher than the other. This makes it very easy to open the bags. The lip also has anti grip lines which also keeps your fingers from slipping while opening the bags.

Yes. We specialize in custom print orders for all of our poly bags. To order bags in custom sizes, or add custom printing to your bag order, please call our office at 718-834-8400 or email us at sales@arplastpolybags.com.

The minimum quantity required for print orders depends on the size of the bags and how many print colors are needed. Call us at 718-834-8400 or email us at sales@arplastpolybags.com to get a price quote and minimum quantity required for print orders. Please specify the bag needed as well as the print colors.

Yes. When ordering an 8×10″ bag or larger, and one color print.


We carry specimen bags with zipper closures. Specimen bags are available in clear or with Biohazard Symbol in English and Spanish. These bags are also available with black privacy pouch, or with STAT printing on red tinted bags. Arplast’s specimen bags come in various sizes in different designs ranging from 6×9 to 15×18. Custom printing on specimen bags is available upon request.

We carry and stock specimen bags in 6×9″, 8×10″, 9×12″, 13×15″ and 15×18″. Contact us to request custom sizes of our specimen bags.

Yes. We carry two types. One pocket is open and one has a fold over flap to protect the document further.

There are different types of specimen bags: The Biohazard Specimen Bags are clear with two color print, red and black. The STAT specimen bags are tinted red with black print.

We use only water based ink in printing on our bags to help protect the environment.

In addition to our extensive line of bags in all shapes and sizes, all available in different gauges, Arplast Poly Bags carries a full line of disposable medical supplies, adult diapers, bandages, gauze, specimen containers and latex, vinyl, or nitrile gloves. Look out for the DiRose Brand’s premium quality products all available on our website.

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