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Bag for life – fabric explained: Non-Woven Polypropylene (NWPP)

Non-woven PP is an eco-friendly material commonly used to create the bag for life you use to go shopping. The material has many features and benefits, including great print coverage and durability.

Bag for life – fabric explained: Non-Woven Polypropylene (NWPP) We’ve already looked at what to consider when choosing the right fabric for bag for life, and started off this series with a closer look at Woven Polypropylene. If you missed it, check out Bag for Life fabric explained – woven polypropylene.

What is Non-Woven Polypropylene (NWPP)?

Woven polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer which means it can be melted down, recycled and made into other items.

NWPP is created from the same material but is made to look ‘woven’ by having a cross thatched pattern pressed onto the material.

This material is most commonly seen in promotional tote bags and shopper bags but can be used for a wide range of styles (see list below).

Is Non-Woven PP an eco-friendly fabric?

Yes, as woven PP is made from recycled plastic (and can also be recycled), it is helping to reduce waste. NWPP can also be mixed with rPET (a material made from recycled plastic bottles), raising it’s eco-friendly credentials still further!

What type of promotional bags can I produce using non-woven PP?

Non-woven PP is the perfect material for all types of reusable bags. Including:

Are there extra design features with a non-woven PP promotional bag?

A number of eye-catching design features can be incorporated into a reusable bag made from NWPP. These include:

  • Rope handles
  • Metal eyelets
  • Name card holders
  • Popper fastener
  • Velcro tabs
  • Zips
  • Hard bases
  • Pockets
Read 5 Design Features to Enhance a Reusable Bag

Recommended print techniques for a Non-woven PP bag

Non-woven PP is a great fabric to print on. With 100% print coverage and a high-quality design, a NWPP bag will get your marketing messages across clearly.

Use Silk screen printing to reproduce intricate artwork in either single block colour or subtle colour gradients.

If you would like to use photographic CMYK artwork, then OPP lamination is recommended.

Features of a Non-woven PP reusable bag

  • 100% reusable
  • 100% recyclable
  • water resistant and anti bacterial
  • can be Pantone matched
  • available in a number of thicknesses (80gms, 100gms, 120gms)
  • gloss or matte laminate available

As you can see, Non-woven PP is an extremely versatile material and can be used to create a reusable bag for life in any style, shape or design. Not only that, but it is a very cost-effective material making it an economical choice for your marketing budget. 

Download our Info Sheet on Non-woven PP

View our Non-woven Bag Range

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