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We're specialists in Reusable Bags made from Non-woven PP (NWPP) - an eco-friendly, versatile fabric that provides an economical alternative to natural fibres. NWPP is used to create Smartbags custom-printed Bags for Life and Promotional Tote Bags. Read on for the benefits of NWPP...

Bag For Life Fabric Explained: Non-Woven Polypropylene (NWPP)

What is Non-Woven Polypropylene (NWPP)?

NWPP is a plastic fabric made by taking thermoplastic polymers and spinning them into threads of material which are bonded together with heat. The finished NWPP fabric is soft to the touch and doesn't feel like plastic at all. Reusable Bags made from NWPP tend to be more durable than natural fibre bags, so are long-lasting.

Is Non-Woven PP an Eco-Friendly Fabric?

Our range of Non-woven PP Reusable Bags is 100% recyclable after use*. Once melted down, NWPP can be recycled into a host of products - including a new reusable bag! And each time the bag is reused, it removes the need to use a single-use plastic carrier bag and decreases plastic pollution.

Ask your local council about recycling facilities in your area. Unwanted Bags for Life can also be donated to your local food bank, as they're often in need of them to help with deliveries.

(*Please note: Laminated NWPP styles cannot be recycled).


Features of Non-woven PP Reusable Bags

Reusable NWPP bags make an economical alternative to natural fibre bags made from cotton, canvas or jute.

Why choose NWPP over Natural Fibres?

  • 100% reusable and recyclable
  • Water-resistant so contents stay dry on a rainy day
  • Machine washable and hygienic
  • Bag base colour can be Pantone matched to your branding needs
  • Easy to print on - 100% full colour coverage available
  • More economical than natural fibres, so ideal for businesses on a tighter budget
  • Available in a number of thicknesses (80gms, 100gms, 120gms)
  • Can be used for any bag style, size, shape or design.


What Reusable Bag Styles can be made using NWPP?


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

Design Features Available with Non-woven PP Reusable Bags

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

  • Rope handles
  • Metal eyelets
  • Name cardholders
  • Popper fastener
  • Velcro tabs
  • Zips
  • Hard bases
  • Pockets


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, an NWPP bag will get your marketing messages across clearly.

Use Silkscreen 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.



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