The Many Uses Of Layflat Tubing

Provided on a roll for continuous use, layflat tubing is essentially a polythene bag with no bottom. It comes in a wide variety of widths, strengths and colours, and is suitable for a huge range of uses. Let’s look at what those uses are and why layflat tubing is such a popular packaging material.

Create custom-sized bags

Because layflat tubing is provided on a roll, it’s ideal for creating bags of any size. This is a great for businesses to save money on stocking bags of various sizes, as they can simply be cut to suit the product sold. To turn the tubing into a bag, you’ll need a heat sealer with cutter.

Food packaging

Another common use for layflat tubing is in the food industry as a casing for portion-controlled meat. Polythene is food-safe, and so can be used to protect, transport and seal a variety of edible goods. For example, fishermen use the tubing as a hygienic way to store fresh fish.

The tubing will even stay intact when placed in a domestic freezer.


Ultra-heavy duty layflat tubing is incredibly strong and therefore ideal for transit packaging. Unlike conventional packaging options, which are likely to get torn during transit, resulting in the asset it’s protecting getting damaged, ultra-heavy duty tubing is tear-resistant.

All polythene layflat tubing is designed to shield from dirt, dust, tears and moisture, so the duty you pick will depend upon the weight and shape of the item you need to protect. For example, if you’re transporting a heavy item with sharp edges, medium-duty tubing is unlikely to be strong enough to stop any tears from occurring, as it is only designed to carry light products, such as clothing and stationery.


Layflat tubing doesn’t just protect items from bumps and grazes during transport; you can also use it to stop furniture and machinery getting damaged during renovations or redecorating. Polythene is waterproof, dustproof and flexible, so can be wrapped around almost anything, but bear in mind the ultra duty and heavy duty layflat will be less flexible than medium duty.

Storing retail items

Delicate items that can otherwise be difficult to package, such as posters and umbrellas, can be bagged in layflat tubing. When sealed with a simple tie, ribbon or staple, the packaging looks attractive but it’s also practical. When customers walk out with their purchase, they know the tubing will keep it dry and protected from any knocks. Carpets and rugs are perfectly suited to being rolled and packed in layflat tubing – just make sure you use heavy duty polythene as a minimum. Fishing rods, snooker cues and golf clubs will be fine in medium duty tubing.

Temporary Ducting

Some of our customers use layflat tubing for temporary air ducting in the construction and manufacturing industries – either for ventilation or for the distribution of hot or cold air to another location on site. It also works very well as emergency downpipes for guttering and other situations where water needs to be channeled for short periods of time providing the tubing is supported on the ground.

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