Polythene film reels

Polythene Reel Film

A reliable, single source of polythene reel film.

Whether you need clear lay flat tubing, specialist medium density (MDPE) film, or just polythene film our extrusion department has it covered. We have the ability to offer a variety of films in a range of materials, including the option of inline print of one or two colours.

Lay-flat polythene film reel diagramLay Flat Tubing (LFT) – used throughout a variety of industries, we extrude lay flat tubing (LFT) in light, medium and heavy duty options. We are also able to produce coloured variations and in our exclusive Poly-Tough® material.


Single wound sheet polythene film reel diagramSingle Wound Sheet (SWS) – available in a wide variety of grades, including our Poly-Tough® polythene. Single wound sheeting (SWS) is applied to an almost limitless range of products.


Centre fold sheet polythene film reel diagramCentre Fold Sheet (CFS) – again, this format is originally Lay Flat Tubing but this time with one edge trimmed to open. This happens during the extrusion process and allows a long sheet to be formed which can open out to twice the film width. CFS polythene film is most commonly used as protective sheeting and covers, but is also used to manufacture into large, strong polythene bags and sacks such as our larger grey mailing bags.

Mailing Film – available either clear, plain or printed in up to 8 colours. Our mailing film is widely used throughout the direct mail industry to wrap brochures, catalogues and other promotional material.

Shrink Filmused for wrapping almost anything, when heat is applied the film tightly shrinks around the product. Heat is applied by using a hand held heat gun, heat tunnel or conveyor.

Antistatic and Conductive Film – transparent pink film that protects sensitive electronics from damage caused by the harmful effects of static electricity. Static travels over the film and dissipates before it has a chance to damage the contents when shipping or storing. The polymers we use are EEC and FDA approve and all goods are supplied with a Certificate of Conformity and Surface Resistivity reading.

We extrude film using the following materials:

  • Low Density Polythene (LDPE)
  • Medium Density Polythene (MDPE)
  • Surlyn® (DuPontTM) Skin Film – typically used as a seal layer in flexible packaging. We are the only manufacturer in the UK who are able to supply films utilising this film technology.

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Poly-Tough® – our latest innovation in polythene:

Poly-Tough® is a polythene film that is so strong that we can manufacture it round 25% lighter without compromising on strength or quality! This means that our customers see a cost saving of up to 25% when using Poly-Tough® compared to regular grade polythene. This is due to the greater yield that is achieved per tonne of material meaning greater productivity when packaging your products. This applies just as well for polythene reel film as it does for polythene bags.

The table below shows what weight of material can be achieved when using our unique and innovative Poly-Tough® blend and also how much extra yield you can expect to receive when choosing our Poly-Tough® blend over normal film:

Normal Film Poly-Tough® Film Additional Yield %
125 micron (500 gauge) polythene 100 micron (400 gauge) polythene 25%
100 micron (400 gauge) polythene 75 micron (300 gauge) polythene 33.3%
75 micron (300 gauge) polythene 55 micron (220 gauge) polythene 36.4%
50 micron (200 gauge) polythene 35 micron (140 gauge) polythene 42.9%
40 micron (160 gauge) polythene 30 micron (120 gauge) polythene 33.3%
Environmentally Friendly:

Poly-Tough® reduces your carbon footprint by lowering the amount of material used, therefore there is a potential to reduce your packaging waste as well. In addition, we are able to manufacture Poly-Tough® from 70% recycled content to ensure that it is the most environmentally friendly polythene film you can buy. As if these environmental benefits were not enough, Poly-Tough® is also 100% recyclable.

Full Product Range:

Poly-Tough® can be manufactured into any size or micron polybags either side-weld or bottom weld formats; polythene sacks and even mailing envelopes as well as being supplied as reel film. Poly-Tough® can also be printed up to 8 colours using flexo graphic print when required.

Please contact our team of experts discuss your polythene film needs and to receive a quotation.