CHRISTMAS Check out our 2018 range of festive bags, wrapping & tissue paper. View the range.

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Glossary

Acid Free
Product does not contain acid and is better for the environment and better for ensuring quality of colours and longevity.

Australian Packaging Covenant
The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) is an accreditation focusing on improved packaging design, away from home recycling, litter reduction and increased engagement across the supply chain through product stewardship.

Biodegradable
An item that can decompose or breakdown naturally, with microbial action. 

Carry Weight
Maximum capacity of our paper bags with paper twist, flat fold and die-cut handles. Bags are tested with sandbags, with a small amount of agitation applied to simulate walking, until the bag fails.

Compostable
Products that will break down to natural elements within 90 days when treated in a commercial facility, as defined by European standard EN13432. They are suitable for treatment at a commercial composting facility where products are subject to optimum levels of sunlight, temperature, and moisture to break down.

Customisable
A product that can be customised from the standard stock range. This includes printing, materials, size, and other factors. Minimum Order Quantities apply.

DIFOT
Delivery in full on time.

Fluted Board
Board with a corrugated inner to create a thick, sturdy material.

Grosgrain
Refers to a thik ribbon made of woven silk or nylon. 

Gusset
A triangular insert in a seam of a bag to provide expansion or reinforcement. 

Handle Type
We offer a range of handles on our paper bags. Each has its own benefits and properties. Die-cut; Flat fold; Paper Twist; Rope. 

HWS
High Wet Strength paper is 2.5 times as strong as normal paper when wet, identified with a slight pink twinge.

Jute
A course fibre used in the production of some ropes and strings. 

Kraft
Paper of high strength made from long fibre pulp, offered in brown (natural) or white (bleach).

Last Minute Print 
For custom printing required in a short time frame. Find our more about Last Minute Print.

MOQ
Minimum Order Quantity for customising items.

Pieces Per Carton
How many individual items of packaging will be inside each carton.

Ply
A layer of material.

Raw Material
The material used to create a product in its raw, unaltered state. 

Recyclable
Able to be readily recycled and turned into other products via kerbside recycling bins once food residue is removed from the product. Examples include fluted board, and unlined kraft paper.

Reusable
Able to be used again. The most easily reused items are paper bags.

SOS
Self-opening satchel, which is a bag with a rectangular base.

Sustainable
Sustainable sourcing refers to the practice of purchasing raw materials from sources which are responsibly and ethically managed to ensure the ongoing feasibility of that resource. PaperPak only uses paper and board from large reputable raw material suppliers, whom we regularly audit for evidence of sustainability.

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