Customized Bag Configurations and Features

Bags can be customized with a variety of different features, tailoring them to your specific requirements. The following are a list of some of the most common ones.

Compartment Bags have multiple compartments in them, with a seal in between each compartment. They can be made with a vertical perforation in the seal so that the compartments separate easily. Packing with compartments bags can also increase your efficiency, as two bags can be loaded at once.

Duplex Bags are made with a clear material on one side and a colored material on the other, typically white. The benefits of a duplex bag are that the print on the colored material is very legible, especially when adding a UPC code, while the contents inside are still visible from the clear side.

Hang Hole Bags allow a package to be placed on retail display hook. The hang hole is usually near the top of the bag and is often used in conjunction with a header seal. Holes are typically round, but are also available in configurations such as Delta, OSHA, and Sombrero styles to accommodate any retail display system.


Header Bag.  A header is a separate, sealed area at the top of the bag. It is often used to allow a sealed bag to have a hang hole in it. The size of the header can range anywhere from 1/2″ up to 3″.

High-Integrity Seal Bag, also known as a lap seal, is a wide seal that is usually made on the edges of the bag, creating a much stronger seal than a standard slit seal. A high-integrity seal is usually used in applications that require the bag to have a stronger seal, preventing it from opening during transport, such as with mailer bag applications. The width of the high-integrity seal is 3/16″.

Medical Packaging. For medical applications, we ensure that the bags are manufactured and delivered to you as clean as possible by lining cartons with plastic and, in some cases, wrapping each individual roll in plastic. In addition, Rollbags™ have white plastic sideplates to reduce particulate matter normally associated with our standard corrugated ones.

Perforation. A perforation allows the end-user to easily access the product by providing a convenient way to tear the bag open. This feature is especially useful when using heavy gauge bags and can be oriented in the horizontal or vertical direction.


Tear Notch.  A notch created in the bag, allowing it to be easily opened by the customer. The tear notch can be in the side of the bag as well as in the skirt (for pre-opened bags-on-a-roll).

ISO Tear Notch. An Iso Tear Notch is primarily used for applications where the bag will be sterilized. The tear notch is actually a horizontal perforation enclosed by a seal, preventing exposure of the product inside to air and also making the bag very easy for the end-user to open. An Iso Tear Notch requires custom tooling for each bag width.

Vent Hole. A vent hole provides a way to allow air to escape quickly from a bag filled on an automatic bagging machine. Eliminating trapped air reduces the volume of the package, allowing more finished bags to fit in a case. Vent holes are typically 1/8″ to 1/4″ diameter, and are available as a partially cut flutter” vent or with full material removal for maximum air relief.

Round Vent. This a round hole with a diameter that is typically 1/8″ or 1/4″ but can be larger.

Flutter Vent. A flutter vent (also known as butterfly) is similar to a round vent except that the material stays attached to the bag, resulting in a cleaner package appearance. Flutter vents come in a variety of sizes, with the most popular being 1/8″ or 1/4″.

Pinhole. A small pinhole in the bag.

Slash. A slash is made using a knife cut in the bag. A slash allows air to get out of the bag easier than a flutter vent but is less visible than a round vent.