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Self-Seal Bags

Self-seal bags are just like any ordinary plastic bags but with the advantage of being re-closable. Manufactured with the average customer in mind they are generally found in standard sizes, styles and shapes with optional write-on panels. Custom self-sealing bags can also be manufactured though, to accommodate specific needs and sizes or even made anti-static for containing electronic items. Another option is to also have a logo printed on them if the self-seal bags are to be sold with the items.

Differences between resealable bags and a self-sealing bags

Resealable bags are bags that can be re-used. Examples or resealable bags are the grip seal bag and the zipper bag. Self-sealing bags on the other hand, are bags that can be sealed without using an additional sealant (such as glue or tape) or without the need to heat seal the bags. So Grip-Seal bags and Zip-Lock bags are resealable bags and are also types of self-sealing bags.

Grip Seal Bags

Grip seal bag is a self-seal bag manufactured with two plastic ridges near the top (male and female) that click shut together. Also know as mini-grip bags or resealable bags these bags offer a perfect packaging solution for when securing content and containing leakage or contamination.

Self-sealing bags

Mailing bags is another greatly used type of self-sealing packaging. Envelopes used to post documents and packages safely generally come with a self-adhesive strip to allow for the bag to be sealed. Although they are a type of self-sealing bags these bags are designed to be ripped open. Therefore mailing bags "are" self-sealing bags but as opposed to Gripper and Zipper bags they are not resealable bags.

Mailing envelopes

For sure the mostly used type of mailer, envelopes come in a wide range of colours, sizes and materials. Mailing envelopes can be used to send anything. For delicate contents bubble padded envelopes, like the Jiffy mailers, can be used, or to ensure your mail is opened only by the intended person security envelopes can also be found a they provide tamper evident self seal strip to ensure it is only open by the right person.

Jiffy bags and bubble mailers

Jiffy bags are light paper padded envelopes with a peel and seal strip for easy closure lined with bubble material to protect the contents.

Other types of Self-Sealing Bags

The following sites deal with bags that are self-sealing but not normally resealable.

Mail Order Bags
At Mail Order Bags you will find out more about Mailing bags, Mailing Envelopes and Plastic Mailers, and also where to buy all these mail order bags for the right price.

Jiffy Bags
Buy high quality padded envelopes from quality suppliers of a packaging range for jiffy bags, padded jiffy bags and mail lite bags.

Polythene Envelopes
Browse and purchase high quality, discount mailing envelopes from recommended wholesale suppliers of a wide range of polythene mailers.

Bubble Mailers
To protect your goods when posting make sure you visit Bubble Mailers for a vast selection of bubble mailers and protective packaging, with prices bellow the average and bulk buy options.

Mailing Bags is a specialist supplier of mailing bags, polythene mailers, courier bags and plastic envelopes. Offers discount ranges and high-impact ranges for all you mail-shot and postal packaging needs. Free UK Delivery.

Manufacturers of self-seal bags

Minigrip Bags
Mini Grip Bags is a website dedicated to find the best suppliers and manufacturers of minigrip bags. Learn more about all types and sizes available and buy the right mini grip bag for your solution.

Discount Self Seal Bags
Find everything you need for self seal bags, information, compare products, prices and stores on self seal bags, resealable bags, mini grip bags and all types of re-closable bags.

Grip Seal Bags
With a wide range of grip seal bags and minigrip bags, all available at low prices from wholesale suppliers and manufacturers you will buy more and save money.

Gripper Bags
For all your needs for gripper bags, choose the self-sealing bags solution that suit your needs best from a range of different colours and size.

Slider Grip Bags
Great prices and discounts on mini-grip bags, self-seal bags and ziplock bags. Everything you need to know to help you choose the best type of polythene self-sealing bags to suit your packaging needs.

Self Seal Bags
Wholesale suppliers of polythene packaging including grip-seal bags, zip-lock bags, self-seal packaging and resealable bags.

Ziplock Bags
For all self-sealing packaging needs including ziplock bags and minigrip bags. Choose from a wide range of self-sealing bags sold direct from selected discount suppliers and manufactures.

Resealable Bags is a free website dedicated to provide quality information and top discounted suppliers of resealable bags selfseal bags minigrip bags.

Document Bags
Document provides information about document and slider grip bags, also offers selected manufacturers of polythene packaging including self-sealing packaging.

Research & Resources

For more detailed information on sealing and re-sealing bags including how they are manufactured and the different types of sealing and re-sealing products available, please see:

Goldstork: interesting directory where best of the web links are put into specific categories to help you find exactly what your looking for. On Goldstork you will also find selected information and links to great websites specialised in self-seal bags. plastic packaging directory where users and businesses can easily add their packaging product listings for free. Find useful websites about self seal bags and grip seal bags at

PackagingKnowledge: with articles and news regarding the flexible polythene packaging industry including this article on mini grip and slider grip bags

Eco Friendly Alternatives

Protection of the environment is an important issue and although it often experiences a bad press due to ignorance, sealing and re-sealing made out of plastic and polythene is actually one of the most efficient forms of packaging and the ability to recycle.

Discount Biodegradable Bags
All your questions about alternatives to regular polythene grip seal bags answered - why care about the environment, how biodegradable packaging works, which self seal bags are really eco-friendly, plus the best discount prices and deals on environmentally friendly packaging.