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What To Look For When Buying Mylar Bags

What To Look For When Buying Mylar Bags

There are many potential uses for Mylar bagsoxygen absorbers and silica gel desiccants and ensuring you buy quality bags, absorbers and desiccants is vitally important for your storage needs. There is also a great deal of variety when it comes to Mylar bags with some retailers selling thin foil bags as Mylar bags!

In this article, we’d like to give a few pointers on what to look out for when choosing which products to buy.

Firstly, buying from an established and reputable company is very important. At Mylar Shop, we source our bags, absorbers and desiccants only from the most trustworthy and legitimate manufacturers, ensuring you receive only the finest products. There are some producers of Mylar bags who put price before quality, concentrating on the bottom-line at the expense of true value for money. We avoid buying from these companies, only trading with those companies we know produce the best bags, oxygen absorbers and desiccants. We have strong relationships with the top manufacturers in the business, established over many years of buying and selling Mylar bagsoxygen absorbers and silica gel desiccant sachets.

At Mylar Shop, we also believe in customer choice, which is why we sell all our Mylar bagsoxygen absorbers and desiccants in small quantities. Rather than simply taking our word for the quality of our products, we like to give the customer an opportunity to purchase just a few products at a time, so they can satisfy themselves as to their merits, and the suitability for their storage and packing requirements. Many customers start off making a small order from us, before coming back to make a larger purchase in the future.

We’re also committed to offering a full range of sizes, thicknesses and specification of Mylar bagsoxygen absorbers and silica gel, and are always looking to expand our product range, giving customers greater choice and flexibility.

Perhaps the most obvious difference between different Mylar bags is their thickness, measured in mils. A mil is a unit of length equivalent to one thousandth of an inch. This is approximately 0.0254 millimetres in metric. Mylar bags generally come in thicknesses of between 2.5mil and 7mil. 3.5mil (89 microns) is the minimum thickness of the bags we sell, as we’ve learned from experience that this is the ideal grade of bag for most storage and packaging needs. We also offer many of our most popular bag sizes in Heavy Duty 7.0mil (178 microns) Mylar, for longer term storage, and for products that could potentially cause tears in thinner bags. We also stock many of our zip-lock Mylar bags in intermediate grades of around 5.1 mil (130 microns), as we have found this to be the ideal compromise between durability and ease-of-use for zip-lock bags, which are often opened and re-sealed more frequently than plain-opening Mylar bags. 

In general the thicker the bag, the less light and gas permeation and the most robust the bag. It should be understood that a thicker bag doesn’t necessarily mean a better product. Thicker bags are more rigid than thinner ones, so may be harder to use, and will of course be more expensive. If you need any help in choosing which thickness bag is right for your needs, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we’ll give you the benefit of our experience.

Food safety is another very important factor to consider when using Mylar bags, oxygen absorbers and silica silica gel desiccants for food storage. All of the products we sell at Mylar Shop are food grade, that is to say that they are manufactuered to standards that conform to food safety legislation set by the EU and US FDA, and in factories that are certified as safe to produce food packaging. If you require us to send you certificates confirming this, please don’t hesitate to contact us

Delivery costs are another important consideration when buying Mylar bagsoxygen absorbers and desiccants. Unlike other suppliers, we offer shipping to many different countries in Europe and beyond at very competitive rates. We’ve worked hard to ensure that all our customers can benefit from fair and transparent shipping rates, wherever they may live. For the deliver cost to your country, simply add the order to your cart, then change the shipping address to the relevant country, and you’ll receive a precise quote for postage. We only use the best postal service companies and couriers, and every order is sent via an appropriate service and is fully insured against damage or loss in transit.

We pride ourselves on our customer service here at Mylar Shop, and are more than happy to go the extra mile to make sure every customer, or potential customer, is well treated and well informed. If you have a question, in any language, be sure to contact us. We respond to most emails within a few hours, night or day, weekday or weekend. Our great customer service doesn’t stop once you’ve placed your order. You’ll receive a confirmation email from us when your order is posted, with a tracking reference if appropriate, and in the unlikely event that there is a problem, we’ll do everything we can to rectify it quickly and to your satisfaction.

We constantly update stock levels on the site, so if a product is on site, we have ample stock in our possession and it’s ready to be dispatched to you. 99% of orders are shipped with 1 working day of us receiving your payment. We know that availability is important to you, so we don’t do drop shipping or affiliate schemes. Everything on the site is ready to ship, by us, now.

So there you have it, when looking to buy Mylar bagsoxygen absorbers or silica gel desiccants, it’s worth thinking about:

Company reputation and experience

Customer choice and product range

Thickness of bags

Food safety

Delivery costs

Customer service


We hope to demonstrate how we at Mylar Shop can help you purchase Mylar bagsoxygen absorbers and silica gel desiccants that are value-for-money, in a convenient and hassle-free way. If you have any questions or queries about our products, service, postage or anything else, please contact us.

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