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An extensive range of polythene products to suit your packaging needs

Whether you need to secure products to a pallet, pack your goods in shrink film or even need anti-corrosion (VCI) polythene packaging, you’ve come to the right place.

At Macfarlane Packaging we stock a wide range of polythene products. We can offer pallet top sheets, centre-fold polythene sheets, layflat tubing, shrink film and specialists polythene packaging. We also offer stretch wrap, click here to learn more.

Our packaging polythene is available in a variety of strengths, including light to heavy duty, as well as a range of sizes.

You can choose shop our polythene packaging online and buy now or get in touch for more information on bulk pricing and specialist packaging polythene.

Explore our range of polythene stock

Layflat Tubing

Our layflat tubing is perfect for protecting long-length items like piping, tubing or wooden mouldings. With over 16 different widths and several roll lengths available, take a look at our range of layflat tubing to find the perfect fit.

Polythene Sheets

Shop for polythene sheets to help protect your pallets and various other goods during storage and transit. We offer an extensive range of polythene sheets including protective sheeting, pallet top sheets and more.

Shrink Wrap

Our shrink wrap. also known as heat shrink wrap, ensures that your items remain pristine, free from dust, dirt, and moisture. Explore our range of shrinkable films, including polyolefin and other polythene options.

Heat Sealers & Dispensers

Our heat sealers are crucial for efficiecny and precision. They can be operated by hand, or with the optional foot pedal and is equipped with a magnetic hold-down device, which ensures consistency, independently of the operator.

Free polythene and shrink wrap guide available to download

Our FREE guide to Polythene packaging will:

  • offer a wide range of polythene products, including pallet top sheets, centre-fold polythene sheets, layflat tubing, shrink film and specialists’ polythene packaging.
  • Showcase the strengths available, including light to heavy duty, and a selection of different sizes.
  • find information about different polythene and shrink wrap products available from Macfarlane Packaging.
  • Learn about custom packaging options, packaging automation and recycling.
  • find answers to some of our frequently asked questions related to shrink wrap and polythene packaging.
Custom Polythene from Macfarlane Packaging

Custom polythene packaging

As well as our extensive range of “off the shelf” products, we can also help you with custom polythene packaging. This can be specialist films or printed polythene. Contact us for more information.

Polythene packaging automation from Macfarlane packaging

Packaging Polythene automation

Opting for packaging automation can help you speed up your packing processes. The Macfarlane team can help you with polythene automation. Ask us how we can support you.

FAQs about our polythene packaging

What types of polythene products can Macfarlane Packaging provide?

At Macfarlane, we can offer you an extensive range of polyethene packaging materials. This includes:

  • Layflat Polythene Tubing
  • Pallet Top Sheets
  • Centrefold Polythene Sheets
  • Polythene LDPE Centrefold Shrinkable Film
  • Shrink Wrap Pallet Covers
  • VCI Polythene (Anti-Corrosion Packaging Polythene)
  • Shrink Wrap and Shrink Film

We can also offer packaging machinery and accessories associated with polythene, such as heat sealers and guns, shrink machines, and dispensers.

Macfarlane Packaging can also provide stretch film. Click here to learn more.

Can polythene be recycled?

Many people are confused about what types of materials can be recycled. While some items, such as paper and glass, can be easily recycled, others, such as polyethylene, are more difficult to recycle.

So, is polyethylene recyclable? The answer is yes and no. While pure polyethylene can be recycled, most polyethylene products are made with a mix of materials that make them difficult to recycle. However, there are some companies that are working on ways to recycle mixed materials.

Many materials made of low density polyethylene (LDPE), such as carrier bags, can be recycled at supermarkets but rarely at kerbside. It is always worth checking packaging to see if it carries an On-Pack Recycling Label or visiting Recycle Now to see where you can recycle it.

What is polythene made of?

Polythene plastic is the most widely plastic in the world. It is part of the polyolefin family of plastic resins.

It is made primarily from ethylene, a type of hydrocarbon.

Polythene is available in different densities. Low density polyethylene (LDPE) is commonly found in many packaging products, such as carrier bags and stretch film, as well as bubble wrap.

StealthWrap™ – a polythene wrapping solution

You can have polythene packaging including grip seal bags, polythene sheets and shrink film delivered to you from one of our regional distribution centres. UK delivery is available to and around the following locations:

Aberdeen, Aylesbury, Banbury, Barnsley, Bath, Bedford, Bicester, Birmingham , Bolton, Bradford, Bridgewater, Bridport, Bristol, Burton-upon-Trent , Cambridge, Chelmsford , Cheltenham, Chester , Chichester, Colchester Cornwall, Coventry, Crewe, Derby, Devon, Dewsbury, Dudley, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Essex, Exeter, Fareham, Gateshead, Glasgow Glossop Gloucester, Grantham, Harlow, Heathrow, Hemel Hempstead, Hereford, High Wycombe, Horsham, Hull, Inverness, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kidderminster, Lancaster  Leamington Spa, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool , London , Luton , Manchester, Middlesborough, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norfolk, North Wales , Northampton, Nottingham , Oldham, Oxford , Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Slough, Somerset , Somerton, South Shields, South Wales, Stafford, Stockport , Stoke-on-Trent , Stratford-Upon-Avon, Sudbury, Sunderland, Surrey, Sussex , Teesside, Telford, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Warwick , Watford, Wigan, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Wrexham, Yeovil, York.

You can also have polythene from Macfarlane Packaging delivered across Ireland and Continental Europe. Click to find your closest UK location or nearest Continental European site.