Polythene Layflat Tubing

Clear polythene Layflat Tubing is a continuous roll of tubing from which you can make your own bags or sleeves if you can't find the right length bag. We have 3 thicknesses of film available - medium duty (220 gauge), heavy duty (440 gauge) and ultra heavy duty (1000 gauge)


Layflat Tubing has so many applications:

  • Make your own packaging & bags with layflat tubing and one of our heat sealers
  • We have Layflat Tubing which is virgin polythene and food safe, as well as a small range of Recycled film which is exempt from the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT). This is ideal for componenets and spares which need not be in fod safe film.
  • Treated with anti-block for easy opening. Without anti-block the tubing will be difficult to open and have static. 
  • Bespoke layflat tubing can be made if you don't see the width you need - please contact us with your requirements and we will be happy to quote. Min order quantities are usually 10 rolls.
  • How to calculate diameter inside layflat: To calculate the diameter inside the tube multiply the width x 2 and divide by 3.142
  • Unroll your layflat tubing easily using one of our Unwind Devices
  • We also  have a range of Layflat Tubing made from Polypropylene or commonly known as cello, ideal if you need a layflat tubing which is crystal clear for smart presentation of fod, corporate gifts or clothing accessories, cell phones - you can see Cello Layflat Tubing here

Watch our Layflat Plastic Tubing Video

Watch our video about "Polythene Layflat Tubing" - use the full screen option to see in the best quality.

See our Selection of Layflat Plastic Tubing and Packaging Below


Polythene Layflat Tubing Video Transcript

Layflat tubing is an endless and seamless tube of polythene in exactly the state it comes from the extrusion machine. I’m going to explain how we measure the tubing and how to choose the right size layflat for your needs. I’ll be using the example of 4” layflat but it comes in many different sizes.

4 inches is the width of the tubing when its laid out flat. In other words, it is half the circumference of the tube. This width is the measurement you will find on our website and in our catalogue. The diameter of the tubing (so the distance across the circular) is not therefore 4 inches and would not fit 4” diameter tubing inside. To fit over a pipe with a 4-inch diameter, the layflat circumference must be calculated. Let me show you how to do it. Take the diameter of your pipe – 4 inches, and multiply it by 3.142 (commonly known as Pi). This is the circumference of the tubing. And it comes to 12.568 inches. To get the layflat width you need to half this measurement. This comes to 6.284 inches. So, to fit a 4-inch diameter pipe inside layflat you will need layflat with a 6.248-inch width. The nearest size we stock is 7 inches. A nice fit, with a little space. Next comes the duty.

Polythene layflat tubing comes in 3 duties. Medium duty, Heavy Duty and Ultra Heavy Duty. Here are two examples to help you decide on the duty you need. Firstly - which duty would you need to hold steel angle iron? For this the medium duty wouldn’t be heavy enough. Heavy duty would be fine with limited handling, but we’d recommend Ultra Heavy Duty if you are going to dispatch with an outside carrier. How about curtains? Medium duty would suffice to hold curtains but not for shipping by carriers. For that we’d recommend Heavy Duty.

Order your layflat online or by telephone before 3pm and we aim to despatch your order the same working day. Orders over the value of £55 (excl Vat) are delivered free of charge. For any other information call our customers service helpline on 02380869999 or visit our website and our friendly staff will be more than happy to help you.