Glossary of Terms
Also referred to as a Square Bottom, Carry Out or Self-Opening bag.
- Basis Weight:
The finished weight of a paper based on a consistent industry standard.
- Dry Wax:
A process in which the paper is waxed lightly on one side. The finished paper is also referred to as Dry Wax(ed).
- FDA Approved:
Paper that meets all required Food and Drug Administration standards for direct food contact.
The sides of a bag, sometimes referred to as bellows, which are measured when open from front to back.
A Pinch Bottom bag open on one side as well as the top, providing easy access for foods to be eaten directly from the package.
- Pinch Bottom:
A bag style, available flat or gusseted, having a pinched bottom, as opposed to a formed square bottom.
- PMS Colors:
The Pantone Matching System is an international printing, publishing and packaging color language providing an accurate method for selecting and matching color.
- Tin Tie:
A re-sealable, fold-down closure used primarily for coffee-style bags.
A process in which wax is applied to paper.
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