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What Type of Paper Makes Kraft Paper Bags

By  Ashly William

There is a growing awareness of environmental protection everywhere. This is making consumers to always look forward to supporting businesses with eco-conscious products. A smart business owner should ensure not to get overwhelmed by the various packaging products on the market. It is always better to opt for eco-friendly packaging in your store.

kraft paper bag

Kraft paper makes wonderful packaging for your store as you are about to understand. These versatile custom paper boxes, paper printed boxes, kraft paper boxes are made from Kraft paper. These are 100 percent recyclable since they are made from 90 percent post-consumer material and 10 percent postindustrial fiber. This makes Kraft an ideal packaging solution compared to standard paper. After understanding this, it is important to understand the process of making Kraft paper.

What is recycled Kraft Paper?

Different from virgin Kraft paper, this is an eco-friendly and pocket-friendly type of Kraft paper. Unlike natural Kraft, recycled Kraft paper comes with lower tear and burst strength. However, it breaks down easily when exposed to moisture and friction. Recycled Kraft paper is a more economical type of paper for making shopping bags. Additionally, it is used for other purposes including:

  • Box liners
  • Void filler
  • Dust covers
  • Textile wrappers
  • Interleave
  • Carrier sheets
  • Paint masking
  • Floor protection liners
  • Bundling and stuffing
  • Newspaper bottom wrap
  • Garment underlay paper
  • Internal carton packaging

Using recycled Kraft paper bags

When choosing to package for your store, opt for a supplier with the best Kraft paper bags made from recycled materials. These are sturdy and cost-effective packaging solutions for retailers. You can get recycled Kraft paper bags in various sizes that can be customized to meet your business needs. These bags ship flat to save volumetric shipping costs and have a weight holding capacity of about 4 kilograms.

kraft paper bag

Blue ribbon handles, kraft color inside the kraft paper bag

How Kraft paper differs from other papers?

The Kraft paper making process involves reduced lignin content with high sulfur ration making it stronger compared to regular paper production. Kraft making process is free from extensive bleaching which might lessen the paper’s strength and increase manufacturing costs. Additionally, Kraft paper uses wood types including bamboo and resinous pine not used in regular papermaking processes.

Making Kraft paper is self-sustaining since most materials are recovered and reused. The byproducts of Kraft paper making process are tall oil and turpentine, which are recycled or consumed in other manufacturing processes. With the growing awareness of environmental protection, Kraft paper is an eco-friendly solution for businesses.

Why use recycled Kraft paper bags

Establish a brand reputation

Growing consciousness about environmental protection makes it mandatory for brands to reflect contribution to lessening the carbon footprint. This will surely strike a chord among potential and current customers. Using Kraft paper bags is a creative way to make your business go green while interacting with customers.

This is because the Kraft paper making process minimizes waste compared to producing regular paper or shopping bags. Additionally, these bags can be made from by-products to produce 100 percent recyclable and environmentally friendly shopping bags. The Kraft paper making process produces limited chemical waste so using shopping bags from this paper lowers your carbon footprint.

Appropriate thickness and strength

Shopping bags from Kraft paper have enough thickness and strength with high tear resistance. This is because Kraft paper contains highly oriented fibers making it ideal for packaging various items. Kraft paper shopping bags are lightweight encouraging portability and lowering shipping costs. Its durability, flexibility and coarse texture keep contents protected external damage.

Branding your paper bags

Smart business owners understand the importance of differentiation for competitors in the market. When choosing paper bags, opt for Kraft paper bags that can be branded to carry your business details. These bags allow getting creative in the best way possible. You can brand your bags in a color and with fonts of your choice. Kraft paper bags are versatile and durable compared to plastic bags. Branded Kraft paper bags appear more sophisticated and professional to give your store a high-end appeal.

Customization option

Apart from branding Kraft shopping bags to meet your meets, you can also have them meet in a size of your choice. This is a great idea to make your shopping bags make an impact in the market. These bags are easy to print on and are not easily crumpled to make your branding come out clearly to be noticed by customers. Additionally, you can customize the physical appearance of your Kraft shopping bags to come in thickness, sizes, and shape that meets your requirements.

Wrapping up

Kraft paper is here to stay with the growing increase in awareness of environmental conservation. Smart business owners should switch to Kraft paper shopping bags for their durability, customizability, exceptional strength, and being environmentally friendly. Luckily, Kraft paper bags are 100 percent recyclable and can be branded or customized in size or shape to meet your business requirements.

About Ashly William:

Ashly William is a freelance writer, with years of experience, creating content for varied online portals. Her content is published on many national and international publications. She love to write about Education and Business Services.

Greetings from New Zealand About Corrugated Cartons

Greetings from New Zealand, I hope that you are well. My name is Tim Stone and I am looking for an OEM supplier of high quality retail packaging for our Smart Water product range.

corrugated printed box corrugated mailer

Products that we made. Matte black corrugated printed box, corrugated mailer

You can view the Smart Water product range on our website The parent company is Ivent Solutions and our site is, I invite you to review these websites at your leisure to learn about our companies.

Our previous supplier of packaging in China has had ongoing quality issues and we are now looking for a new company to deal with. We are also releasing a brand new product range and with this we want to upgrade the existing packaging that we use. I have attached one of the files for you to review of the new design. I must advise that I am not an expert at all on packaging or the available materials so we are very much looking for a business that can support us with good technical knowledge and advice. We need guidance on the best solution for this packaging.

The packaging at present is a white corrugated carton, with full colour glossy printing. We would like to move to a corrugated board that has a much better printed finish that is satin on the outside, and black on the inside (when the customer opens the box). There are many inserts as well inside the box that would also be black corrugated card.

If you are interested in talking further on this project please let me know. There is a large volume of retail cartons and packaging inserts that I would like to discuss and get quotes/samples on. Once we have your reply I will send through the various files for your reference.

Hope to hear from you soon and thanking you in advance for your reply.

Please find attached some further information on the designs that we need. There are actually a lot more cartons we need made, but I think this is a good place to start so you can research your product range and start to get some options to present to us. Please also note the following:

  1. Smart Water starter pack retail  –  This file is the outline of the “large” retail carton that we use.
  2. Smart Water small retail  –  This file is the outline for the “small” retail carton that we use.
  3. 01234 SW Desk-Mount Starter Pack V4.pdf  –  This is the artwork for the desk mount starter pack, this uses the large size retail carton.
  4. 01234 SW Tank Unit Small V5.pdf  –  This is the artwork for the tank unit carton, this uses the small size retail carton.
  5. 01256 SW Wall-Mount Starter Pack V2.pdf  –  This is the artwork for the wall mount starter pack, this uses the large size retail carton.
  6. 01257 SW Pump Controller Pack V1.pdf  –  This is the artwork for the pump controller carton, this uses the small size retail carton.
  7. 01258 SW WiFi Gateway Starter Pack V1.pdf  –  This is the artwork for the WiFi gateway starter pack, this uses the large size retail carton.

Please let me know if you have any questions on any of the above information. At present we use a glossy white corrugated carton for printing, but I am looking for more of a high quality satin finish if possible. I am not an expert (at all!) on packaging so I am hoping you can do some research for us and present some higher quality options. I want to see some different products but ultimately we want a quality finish on the packaging so our customers are impressed when they see the product on the shelf in shops. I hope you can understand my meaning. I can send you samples of our current packaging if you like…? However we want to move away from the current packaging to a better quality board.

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Corrugated printed boxes that we made for the client.


An Inquiry of a Candle Box

We are a small candle manufacturer in the UK about to launch a glassware range next year in the UK.  We take receipt of all decorated glassware later this month and are now looking at trying to finalise the packaging supply.


Hoping the attached is self-explanatory.  The artwork is naturally draft from a dimension perspective as it will require modification to accommodate the final box design / material selection.  Please note the template design adopted is not finalised, the current template has purely been used to understand and demonstrate artwork layout and content.

he quantities would be as previously discussed.  We are looking for luxury feel to the packaging and certainly open to any suggestions you may have with regard to finishes etc.

Our initial thoughts are for a clean, simple, contemporary design i.e. white (not brilliant white) with blue foiling for the front text and the horizontal band. All text on side, base and back will require to be printed in CMYK.

Let me know your thoughts and if it is something you may be interested in doing.

See if you are able to manufacture flat pack type boxes with internal liner.


We are a small candle manufacturer in the UK and looking for 3 sizes of candle and diffuser packaging.


Although the packaging is to be flat pack we are keen to present a quality luxury feel to the box i.e. smooth texture white finish, blue foiling and sharp printing.


Blue Foil Paper Box

White candle paper box with the blue foil stamping.


I have attached a pdf showing the dimensions of the glass containers requiring packaging plus a typical illustration of the artwork design.


Packaging Solution

We have the soft touch paper as your options. It would render a very luxury feel at the first sight, which is pure, clean and pretty. Maybe we can produce some sample boxes first if you are interested.

I thought flat pack candle containers have an internal liner, the weights of the candles and diffusers are…

  • 30cl candle – 0.7kg (700gm)
  • 55cl candle – 1.2kg (1200gm)
  • 100ml diffuser – 0.36kg (360gm)

Do you think the 400gsm will support all of these?

A separate liner would cost a lot more.
I suggest that we use the F flute corrugated board, white liner inside, which is 1.2mm in thickness. Check the box attached.