Elliott Packaging

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Variguage carrier bags

We specialise in providing a complete range of environmentally friendly plastic carrier bags.

Elliott packaging, your eco-friendly packaging supplier

Varigauge carrier bags are durable and re-useable plastic carrier bags. Manufactured from polythene, the top third of the bag is twice as thick as the bottom two thirds, giving extra strength to the handle area. The handle is an oval cut out from the top third of the bag. Biodegradable options are available.

Why Varigauge Plastic Carrier bags?

Varigauge bags are a cost effective retail bag option, it uses less film than your regular bag but is just a strong and durable to support your products!

Varigauge bags may be the ‘cheaper’ option but they can still be printed up to three colours with a design of your choice.

Varigauge are eco-friendly so are 100% recycled carrier bag.


Varigauge carrier bags are made from LDPE (low density polythene). The top third of the bag is twice as thick as the bottom two thirds which gives the bag extra strength around the handle area. Biodegradable options are available so is a recycled carrier bag.

Available Thickness’s: 45/90 Micron (180/360g) or 62.5/125 Micron (250/500g)


Available Material Colours – White,Clear,Black & Shulam Referance polythene subject to stock.


Varigauge carrier bags have restrictions when being printed. While varigauge bags are eligible as printed carrier bags, you can print up to two colours two sides or three colours one side. However, you cannot print them 100% due to the variation in film thickness.

Handles and seals

Variguage carrier bags have a punch out handle. The material around the handle is 50% stronger than the rest of the bag which gives it strength. Oval or kidney shape handles are available.


Here are some of our most popular Varigauge carrier bag sizes:

Small – 10″ (Width) x 12″ (Height)

Medium – 15″ (Width) x 18″ (Height) + 3″ (Gusset)

Large – 22″ (Width) x 18″ (Height) + 3″ (Gusset)


In addition to these sizes, we can produce these bags anything from 8″ x 10″ up to 30″ x 24″.


Because Varigauge plastic carrier bags are considered to be both printed carrier bags and recycled carrier bags, they have become a very popular product within the following industries;


Take aways

Food & Wine Merchants

Exhibitions & Shows


Lead Times & Quantities

Free UK Delivery. 3-4 Weeks approximately from signed off artwork.