**Introduction:**

Polybags, commonly known as polythene bags, have a variety of uses in many industries. But poly bag consumption in garments as great use in the garments industry. It is used to contain garments destined for export or to merchandise so that apparels remain intact and they could not obtain dust, dirt, or moisture. Polybag consumption is an important matter in apparel merchandising as well as garments finishing. Because it also keeps an effect on the total pricing of orders. In the previous article, we have discussed on the cost of the poly bag for merchandisers.

**Consumption of Poly Bag:**

For consumption of poly bag, apparel merchandiser should know the following information.

- Poly bag length in inch
- Poly bag width in inch
- The thickness of poly bag in gauge,
- ½ flap of poly bag
- Print on the poly bag

Using formula, we can easily calculate the poly bag consumption in garment industry.

**Poly Bag Consumption in Garments Industry**

Poly bag consumption (for 1000pcs in kg),

….(Poly bag length + ½ Flap) x Poly bag width x Thickness of poly bag

= ……………………………….…………………………………………..………………………

……………………………………………………3300

*Note: 3300 is a constant number for 1000 pcs*

For clearing this formula, I’m giving an example. I think it will be helpful to understand this formula.

**Example:**

Suppose, for a garments export order (100,000pcs), the buyer “GAP” suggests the below information about the poly bag.

Length of poly bag- 40”,

Poly bag width- 30”,

Thickness of poly bag- 170 gauge,

½ flap of poly bag- 3”,

Now you have to calculate the poly bag consumption for the above order.

**Solution:**

Poly bag consumption (for 1000pcs in kg),

…..(Poly bag length + ½ Flap) x Poly bag width x Thickness of poly bag

= ……………………………….……………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………..3300

….(40 + 3) x 30 x 170

= ……………………………

…………….3300

….43 x 30 x 170

= ……………………

…………3300

……219300

= ……………..

…….3300

= 66.45

66.45 kg per 1000pcs poly bag.

So, for 1000pcs poly bag, LDPE polymer needed 66.45kg.

For 100,000pcs poly bag, LDPE polymer needed = (66.45 × 100) = 6645kg.

Author of this Article:Mayedul IslamMerchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House. Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Email: [email protected]