• 5 blown-film extrusion machines, both single-layer and 3-layer co-extrusion;
  • Film thickness control technology;
  • 9 bag-making machines;
  • Up to 4-color printing per side.

Specific production processes

  • Glue-dot for shopping bags
  • Star- or anti-drip seal for garbage bags

Over the last few years, we focused our research efforts on the selection and processing of compostable raw material, in order to guarantee a finished product of the highest quality in all its aspects (tensile strength, resistance under both static and dynamic load, printing quality, recyclability, odor neutrality).


Acting way before changes in legislation, Erretiplast intercepted the trend towards more eco-friendly products, and decided to act on several fronts:

  • Since the 90s we have marketed bags that were manufactured with additives to ensure their biodegradability in water, CO2 and biomass.
  • Production of biodegradable and compostable bags, suitable both as shopping bags and garbage bags, since 1997.
  • Reduction of raw material consumption for the production of polyethylene bags, through the development of:
    • Products with reduced thickness;
    • Internal recycling of the waste product (up to 80% of it is re-used in the finished product).
  • Green power provision:
    • Through renewable energy supply contracts;
    • Due to the installation of over 100 KWp solar panels used in production processes.
  • Waste minimization via the use of:
    • Variable-capacity compressors;
    • Inverter-controlled engines;
    • Continuous-cycle production processes;
    • Small-size packaging;
    • Shipments optimization.


Erretiplast was one of the first companies to offer cutting-edge products that were in line with market needs, through the production of:

  • Triple-layer polyethylene shopping and garbage bags in the 90s.
  • Biodegradable and compostable shopping and garbage bags since 1997, well before the legislative and cultural changes determined their widespread use all over Italy.
  • Bags made with an elevated content of recycled raw material, some of which are over 80% whilst still keeping excellent resistance properties.
  • Anti-drip sealed bags to avoid stagnant liquids at the bottom and halve their occupation of space on the supermarket shelves as well as in the customers’ drawers at home.

The constant technological updating and the utmost attention we pay on the quality and the efficiency of the production process, allow us to ensure a tailored production that stands out for its excellent value for money.

Quality and Tests

Our emphasis on the quality of our products is achieved via a thorough adherence to the 9001:2008 ISO standards, which ensures the observance of high-quality benchmarks through standardized procedures and through the traceability of each production line batch and raw material.

Every day we test our products in accordance with the ASTM D882 standards, with both our own equipment and in collaboration with external laboratories to test the compliance of our finished product to the following technical specifications:

  • Weight
  • Size
  • Tear strength
  • Load capacity