Our Process

Here at Meridian you will find that our approach to customer satisfaction cannot be rivaled. Firstly, we work with you to determine precisely what it is that you need before progressing to the factory process, where we will manufacture to your exact specifications while paying close attention to detail and quality control standards giving you peace of mind that we will get your order right every time.

It starts with you.

Whether this is your first time ordering with a plastics manufacturer or your 100th time, you can be assured that your satisfaction is our number one priority. At Meridian, we are committed to giving you the right advice to save you time and money so that your business can thrive. You can always expect friendly and efficient service from our reliable team, who are more than happy to answer any questions you may have while finding the exact solution to meet your packaging needs.

At Our Factory…

We manufacture all of our plastic packaging products locally at our Brisbane facility with passion, dedication and integrity. Polytube, also known as blown film extrusion, is the first of the processes we manufacture here at Meridian. A tube is formed by blowing a bubble of plastic to its desired width, then we determine the gauge by the speed in which the tube is pulled through the extruder. Once our polytubes have been created we add any printing and customisation that is required, and as with all of our processes, this is done in-house at our factory. The final step to this process is cutting the tube into bags which can be finished in a variety of applications to suit your packaging needs. Most days, our factory operates 24 hours a day so that we can keep up with the demand of our happy and loyal customers, consistently delivering high quality and cost effective plastic packaging solutions.

Quality Assured

When you choose Meridian, you can be confident that you are getting the fairest possible price without compromise. Martin’s passion for excellence and quality alongside his impeccable attention to detail are attributes that have been cultivated and imparted to his entire team, ensuring nothing is overlooked at any stage of the manufacturing process. At Meridian we only use local raw materials of the highest quality resulting in a finished product that is second to none.

Thinking of the environment

At Meridian we care deeply about our impact on the environment and consciously look for ways to reduce our impact on the planet. We recycle 100% of our plastic waste, 90% of which we do so in-house by feeding scrap plastic through our recycler to revert back into plastic pellets. These recycled plastic pellets are then used for the production of non-food grade applications, allowing us to provide a wider range of eco-friendly options to suit modern businesses.

Frequently Asked Questions

What different colours can you produce?

We can produce almost any colour in opaque or tinted colours as required.

Can you print on the plastic?

Our printing press can print up to 5 colours, within certain size parameters.

Is your plastic suitable for food packaging?

All of our products are suitable for food contact. Our plastic is manufactured using 100% virgin food grade resin, with the exception of some non food grade applications that we can use recycled material to make.

Can you recycle my unwanted plastic?

We do receive a lot of enquiries regarding recycling unwanted plastic. The only material we can recycle through our machine is clean low density polyethylene (LDPE).

Is your plastic biodegradable?

Whilst our plastic is recyclable, it is not biodegradable. Certain additives can be used to make the plastic biodegradable in landfill. Enquiries are welcome.

Is your plastic recyclable?

Yes! All of our plastic is recyclable. Most of what we produce is LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) with a recycling code of no. 4

Do you keep plastic bags and rolls of polytube in stock?

No, as every job is customised we don’t keep stock on hand

Do you have a price list or catalogue?

Unfortunately no, as every job is customised and every customer requires something different.

Do you make the product here in Australia?

Absolutely! All of our products are Made in Australia in our Brisbane factory. The bulk of our raw materials are also Australian made.

What type of plastic products do you manufacture?

Our blown film extruders produce flexible packaging, which are products such as polytube, bags, sheets, sleeves, centrefold etc.

All of Meridian’s products are proudly made in Australia. We are Australian-owned and operated and therefore, can guarantee a fast and reliable turn-over.

Why Meridian?

With 35 years of industry experience, Meridian are the trusted experts when it comes to high quality and affordable custom packaging solutions. We are passionate about consistently delivering excellent service and high quality products at a fair and affordable price. As a local Australian business, we offer a fast turnaround so that our clients’ businesses can thrive.

Martin has spent the past three decades working exclusively in the plastics manufacturing industry and has dedicated his entire career to mastering the art of manufacturing quality plastic packaging products. Involved in every step of the process, Martin’s attention to detail alongside his passion, dedication and expertise prove to be an invaluable resource when it comes to customising packaging for your business.

“I have dealt with Meridian Plastics since their early days when they started out in the 1990’s. Over that time I have always had good reliable service, as well as the staff being courteous whenever I have placed orders with them. I would recommend Martin’s product and services to potential clients.”
– Judy
“Meridian Plastics has provided material for our company for many years. During that time I have found them to be polite & professional. Their product is always of a very high standard and we value their expertise & manufacturing experience. I feel confident in calling on them at any time & look forward to a continued working relationship with Meridian Plastics.”
– Evol
“Meridian Plastics has supplied our company with quality bags for more than 20 years. Martin and his team have continually provided a superior product in a professional, courteous manner, and with a commitment to diligent, principled business practices.”
– Amanda