There are many different terms used when describing can liners. How can WAXIE help you pick the right bag for your receptacle?
Star Seals are the most preferable type of liner because they have the strongest seal. However, it is not possible to have a Star Seal with the thickest gauge of liner so a Flat Seal is used. Gusset Seals are generally used for food service type bags and not for receptacles.
Film thickness is not the only standard for judging bag strength. Advanced polymer blend formulations and unique additives produce thinner, lighter trash bags that are stronger than thicker bags made from inferior polymer blends. Below are basic gauge recommendations.
Mil (One thousandth of an inch) Term used in the measurement of LDPE and LLDPE can liners. One mil is .001 inch. Can liners range between .35 to 4.0 mil.
Mic Term used in the measurement of HMW-HD can liners. 25.4 microns equals .001 inch. 1,000 microns (M) = 1mm. HMW-HDPE can liners are 6 to 24 microns.
LLDPE (Linear Low Density Polyethylene): Linear Low Density Bags are used for rough or sharp objects under tough transport conditions. These bags are very strong and are more resistant to tearing, but handle lower load capacities than HDPE bags. Best used for:
Individually Folded Can liners are separately folded, then stacked on top of one another. This allows the end-user to pull liners out of the box with much more ease vs. bulk-folded bags.
Cored Rolls Can liners are rolled together on cardboard cylinders (looks similar to a roll of paper towels). Can liners come inside a special box that dispenses with ease.
Coreless Rolls Can liners are rolled together without an internal core. This allows for thinner rolls and prevents excess waste. Rolls are perforated or are interleaved.
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