Intro to Can Liners
There are many different terms used when describing can liners. Here is a glossary of the most used.
Can Liner Bottom Seals
- Most common can liner seal available, evenly distributes trash
- ‘Star’ seal eliminates gaps along the seal & prevents leaks
- Maximize carrying capacity & conform to the inside of a waste receptacle
- Flat bag, with gussets formed on the sides where the liner is tucked in
- Have a tendency to leak from the center where the four layers of film meet two at the gusset points
- Sealed on one end like a pillow case without gussets
- Do not conform to the inside of a waste receptacle
- Have a tendency to leak in the corners
- Mil (one thousandths of an inch): Term used in the measurement of LDPE or LLDPE can liners; range between 0.35 to 4.0 mil
- Micron: Term used in the measurement of HMW-HDPE can liners; range between 6 to 24 microns
- LLDPE (Linear Low Density Polyethylene): Primary type of resin used in modern can liner manufacturing technology. Excellent combination of film strength, puncture resistance and tear resistance.
- HDPE (High Density Polyethylene): Provides excellent film strength and puncture resistance, but less tear resistance than LLDPE.