For each layflat
bag, there are three dimensions. the first measurement is the
width across the opening of the bag. The length runs from the
bag opening to the base of the bag. Gauge, the third figure in a
bag's dimensions, is a measure of its thickness expressed in
across the opening of the bag. The depth is the fully extended
gusset. the length runs from the opening to the bottom, and the
final dimension is the gauge (thickness).
Choosing the right Mil
1 Mil or
1.25 Mil bags are perfect for economical packaging and coverage
of light weight products.
1.5 Mil and
bags are the most commonly used thickness for storing, shipping,
or displaying everyday items.
and extra heavy 4 Mil bags are capable of protecting and
supporting heavy and abrasive items.
6 Mil bags are
our toughest bags, offering total protection for the heaviest
Inspecting Bag Gauge
Our bags are
manufactured under the most controlled tolerances. when
inspecting a bag keep in mind the polyethylene is a flexible
material, and gauge can only be measured accurately with a poly
micrometer. Machine micrometers, intended for less delicate
materials, pinch and flatten bags or film. As gauge will vary
across the width of any bag, ask your salesperson for the
appropriate weight of each case to be sure your bags are within
Parts bags, and bags
with white block for marking, and ideal for organizing and
Markable Bags in 3 Mil thickness can handle even the toughest