High density can liners are measured in microns. A common sized can liner is 43x48, 16 micron. Moody says sometimes there will be an asterisk next to the gauge, so the item number will be 43x48x16 ‘C,’ for clear and then they might put a letter ‘N’ afterwards, which means nominal. Nominal, according to Moody, means plus or minus 10 percent on the gauge, meaning that a customer could end up getting a can liner that is 10 percent thicker than 16 microns or 10 percent thinner than 16 microns.
Distributors say cheater can liners can often be tipped off by the verbiage — or lack there of — used on the packaging of can liners. Words that are commonly used are “nominal gauges” and “market quality.”
Moody says recently a customer of his was made to believe that what he was being offered from another distributor was the same can liner that Solutex was selling. It was far from the truth, though.
Charles Moody, president of , Sterling, Va., has also been forced to fight off distributors trying to undercut his can liner pricing. The only successful way to do so, he says, is to fight back by educating customers that there are deceitful distributors selling these cheater products in the marketplace.
With so many options of trash bags and can liners out there, we realize it can be confusing to pick the right bag. So are a few rules of thumb:
1. Measure the circumference of your receptacle.
Square receptacle = sum of all four sides Round receptacle = diameter multiplied by 3.14
2. Divide this value in half, this is the Ideal Width for your can liner. Add 1" for more relaxed fit.
1. Measure the height of your receptacle.
2. Measure the the diameter and divide this value in half. Rectangle receptacle, diameter is the diagonal Round receptacle, diameter is the distance across the middle
3. Add the height + half the diameter + 4 inches overhang = Ideal Length.
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Film thickness is no longer a satisfactory standard for judging overall strength. The development of improved LLDPE resin in the liner industry has completely changed the standard method for selecting the correct can liners. These materials have allowed manufacturers to produce thinner, lighter trash bags which are stronger and more durable than the thicker bags previously made from low density resin. This is why gauge is no longer an effective way to determine liner strength. Instead of stating actual thickness, it is now generally accepted to use terminology such as "Light", "Medium", "Heavy", and "Extra Heavy".
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The basic raw material from which can liners are made. There are 3 types of resins: Low Density, Linear Low Density and High Density Polyethylene.