Low and High Density Can Liners and Trash Bags

Did you know that low density liners are stronger than high density liners? Low density liners are thicker.  Their thickness (gauge) is measured in MILs.  One MIL is one thousandth of an inch.  Low density liners are designed to be flexible, strong, and puncture resistant.  High density liners may not be as puncture resistant as low density liners, but they can carry heavy loads.  Their thickness (gauge) is measured in microns (MICs).  A MIC is one-fifth of a MIL.

Here is some useful information about low density liners, gauge, and use ...

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Standard Strength Liners range from 0.7 MIL to 1.1 MIL and are typically puncture resistant to general food waste and office waste.

Heavy Strength Liners range from 1.2 MIL to 1.7 MIL and are generally puncture resistant to items with sharp corners.

Extra Heavy Strength Liners range from 2.0 MIL to 4.0 MIL and are typically puncture resistant to broken glass and rough food waste.

Contractor Strength Liners range from 4.0 MIL to 6.0 MIL and are used for super heavy trash and are puncture resistant to construction debris.

Here is some useful information about high density liners, gauge, and use ...

Light Strength Liners range from 6 MIC to 8 MIC and are used for light trash like tissues, paper towels, and office trash.

Medium Strength Liners range from 11 MIC to 13 MIC and are suitable for heavier trash like rags and linen.

Heavy Strength Liners range from 16 MIC to 17 MIC and are used for very heavy, non-sharp trash.

Extra-Heavy Strength Liners are 22 MIC and are suitable for extra-heavy non-sharp trash like magazines, newspapers, and heavy food waste.