Laundry film and garment bags are two forms of flexible plastics used in the commercial laundries. Laundry film is made from PVC and is often used with a heat pad to seal up wrapped laundry. Garment bags are made from Lower Density Polyethylene and are often used to cover and protect a variety of garments. For further description of laundry film and garment bags, please see below.
Laundry film and garment bags are used in a variety of commercial settings. Everything from dry cleaners to hospitals, and hotels use laundry film or garment bags to protect and cover linens and laundry products. Both products are designed to keep laundry and linens fresh and crisp after cleaning. Below is a brief description of each product.
*Laundry Film- Our laundry film is made from a super strong PVC resin formula that offers a great amount of cling and heat seals easily. The laundry wrap is made from a formula similar to our stretch wrap formula. The main differences between the resin mixtures is the laundry film resin offers more cling and the ability to heat seal. We offer two film thicknesses, 40 & 50 gauge. Widths range from 24 inches to 36 inches wide.
*Garment Bags- Our garment bags are made from a strong 60 gauge poly plastic. They feature slanted shoulders and a slit hole for hangers. All garment bags come on rolls that contain up to 650 bags per roll.
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Laundry Film and Garment Bag Terms
Gauge - A measurement used to measure film thickness. One hundred gauges are equal to a 1 Mil thickness or one thousandth of a inch.
Mil – A unit of measurement often used to measure the thickness of flexible plastics. A 1 mil thickness is equal to one thousandth of an inch.
Cling – The cling of a laundry wrap is the ability of the wrap to adhere to itself.
Core Size – The inner part of a roll of film often made of a paperboard material. Standard core diameter is 3 inches.
Heat Pad – The warming pad used to mend film together creating a seal from exterior elements.
PVC Cling Film – Short for Poly Vinyl Chloride, a thin flexible film often made to offer high cling and stretch. PVC film is often measured using a gauge as a thickness measurement
LLDPE- Linear Low-Density Polyethylene, a thicker flexible film often measured in mil thickness. LLDPE films offer reduced cling, but better puncture resistance than a PVC film.
Hanger Hole – For garment bags, the hanger hole is a small pre-cut hole allowing users to apply the bag to hanging garments.