Gauge Thickness Conversion Chart

We sell a variety of products that use multiple units of measurement to describe the thickness of the material. Many of our true performance stretch film products use gauge as a unit of measurement for thickness. Some of the new hybrid stretch films use microns as a unit of measurement for thickness. All of our shrink wrap products use gauge for measuring thickness. Most poly products use mil as a unit of measurement for thickness.

We understand the variety of measurement conversions can be confusing for anyone not familiar with a certain type of measurement. We have created a conversion chart for our customers and readers to use to be sure they are finding the proper thickness of film. Below for reference we have a couple common household items many people are familiar with. Below the gauge conversion chart we have common thicknesses of different packaging materials listed.

 

Home Use Saran Wrap - Typically 35-40 ga. Thickness

Home Use Ziplock Bags - Typically 1.5-2 Mil Thickness

Heavy Duty Trash Bags - Typically 2-3 Mil Thickness
 

Gauge Thickness Conversion Chart
 
Gauge Mil Micron Millimeter Inch Centimeter
30 .30 7.6 .0076 .0003 .000762
40 .40 10 .0101 .0004 .001016
50 .50 12.5 .0127 .0005 .00127
60 .60 15 .0152 .0006 .001524
75 .75 19 .0190 .0007 .001905
80 .80 20 .0203 .0008 .002032
90 .90 23 .0228 .0009 .002286
100 1.0 25 .0254 .0010 .00254
120 1.2 30 .0304 .0012 .003048
150 1.5 38 .0380 .0015 .00381
160 1.6 40 .0406 .0016 .004064
180 1.8 45 .0457 .0018 .004572
200 2.0 50 .0508 .0020 .00508

 

Common Stretch Film Thicknesses

47 Gauge Hand Stretch Film

63 Gauge Hand Stretch Film

80 Gauge Hand Stretch Film

120 Gauge Hand Stretch Film

50 Gauge Machine Stretch Film

63 Gauge Machine Stretch Film

80 Gauge Machine Stretch Film

150 Gauge Machine Stretch Film

 

Common Heat Shrink Film Thicknesses

60 Gauge Polyolefin Shrink Film

75 Gauge Polyolefin Shrink Film

75 Gauge PVC Shrink Film

100 Gauge Polyolefin Shrink Film

 

Common Packaging Tape Thicknesses

1.6 Mil Packing Tape

1.8 Mil Packing Tape

2.2 Mil Packing Tape

3.1 Mil Packaging Tape

 

Call us at 1-800-441-5090 if you have any questions about film thickness and what type works best for your application or shop online at www.uspackagingandwrapping.com

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