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.

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
30 .30 7.6 .0076 .0003
40 .40 10 .0101 .0004
50 .50 12.5 .0127 .0005
60 .60 15 .0152 .0006
75 .75 19 .0190 .0007
80 .80 20 .0203 .0008
90 .90 23 .0228 .0009
100 1.0 25 .0254 .0010
120 1.2 30 .0304 .0012
150 1.5 38 .0380 .0015
160 1.6 40 .0406 .0016
180 1.8 45 .0457 .0018
200 2.0 50 .0508 .0020

 

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 http://www.uspackagingandwrapping.com

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