SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF CAN LINERS:
Resin: The basic raw material used in can liner manufacturing. The two basic types most commonly used are High Density and Linear Low Density, each with their own unique advantages:
Linear Low Density Advantages:
- Superior stretch properties minimize punctures and tearing.
- An excellent choice for waste with sharp or jagged edges.
- Great multi-purpose liner material.
High Density Advantages:
- Up to 3x stronger and half the weight of Linear Low Density.
- An economical choice for heavy, soft, wet refuse.
- Superior vapor and moisture protection allows for USDA and FDA approval for food use.
- Require smaller, lighter cases, which lower freight, storage and warehousing costs.
- More temperature resistant than Linear Low Density (-40 degrees to +212 degrees Fahrenheit)
Gauge: The measure of a can liner’s thickness. Usually expressed in mils or microns.
Mil: A thousandth of an inch. Low-density can liners range from .30 to 2.0 mils. Convert a mil to a micron by multiplying by 25.4.
Micron: One millionth of a meter. High-density can liners can range from 6 to 24 microns. Convert a micron to a mil by dividing by 25.4.