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Bags & Can Liners
Choose
from two
types of
plastics
Linear Low-Density (LLD)
Tougher transport conditions require the superior tear resistance of LLD
liners. This plastic is designed to perform in environments with higher risk of
tears, either from the surrounding environment or through transportation to
disposal units. (Find these on pages 402-404)
High-Density (HD)
When greater puncture resistance and load capacity are the priority, select
HD liners. Even with thinner construction, HD liner material delivers puncture
and load benefits, performing well with waste that is heavy or has sharp
edges, such as glass or other industrial items. (Find these on pages 405-408)
Strength
grade and
gauge
Throughout this section, you’ll see items listed by strength grades as well
as gauge. Here’s how the two measures relate. Refer to this data to make
the appropriate choice for your applications.
Light
— Use for crumpled paper, cups and light waste.
Medium
— Appropriate for packaging waste, wet paper and similar
mixed trash.
Heavy
Choose for light wood, metal scraps and wet cardboard.
Extra-Heavy
— Select for when trash is consistently heavy, wet or sharp.
Super/Extra-Heavy
— Use on the heaviest cleanup jobs, in warehouses,
cafeterias, or facility grounds.
Gauge Equivalents
Strength grades are based on static load, also known as lifting strength. LLD
and HD plastic materials achieve the same static load with different gauges;
order your bags accordingly. Use this chart for easy reference to determine
approximate gauges.
Strength Grade
Linear Low-Density Mil Gauge High-Density Micron Gauge
Light
.35 – .44
5 – 9
Medium
.45 – .57
10 – 12
Heavy
.58 – .69
13 – 14
Extra-Heavy
.70 – .89
15 – 17
XX-Heavy
.90 – 1.14
Super
1.15 – 1.39
Super-Heavy
1.40 – up
18 – 24
Capacity
Know the capacity of your receptacles and select the bag or liner to suit.
Bags and liners are available in a multitude of sizes; gallon capacity is listed
with each item throughout this section.
Bottom
seals
Star Seals
— The most common type. Conform easily to any shape waste
container, distribute weight evenly inside the bag and have the maximum
carrying capacity.
Flat Seals
— Holds more volume than like-sized star seals. Appropriate for
somewhat lighter weight loads.
Gusset Seals
— Another seal found in flat-style bags. Offer a good fit in
certain receptacles and appropriate for somewhat lighter loads.
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