The CleanItSupply Trash Bag Cheat Sheet Guide: Part 1

Welcome to’s Trash Bag Cheat Sheet Guide. This guide will provide you with the necessary information to make an informed purchase when buying Trash Bags.

When it comes to finding the right trash bag for your needs, there are many factors to take into account. By learning the ins-and-outs of garbage can bags, you can gain a better understanding of what can liner works for your individual needs.

In part one of this guide you will learn about the dynamics of thickness, Low vs. High Density bags, the importance or resin, and much more.

A Quick Definition of Resin
A key component in producing trash bags, Resin, makes it all possible. Resin produces the raw material for both Low Density and High Density bags.

Low Density vs. High Density
Constructed from resins that are resistant to both tearing and puncturing, Low Density Trash Bags are the durable bags people rely on. Offering unmatched quality that allow for maximum stretch and strength, Low Density can liners are perfect for the kitchen. Ideally suited for sharp objects like glass, these quality bags are perfect for any area that requires disposal of sharp objects.

High Density Trash Bags are designed for customers who need a bag that can hold a lot of material. Constructed from resins with a high molecular density, these bags are ideal for places that do not frequently dispose of items with sharp edges. While High Density Bags do not offer anything in the way of elasticity, they are fully capable of holding a much larger amount of trash than their Low Density counterpart.

A Quick Definition of Gauge
A Gauge is a term used within the trash bag production industry that typically is used to illustrate the bag’s overall thickness. Depending on what bag is being described, a Gauge is usually measured in either Microns or Mils.

What is a Micron?
A Micron is a measurement based on one hundred thousandths of an inch of thickness. Microns are a measurement of thickness that is typically found in High Density Bags. Usually ranging from anywhere between 6 to around 24 Microns, these bags are able to hold a large amount of material that similar bags cannot.

What is a Mil?
Similar to the way Microns are measured, a Mil measurement is based on an incredibly small measurement. A Mil is a measurement of a thousandth of an inch of thickness, and are a measurement of thickness that is typically found in Low Density Bags. Usually ranging from anywhere between .30 to around 2.0, these bags are able to be thinner, more stretchable, and puncture-resistant than other comparable bags.

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