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Choosing the correct film thickness (gauge) can be confusing. The following polythene film guide aims to provide a advice on film material and thickness so that you can make an informed purchase.

The following table lists common film material and gauge and the properties of each in terms of strength and clarity.

Film property chart
Thickness in gauge Thickness in microns Strength Clarity Usage
Low density polythene film
38 8 Low strength Excellent clarity General purpose film where load carrying is not required.
100 25 Low strength Excellent clarity General purpose film where load carrying is not required.
120 30 Medium strength Excellent clarity General purpose film. Extra thickness makes packing easier.
150 38 Medium strength Good clarity This film can protect against goods with smooth edges.
180 50 Medium/good strength Good clarity Protects items with smooth edges. Used by grip seal bags.
200 50 Good strength OK clarity Suitable for heavy awkward items.
250 63 Very good strength Slightly cloudy Suitable for protecting heavy and abrasive items. Slightly cloudy but packed goods are still visible.
300 75 Very good strength Slightly cloudy Suitable for storing heavy machine parts. Slightly cloudy but packed goods are still visible.
500 127 Excellent strength Cloudy Protect items with sharp edges. Eliminate punctures and tears from abrasive items.
550 137 Superb strength Cloudy Our strongest film available. Carpet like film suitable for holding sharp and abrasive items.
High density polythene film
72 18 OK strength Cloudy A strong thin material with a crinkly feel.
Polypropylene film
150 38 Good strength Superb clarity Extremely hard wearing film.
200 50 Good strength Superb clarity Extremely flat film, suitable for flat packing shirts.

The thickness of material used in our products are listed as gauge and micron. We understand the variety of measurements can be confusing. The following table provides a conversion chart between gauge, micron, mill, millimeter and inch.

Gauge thickness conversion chart
Gauge Mill Micron Millimeter Inch
30 0.3 7.6 0.0076 0.0003
40 0.4 10 0.0101 0.0004
50 0.5 12.5 0.0127 0.0005
60 0.6 15 0.0152 0.0006
75 0.75 19 0.0190 0.0007
80 0.80 20 0.0203 0.0008
90 0.9 23 0.0228 0.0009
100 1 25 0.0254 0.0010
120 1.2 30 0.0304 0.0012
150 1.5 38 0.0380 0.0015
160 1.6 40 0.0406 0.0016
180 1.8 45 0.0457 0.0018
200 2 50 0.0508 0.002
300 3 75 0.075 0.003
400 4 100 0.1 0.0039
430 4.3 107.5 0.1075 0.0042
450 4.5 112.5 0.1125 0.0044
500 5 125 0.125 0.0049
600 6 150 0.15 0.0059
700 7 175 0.175 0.0069
800 8 200 0.2 0.0079
900 9 225 0.225 0.0089
1000 10 250 0.25 0.0098
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