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Glossary

Here we list some of the common terms used on this website and in the industry in general.

Centre Fold: Similar to layflat tubing but one of the sides has been cut so that when unraveled, it can be unfolded to make a sheet double the width of the tube.

Gauge: Unit of thickness used for thin plastics; 1 gauge = 1/100 Mil = 1/100,000 inch = 25.4/100000 mm = 0.254 micron

Gusset: A fold in the side or bottom of the bag so that the open width is greater than the closed width.

Layflat Tubing: A bubble of polythene tubing which, when cooled, is wrapped onto a core tube.

Opaque/Tint: Opaque is a film which is coloured so that you cannot see light through the film. Tint is where the polythene is coloured but light can still get through it.

Pallet Wrap: Stretch wrap which is used to tightly wrap up a pallet.

Printed Warning Notice (PWN): A printed safety warning about the dangers of suffocation with the polythene bags.