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Can Liners 101

16 November 2018

Pro-Link® Superskins™

Coreless Roll Can liners

One of the great mysteries of the janitorial industry revolves around a product you’ve been using your whole life, can liners. While consumer trash bags make it simple, liners designed for commercial, professional and industrial settings can vary dramatically in dimensions, as well as intended contents, requiring a multitude of options. It's important to know a little bit about what can liners are made of, and how thickness is measured. That way you can determine what will work best for your application.

Pro-Link Superskins Coreless Roll Can Liners

Resin is the raw material from which can liners are made. There are 2 main types of resins: Linear Low Density and High Density Polyethylene. Linear Low Density is highly puncture and tear resistant. These properties make this the best choice for applications where additional strength and stretch are required. High Density liners are generally available in lower gauges, and are more temperature resistant.

Gauge is a term used to describe the thickness of a liner. Low density liners are measured in mils, while High Density liners are generally measured in microns. mil is a measurement based on one hundred thousandths of an inch while microns are based on thousandth of a millimeter. Film thickness is no longer a satisfactory standard for judging overall strength. The development of improved resins has completely changed the standard method for selecting the correct can liners. These materials have allowed manufacturers to produce thinner, lighter trash bags which are stronger and more durable than the thicker bags previously made from low density resin.

  • Ultra tough performance with maximum strength, puncture and tear resistance.
  • Up to 50% stronger than comparable linear low density can liners.
  • Thinner, stronger films that reduce plastic waste by 25% with no sacrifice in performance.
  • Made with 100% HAO resin.
  • Available in clear, magnum blue and white.

Can liner being used at a medical facility

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