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#21
08-29-2008, 07:52 AM
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Re: plastic thickness - mil/ mm/ gauge

The thickness or gauge of plastic bag film is expressed in Mil - A unit of measurement in thousandths of an inch, (i.e., .001 = one thousandth of an inch or 1.0 mil), generally used to designate the thickness of LDPE products; or Mic - Short for micron, one thousandth of a millimeter, generally used to designate the thickness of HDPE products.
#22
10-28-2008, 10:19 AM
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Re: plastic thickness - mil/ mm/ gauge

The gauge or thickness of plastic film is expressed in thousands of an inch, said as “mils”. For example, .005" is said “5 mils”.

One millimeter = .039" or “39 mils” thick.

Equivalency Chart

Microns Millimeters
.001" 24 .0254
.002" 50 .0508
.003" 72 .0765
.004" 96 .1016
.005" 120 .127
.007" 168 .1778
.010" 240 .254
.015" 360 .381
.020" 480 .508
#23
10-28-2008, 05:24 PM
 JohnS Moderator Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: SE Michigan, USA Posts: 9,536 Rep Power: 19
Re: plastic thickness - mil/ mm/ gauge

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 Originally Posted by Unregistered The gauge or thickness of plastic film is expressed in thousands of an inch, said as “mils”. For example, .005" is said “5 mils”. One millimeter = .039" or “39 mils” thick. Equivalency Chart Microns Millimeters .001" 24 .0254 .002" 50 .0508 .003" 72 .0765 .004" 96 .1016 .005" 120 .127 .007" 168 .1778 .010" 240 .254 .015" 360 .381 .020" 480 .508
Micron is an obsolete and deprecated term for micrometer (micrometre). I agree that 0.001" = 0.0254 mm, but 1 mm = 1000 µm, therefore
0.001" = 0.0254 mm = 25.4 µm, not 24. The entire "micron" column is wrong and should be 1000 times the mm column.
#24
04-15-2009, 10:53 PM
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Re: plastic thickness - mil/ mm/ gauge

please inform the gauge of 6mil.
#25
04-28-2009, 08:30 AM
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Re: plastic thickness - mil/ mm/ gauge

I am amazed with all the comments that have been posted that there is not one conversion from gauge to mil. Is 20 gauge the same as 20 mil? Someone said they are the same, but I was sure mil was thicker than gauge. Any ideas?
#26
07-03-2009, 12:26 AM
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Re: plastic thickness - mil/ mm/ gauge

plz convert 250 gauge into mm
175 gauge,100 gauge.
#27
07-27-2009, 08:41 AM
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Re: plastic thickness - mil/ mm/ gauge

Right on!
Wouldn't you think someone would know enough to enter an equation showing relation of gauge, inches, millimeters ... It seems there is much confusion and it's not only with us.

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 Originally Posted by Unregistered I am amazed with all the comments that have been posted that there is not one conversion from gauge to mil. Is 20 gauge the same as 20 mil? Someone said they are the same, but I was sure mil was thicker than gauge. Any ideas?
#28
07-27-2009, 03:20 PM
 JohnS Moderator Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: SE Michigan, USA Posts: 9,536 Rep Power: 19
Re: plastic thickness - mil/ mm/ gauge

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 Originally Posted by Unregistered Right on! Wouldn't you think someone would know enough to enter an equation showing relation of gauge, inches, millimeters ... It seems there is much confusion and it's not only with us.
Uhh, did you read post #3?
#29
08-06-2009, 10:50 AM
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Re: plastic thickness - mil/ mm/ gauge

To Convert: Gauge to Inches - Multiply By - 1.0 x 10-5

To Convert: Gauge to Microns - Multiply By - 0.254

To Convert: Gauge to Mils - Multiply By - 0.01

Hope this helps!
- Lance
#30
08-24-2009, 05:44 PM
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Re: plastic thickness - mil/ mm/ gauge

We should remember this fomula;

1 mil = 1/1000 inch = 25.4 micron = 100 gauge

and this is enough to remember.

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