Gauge Thickness Conversion Chart (Updated)

Gauge to Mil Conversion Chart

Multiple varieties of plastic measurements can be confusing for anyone not familiar with the measurement being used. We have created a gauge conversion chart for readers to use ensuring they are finding the proper thickness of the film. Below for reference, we have common household items and standard thicknesses they come in. Below the gauge conversion chart, we have common thicknesses of different packaging materials.

Gauge measurements for plastic are different than wire gauge. For plastic gauge measurement, the higher the gauge, the thicker the film.

Home Use Saran Wrap - Typically 35-40 ga. Thickness

Home Use Ziplock Bags - Typically 1.5-2 Mil Thickness

Heavy Duty Trash Bags - Typically 2-3 Mil Thickness

 

Gauge Conversion Chart
Gauge Mil Micron Millimeter Inch Centimeter
30 .30 7.6 .0076 .0003 .000762
40 .40 10 .0101 .0004 .001016
50 .50 12.5 .0127 .0005 .00127
60 .60 15 .0152 .0006 .001524
75 .75 19 .0190 .0007 .001905
80 .80 20 .0203 .0008 .002032
90 .90 23 .0228 .0009 .002286
100 1.0 25 .0254 .0010 .00254
120 1.2 30 .0304 .0012 .003048
150 1.5 38 .0380 .0015 .00381
160 1.6 40 .0406 .0016 .004064
180 1.8 45 .0457 .0018 .004572
200 2.0 50 .0508 .0020 .00508

 

Common Stretch Film Thicknesses

47 Gauge Hand Stretch Film

63 Gauge Hand Stretch Film

80 Gauge Hand Stretch Film

120 Gauge Hand Stretch Film

50 Gauge Machine Stretch Film

63 Gauge Machine Stretch Film

80 Gauge Machine Stretch Film

150 Gauge Machine Stretch Film

 

Common Heat Shrink Film Thicknesses

60 Gauge Polyolefin Shrink Film

75 Gauge Polyolefin Shrink Film

75 Gauge PVC Shrink Film

100 Gauge Polyolefin Shrink Film

 

Common Packaging Tape Thicknesses

1.6 Mil Packing Tape

1.8 Mil Packing Tape

2.2 Mil Packing Tape

3.1 Mil Packaging Tape

 

Call us at 1-800-441-5090 if you have any questions about film thickness and what type works best for your application or shop online at uspackagingandwrapping.com

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