Polyethylene Plastic PE Films Glossary

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There are currently 4 glossary in this directory beginning with the letter G.
GAUGE
Thickness of film. In English units, gauge is measured in mils or 1/1000 of an inch. The metric unit of measure is microns. The symbol for microns is μm. Click here to visit our Polyethylene Film Weights and Measures page to learn more about mils and microns.
GELS
Unmelted particles of plastic that are not necessarily impurities. Click below to look at AEP/Berry Plastics specifications for gels. Click here!
GLOSS 45°
Measure of how much light is reflected by a film. Learn more about the ASTM D 2457 test method.
GUSSET
Folds, or "pleats" put into film as it is collapsed. ½ of the total gusset width is on each side. Visit our GUSSET page for more information.
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Verbal shorthand when thrown around casually can lead to misunderstandings especially to an industry insider who takes these terms literally.  Herewith is a short explanation

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