Bag Thickness : What is a Mil?
Most bag materials are in mils. The problem is: most of us don’t know what is a mil. If you’re an engineer, you probably know what a mil is, but the rest of us may need some help.
So, what is a mil? A mil is a thousandth of an inch. Generally, measurements of less than 1/8 of an inch are too small to see, but often we can feel them.
To give you a tactile sense of how measurements in mils can be useful, here are some ordinary objects and their measurement in mils.
Thickness Measured in Mils
|Thicker plastic bag. Multi-use quality.||2.0|
|Thin Plastic Bag –BANNED by most bans||.5|