Converting and defining the different mils of poly bags is extremely important. The following information can be a helpful guide in your bagging decision making process. In the chart below, we show you a mils measurement equivalency for inches and the best uses for the chosen sizes.
Short-term use for lightweight products. A grocery store bag is ½ mil. A dry cleaning bag is ¾ mil.
Storing, displaying, and shipping everyday items such as food or clothes. A bread bag is 1.5 mils thick. A trade show bag or retail boutique bag is usually 2 mils.
Providing scuff protection and tear resistance during shipping, especially for heavy or abrasive items. Industrial pallet covers are 3 mils.