The first dimension stated when describing a poly bag
is the width.
Bags are described as..................
x Length x Gauge
Gusset Bags are described as......
x Gusset x Length x Gauge
Gusset Bags are described as...
x Length x Gusset x Gauge
Determining Proper Size Bag For Round & Square Receptacles
first step in finding the right size bag for your
receptacle is to determine the receptacle's circumference.
To do this you must measure the diameter of the
receptacle and multiply that number by 3.14. To
find the width of the bag you need, just divide
the circumference in half.
To determine the length of bag required, you must
take 1/2 of your diameter (A) and add it to your
height (B). After doing this add about 4"
for overhang. This should give you enough bag
to fit your receptacle. * A sample should always be requested to insure
find the width of the bag required to fit your receptacle,
you must first determine the circumference. To do
this simply measure all four sides and add them
together. After adding these figures together, divide
them in half and this gives you the width of the
To determine the length of bag required, divide
the smallest of your 4 sides (A) in half and add
this number to you height(B). After doing this,
add about 4" for overhang. * A sample should always be requested to insure proper
Determining Proper Size Bag For Pallets
& Bin Liners
to determine the right size cover or liner for your
pallet or gaylord.
a Cover: Add approximately 4" to either A or
B for a loose fit. For height (C) add one half of width
(B) to actual Height
- 50" + 4"
- 48" + 22"
TO ORDER: 54" x 44" x 70"
an Inner Liner: Use same procedure as above for width
and length. For height - add all of dimension B (width
of object) to actual height plus a few inches for overlapping
the ends of liner.
- 50" + 4"
- 48" + 44" + 4"
TO ORDER: 54" x 44" x 96"
* A sample should always be requested to insure proper fit.
A Note About Recloseable Bags.
When measuring a reclosable bag, the length is from the
bottom of the bag to the zip closure. When measuring the
width it is necessary to allow for the ultrasonic spot
weld which reduces opening about 1/4".