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A Packaging Solutions Company Explores Trash Bags

A Packaging Solutions Company Explores Trash Bags

When searching for trash bags, you may find there are a lot to choose from. With so many on the market, it’s no wonder there’s some confusion. Hughes can help you find the best bag to use in your business by evaluating the type of contents that will need to go into these bags. Are you throwing away paper supplies, heavy objects or even sharp items? You’ll also need to determine how the waste is discarded. Knowing the answers to these questions can help us guide you on selecting the best trash bag for your needs.


Hughes has trash bags of all strengths and sizes from 10 gallons to 55 gallons. You can find durable trash can liners and plastic garbage bags (available in brown, black or clear) for any workplace receptacle. These bags are made in a variety of plastic to help you determine which liners will work best for your particular application.

Measure Correctly

To find the correct bag width, use half of the outer circumference of the receptacle. To find the correct bag length, use the height of the receptacle plus half of the container bottom (plus 3 inches for overhang). For square receptacles, use the diagonal of the receptacle bottom rather than the diameter.


The basic raw material that trash bags are made from is called resin. Resin comes in three basic types including Low Density, Linear Low Density and High Density Polyethylene.

Linear Low Density Polyethylene – This resin is highly puncture and tear resistant. These properties make this the best choice for applications where additional strength and stretch are required. Works well for waste with sharp or jagged edges.

Benefits include: Maximum puncture and stretch resistance protection and multi-purpose uses.

High Density Polyethylene – Liners made from this resin are generally available in lower gauges, and are more temperature resistant.

Benefits include: Durability over ordinary polyethylene liners of the same thickness, cost savings, if ever punctured, they will rarely “zipper”, temperature resistant from -40 degrees F to +212 degrees F (boiling).

Low Density Polyethylene – An older resin that is still used mainly in lower end utility liners. It has largely been replaced by Linear Low Density Polyethylene.


A term used to describe the thickness of a liner is called a gauge. Low density liners are measured in mils, while High Density liners are generally measured in microns (mic). Hughes supplies trash bags from .35 Mil to 16 Mic. To convert mils to microns, simply multiply the mil by 25.4 to find the true micro thickness.

With such strong load capacity options, you can keep your workplace clean and orderly.

Stay Clean with Hughes

Hughes Enterprises stocks a large variety of other janitorial supplies for your company including cleansers, floor cleaning, mats, disinfectants, mops, receptacles, carpet cleaners, and more! We provide top-notch packaging solutions and can help you select the best option for all your company needs. Contact a Hughes Representative today to learn more.