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Trash Can Liner Sizing Guide at Instawares

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Trash Can Liner Sizing Guide at Instawares

Trash Can Liner Sizing Guide at Instawares

Trash can liners were invented in 1942. Since then, there have been great strides in improving the quality and strength of can liners for commercial and residential use. Today, manufacturers produce trash can liners in various shapes, density, sizes and color for light or heavy duty usage. Putting your money into the right can liner will prevent unsanitary conditions, slips and falls, not to mention lost productivity and the cost of clean up caused by breakage and spills. Instawares carries over 500 can liners including BioHazard Can LinersLow Density Can Liners, and High Density Can Liners. You can also select Can Liners by Size. Receive additional savings when buying 2 or more on selected can liners.To help you find the best fit, follow these simple guidelines below. It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!

1. Find the Right Fit 

Trash can liners that are too large for a container can slip off the sides and ease its way to the bottom of the can. Undersized can liners that don't reach the bottom of the can might tear without support.

Many trash containers have a gallon capacity, or size printed on it. If not, use these simple calculations to determine the capacity.

  • Bag Width: To calculate the proper width of the trash can liner for your container, simply divide the circumference of your container by 2.
  • Square Container Circumference: measure all 4 sides and add them together.
  • Round Container Circumference: measure diameter, then multiplied by 3.14.
  • Bag Length: (round & square containers) add the height of the container, plus 4-5 inches for overhang.
  • 2. Consider the Density 

    3. Check the Seal 

    The way the bag is sealed at the bottom can differ and affect the strength, leakage and conformity to the contents. Choose a bag with the right shaped seal to fit your needs.

    Gusset SealCan liners with a gusseted bag have two four film diagonal seals extending from the gusset points to the edge of the bag. The diagonal seals extend at an angle of less than 45° with respect to the bottom seal. Diagonal seals with an angle between 25°-35° are shown to be superior. This type seal is prone to leak liquids.

    Can lines with a star seal easily conforms to the shapes of waste and distributes weight evenly. It also prevent leaks by eliminating gaps where leaks most often occur.

     

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