Plastic Sheeting-Thickness In Mils

Plastic Sheeting comes in a wide range of thicknesses.  It is rated with the term, "mil". A mil is a measurement that equals one-thousandth of an inch, or 0.001 inch. Most human hair is  One-thousandth of inch, or 0.001 inch.  The most common size in the thickness rating for plastic sheeting is 6 mil. This is 6-thousandths of an inch, or 0.006 inch. Generally, the thicker the plastic, the stronger it is.  If it has string/scrim reinforcement, then the string within the plastic will give it added strength. Depending on the application, the composition of the plastic can play a big role regardless of the width.  For example, additives added to the plastic such as the fire retardant additive may play a more significant role than the thickness of the plastic if the job requires FR/ flame retardant plastic.

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1-2 Mil Clear and Black "Visqueen/ Construction Plastic"

3 Mil Plastic Sheeting

6 Mil Plastic Sheeting

10 Mil Plastic Sheeting

12 Mil to 80 Mil Thick Liners

14 Mil Heavy Duty Liner

15 Mil Plastic Sheeting

20 Mil Plastic Sheeting

24 mil Tarps/ Covers/ Liners

30 Mil Heavy Duty Plastic Sheeting

80 - 100 Mil Thick Heavy Duty Liners

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Thickness of Plastic Sheeting

75 mil

60 mil

50 mil

10 mil

6 mil

4 mil


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