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.
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Thickness of Plastic Sheeting Common item for comparison
75 mil Nickel
60 mil Penny
50 mil Dime
10 mil Business card
6 mil white trash bag used in kitchens
4 mil standard piece of paper