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Status:Closed    Asked:Aug 15, 2013 - 01:20 PM

Is there a specific minimum gauge for a polyethylene bag,used as a box liner for shipping creams,and liquids?

A retail chain is returning unsold liquids and creams to a service center. The creams and liquids will randomly be put into a corrugated carton that will be lined with a polyethylene bag. Is there a minimum gauge that the polyethylene bag needs to be for these cartons to be shipped by common carrier? The purpose of the bag is simply to contain any possible leaks.

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Since you'll have the potential for hard edged objects to be casually tossed into this return box, I'd start with a minimum 80 gauge and take a bunch of these returns, pack them up and run an ISTA 1A on it. Folks working in the back of the stores are not going to gently place these things in the box and they will likely drop it at least twice while schlepping it into the back of the truck. Up the bag to 100 gauge if it does not pass ISTA 1A.


Oct 24, 2013 - 02:04 PM

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