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Can Liners in Commercial Cleaning

Updated: Mar 15

Save your facility budget money by understanding the difference between high and low density can liners. When selecting can liners for your janitorial cleaning use the chart featured in this post. Density is what the can liner is actually made of. There are 3 common ways that bags are chemically manufactured. Linear low density polyethylene, low density polyethylene and high density polyethylene.

Linear low density polyethylene

Liners manufactured from linear low density polyethylene are very flexible. These liners offer maximum puncture and tear resistance. These liners can be used in a myriad of ways but are mostly used to dispose of sharp objects and heavy duty materials. Also, they are also available in a variety of colors.

High density polyethylene

High density polyethylene is one of the strongest types of polyethylene made. These can liners can withstand extreme temperatures compared to the other liner materials. Because of its strength, can liners made from high density polyethylene do not need to be as thick as other liners.

Low density polyethylene

Low density polyethylene is flexible and is a great cost saving alternative for your cleaning service supply needs. These liners do come at a cost as these liners are not as strong, dense or as tear-resistant than the other liners mentioned. Low density polyethylene would not be able to stand up to heavy or sharp disposables. The best way to use these liners is for small, gentle waste items that do not require durability. Because of their fragile nature, these can liners are becoming less and less commonly manufactured and are not recommended for Atlanta commercial maintenance purposes.


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