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Polythene Sheeting Help

Much of the basic information about polythene bags and polythene layflat tubing also applies to polythene sheeting. One feature of sheeting, however, is different - most polythene sheeting is made from recycled materials. This makes it unsuitable for contact with foods.

What thickness do I use for my application?

Polythene sheeting comes in 3 thicknesses, approximately 250g (Light) 500g (heavy) and 1,000g (ultra heavy).

250g sheeting is very good for light covering and dust sheeting. In its black form it is also widely used as a horticultural mulch and weed suppressant.

500g sheeting is much tougher. In this strength it is widely used for export case lining and temporary shrouding in sheltered situations. If you want to wrap machines for despatch this is the material to use. If you wanted to store a few pallets outside for a few weeks, protected from the rain etc this thickness is ideal - also good for long-term storage under cover. All our coloured sheeting is 500g (Heavy).

1000g sheeting is very, very thick and strong. It is often used by the marine industry to cover or "skirt" yachts and boats that are dry-docked and otherwise open to the elements. This thickness is also used in the building and decorating trades as a floor covering as it is less likely to ruck under foot. Caution should still be exercised, though - it is slippery.

Our Spa body wrap material is made from pure, food safe polythene in conformable 120g film.

Polythene Sheeting

  • Clear and black polythene sheeting in 6ft or 12ft widths (centre-folded onto rolls half the size) - in 3 weights
  • Also a range of coloured polythene sheeting and special Spa body wrap rolls
  • Popular for weather protection, and damp proof membranes
  • For lightweight sheeting use 250 gauge
  • If the sheeting is to be walked on use 1000 gauge
  • Our 500g sheeting is popular in the summer months as polythene for water slides and is available in 4ft, 6ft and 12ft widths.

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