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Glossary - Belcorr Packaging (2005) Inc.
Grades of Material
Virgin / FDA: Premium material FDA/CFIA approved.
Off Spec: Virgin material that does not meet the CFIA/FDA criteria.
Utility/Repro: Material will contain recycled materials.
Types of Poly
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE): The oldest type of polyethylene. A soft, tough and flexible polyethylene. Clarity of LDPE is good.
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE): This is the sturdiest and most inflexible type of poly. Its increased barrier properties are used for improved freshness. Frosted/cloudy appearance to this bag decreases its clarity.
Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE): It has some features from both of the previous-mentioned types. Both flexible and sturdy products are made from it. LLDPE is extremely tough and inflexible.
Cast Polypropylene (CPP): CPP is crystal clear and has a crisp appearance to it. Polypropylene is normally tough and flexible. Ideal for the retail industry.
Mil: The unit of measure used to in the plastic industry to determine the gauge/thickness of material.