If you need assistance determining how much film you need for your order, this calculator will help. Our calculator breaks down your needs based on the type of film, the dimensions of your preferred tape type, and the weight or length so you have an accurate estimate of the roll size you need. Use this tool to plan your budget and ensure you place an accurate order to streamline your project.
Fill in the following boxes to calculate your desired length or weight of plastic:
Factors in Calculation
Having the following information in advance will be helpful when using our calculator tool.
Each of our polymer films has unique properties, so it’s important to choose a material with the right features for your specific needs. Our options include:
- Polyester (PET): Lightweight, colorless, flexible, resists solvents and alcohol, good moisture barrier
- Polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG): High durability, good manufacturability
- Polypropylene (PP): Flexible, high durability
- High-impact polystyrene (HIPS): Recyclable, high workability, good moisture barrier
Width and Gauge
Film width is the measure of how broad the film is perpendicular to its length. It’s important to choose film that is slightly wider than the packages it will wrap, as this ensures a long enough cross direction measurement to have a trim edge. Gauge, or mil thickness, is how thick the plastic film is. Thicker films have a higher gauge, and thinner films have a lower gauge. One mil equals 0.001 inches, so a 125 gauge film, for example, would be 0.125 inches thick.
Unit of Measurement
When you’re determining how much film you need, consider the length in feet or the weight in pounds. Our calculator provides these two measurement standards.
Using our roll calculator can help you quickly and accurately estimate the amount of film you need for specific applications. Contact us today to learn more about the different films we provide or request a quote with your new film length or weight amount.