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4 Toll Free: (888) 642-8178 • orders@enichols.com • www.enichols.com TABLE OF CONTENTS PAPER PRODUCTS ................................................... 5-26 SKIN CARE ............................................................. 27-43 CHEMICALS ........................................................... 44-99 CLEANING TOOLS .............................................. 100-130 WASTE MANAGEMENT ....................................... 131-137 JANITORIAL ....................................................... 138-173 PACKAGING/SHIPPING ........................................ 174-203 SAFETY .............................................................. 204-215 FOOD SERVICE DISPOSABLES ............................ 216-222 MISCELLANEOUS ............................................... 223-224 PRODUCT INDEX ................................................ 225-231 FILM LINGO Blown Film: Produced by extruding resin into a tube which is expanded by air pressure, providing greater puncture resistance. Bottom Wraps: The wraps a stretch wrap machine uses to apply film to the bottom section of the load.A strong bottom wrap will help to en- sure load stability. Cast Film: Film extruded through a flat die into a quench system. Clarity: Degree of Transparency Cling: Allows the film to stick to itself and not the product. Some films have one sided cling and others have two sided cling. Co-extrusion: Extruding two or more materials through a single die to enable the two materials to merge together. Dancer Roll: A mechanical device used to control the film tension be- tween film unwind and sealing area. Dart Drop: Test used to measure puncture strength of a stretch film. Conducted by dropping a semicircu- lar object onto the film. Elastic Recovery: The ability of a stretch film to recover to its original shape after being stretched. Elmendorf Tear Resistance: A mea- sure of the resistance to tear after the film has been cut. Extruder: Equipment used to change solid polymers into molten polymers. Film Feed: The speed at which stretch film is supplied to the load. Film Force: Amount of tension ap- plied as the film is applied to the load. Film Memory: The ability of the film to return to its pre:stretched form. This enables the film to maintain a tight load during transportation. Film Tail: The start and end pieces of stretch film applied to the load. Gen- erally these pieces are cut off later. Gauge: A measurement used for film thickness or caliper. One gauge is equal to 0.254 microns. Gloss: The amount of light reflected from a film's surface. Cast films tend Initial Tear Resistance: A measure of force needed to begin a tear in a film. LLDPE Stretch Film: Linear Low Density Polyethylene stretch film. A plastic that is preferred in a variety of films due to its toughness, stretch- ability, and relative transparency. Metallocene: A compound used to make a form of stretch film that offers increased puncture resistance Microns: A unit of measurement com- monly used to measure the thickness of a film. A micron is equal to one mil- lionth of a meter. One gauge is equal to 0.254 microns. Mil: Measure of film thickness. Over Wrap: The amount of stretch film applied over the top of the load. It is used to provide a downward force on the load. Pallet Covers: A poly film cover used to protect pallets from dust, UV rays, and conceal the load. Polyethylene: A resine made from ethylene gas which produces tough transparent film. Post-stretch: Stretching a film when wrapping the load to achieve tighter tension on the load. Polymer: A chain-like compound of high molecular weight formed by the linking together of simple molecules under suitable conditions. Polypropylene: A resin made from propylene gas which produces a light-weight, highly transparent, stiff film. Pre-stretch: Stretching the film before applied to loads. Pre:stretch films can result in improved load integrity and lower costs. Roping: Bunching the stretch film into a rope shape. Roping is used to start many loads and offers an increased strength for securing a load. Sheet: A general term for platic hav- ing a thickness of 0.010" or more. Tackifiers: Additives used in manufac- turing to add cling to the film. Tear Resistance: Refers to the film's ability to withstand tearing forces. Tension: A force exherted on the film from external sources. Wide Web Stretch Film:A large sized film used for larger equipment. Gen- erally it refers to machine stretch film wider than 30". Yield Strength: The amount of stretch a film can have without permanently deforming. Formulas for Finding Roll Footages and Diameters Weight of Roll = Diameter Weight ConstantT x Width of Roll (in). Example – 10 inch diameter roll 50" wide wound wait 2.25x50" = 112.5 lbs per roll Feet per roll = Diameter Weight Constant/ Gauge Constant x 1000 (for tubing, DW sheeting, J sheeting & CF), X 2000 (for single wound sheeting), /2 for (gusseted tubing) Single wound sheeting example: 10" diameter roll 1 mil thick (.001) 22.51 = .8 x 2000/5,625 ft. per roll

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