LINQSTAT (3M Velostat Alternative) Packaging Dimensions and Weights

This arti­cle address­es the com­mon ques­tion of the Pack­ag­ing Weights and Pack­age Dimen­sions of the LINQSTAT Vol­ume Con­duc­tive Film (VCF). This prod­uct is CAPLIN­Q’s equiv­a­lent prod­uct to 3M Velo­stat* material.

The pack­ag­ing dimen­sions are made up of two spe­cif­ic com­po­nents, the width of the rolls and the length of the rolls. Typ­i­cal­ly, if roll widths are longer than 36″ (91.4 cm), the width is fold­ed on top of itself into what is know as a V‑Sheet. For exam­ple, a 72″ (182.4 cm) roll is too wide to be sent as is, and so it is fold­ed on top of itself before being rolled, giv­ing a width of 36″ (91.4 cm). The length of the width will deter­mine the out­er cir­cum­fer­ence of the roll once added to the core roll diameter.

The packing weights are made up of 3 components:

  1. The spe­cif­ic grav­i­ty (SG) of the material
  2. The roll core weight and
  3. The ship­ping pal­let weight

Specific gravity

The spe­cif­ic grav­i­ty of CAPLIN­Q’s Lin­q­s­tat mate­r­i­al is 1.08g/cc. This means that a roll that is 72″ (182.4 cm) wide by 150′ (4572 cm) long by 0.004″ (0.01016 cm) thick will have a weight of 20.3 lbs as shown below:
(182.4 cm) x (4572 cm) x (0.01016 cm) x 1.08g/cc = 9.175g = 9.2kgs (20.3 lbs).

Roll Core Weight

The Lin­q­s­tat mate­r­i­al — once pre­pared — is rolled onto a core so that it can be han­dled more eas­i­ly, or mount­ed onto auto­mat­ic equip­ment. This core weighs approx. 0.25 lbs/in, which trans­lates to 9lbs for a 36″ (91.4 cm) width.

Shipping Pallet Weight

To ship the rolls, they are nor­mal­ly loaded onto pal­lets for ease of trans­port. These pal­lets each weigh approx. 35lbs.

Example for rolls of 72″ width x 0.004″ thick Linqstat

Using the infor­ma­tion above, we can see that a roll of 72 in x 150 ft. roll will weigh is 29 lbs (13 kgs), and for a roll that is 72 in. x 750 ft. will weigh 110 lbs (50 kgs). We add to this the 35 lbs. weight of the pal­let and we get the following:

  • 6 rolls of 72 in x 150 ft x 0.004 in, weighs 209 lbs and for 12 rolls, it is 383 lbs.
  • 2 rolls of 72 in x 750 ft x 0.004 in, weighs 255 lbs and for 4 rolls, it is 475 lbs.

Tables of these val­ues are shown below.

LINQSTAT VCF: 72″ (in.) x 750′ (ft) x 0.004″ (in.) in V‑Sheet

Eng­lish Met­ric
Length 37 inch­es (in.) 94.0 cm
Width 10 inch­es (in.) 25.4 cm
Height 10 inch­es (in.) 25.4 cm
Gross Weight 110 lbs 50 kgs

LINQSTAT VCF: 72″ (in.) x 150′ (ft) x 0.004″ (in.) in V‑Sheet

Eng­lish Met­ric
Length 37 inch­es (in.) 94.0 cm
Width 6.5 inch­es (in.) 16.5 cm
Height 6.5 inch­es (in.) 16.5 cm
Gross Weight 29 lbs 13 kgs

* 3M is a reg­is­tered trade­mark of 3M Cor­po­ra­tion. Velo­stat is a trade­mark of 3M Corporation.
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About Chris Perabo

Chris is an energetic and enthusiastic engineer and entrepreneur. He is always interested in taking highly technical subjects and distilling these to their essence so that even the layman can understand. He loves to get into the technical details of an issue and then understand how it can be useful for specific customers and applications. Chris is currently the Director of Business Development at CAPLINQ.

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