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film gauge [2 records]

Record 1 2016-05-24

English

Subject field(s)
  • Photography
DEF

Film width - expressed in millimeters.

CONT

The most frequently used gauges are 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm.

Key term(s)
  • gage
  • film gage

French

Domaine(s)
  • Photographie
CONT

Dimensions de la pellicule : 35 mm est le format standard.

Spanish

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Record 2 1998-12-30

English

Subject field(s)
  • Packaging in Plastic
DEF

A procedure for stating the thickness of a packaging film in which the numerical prefix is the last figure of the 5-digit decimal fraction of the inches of thickness, e.g.: 75-gauge = 0.00075 inches.

Key term(s)
  • film gage

French

Domaine(s)
  • Emballages en matières plastiques
OBS

La différence entre feuilles et films semble tenir à la découpe du matériau, en formant pour la feuille, en bobine pour le film, mais c'est l'épaisseur qui généralement commande la distinction. En fait, on parlera de feuille si l'épaisseur est supérieure à 0,5 mm, de film pour des épaisseurs inférieures qui, dans la pratique, sont souvent de l'ordre de quelques centièmes de millimètres.

Spanish

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