Flächengewicht

English translation: basis weight

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German term or phrase:Flächengewicht
English translation:basis weight
Entered by: Kim Metzger

17:55 Oct 28, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Paper / Paper Manufacturing / Postal services
German term or phrase: Flächengewicht
Weight and measures for postcards.

"Das maximale Flächengewicht einer Postkarte hat die Stärke einer klassischen Pommesschale. Das minimale Flächengewicht einer Postkarte hat die Stärke einer klassischen Postkarte."

I've found "grammage" as an paper industry-specific term but that may be too specific for my context. Would service weight work?

And what is a Pommesschale? Is that a potato skin or a "Tute" for Pommesfrites
Ted Wozniak
United States
Local time: 00:54
base weight
Explanation:
Langenscheidt also has weight per unit area, but base weight is used in connection with paper.
Pommesschale = yes, I think you're right about the Tüte

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Note added at 2002-10-28 18:10:23 (GMT)
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Basis weight seems more common than base weight.

Basis Weight and Grammage
Conversion Tables
Of Use in the Publishing Industry


To ensure production quality when publications designed or typeset in one country are printed in a second country, it may be necessary to convert US basis weights to their metric equivalents or vice versa. Because designers and publishers often do not have ready access to conversion tables, EDS Inc., Editorial & Design Services, has published the multidirectional tables on this page. (For grammage of Japanese papers, see Japanese Papers for Printing.)

Basis Weight
In the United States, the weight in pounds of one ream (500 sheets) of paper cut to the basic size (or trade size) for a specific grade of paper.
Grammage
In countries using the metric system, the weight in grams of one sheet of paper that is one square meter in area--not dependent on basic sheet size or paper grade.
Key to Paper Grades in Basis Weight and Grammage Equivalents Tables Grammage & Basis Weight
Equivalents Arranged by Grammage

http://www.twics.com/~eds/paper/grammage.html




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Note added at 2002-10-28 18:20:33 (GMT)
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I see you\'re still left with the dilemma of how to translate \"hat die Stärke\". Maybe the basis weight is the equivalent of the thickness of ...
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 00:54
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base weight


Explanation:
Langenscheidt also has weight per unit area, but base weight is used in connection with paper.
Pommesschale = yes, I think you're right about the Tüte

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Note added at 2002-10-28 18:10:23 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Basis weight seems more common than base weight.

Basis Weight and Grammage
Conversion Tables
Of Use in the Publishing Industry


To ensure production quality when publications designed or typeset in one country are printed in a second country, it may be necessary to convert US basis weights to their metric equivalents or vice versa. Because designers and publishers often do not have ready access to conversion tables, EDS Inc., Editorial & Design Services, has published the multidirectional tables on this page. (For grammage of Japanese papers, see Japanese Papers for Printing.)

Basis Weight
In the United States, the weight in pounds of one ream (500 sheets) of paper cut to the basic size (or trade size) for a specific grade of paper.
Grammage
In countries using the metric system, the weight in grams of one sheet of paper that is one square meter in area--not dependent on basic sheet size or paper grade.
Key to Paper Grades in Basis Weight and Grammage Equivalents Tables Grammage & Basis Weight
Equivalents Arranged by Grammage

http://www.twics.com/~eds/paper/grammage.html




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Note added at 2002-10-28 18:20:33 (GMT)
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I see you\'re still left with the dilemma of how to translate \"hat die Stärke\". Maybe the basis weight is the equivalent of the thickness of ...

Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 00:54
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 24

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  TonyTK: "basis weight or grammage". The "Schale" is a paper dish thingy - the same thing you get your Currywurst in.
17 mins
  -> Yes, you're right: paper tray.

agree  Terry Gilman
19 mins

agree  gangels (X)
19 mins

agree  Klaus Herrmann
21 mins

agree  Wolf Brosius (X): Staerke =thickness , in this context.
1 hr

agree  Edith Kelly
1 hr

agree  Sigrid Lensink-Damen: and thanks for the extending information on this matter!
2 hrs

agree  Ron Stelter
36 days
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