Gross

The term Gross describes the combined weight of a product and the container that the product is being weighed in. If the product is not weighed in a container, the weight of the product alone is the Gross weight.

Gross = Tare + Net

Tare

If a product is placed in a container prior to being weighed, the term Tare (pronounced tear - as in 'tear in half') describes the weight of the container.

Tare = Gross - Net

Examples containers that are considered a tare weight:

Net

Net weight is determined by subtracting the weight of a container or packaging from the total weight of a container and the product it contains. If the product is not weighed in a container (a truck for example), the weight of the product alone is the Net.

Net = Gross - Tare

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