Stretch Wrapping – A Quick and Efficient Way to Protect Your Product

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Stretch wrap is a thin stretchable plastic material that can be wrapped around numerous items for the purpose of keeping them bound tightly. It’s most common application is to tightly wrap pallet loads but it can also be used to bundle smaller groups of items as well. Shrink wrap is frequently confused with stretch wrap. Shrink wrapping is when plastic film gets loosely wrapped around an item or group of items and heat is applied to shrink the plastic tightly around the items. Stretch wrap material can be applied using several different methods, such as banding, hand operated spindles, automatic or semi -automatic wrappers, and machine dispensers of various kinds. There are many benefits to using stretch wrap to secure goods. Some of those benefits include:
  • Stretch wrap that contains UVI coatings protect products from the sun’s UV rays
  • Opaque wraps can also be used for color coding pallets
  • Products that are stretch wrapped are kept free from moisture, and dirt, and dust
  • Stretch wrap improved inventory control through visual inspections
  • Opaque wrap conceal the contents of loads and help us to reduce theft
  • Employee productivity is increased when using stretch wrap
  • Clear film allows scan through optics
  • Plastic stretch wrap is recyclable
  • Inventory that is stretch wrapped increases operational efficiency
  • Stretch wrap can be used with flat or pointed surfaces
  • It’s versatile and can be used for a variety of purposes
  • Stretch wrapping is less expensive than banding
  • Pallets that are stretch wrapped are more secure which results in minimal damage from shipping
Stretch wrap is manufactured in a wide range of lengths, thicknesses and widths to maximize its versatility and utility in meeting customer needs. It’s used in a broad range of industries including paper milling, plastics manufacturing, agriculture, building materials, chemical production, appliances, and food shipping. In addition, stretch wrap is important for securing pallets and packages for exporting and use in foreign trading. In particular, shipping warehouses use stretch films extensively to help ensure that cartons remain securely on pallets while being transported throughout the facility and stored. Deploying stretch wrap in your business is easy and inexpensive. A simple handheld dispenser can be used to wrap pallets or other large loads. For heavy usage, automated wrappers can be purchased that are much more expensive, but highly efficient and can cost justify themselves in a very short period of time. Automated wrapping can be as much as 10 times less expensive than manual wrapping. For more information on stretch wrap, click here.
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