Category: Stretch Film

eBook: Stretch Wrap- Choosing to Automate

Introduction: The choice to automate stretch wrap Lean methodology. Cost savings initiatives. Elimination of waste. Problem solving and key performance indicators. All of these terms are used on a daily basis in manufacturing facilities that use stretch wrap. With costs and competition increasing daily, how can you stay competitive? You need to increase your throughput while reducing costs. It seems counterintuitive trying to do more with less resources, but that is the direction of American manufacturing. With imports arriving daily

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Machine Stretch Wrap 101

Machine stretch wrap is designed to be applied with a machine, also known as a pallet wrapper.  This type of stretch wrap is engineered to work with a variety of stretch wrap machines and equipment. Stretch wrapping machines are able to provide tighter, more stable pallet loads. Machine film increases load retention while providing greater damage and puncture resistance during transit. Machine stretch wrap also comes in both blown and cast. Comes in 20″ and 30″ widths and multiple gauges depending on the weight of

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Hand Stretch Wrap 101

There’s a lot of stretch wrap out there… Hand stretch Machine stretch Pre stretched Extended Core Mini bundling rolls Cast stretch Blown stretch UV, anti-static, colored, etc. Let’s narrow it down to some basic knowledge about hand stretch wrap Hand stretch wrap can be confusing because it’s also referred to as; hand film, hand wrap or manual pallet wrap. It’s the most commonly used film and is typically utilized in lower capacity packaging operations. The film is applied manually by hand around the pallet,

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The basics of stretch wrap

Stretch Wrap Automation

So, just how well do you know stretch wrap? Do you know the industry terms? Or the engineered properties? Do you know how to achieve the best load containment ratio or how to what the difference is between cast and blown wrap? Do you know what questions to ask your vendor when you’re buying stretch wrap? Like about how you might be able to actually downguage your wrap, meaning saving money while increasing your wrapped pallet’s integrity? Stretch wrap is a

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The basics of pallet containment

*Updated 8/30/17* What exactly does a properly contained pallet look like? How can you ensure that your pallets wrapped in stretch film are properly packaged? How do you consistently wrap pallets to ensure their stability? All of these questions are critical to understanding basic pallet containment.                 Key containment questions: What does a properly contained/unitized pallet look like? How can you ensure that your pallets are properly packaged? How do you consistently wrap

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