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What to Consider When Downgauging

Is it time to downgauge?

Despite the rapidly changing packaging industry, many companies might be reluctant to change something that works, like shrink and stretch film gauge. There could be a perceived risk associated with downgauging for some. Chances are that if you are running the same gauge film you’ve run for the last five years, it’s worth evaluating possible alternatives. Many companies find that they can downgauge their film anywhere from 10% to 25% with some reducing materials by as much as 50%. Let’s

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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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Most common causes of stretch wrap failure identified

Stretch Film

*Updated 12-18-17* Stretch wrap failure can be very costly. Your stretch wrap keeps breaking, and it’s not wrapping your pallets or products correctly. I bet these questions are going through your head. Why does my stretch wrap break? What causes stretch film to break? Why does the film keep breaking. Pallets aren’t staying together with stretch wrap.  Knowing what causes the most typical failures can help you avoid the consequences. Why do failures occur? Lack of understanding of containment force

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Case Study: A new type of stretch wrap helps solve damage issues

*Updated 9-20-17* When you hear about stretch wrap, you only hear about the positives: the damage prevention, cost savings, etc. But, have you thought out how environmental factors may effect your load? What if you’re shipping something sensitive and it’s exposed to environmental changes? Because of high temperatures and too much condensation, branded labels on bottles can be damaged when wrapped with standard stretch wrap on pallets. When is it time to try a new type of stretch wrap? A

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