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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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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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Stretch Film Frequently Asked Questions

Stretch Film

*Updated 9-6-17* Stretch film or stretch wrap is a highly stretchable plastic film that is used in packaging and shipping to wrap around items to keep them in place. The elastic recovery of stretch wrap keeps the items tightly bound. In contrast, shrink wrap is applied loosely around an item and shrinks tightly with heat. It is frequently used to unitize pallet loads but also may be used for bundling smaller items. Here you will find some of the most

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