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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

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*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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Stretch Film Types

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***Updated 7-23-18*** There are many types of stretch wrap film. Each type has qualities that are particularly suitable in addressing the specific needs of your stretch wrapping operation, such as load size and type, performance requirements as well as budget. The following lists some of the most important types of stretch film, their attributes and applications.   Cast Stretch Cast stretch film, like blown stretch film, is created using an extensive manufacturing process known as cast extrusion. This process requires

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