STRETCH & PALLET WRAPPING
known as stretch wrap or pallet wrap, is one of the most popular
unitization methods in today’s marketplace for securing boxes or bags of
any product to a pallet for safe shipment. Stretch film provides an
excellent alternative to strapping, corrugated materials, poly bags and
similar unitizing methods. It can also be used for unitizing unusual
sized, non-palletized goods such as building materials, carpet, rolled
goods, steel beams, piping or wood products, giving customers the same
benefits of product protection, maximum unitization and minimum
packaging cost per load. Virtually, any product can be stretch wrapped
given the right equipment.
Stretch films may be applied by hand or machine and can be used for a
Hand stretch films are lighter and shorter than machine rolls allowing
ease of use for the user. Machine films are the preferred method in high
volume accounts where speed and consistency of wrapping are needed.
benefits of using stretch film for unitization,
whether done by hand or by machine, are relatively the same. However
for operations wrapping more than 20 pallet loads each day, improved
efficiencies and savings
be achieved by using semi-automatic or automatic stretch wrapping
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