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Stretch film, also 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 multitude of applications. 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.

The overall 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 can be achieved by using semi-automatic or automatic stretch wrapping equipment.

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Hand grade stretch film comes on rolls to be used with a hand-held dispenser, or mounted on economical and disposable extended cores that serve as handles which eliminates the need for a stretch film dispenser.

This light weight easy-to-use disposable extended cores comes complete with film supply, built-in handles and flexible handbrakes. No assembly or extra parts required. The hand brakes protect the operator’s hands from friction heat. Without the pain from friction heat, the operator squeezes more for maximum film stretch - getting the tightest - most secure wrap possible. Once done with the film supply, throw out the core and hand brakes and grab another roll.

Both methods are:

 Portable and lightweight
Great for wrapping less than 20 pallet loads per day
Available in cast, blown and anti-static wrap
Available in multiple gauges, widths, and lengths
Available in colored and printed film
Perfect for trucks and warehouses

Contact us.  Our packaging specialists will gladly help you choose the most cost effective, efficient method to stretch wrap your products.

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