8 Great Benefits Of Stretch Film (Infographic)
It might look like heavy-duty cling film, but the stretch film is actually one of the most versatile, efficient and cost-effective weapons in your packaging arsenal.
Designed to adhere to itself without the use of glues or staples, stretch film has a high coefficient of friction. To put this in simpler terms, once it’s wrapped over itself under pressure, it effectively holds itself in place.
Generally used to secure goods on a pallet for transportation or warehouse storage, stretch wrap film is pulled around the load and stretched into place. The plastic has a memory and wants to return to its original size, which creates an “elastic band effect” and holds to load tightly in place.
This means that stretch film can quickly and easily be applied to loads of varying sizes and shapes. It also means that removal is similarly quick and easy — you simply cut down one side to release the tension and then remove it by hand.
Able to be deployed in a wide range of applications across a vast range of industries, there almost isn’t a packaging operation that couldn’t be improved by the intelligent application of stretch film.
It can also be applied with manual hand-held devices or with semi-automatic or automatic machines that come in various grades, gauges, widths and colours depending on your specific needs and application.
When selecting stretch film, it’s important to match the correct type with the job. Check out our great range of stretch film, semi-automatic or automatic application machines.
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