Pallet wrap is an effective and efficient way to wrap pallets for storage, shipping and distribution. This extremely stretchable plastic keeps items tightly bound and waterproof once wrapped and secures items to each other and the pallet in preparation for their journey or storage.
Available in a variety of colours, widths, thicknesses and types, stretch wrap solutions have a number of uses and can reduce the loss of products, prevent load tampering and theft and protect from water, moisture and dust.
When Do I Use Pallet Wraps?
Stretch film is used to keep products and boxes together, ensuring they are attached to their pallet ready to be transported to their destination. It can also be used to store items or protect them as they are moved from location to location. Stretch film can come in a variety of specialty films. Some examples are UV stretch film, vented pallet wrap, anti-static stretch film, coloured stretch film, etc.
What Are The Different Types Of Pallet Wraps?
Cast pallet wrap: Clings to items, has great clarity, good tear resistance and doesn’t require much force to stretch. This means you can see the products clearly through the wrap and it unwinds quietly compared to other types of wrap.
Advantages of cast pallet wrap: Less expensive than blown stretch film, due to reduced manufacturing costs cast stretch film is more popular. Increased clarity allows users to see wrapped products. Cast stretch wrap unwinds quietly compared to blown stretch wrap. Cast stretch film offers two-sided cling that allows the wrap to stay securely packaged.
Blown pallet wrap: This pallet is manufactured in a different way and has greater load holding power and a higher degree of memory when stretched. It also offers a higher tear resistance, meaning products with sharp or rough edges will be more secure with this wrapping. However, due to the way it is manufactured, blown stretch wrap has poor clarity, so you cannot see the products through the wrap.
Advantages of blown pallet wrap: Offers higher load and stretch capacity. Blown stretch film is a premium quality film. Blown stretch film has a higher degree of memory once stretched, allowing product loads to stay better secured. Higher tear resistance is an advantage when securing loads with sharp edges.
What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of It?
ADVANTAGES: Less expensive than blown stretch film, due to reduced manufacturing costs cast stretch film is more popular. Increased clarity allows users to see wrapped products. Cast stretch wrap unwinds quietly compared to blown stretch wrap. Cast stretch film offers two-sided cling that allows the wrap to stay securely packaged.
DISADVANTAGES: Does not offer the load/holding power blown stretch film provides. Cast stretch film has less memory and tear resistance than blown.
What Kind Of Pallet Flim Should Be Used?
Cast stretch wrap is available in many different sizes and is ideal for quickly securing and wrapping pallets. An average Stretch Film Heavy Duty Cast is suitable for loads approx. 700kg in weight and over, whereas our Black Heavy Duty Stretch Film – Blown is stronger and will hold extremely heavy-duty items with more security. This film will also protect items from UV rays and colour damage thanks to the black plastic. Stretch film Ultra Heavy Duty is extremely strong, and suitable for pallets holding bricks, concrete blocks and any other rough or heavy materials.
Will A Machine Be Necessary For A Pallet Wrap?
Depending on the level of wrapping your business does in a day, you may not need a special wrap machine. For businesses wrapping pallets or a small amount packages, manual stretch film dispensers such as the Stretch Film Dispenser – Universal are ideal and a low-cost way of securing loads. Stretch wrapping is one of the most popular ways of securing loads for pallet wrapping and offers protection and security to items. Not only that, it is a cost-effective way of pallet wrapping and all stretch film is recyclable.
When Will I Need A Uv Stretch Film:
UV protection can help extend the life of the stretch film when stored in the sun. The use of an opaque UV stretch wrap can increase the storage life of the film and the product when stored outside. Anyone should consider UV stretch for any shipments stored outside longer than 60 days.
Types Of Strtch Films That Can Be Used:
Thickness: 37 Gauge
This pre-stretched eighty-gauge film is great for bundling two or more light uniform objects together. The users can easily apply the film with minimal exertion.
Thickness: 47 Gauge
This pallet wrap is often referred to as hybrid or equivalent bundling film. This becomes an excellent option for packing and bundling heavier uniform objects.
Thickness: 60 Gauge
This is often referred to as an equivalent hand film. This film is rather much stiffer than the other films and has a better stretch over other film. The nominal dimension to be used will be 400 x 250m. this pallet wrap is often referred to as heavy-duty wrap.
Opaque Film And It’s Advantages:
- It helps the material to be protected from UV rays.
- It is a great utility for colour coding products.
- It helps in preventing damages caused by dew, dust and rain.
If you would like more information about the pallet wrap, we offer, please get in touch! We’d love to help and ensure you are receiving the best pallet wrap products for your load.