Warehouses everywhere use stretch film to stabilize and protect products during shipping. At Innovative Packaging Co., we know the ins and outs of stretch film applications throughout the shipping industry.
Whether you’re looking for a higher-grade blown film, UV protection or economical wholesale options, we can supply the products you need.
Stretch film comes in roll form and consists of linear, low-density polyethylene. Also known as stretch wrap, shippers use this film to secure products to the pallet and each other in the preshipment process.
Various types of stretch film consist of a wide range of gauges with unique coating options that offer opaque and ultraviolet (UV) protection. Manufacturers make some varieties of stretch films that are suited for machine packaging rather than manual applications. Most types of stretch film are fully recyclable at facilities that accept soft plastics.
Stretch film typically separates into two families:
In addition to stabilizing products during transport, you can decrease damage with stretch film packaging. Heavier films prevent punctures and rips, and fully-wrapped loads keep merchandise free of moisture, dust and dirt.
The variations of stretch film are endless. Lighter hand grades come as thin as 37 gauge, perfect for objects requiring minimal wrapping. Heavier gauges of 150 and above provide excellent puncture and resistance strength and are ideal for heavier loads and irregular-shaped items.
Some manufacturers supply small rolls between 2 and 5 inches wide that are efficient for hand application when wrapping light, uniform loads.
Many opaque films also offer UV properties. Opaque stretch film works well when suppliers prefer to keep the contents of their loads concealed. UV film protects products from the sun and is outstanding for items stored outdoors for extended periods.
With today’s technology, lighter gauges of stretch film can handle more load capacity, especially in machine applications where the wrapping is uniform and consistent throughout the wrapping process. This automation offers more significant cost reduction and increased efficiency and employee safety. Stretch film machines can provide considerable cost savings over time, especially for companies that wrap many loads in a single shift.
The wraps we offer at Innovative Packaging Co. are environmentally sustainable forms of stretch film packaging, making it much more eco-friendly than the heavy plastic or metal strapping some shippers use to secure loads to pallets.
With many years of experience in the packaging industry, the team at Innovative Packaging Co. understands the importance of keeping your products safe and secure during transport. Call us at (877) 613-4782 or contact us online today to learn how we can fulfill your company’s stretch film needs.