Stretch Film Basics

What is Stretch Film?

Stretch film, crafted from linear low-density polyethylene, serves the purpose of securing, bundling, and stabilizing products. This plastic film is adept at conforming to products, creating tightly secured loads. Unlike heat shrink wrap, stretch film doesn’t require a heat source, making it a preferred choice for pallet wrapping. Its benefits include corrosion and puncture resistance, simplified load containment, and compatibility with various equipment types.

Stretch Film Characteristics

The term “stretch film” is derived from its ability to stretch during application, with some films reaching up to 300%. This elasticity reduces the amount of film required, leading to cost savings and a positive environmental impact. The film’s tight, conforming nature is often confused with heat shrink wrap, but the distinctions are significant.

Choosing Stretch Film

To make informed decisions on utilizing stretch film effectively, understanding its types, elements, process requirements, and applications is crucial.

Hand Stretch Wrap vs. Machine Stretch Wrap

When it comes to application methods, the choice between hand stretch wrap and machine stretch wrap depends on your specific requirements. While hand wrap offers flexibility, machine wrap ensures an even and consistent stretch rate during application, enhancing efficiency.

Stretch Film Thickness Indicators

True Gauged Stretch Film, once popular, has become more expensive over time. Manufacturers have introduced “equivalent stretch film” as a cost-effective alternative. At Sinyar Packing Film, we offer Hybrid and Micron, each with its unique characteristics, providing excellent hold, stretch, and one-sided cling at an affordable price.

Popular Stretch Film Sizes

Understanding the right size for your needs is essential. From common bundling film sizes to superior hand pallet wrap options, we offer a variety of dimensions to cater to different packaging requirements.

How to Wrap a Pallet With Hand Stretch Film?

No stretch wrapper? No problem. Follow these steps to effectively wrap a pallet with hand stretch film:

  1. Determine the required film amount based on pallet weight and height.
  2. Tie the stretch film to the corner of the pallet.
  3. Begin wrapping the bottom of the pallet, pulling the film to achieve maximum stretch and tension.
  4. Continue wrapping multiple revolutions around the pallet base.
  5. Work your way up the pallet, moving up half the film width with each revolution.
  6. Complete the process by wrapping multiple revolutions around the top of the pallet for stabilization.

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When it comes to packaging and wrapping solutions, stretch film stands out as a versatile and efficient choice. At Sinyar Packing Film, we offer a diverse range of stretch film products tailored to various applications, ensuring the utmost protection for your items during shipping or storage. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricacies of stretch film, helping you make informed decisions for your packaging needs.

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Stretch Film Terms

Understanding key terms related to stretch film enhances your knowledge of the product. Here are some essential terms:

  • Asymmetrical Load: An unevenly aligned pallet load.
  • Blown Stretch Film: Derived from the blown extrusion process, offering higher puncture resistance.
  • Bottom Wraps: Wraps applied to the bottom section of the load for stability.
  • Cast Stretch Film: Derived from the cast extrusion process, widely used due to lower manufacturing costs.
  • Cling: The ability of the film to stick to itself, preventing it from sticking to the product.

Continue exploring our comprehensive glossary for a deeper understanding of stretch film and its associated terms.

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