are many types of stretch wrap film. Each has qualities that are particularly
suitable in addressing the specific needs of your stretch wrapping operation,
such as load size and type, performance requirements as well as budget. The
following lists some of the most important types of stretch film, their
attributes and applications. Click on a stretch wrap film below for details.
Blown Stretch Film
|| Machine Stretch Film
Cast stretch film also called cast film or cast wrap, is manufactured using the
cast extrusion process. Typical characteristics of cast stretch films are:
excellent optics, clear, glossy, superior tear resistance, quiet unwind,
consistent cling and consistent film thickness.
Manufactured using the blown film extrusion process and also referred to as
blown film. Typical blown stretch film characteristics are: poor optics, hazy,
dull, excellent puncture resistance, very noisy unwind and high force on load.
Stretch film designed specifically to be applied manually is referred to as
hand stretch film. It is also referred to as hand film, hand stretch wrap, hand
wrap or manual pallet wrap. It is typically utilized in lower capacity
packaging operations. However the efficiency of manual stretch wrap packaging
should be regularly re-evaluated against potential benefits of upgrading to a
machine wrapper. Choosing the right stretch applicator will result in more
efficient and cost effective packaging operations.
Stretch film designed to be applied with a stretch wrap machine is referred as
machine stretch film. It provides many advantages over hand film including:
faster and more efficient packaging, reduced packaging material costs, safer
application, more secure loads and more. Common machine stretch film types:
cast machine stretch film, blown machine film and prestretched films.
film is film that is stretched before wrapping a load. Prestretch film benefits
amount of film used, so film costs are greatly reduced
fewer revolutions to wrap a load, saving time, more efficient
packaging film means less waste to clear and dispose
films are recyclable
film is strong, consistent
Specialty stretch films are designed to answer very specific packaging needs
that more general-purpose stretch packaging solutions cannot accommodate. A small sample of some specialty stretch
packaging films is listed below.
black stretch wrap