​Maximizing Stretch Film for Long-Term Cost Savings and Load Security

Posted by Mike Cunningham on May 15th 2024

​Maximizing Stretch Film for Long-Term Cost Savings and Load Security

Maximizing Stretch Film for Long-Term Cost Savings and Load Security

The number one challenge is often price-focused customers. These customers typically make their decisions based on the initial price of stretch film, sometimes opting for cheaper options without considering the long-term cost implications. This can be problematic because lower-priced film may not provide the necessary load stability and protection they need, leading to increased damages and higher costs over time. It is crucial to understand that while higher-quality film may have a higher upfront price, it can save you money in the long run by reducing damage and improving your overall efficiency.

One of the most important factors is the nature of the loads being wrapped. For example, loads with irregular shapes or those facing challenging transit conditions may require thicker stretch film for improved load security and protection. Other factors we consider include the weight of the loads, the dimensions of the pallets, the level of automation in the customer’s packaging process, and any specific industry or regulatory requirements. By understanding these factors, we can recommend the most suitable stretch film that will provide the necessary level of load stability and protection.

Using a thicker film, even if it has a higher cost per roll. However, we also emphasize that the overall cost of use can be significantly reduced if the film effectively secures the loads. Think about the cost savings that can be realized in the long run by reducing damage, minimizing the risk of product loss, and enhancing the overall efficiency of the packaging process. By focusing on the total cost of ownership, we can assist customers in making informed decisions that benefit their operations.

Are you using the best stretch wrap for your application? Call Quick Pak Inc @ 813 242 6995 or sales@quickpakinc.com to find out.