Graphics for the eLearning Guide to Stretch Film Different kinds of stretch film
There are a lot of different brands and styles of stretch wrap film on the market today. In fact, there are too many, which is, to say the least, confusing. Interested buyers can find stretch film mini roll and jumbo roll stretch film supplies on our website.
Hand Stretch Film and Machine Stretch Film are the two main types of stretch film. The rest of the differences are based on gauge, manufacturing, and how the product is used.
Hand stretch film is a type of stretch film that is designed to be used by hand. It is also called hand film, hand wrap, hand stretch wrap, and manual pallet wrap. It is usually used in packaging jobs with fewer items. But the effectiveness of manual stretch wrap packaging should be re-evaluated often in light of the possible benefits of switching to films that are applied by a machine.
If you choose the right stretch applicator, your packaging operations will be faster and less expensive.
Machine stretch film is a stretch film that is made to be used with a stretch wrap machine. It has many advantages over hand film, such as being faster and better at packaging, saving money on packaging materials, being easier to use, making loads safer, and more.
The most important thing to know about the stretch wrap is that you need more film to secure a load that is heavier and going farther. With this in mind, choosing the most cost-effective way to ship your goods requires knowledge, experience, and expertise.
Cast Stretch Film, also called Cast Film or Cast Wrap is made through a process called cast extrusion.
Cast stretch films usually have the following traits:
The pre-stretched film is a film that has been stretched (or pre-stretched) during the manufacturing process and then rolled onto cores for sale to customers.
Specialty stretch films are made to meet very specific packaging needs that can’t be met by more general-use stretch packaging. Here are a few examples of specialty stretch packaging films.