What is Stretch Wrap?

The most common form of stretch wrap is linear low density polyethylene, commonly known as L.L.D.P.E, but other types of polyethylene and PVC can also be used. Many stretch wrap films have a stretch capacity of up to 500% but are generally only stretched to 100% - 300% when used. Many gauges and widths of film are available.

The most common form of stretch wrap is linear low density polyethylene, commonly known as L.L.D.P.E, but other types of polyethylene and PVC can also be used. Many stretch wrap films have a stretch capacity of up to 500% but are generally only stretched to 100% - 300% when used. Many gauges and widths of film are available.

Benefits

There are many benefits in using stretch wrap to secure items or pallet loads:

Protection from dust, dirt and moisture.

  • Reliable performance with superior load-holding capability.
  • Minimises shipping damage and its associated costs.
  • Offers increased efficiency in the handling and storage of pallet loads.
  • Reduces or eliminates the need for secondary packaging.
  • Removal is easy, fast and clean as stretch wrap only adheres to itself, not the product.
  • Low cost as it offers the most yield for your dollar compared to other forms of packaging and bundling materials.
  • Flexible and versatile. Stretch wrap is available with many different attributes and strengths to meet the needs of a wide range of wrapping applications.
  • Scan-through optics. Clear stretch films allow barcodes to be quickly scanned and read.
  • Offers a high degree of tamper-resistance and reduces instances of pilferage, especially when an opaque film is used to conceal load contents.