WHAT IS PALLET WRAP ?
Pallet Wrap, Stretch wrap or stretch film is a highly stretchable plastic film that is wrapped around items. The elastic recovery keeps the items tightly bound. In contrast, shrink wrap is applied loosely around an item and shrinks tightly with heat.
It is frequently used to unitize pallet loads but also may be used for bundling smaller items. Types of stretch film include bundling stretch film, hand stretch film, extended core stretch film, machine stretch film and static dissipative film.
The most common pallet wrap material is linear low-density polyethylene or LLDPE, which is produced by copolymerization of ethylene with alpha-olefins, the most common of which are butene, hexene and octene. The use of higher alpha-olefins (hexene or octene) gives rise to enhanced stretch film characteristics, particularly in respect of elongation at break and puncture resistance. Other types of polyethylene and PVC can also be used. Many films are only stretched to about 100 – 300% in use. Once stretched, the elastic recovery is used to keep the load tight.
Other properties such as break strength, cling, clarity, tear resistance, static discharge, etc. are also important.
WHAT IS IT USED FOR
In palletising, pallet wrap can have several functions:
- Improved stability of products or packages, forming a unit load
- More efficient handling and storage of unit loads
- Some degree of dust and moisture protection
- Some degree of tamper resistance and resistance to package pilferage
- Some degree of sun protection (UV stretch wraps)
- May extend shelf life of certain foods
Making sure boxes stay on the pallet and properly aligned is an important consideration in warehouse distribution, especially as the demands for increased throughput continues to rise.
WHAT TYPES OF PALLET WRAP CAN WE HELP YOU WITH
At Comir Sales MP we can help with all forms of pallet wrap, some if which include the following
- Hand rolls – Normal or Extended Cores
- Machine Rolls
- Specialised Machine Rolls – High Stretch ETC.
- Coloured Rolls
- Printed Rolls
- UV Stabilised Pallet Wrap
What ever your company needs are, Give us a call and we will give you the solution you are looking for.