Stretch film is designed to adhere to itself without the use of adhesives; the film has a high coefficient of friction. It can prevent a package from sliding when a stack of product is handled. The prevention of sliding may not be an asset when the high friction creates handling difficulties for people, or sliding difficulties for certain types of machine handling.
Stretch wrap is generally used to secure goods on a pallet for transportation. Stretch wrap film is pulled around the load and stretched. The plastic has a memory and wants to return to its original size. This elastic band effect holds the load tight.
Stretch wrapping is one of the most popular unitizing and pallet wrapping methods on the market today. The following lists some of the main benefits of stretch wrap.
Stretch Wrapping Delivers Superior Protection
Stretch Wrapping Is Cost Effective
Stretch Wrapping Is More Efficient