What are some stretch wrap uses? We have learned what stretch wrap is and how it is commonly made from LLDPE, linear low density polyethylene. Whether you call it skid wrap, pallet wrap, machine wrap, or hand wrap, the benefits of using stretch are numerous enough. But what are some of the uses for stretch wrap? Knowing what role stretch wrap plays in your company can greatly benefit your business.
Stretch wrap is intended to secure loads on a pallet for shipment and as a means to package items or bind items together. Binding loads together improves the stability of packages making them easier for workers to handle, decreasing chances of possible worker injuries. Using stretch wrap allows for better storage of products and protection from UV rays, dust, and moisture. Stretch wrap also protects products from water, creating a shelter around the products, collecting water, and keeping water out.
Not only is stretch wrap used to wrap palletized boxes, but stretch wrap can also be used in a myriad of ways. Industries will use stretch wrap to aid in disaster relief. The stretch wrap is used to wrap building or roof parts or other damage caused by such disasters. Stretch wrap can also be used for the removal of potentially hazardous materials.
Stretch wrap can also be used to wrap the following items for transportation:
· Canned beverages. Stretch wrap is used to wrap soda and beer. Companies often wrap loads using a high speed machine.
· Electronics. Being lighter than most products, electronics can be wrapped in stretch film in lighter gauges to cut back on expenses.
· Medicine. Also a lighter product than most, medicine can be wrapped in lighter, less expensive stretch wrap.
· Furniture. Movers and manufacturers use stretch wrap to protect furniture from damages when transporting or storing.
· Windows. Each window is wrapped individually to protect against possible damages that may occur during transit.
· Buckets. Paint, liquid, or dry products are often wrapped in stretch wrap in heavier gauges for optimal tear and puncture resistance.
· Clay. Clay is another heavyweight product that is best wrapped in stretch wrap in heavier gauges.
· Tires. Stretch wrap is used to bind tires together for transportation.
· Mulch. Landscapers and lawn services will often use stretch wrap in heavier gauges when transporting mulch.
There are many uses for stretch wrap, not just for wrapping palletized loads. What merchandise is your business looking to wrap? With that information, we can help you find the stretch wrap the best suits your merchandise. Contact us today for more information.