What is it?
Stretch wrapping is stretchable plastic film that is wrapped around a load of products allowing it to be stretched; this elasticity holds the load tightly together.
Shrink Wrapping is covered loosely around a product or load & it shrinks tightly when heat is applied.
What is it made from?
Most commonly made from polyethylene plastics. Most commonly made from polyolefin plastics.
What is it used for?
This type of wrapping is usually employed to hold loads and products together on a pallet for transportation or storage purposes. Stretch wrap can come in a variety of specialty films. Some examples are: UV stretch wrap, vented pallet wrap, anti-static stretch film, colored stretch film, pre-stretched stretch film, etc.
This type of wrapping is usually employed to protect a single product from dust or weather; or to tightly combine smaller items together. It can also wrap products together on a pallet; but is less common. This wrapping is widely used for covering foods; for example, cheese, meats and vegetables.
What are the advantages?
Protective- This wrapping is secure and protects products from dust and moisture. It can also protect from sun with UV film options.
Cost Effective Stretch wrap is less expensive than other types of pallet wrapping. Additionally the equipment needed for stretch wrapping is cheaper than other forms of wrapping.
Adaptable Stretch wrap has a variety of films to suit each application; and it is even appropriate for different types of surfaces.
Protective – Shrink wrap is great for protecting products from weather or moisture damage along with dust and dirt.
No surface damage – If shrink wrapping has been properly applied you should have no issues with chafing or damage during transportation or whilst being stored.
Breath-ability- Shrink wrap has the option of being ventilated; therefore reducing any damage that can occur from moisture.
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