Often confused with shrink-wrap, stretch film, or stretch wrap is a high elongation, polyethylene based film made from linear low-density polyethylene resins. Due to its elastic recovery capabilities, excellent adhesion and puncture resistance, stretch film is commonly used in packaging industries to unitize small individual items into large unit loads (pallets) as well as protect products during storage and shipment.
The highly interesting television show How It’s Made has created an interest in learning more about how everyday items are made. It has shown audiences that there is a lot that goes into making things that are easily taken for granted, and that is perhaps what makes the show so fascinating. However, one thing that the show hasn’t covered yet is stretch wrap.
Knowing a little bit more about this product can actually help you get the most out of your stretch film at work. Whether it means changing the type or the approach that you use to wrap your products, a little knowledge of stretch film can go a long way.