Stretch film wrapping machines are used in manufacturing production lines all around the world to automate the end of line packaging process. This practice has proved to be effective in saving manufacturers considerably in labor expenses, packaging time and improved load security. Thanks to modern production lines and state of the art technology.
If people living in 1915 had any idea what the world would be like in 2015, they wouldn’t have been staggered by the changes. Taking this into consideration, contemplating what the world will be like in another 100 years is one well worth doing. Stretch wrap is an excellent example of something that didn’t even exist 100 years ago, and is something that is taken for granted today. How it will fit into the future may be a great exercise for the mind, but it is also what will help shape the actual future. If you have any doubt, just think about Star Trek and those weird little phones they used. Those are real less than 50 years later, and actually getting more advanced by the year.
Like many items of convenience, such as sliced bread and sandwich bags, the history of stretch wrap is not commonly known. In fact, most people don’t even know it by its name, and it is often thought to be the same as things like bubble wrap. Packaging film is generally taken for granted, but it has a much richer past than you might think. Imagine what it would be like to send a pallet of boxed items without stretch film to cover it. While it isn’t a nightmare, it certainly presents a lot of different problems that you don’t have to worry about today.