Shaun Pirtle

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Stretch Film vs. Shrink Film, What’s the Difference?

Posted by Shaun Pirtle on Tue, Apr 23, 2013

It's a common misconception that people believe stretch film and shrink film are the same thing.  It's true that both shrink and stretch films are designed to unitize products onto pallets and both are generally made from polyethylene resins.  Shrink films are produced on blown film lines and stretch films can be produced on either blown or cast film lines.  Outside of those similarities, the two packaging systems don’t have a lot of other common characteristics.

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