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Pallet Wrap, also known as Stretch Wrap and incorrectly as Pallet Shrink Wrap or Shrink Wrap, is a highly stretchable plastic film that is wrapped around items to help secure them. Most commonly used to wrap around pallets of goods to keep them stable, pallet wrap can also help resist moisture, and when black pallet wrap is used, prevent prying eyes too.
The elastic recovery of the film (known as ‘memory’) keeps the contents tightly bound.
Pallet Wrap is available in many thicknesses, primarily between 17 and 25 microns. The thinner 17-micron film is typically used for wrapping lighter items such as parcels, or pallets of light product for internal consumption.
Pallet Wrap is also split into two types of film, being ‘Blown film’ and ‘Cast Film’.
First is Cast film, which is by far the most popular film in use today. Typical characteristics of cast film are that it is very quiet to apply, it has high clarity making it easier to scan barcodes through, and it is cheaper per metre.
Second is Blown film, where the resin is melted and blown out, then air-cooled. This is a slower process but provides a stronger and more puncture resistant film with a higher cling factor. Blown is also the more expensive of the two options because it is the better quality Pallet Wrap.
The two types of Stretch wraps are also separated into two main colours, clear which is transparent and black which is opaque.
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We also keep Machine Wrap in stock. Pallet Wrapping machines use a larger
If you have any questions at all as to which type of wrap would best suit your requirements, please feel free to contact one of our friendly trained staff.
If pallet wrap is not your preferred option, please contact us to ask about pallet shrink wrap or shrink wrap, which is used with a heat gun.
We can get other related packaging on request