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Stretch Film

Stretch wrap and/or stretch film is a stretchable plastic film that is wrapped around items and pallets. Stretch films elastic properties keep items tightly bound together for packaging, shipping, and storage.Economical polyethylene hi-clarity hi-cling stretch wrap film is offered as bundling stretch film, hand stretch film, extended core stretch film, and machine stretch film rolls. Our stretch wrap features superior break strength, cling, clarity, tear resistance not found in other stretch film. Extruded or cast polyethylene stretch film and stretch wrap is available depending on your stretch film need.

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Hand Stretch Film

Hand Stretch Film

Stretch Wrap by hand

Use a hand stretch wrap film dispenser to apply film by hand. Gauges of 60, 70, 80, 90 and 120 and widths of 12" to 18" are in stock.


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Extended Core Stretch

Extended Core Stretch

Built-in Handles

Comes with a disposable extended core for easy grip. Many sizes and gauges available from 80 - 120 gauge.


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Bundling Film

Bundling Film

Narrow Width

The 3" core fits most any reusable hand-held stretch wrap dispenser. Choose from gauges of 60, 80, 90, 135 and 150 that are in stock.


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Stretch film, also known as stretch wrap, is a highly elastic and stretchable plastic film used for packaging and securing products on palettes or for bundling items together. It is commonly used in the logistics, warehousing, and shipping industries to preserve goods during transit and storage. Stretch film is composed of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) resin, which imparts stretchability.


Typically, stretch film is applied by wrapping it around a pallet or group of items to create a compact, secure enclosure. When stretched, it adheres to itself, providing exceptional load containment and stability. The film's elasticity enables it to stretch and return to its original shape, exerting constant tension on the packaged items and holding them tightly together.


There are various categories of stretch film, such as hand stretch film and machine stretch film:

Hand Stretch Film: Hand Stretch Film is intended for manual application. It is available in a range of dimensions and thicknesses to meet a variety of packaging requirements. Typically, hand stretch film is applied manually using a handheld dispenser. It is typically used for smaller loads or objects with an irregular shape.


Stretch Film for Machines: Stretch film for machines is designed for use with stretch wrapping machines. These devices automate the wrapping process, increasing efficiency and ensuring that the film is applied consistently and uniformly. Stretch film for packaging machines is available in larger quantities and is suitable for high-volume operations.


Stretch film offers a number of advantages for packaging and transport:

Stretch film securely fastens products to pallets, preventing shifting, movement, and potential injury during transport. It stabilizes the load and reduces the possibility of objects toppling or falling.


Stretch film creates a protective barrier around products, protecting them from dust, dirt, moisture, and other environmental elements. It helps preserve the quality and integrity of the packaged products.

By wrapping multiple items together in stretch film, a singular unit or load is created. This facilitates handling, reduces the risk of items being lost or misplaced, and improves loading and unloading efficiency.

Stretch film is a more cost-effective packaging solution than alternatives such as lashing and shrink wrapping. It uses little material and provides exceptional load containment, reducing the need for additional packaging materials.


Transparency and Barcode Scanning:

Stretch film is transparent, allowing for simple product identification and barcode scanning without the need for unraveling.


Stretch film is adaptable and can be tailored to specific packaging specifications. It is available in various gauges (thicknesses) and can be chosen based on the load's weight, dimensions, and transportation conditions.


Stretch film is an indispensable packaging material that provides secure bundling, protection, and stability for a variety of products during transport, storage, and handling.

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