Stretch films are made from linear low-density polyethylene resins. Since its early introduction in the early 70’s, stretch films has become the most important method of unitizing product loads for transport. Stretch Plastic Films are designed to cling tightly to objects and provide a secure over wrap to protect them from shifting during transport. Stretch films can also be used to wrap pallets by hand.
There are a number of key features for this including:
- The uniform and relatively high holding force that stretch film applies to a load
- The protection from dust and damage it provides versus other unitizing methods.
- The optics that allow for customers and shippers the ability to identify the product while also keeping it clean.
- It is the most economical method of unitizing