Hand Pallet Stretch WrapPallet wrap is one of the most commonly used products to maintain pallet load stability. The use of stretch wrap is vital so that businesses can ensure loads are adequality secure whilst being moved on public roads and around businesses, this includes when being moved in and out of storage in the warehouse to minimise the likelihood of whole loads or objects coming loose and falling.
Hand pallet wrap is designed to be applied manually, and more recent with the use of a range of innovative hand pallet wrap dispensers. Hand film is typically used in small to medium operations where the volumes of pallets wrapped per day are relatively low, or where pallets are wrapped in multiple locations. When using this method, it is vital that the correct pallet wrap is selected to ensure the safety of the loads.
Hand stretch film also comes with different cores, making them suitable for different applications:
Flush core is ideal if being used with a dispenser as the cardboard core is shorter on either side and therefore the dispenser can be secured in place.
Extended core is ideal when dispensing the pallet wrap by hand, the core sticks out on either side of the film, enabling the user to grip onto it.
Coreless film is ideal for more eco-conscious customers as there is no cardboard core in the centre so, therefore, no waste.
Machine stretch film is designed for users who operate pallet wrap machines. They are manufactured from high performance, high yield material. Used in conjunction with a machine it is one of the most ideal and secure ways to stabilise pallets.
Depending on your application, the micron of pallet wrap is extremely important. The micron is the thickness of the pallet wrap and is also often written as mu. Kites range of thicknesses range from 8mu-34mu. Commonly, the higher the micron the stronger the film.
The higher the elongation percentage, the more the pallet wrap stretches, meaning that you, in fact, use less pallet wrap, whilst still getting the maximum hold.
Depending on the size of the operation and the numbers of pallets wrapped per day will depend on the equipment best suited to you. For small to medium operations or operations with several wrapping areas we have a range of hand pallet wrap systems and turntable pallet wrap machines, however for larger operations we have pallet wrap machines.
One of the primary differences between cast and blown film, is the way in which they are created and manufactured, which in turn has an impact on the usability and price.
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