Stretch wraps are highly stretchable plastic films wrapped around items for protection when transporting them. They are one of the most commonly used protective coverings in the packaging industry. During transportation, they protect items from scrapes, scratches, moisture, dirt, and dust. They also prevent items from shifting in transit and protect them from tampering and theft. Based on this, many companies use stretch wraps for moving their products around.
Applications For Stretch Wraps
There are several applications for stretch wraps. Some of the most common stretch wrap applications include:
- Roll And Reel Securing
- Product Protection
Stretch wrap for packing can be used to bundle loose items together. They can be used to group smaller items into larger units during transportation, sales, or inventory management. There are different sizes of bundling wrap available for various bundling applications.
During shipment, the most accessible and most affordable way to secure items on a pallet is through palletizing. Palletizing is the process of stacking boxes or cases of goods into a cube on a pallet. These boxes are then winded up with stretch films. Palletizing can be done with a specialized machine or by hand. Stretch wraps are used to wind up stacked boxes during the process of palletizing.
Stretch wrapping is an ideal way of protecting large items during transportation. Most moving companies use stretch wraps for moving items to prevent scrapes and scratches. With stretch wraps, movers can also hold drawers shut when moving objects like file cabinets and dressers. Manufacturers also use stretch wraps to protect industrial equipment when moving them around. It helps to reduce the risk of damage to this industrial equipment when in transit.
Roll And Reel Securing
Stretch wraps are perfect for securing rolled items like wire reels and carpeting. It helps to prevent unraveling or unrolling during storage or transport. They are also easy and cost-effective for securing rolled items. To use stretch wraps for rolled items, some layers of wraps are rolled around coiled material. The wraps will cling to material easily.
Sometimes stretch wraps are used to protect products displayed on sale. Many businesses use stretch wraps for furniture, picture frames, and several other consumer goods. These items are wrapped in layers instead of being packaged in cardboard boxes. Using stretch wraps protects items from elements like moisture, dust, and dirt. They also protect items from scratches and scrapes while keeping them visible. For manufacturing companies, stretch wraps ensure that products like boxes of dry goods or paints don’t suddenly open during distribution.
Storing or shipping items safely is one of every manufacturer’s desires. Achieving this is often dependent on the quality of protective packages used during shipping or storage. Contact us today at RipplePak for the best quality custom packaging and insulation products. At RipplePak, we ensure that we use the most appropriate raw materials when producing our packages. This makes them highly effective and functional for the proper manufacturing processes.