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No surprises that Packaging Consumables are very much integral when transporting products in manufacturing or supply process units – for items shipped from warehouses and factories, to relevant commercial and business units.
Now if we shift our attention to the everyday, that is, to everyday person, it too has an important role. We witness mums, dads, colleagues and so on, use consumable packaging products to post their parcels, or protect items during renovations, or moving house. Simply: Packaging Consumables is all around us!
To expand, Packaging Consumables are an important, extensive and diverse range, available in many different materials and sizes – highlighting its practicality and, of course, accessibility.
There are many (some might say too many) options when it comes Stretch Film.
Though, you can generally divide it into 2 categories:
Hand Stretch Films
Machine Stretch Films
Current & Projected Stretch Film Statistics
The Stretch Film & Plastic Wrap market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% over 2021 to 2030. The overall Stretch Wrap market will continue to encounter considerable growth, due to increased demands in certain industries and markets, as well as the need to reduce operational costs & improve efficiencies.
The demand for Packaging has surged due to a significant increase in eCommerce business. The Agriculture, Food & Beverages, Storage & Distribution, Healthcare industries lead the demand for Stretch Film due to a variety of factors.
The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing market, as well as the largest market. This region has experienced growing demand for ready-to-eat meals and growth in the Food and Beverage industries (Sources: Data Intelo & Grand View Research)
As the name suggests, Hand Stretch film is designed specifically to be applied manually. You may find it also referred to as hand stretch wrap, hand wrap or hand film.
Hand Stretch Films are typically ideal when used in lower volume packaging operations or in custom specific situations. It has outstanding stretch capabilities and great cling functionality. Like with any product and process, you should take stock of the efficiency of manual stretch wrap packaging, to assess whether machine-applied films may be a more viable option for you operationally.
Ideal for keeping pallets secure
Tear and puncture resistant
Ideal for lower volume packaging operations
Ideal in custom specific situations
When should you use Hand Stretch Wrap?
Pallets are too unstable to transport to a stretch wrapper
i.e picked & packed
Limited warehouse space
Low pallet volume
Examples of Industries or Productsthat use Hand Stretch:
Food & Agriculture
3PL’s and Warehousing
Logistics / Transport
Alcohol & Beverages
Print and Paper Products
Premium Hand Pre-Stretch Film
In the case of our Premium Hand Pre-Stretch Film, as the name suggests,
it offer premium features, including:
Pre-stretched film will tighten with minimal stretching
When & Why should you use Premium Stretch Film?
When there are a high volume of pallets to be wrapped.
Pre-stretched film will require less physical energy to apply than conventional hand stretch film due to minimal stretch required by the operator.
Lighter weight roles means it is easier for the operator to use and apply.
Remember: Choosing the right stretch applicator will result in more efficient and cost effective packaging operations, so contact our Expert Packaging Consultants
Features, benefits and uses: Machine Stretch Film
Using a machine stretch film, or stretch wrap machine is designed to applied automatically, So it comes to no surprise, the stretch wrap films are ideal for larger volumes, as it is a faster and more effective packaging method, due to its capacity for greater output.
Our Machine Stretch Film have excellent cling & memory, provides low noise application, high puncture resistance as well as high-clarity cast film.
Reduced packaging material costs
Greater secure loads
Examples of Common Machine Stretch Film Types:
Blown Stretch Film (Available: clear & black)
Extra heavy-duty & are easy to apply
High puncture resistance
Great cling & low-noise
Cast Stretch Film
High-clarity cast film with great cling
Excellent memory & high puncture resistance
Low noise application & guaranteed length
White Stretch Film
Premium quality film
Ideal for increased protection
Ideal for security purposes
Ventilated Stretch Film
Easy to apply, ventilated film
Ideal for the food and fruit industry where goods require ventilation
Available as Hand and Machine Roll
Mini stretch wrap system which strongly binds your products together
Doesn’t stick to products – film sticks to itself
Quick and Easy to use with dispenser
Netwrap Pallet Netting
High quality knitted pallet netting – available in both hand and machine rolls
Stretchable and very easy to use
Neat, well presented rolls have a reinforced edge for extra strength and will not tangle or tear
Ideal for products that need to breath, such as turf, fruit, vegetables and more..
Overcomes problems with condensation, sweating, mould and over heating
(also check out our ThermoCover)
Split pallet pricing available.
Shipping & Transporting goods now and into the future.
If you are in the business of needing to transport heavy loads and loads that travel long distances, quite simply you will require more film to secure it. So getting professional advice is critical. By contacting our experienced team, they have the best Industry knowledge and expertise to recommend the most cost effective solution for your shipping needs.
We have been in operation for over 30 years and are a trusted supplier and proud distributors of leading major packaging partners.
Our aim is to provide our customers cost-effective packaging solutions, innovative products as well as personalised, efficient service and technical advice – that’s the Gilmores way.
Further, we are part of UBEECO Group – Australia’s largest industrial packaging companies. This positions us to offer your business a comprehensive packaging solution.