If you were to gather all the stretch film from your pallet and wad it into a ball, how big would it be? Would it be the size of a softball, or closer to a volleyball?
Now imagine putting that ball of stretch film onto a scale. How much would it weigh?
You may not spend a lot of time thinking about stretch film, but at xpedx, we do. It is one of many packaging solutions we offer our customers on a daily basis to help improve operational efficiency, reduce costs and grow their business.
Many people are under the impression that more stretch film is better because it offers greater protection. That’s not necessarily the case, especially if you have a stronger film. For example, 2.8 ounces of TUFflex stretch film from xpedx may provide a better option than 7.9 ounces of another film to wrap the same pallet (pictured). And once the best type of film is selected, it’s important to consider how it is used. A properly wrapped pallet, even with less material, may offer significantly better containment and protection.
By wrapping the pallet properly, a company can also save money and reduce material weight. Less material also equals less waste, creating a sustainable packaging option that is beneficial to the environment as well.
For more information on stretch film or any other packaging needs, please contact an xpedx packaging representative today.