Stretch Wraps and Films

Stretch Wrap and Stretch Film

Spectape has a large inventory of stretch wrap and stretch film.  These are highly stretchable, plastics films that are most frequently wrapped around pallets or other bundles of stacked containers.  The elastic recovery keeps the load tightly bound and secure for being transported.

There are several different types of stretch wrap, and finding the right one will depend on load size and type, performance requirements and aesthetics. Cast stretch film, also called cast film or cast wrap, is manufactured using the cast extrusion process. Typical characteristics of a cast films are clear optics, high gloss, superior tear resistance, quiet unwind, consistent cling and consistent film thickness.

Blown Stretch Film is manufactured using the blown film extrusion process. Blown film characteristics are less clear optics, low gloss, excellent puncture resistance, noisy unwind, but very high force on load. 

Hand Stretch Film is specifically designed specifically to be applied manually. It is also referred to as hand film, hand stretch wrap, hand wrap or manual pallet wrap. It is typically utilized in lower capacity packaging operations. Nonetheless, the efficiency of manual stretch wrap packaging should be regularly re-evaluated against potential benefits of upgrading to a machine wrapper, as

Machine Stretch Film is designed to be applied with a stretch wrap machine.  It provides many advantages over hand film including: faster and more efficient packaging, reduced packaging material costs, safer application, and more consistently secured loads.


Finally, there are a number of specialty stretch film, such as hybrid films, which blend some of the characteristics above to provide a balanced set of characteristics at an economical price.

Contact an expert at Spectape today to determine the right stretch wrap and stretch film for your product.

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