Stretch Wrap Key Terms
Familiarize yourself stretch wrap key termsStretch wrap is vital part of shipping for most companies, especially those that ship by the pallet. Plastic film wrap, or stretch wrap, is plastic covering that is wrapped around pallets and multiple products to hold them in place while they are transported. New stretch wrap customers may find some of the lingo used by providers confusing. When you familiarize yourself with stretch wrap key terms, you can shop with ease and confidence.
Knitted pallet wrap
Cast filmCast film is stretch wrap that has been melted and sent through a die to flatten it. Cast film is durable and strong. Many stretch wrap products used or are made from cast film.
Eco-wrapEco-wrap is environmentally friendly stretch wrap. The wrap is biodegradable and made of recycled plastics. Eco-wrap is stronger than most other stretch wrap.
Tensile strengthThe tensile strength of stretch wrap is the amount of weight the wrap can hold or the amount it can be stretched before it breaks. Tensile strength is measured in weight per square inch.
Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Physics for more about tensile strength.
LDPELDPE, or Low Density Polyethylene, is a type of plastic used in stretch wrap. LDPE is the most durable type of stretch wrap. It is flexible and is available in clear or opaque forms.
Top sheetingTop sheeting is the plastic or cardboard barrier that is placed on the top of the pallet to protect against rain or add stability to the pallet. Top sheeting is between 1/8 of an inch to 1/2-inch thick and can be purchased in clear or colorful options.
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