Stuck on Stretch-wrap?

by Admin

Choosing the right type of stretch-wrap (pallet-wrap) can be tricky and it doesn’t always come down to cost, other factors like bar coding and noise levels may also come into play.  See our guide below to help you choose the right type of stretch-wrap and see the options available to buy in small or large quantities from our stock range in our new Online Shop.  Other options are also available, so if you can’t see what you’re looking for, please call us on 01491 834 000 or email

Blown: This type of film has good holding power and will not re-stretch once applied. It is not crystal clear but has a low gloss which reduces reflection. It offers excellent puncture resistance.

Cast: This type of film stretches easily after application which can cause shifting. It has cling only on one side which is great when you don’t want your pallets to stick together. It is perfectly clear which makes scanning and reading easier, but has a high glossy reflection. It has superior tear resistance. It is very quiet when releasing from the roll.

Pre-stretch: This has a dull hazy appearance, it has excellent puncture resistance and is easier to apply than standard blown or cast film. It does not have as much ‘tack’ as blown but it offers more than cast. Because it is pre-stretched before being applied it uses less film per wrapping load. It has an excellent film memory making superior wrapped loads.

We also have a range of hand held dispensers, which you can view in Machines & Dispensers, for use with your stretch-wrap, which are perfect for securing pallets or other items with stretch-film and can significantly reduce wrapping time.  For high volumes a mobile pallet wrapper may be more appropriate.  Please see Machines & Dispensers in our Online Shop or call/email for more information.

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