We sell opaque stretch wrap in both black and white colors. It is commonly used by our customers for concealment or color coding pallet orders. Opaque wrap works great for blocking UV rays, after approximately 2 wraps products are protected and concealed.
All of our opaque stretch film comes stock in an 80 gauge thickness. We offer hand opaque rolls in 15 and 18 inch widths. Machine rolls come in 20 inch widths and up to 80 inches wide for special orders. Special orders can be made for hand or machine rolls in most any sizes requested. We often get special order opaque stretch film orders for a variety of uses. We are going to discuss some of the different nontraditional uses for opaque stretch film that our customers use the film for.
We have several customers that use our opaque stretch wrap and colored stretch film for a variety of art projects. With the opaque stretch film combined with the colored stretch film, artists have a wide variety of colors to choose from. Colors range from: black, white, orange, yellow, blue, and red. The ability to used the black and white film as an opaque backing and the other colors as transparent also helps artist to use the film for contrast in their designs.
We have seen this at large retail store chains like Wal-Mart, Kroger, and K-Mart. Retail chains often use opaque stretch film to help with the look of their display or to conceal their display before the order begins. They often use a black or white stretch film to wrap around the bottom or top of a display for a variety of sale items.
This is actually a fairly common use of stretch film from our clients. Opaques stretch film makes a great backing for printing logos or messages on the film. Some people choose to use a clear wrap, but the opaque really helps to make the print “pop”. White is the most commonly used stretch film for printing logos, but black works great if there are no black lettering in your message. We sell a lot of printed stretch wrap to a variety of companies ranging from clean up restoration companies to warehouses shipping to retail stores. Orders for printed stretch wrap require a 1 pallet min. and commonly come with a 2-3 week lead time.
There are a variety of other uses our customers decide to use opaque film for. It is a versatile film that can be used for everything from heavy industrial applications to delicate artwork. Feel free to contact us at 1-800-441-5090 if you have any questions about opaque stretch film.
We offer a wide variety of both heat shrink wrap and shrink wrap/stretch film products online. We are fortunate to have manufacturers who make a large variety of products to offer our clients.
Unfortunately there are still shrink wrap products we do not offer that people are looking for. The majority of the time, we can have special order shrink wrap products made. Products of different widths, thicknesses, and lengths can often be made to suit your needs.
There are commonly a few issues that arise with special order shrink products. The first and most common issue is samples. If the requested product is not a stock item, we can not send out samples before the order. Understandably, people want a sample of the product before fulfilling the minimum order amount required.
Typically, we try to find the closest comparable item to send out for a sample before the custom order is placed. A great example is our opaque stretch film products. We only stock 80 gauge opaque stretch film and often get requests for a heavier gauged opaque stretch film. People want to be sure the heavier gauge is going to work before they order the minimum required.
The solution that often works in a situation like that is to send a clear 150 gauge stretch film to test the thickness. Along with the 150 ga. stretch film, we will send a sample of the black opaque 80 ga. This will let the buyer see how dark the opaque stretch film is and allow them to have a chance to test the durability of a 150 ga. stretch film.
That is normally the the best route to go to allow customers to try something close to what they will be purchasing. Most of our custom shrink wrap orders come with a 1 pallet minimum and up to a 2 pallet minimum order on some products. Feel free to call us at 1-800-441-5090 if you have any questions about a custom order. We will do our best to get you the products you need.
This post is a continuation of a series focused on the multiple varieties of stretch film. We started off looking at the two ways of producing stretch film. The cast extrusion process and the blown extrusion process. After that post we looked at the advantages and disadvantages of hand stretch film. In that post we looked at a couple of different hand stretch films, pre-stretched stretch film and micron stretch film. There are enough specialty stretch films available to write a separate post dedicated to them. Below is a list of different specialty stretch films that are available.
Opaque Stretch Film- Opaque stretch film can offer a few benefits for users wrapping shipments. Our opaque stretch film is ideal for UVI protection. Great for protecting shipments from harmful rays from the sun. Opaque stretch film is also great to help conceal shipments, as well as color coding.
Color Tinted Stretch Film- The primary purpose of color tinted stretch film is to color code shipments. There is more variety in colors with the color tinted stretch film than there is in the opaque stretch film. Color tinted stretch film also offers some visibility through the film as opposed to opaque stretch film.
Static Dissipative Stretch Film- Static dissipative stretch film offers the same benefits as clear stretch film minus the static. Great for products that are flammable or sensitive to static electricity. Currently we sell static dissipative stretch film to several companies shipping electronic products. They do not want to take the chance of the static electricity damaging their products.
Airflow Pallet Wrap- Technically Airflow is considered a pallet wrap and not a stretch film. Airflow pallet wrap does offers some stretch but considerably less than stretch film. Airflow pallet wrap is made from a Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) that is strong and durable. The die-cut holes in the Airflow pallet wrap are ideal for providing ventilation to a variety of perishable products. Airflow pallet wrap is also great for cold storage because it does not have a flash freeze breaking point.
Wrapnet Pallet Wrap- Wrapnet pallet wrap is comparable to Airflow pallet wrap, because they both offer ventilation to pallet loads. Wrapnet pallet wrap differs from Airflow because it is made from a high density polyethylene (HDPE). This type of polyethylene gives Wrapnet pallet wrap a netting like appearance that differs from Airflow. Wrapnet pallet wrap does offer some stretch, but not much compared to traditional stretch film. Wrapnet pallet wrap is a strong pallet wrap used by many farmers wrapping a variety of different produce.
The next post will be a short post focused on extended core stretch film. It will highlight the advantages, disadvantages and uses of extended core stretch film.