VENTED STRETCH FILM
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In May we wrote a post about how vented stretch film can help your business. The post highlighted the many benefits our vented stretch film offers to customers wanting to reduce spoilage, or increase ventilation to their their products. Click on the link above to see how vented stretch film can reduce spoilage cost for your company.
This is only a quick post to introduce our video showing vented machine stretch wrap at work. It is a product we have carried for some time now, but we have never offered a video demonstrating it in action. The vented machine film will work with most all stretch wrappers. It offers a great amount of stretch and load retention.
Both the machine and hand vented stretch film are made from an 80 ga. film with reinforced edges and die-cut holes. The reinforced edges help to increase tear resistance and make the film stronger. The standard 80 ga. stretch film is made from virgin resin and offers a great amount of stretch, load retention, and strength.
The main reason users prefer a vented stretch film is to reduce product loss during and after palletizing. Many customers wrapping produce use vented wrap to allow their products to breathe and increase shelf life. Many of our cold storage customers also use vented stretch film to reduce condensation. The vented film allows moisture to escape and helps to keep boxes and products dry.
Nurseries and forestry are our largest growing customer base for vented pallet wrap. We have several wood suppliers that palletize wood and prefer it to cure and dry on the pallet. This is more efficient that waiting for the wood to dry before palletizing it. The vented wrap allows the wood to dry and keeps it from rotting.
The video below is a pallet machine wrapping live plants, typical of what a nursery would be wrapping. Even after several wraps the plants are still able to breathe and stay alive during transportation. You will see that the load is also secure and does not risk shift during transportation. If you have any questions feel free to call us at 1-800-441-5090
Vented stretch film is an improved product to help a multiple business industries with load stabilization problems. Traditional cast stretch film is great for product load stabilization, but problems can arise when using cast stretch film with certain products. Businesses wrapping products that are still cold or warm when wrapping can experience condensation once the load is wrapped and stabilized.
Condensation inside of the palletized load can can promote molding, and damage products. The two options for overcoming this problem is allowing products to slowly cool or warm up before wrapping or use a vented film to allow the products to breathe and reduce condensation.
Allowing products to cool or warm up slowly can reduce production speeds and increase companies expenses. Vented stretch film offers great load stability while still allowing products to cool or warm up. Vented stretch film offers comparable stretch to traditional gauged stretch film, why allowing breathing room.
The same condensation issue can arise when wrapping pallets of products that have moisture when curing. Traditionally companies had to wait for the products to fully cure before palletizing the load. Traditional stretch film would hold the moisture in the load and not allow products to cure. With the die cut holes in vented stretch film, products can properly cure during transport.
Other moisture issues often arise when dealing with any produce loads. The trapped moisture on traditional stretch film promotes mold growth and can ruin products during shipment. Vented pallet wrap can help extend the life of produce products during transport.
We offer vented stretch film in: machine, hand stretch film with 3″ core, and hand stretch film with an extended core. Companies can experience breaking when using machine vented stretch film for the first time.
We recommend adjusting stretch machine settings to achieve the proper amount of stretch. Machine vented stretch film can offer a stretch of up to 200% which is traditionally more than standard stretch film.
Users of vented hand stretch film can often lose the end of the roll after wrapping a pallet. We recommend tying a knot when finished using the roll to help find the end of the roll. If you are having problems with load stabilization, try upgrading to a premium vented stretch film for maximum load retention.
If you have any questions about our vented stretch film or any of our products, call 1-800-441-5090 for assistance. You can also visit our online store at http://www.shrinkwrapandstretchfilm.com. We offer quantity discount on all stretch film products call us for a quote.