How to Properly Use Stretch Film to Reduce Shipping Damages

“Pallets move the world” is the slogan of the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association. And it’s true.

More companies are palletizing freight for delivery because it’s an easy way to cheaply transport large items. There is also less chance for items to be damaged when being delivered on a pallet. That’s because they are handled by fork lift trucks rather than boxes possibly being thrown from one man to another!

But to ultimately end up at its destination without damage, the pallet must be properly packed. Stretch film is an effective way to keep all pieces of a shipment together. If the pallet is wrapped incorrectly, it will have poor load containment and will increase the risk of product damage. It’s vital to ensure that the pallets are wrapped properly so that there is no risk to the load.

It won’t be a problem if you own a wrapping machine with automatic stretch film.

But if you don’t feel the need to buy a machine, you can use manual stretch film and follow the steps below.

1. Grab a roll of stretch wrap. 

In the first, you have to buy hand stretch film to wrap your pallet. A tip is that you should buy from a reliable supplier to ensure that the quality of stretch film is good. If you have intend to buy with large quantity, you can buy here.

The pallet should have optimum load stability. You should place the outer face of the film towards the product to be wrapped.

2. Wrap from the bottom of load. 

From bottom, apply a minimum of three complete layers of the film around the base of the pallet before moving upwards.


Stretch the film until there is an obvious resistance but do not overstretch it. Maintain a distance of approximately 300 mm away from the load as you walk around it.

3. Continue to work upwards with a layer overlap of approximately 50%.

Upon reaching the top of the pallet, secure the load and bottom product at least two more times.

Upon completing the final layer, cut the film off approximately 30 cm from the corner of the pallet secure it against the side of the load by pressing it firmly so that it will stick. The end of the film should be tied to the corner of the pallet with a simple knot.


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At Hanpak JSC, we pride ourselves in offering the best quality vest carrier bags as per customer’s request with perfect service and policy in sale and after sale. We make each of  bags with our whole enthusiasm, strict management and high quality resin. We’re always looking out in your request for just the right balance between cost and quality. Therefore, we are confident to bring you most wonderful bag choices.

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