Today we are discussing the Top 3 Benefits of High-Performance Stretch Film. High-performance stretch film is an innovative, engineered, low gauge film that is manufactured using a multilayered resin process. As a result, it offers better clarity, cling, puncture, and tear resistance than traditional film. Although there are several benefits of using high-performance stretch film, we feel these are the top 3; optimal performance, sustainability, and cost savings.
- Optimal performance: What does this all mean for your applications? High-performance stretch films routinely outperform traditional films when it comes to load containment. The films are engineered with far better puncture resistance, cling and tear resistance than conventional films. For these reasons, 90% of our customers have transferred over to high-performance Films.
- Sustainability: Since high-performance film is designed to work more effectively, it is actually a more sustainable solution, reducing packaging waste. High-Performance films can be stretched up to 300% on stretch wrappers, thus utilizing less film per load. Typically, we see film usage savings of 25% + when changing to a high-performance film WITHOUT sacrificing any load containment. Ultimately, it reduces packaging waste in three ways:
a. Less plastic is used to wrap the load.
b. The film will contain your products more securely resulting in less damaged merchandise thrown away in landfills.
c. The film is effective enough that your product might not even need a box or corner protection for shipping.. Learn more about sustainability in packaging here.
- Cost-Savings: Sometimes, the cost savings that high-performance film provides can be confusing, but today we are simplifying it. High-performance films require less film (plastic) to wrap and secure a load; hence, you are using a lot less product per load. Additionally, since your products are more securely contained on the pallet you are losing less product to damage, and avoiding rewrapping.
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