Shrink-wrapping or also known as stretch wrapping is a packaging technique used in many industries to secure items to a pallet. The process involves using a roll of thin, stretchable plastic film to apply several layers to the pallet. Many people often don’t spend enough time on this process which means the pallet wrap isn’t as effective as it could be.
If you want your pallet wrapping to be more effective and last longer, then follow these expert tips and techniques on how to shrink wrap your pallets properly.
- Firstly always choose the right pallet. If you start off on the right foot, then the rest of the process should run smoothly. Make sure you don’t overload your pallet as this will deem it ineffective and there will be a higher chance of it breaking.
- Take your shrink wrap and peel about half a metre of it away from the roll, scrunch it up so it forms a rope shape and thread through the bottom of the pallet, so it has something to grab hold off. This step will make it easier for you to wrap the rest of the pallet without it coming loose.
- Make sure the base of the pallet is wrapped tightly. This is your foundation so it needs to be strong. Make sure you wrap the corners of the pallet too to make sure theres no danger of your goods falling out.
- You may want to wrap the pallet two or three times to ensure it’s wrapped tightly, and also ensure you check that your goods don’t wobble too much when moved, they should be tightly wrapped.
If you wrap you pallet wrap your good effectively then you will prevent any loss or damage to your products. See the full article here http://www.wikihow.com/Shrink-Wrap-a-Pallet which details a step by step guide with images.