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Stretch wrap is a critical component for securing your products for the all-important journey to your customers. Stretch wrap is easily overlooked during busy day-to-day schedules of food manufacturing, but taking the time to review your usage and applications can save time and money.
Stretch wrap manufacturing technology improves every year. For years 20″ wide rolls of 80 gauge 5,000 to 6000-ft long were the industry standard. While those wraps still exist, you can convert to 70, 60, or even 50 gauge high performance film with roll lengths up to 9,000-ft. While your roll price might increase your total stretch wrap usage will go down, and this saves money and uses less material – keeping your operation greener.
For hand wrap applications there are even more solutions. It’s no longer necessary to struggle with conventional film, stretching it over short pallets straining your back and wasting time. Pre-stretched hand film with a folded edge makes hand applications less back breaking and faster, while still securing your products.
Nelson-Jameson recently secured new sources for stretch wrap improving our ability to address difficult applications and keeping us competitive. Nelson-Jameson can assist with your stretch wrap applications and illustrate potential savings. Ask your account manager or call our experts today for additional information!
The world of food grade packaging films is a colorful and complicated one. There is no end to the options and variables. At the end of the day there are two main categories: Barrier and Non-Barrier films.
The simpler and less costly option of the two. While there are many different potential components, LLDPE linear low density polyethylene is probably the most prevalent. This material makes up most of the zip lock bags or trash bin liners films we purchase every day. LLDPE is a flexible material suitable for short term storage. Many 55lb bulk butter applications utilize LLDPE film, as well as cheese sold for processing within days of production.
Another matter entirely and can be a complicated subject. Barrier being the key word and references their ability to provide protection from oxygen and moisture. If you are looking to extend shelf life of retail products, or age many types of cheese, one key variable to your application will be barrier film.