Difference Between Hand Stretch Film and Machine Stretch Wrap
If you are in the packaging business or work in a shipping company, you must have come across stretch wrap or stretch film. If you are considering venturing into a new business or entering into the shipping department, you will work with stretch film more often.
But have you wondered about the difference between Hand stretch and Machine Stretch films? In this blog, we will learn more about these two wrapping options and the difference between the two. If you are using labour-intensive stretch wrapping, you require hand stretch film, but if you want to automate or semi-automate the process, you need machine stretch film.
What Is Hand Stretch Film?
The PE Stretch Film manufacturer designs superior-quality Hand-stretch films made for wrapping by human Manpower. It is essential to know that this type of stretch film cannot be used on a stretch wrap machine. The manual stretch film can wrap different items and stack items on pallets. The hand-grade stretch film offers stretchability up to 150% to 250%.
What Is A Machine-Stretch-Wrap?
The machine stretch film is specially designed for stretch wrapping machines. The machine stretch is safer and has superior load-withholding ability. The tensile strength, elongation and stretchability are higher than the hand-grade stretch film. Users can achieve stretchability beginning from 300% and up to 500%. The stretch film exhibits excellent puncture and tear resistance. Pragya Flexifilms Industries offers a comprehensive range of Machine-stretch films like Standard machine, Power Pre-stretch, Machine grade and Super Machine grade according to wrapping machine and elongation needed. Our versatile stretch film works on an octopus stretch-wrapping machine.
Which is the Most Suitable: Hand Stretch or Machine Stretch Film?
The answer depends on your requirements. Simply ask yourself these quick questions to help determine the best solution for a secure package.
- What is your budget?
- What is the film utilization per item post-stretching?
- How many pallets are you packing?
- What is the Man-power available at your disposal for hand stretch wrapping?
- Does your team know how to use a machine stretch warp?
With the answers to these questions, you will be able to know whether a hand-stretch film or machine stretch is the best choice for your wrapping requirements.
At Pragya Flexifilm Industries, we provide PE hand stretch film, PE machine stretch film, Power Pre-stretch (PPS) machine grade, VCI PE stretch film, coloured PE stretch film and much more. To know more about our packaging solution, call us today.