Top 8 Common Myths About Stretch Wrapping Pallets

28/7/23
Shipping pallets safely and efficiently from the warehouse to the customer is a challenge. Pallets that are not loaded and wrapped properly may topple and incur damage. The best way to avoid this is to ensure your pallets are wrapped securely with the correct ‘load containment force’.

What is load containment force? In a nutshell, it is the amount of pressure applied to a load to keep it contained. The load containment force should be applied equally around the load in order to prevent unbalancing due to movement and gravity.

While stretch wrapping is necessary – indeed, it’s a key component – across many industries for safe load transport, there are several myths associated that prevent wider usage. Read on to find out the eight common myths associated with pallet wrapping stretch wrap:

1. Thicker stretch wrap means stronger stretch wrap.

One of the most common myths is that a thicker stretch wrap gives better protection and load containment. However, if a good wrapping is used, it will ensure both. If the pallet wrap is of high quality in its composition and engineering, thicker does not mean better.




2. Stretch wrap can only yield up to 200%.

While some stretch wraps can only extend up to a maximum of 200%, there are higher quality stretch wraps that can be made to exceed this, under the right circumstances. The circumstances around achieving a high stretch yield are determined by the quality of the plastic wrap and the effectiveness of the pallet wrapping machine. The Omni pallet wrapping films can be stretch to 400%. 




3. Hand stretch wrapping pallets is cheaper than wrapping pallets with a machine. 

Hand stretch wrapping can hinder optimum application of stretch wrap. Investing in a stretch wrapping machine is a one-time expenditure that can bring down your labour costs and can optimise your stretch film usage - resulting in significant savings.

To avoid the capital expense of purchasing a pallet wrapping machine, Omni Group offers rental and Pay ‘Per Pallet’ options. Learn more about our Pallet wrapping machine rental program.




4. Cheap rolls of stretch wrap will save you money.

Purchasing cheap rolls of stretch wrap might initially save you money, but it could end up costing you more. Cheap pallet wrap breaks easily, fails to hold the load tightly, and is prone to losing its grip, causing damage to your products.




5. Pallet wrapping machines are unaffordable.

Quality pallet wrapping machines, some with additional features tailored to your requirements, are not only affordable, they also guarantee significant cost savings on stretch wrap – minimising or completely eliminating stretch film breakage and maximising stretch wrap yield.

Find out more about Omni’s range of pallet wrapping machines. We also offer machine rental and ‘pay per pallet’options.




6. If the pallet load looks secure, it’s safe.

Looks can be deceiving and that is one of the major reasons why businesses end up with heavy losses and damage. When packing large goods consignments, it is important to ensure that the loading has been carried out properly. In this matter, it is wrong to go by the appearance of the loads and vital to carry out extensive tests and inspections.




7. It’s impossible to reduce your stretch wrap usage without reducing load containment.

Not all stretch wrap is created equal! Using a high quality wrap will ensure it can be stretched further without breakage, which will reduce waste and costs, as well as warehouse downtime. If your stretch film isn’t stretched to its full potential, this will result in both higher usage per pallet and less effective load containment.




8. All pallet wrapping machines are the same.

Pallet wrapping machines can have many other features to significantly increase stretch wrapping efficiency, including stretching wrap, heat sealing and cutting, scales, film hooking, conveyor belts and much more.

We offer a wide range of pallet wrapping machines to suit different loads and pallet wrapping volumes. Contact the pallet wrapping experts today for a free demo and consultation!






Top 8 Common Myths About Stretch Wrapping Pallets

28/7/23
Shipping pallets safely and efficiently from the warehouse to the customer is a challenge. Pallets that are not loaded and wrapped properly may topple and incur damage. The best way to avoid this is to ensure your pallets are wrapped securely with the correct ‘load containment force’.

What is load containment force? In a nutshell, it is the amount of pressure applied to a load to keep it contained. The load containment force should be applied equally around the load in order to prevent unbalancing due to movement and gravity.

While stretch wrapping is necessary – indeed, it’s a key component – across many industries for safe load transport, there are several myths associated that prevent wider usage. Read on to find out the eight common myths associated with pallet wrapping stretch wrap:

1. Thicker stretch wrap means stronger stretch wrap.

One of the most common myths is that a thicker stretch wrap gives better protection and load containment. However, if a good wrapping is used, it will ensure both. If the pallet wrap is of high quality in its composition and engineering, thicker does not mean better.




2. Stretch wrap can only yield up to 200%.

While some stretch wraps can only extend up to a maximum of 200%, there are higher quality stretch wraps that can be made to exceed this, under the right circumstances. The circumstances around achieving a high stretch yield are determined by the quality of the plastic wrap and the effectiveness of the pallet wrapping machine. The Omni pallet wrapping films can be stretch to 400%. 




3. Hand stretch wrapping pallets is cheaper than wrapping pallets with a machine. 

Hand stretch wrapping can hinder optimum application of stretch wrap. Investing in a stretch wrapping machine is a one-time expenditure that can bring down your labour costs and can optimise your stretch film usage - resulting in significant savings.

To avoid the capital expense of purchasing a pallet wrapping machine, Omni Group offers rental and Pay ‘Per Pallet’ options. Learn more about our Pallet wrapping machine rental program.




4. Cheap rolls of stretch wrap will save you money.

Purchasing cheap rolls of stretch wrap might initially save you money, but it could end up costing you more. Cheap pallet wrap breaks easily, fails to hold the load tightly, and is prone to losing its grip, causing damage to your products.




5. Pallet wrapping machines are unaffordable.

Quality pallet wrapping machines, some with additional features tailored to your requirements, are not only affordable, they also guarantee significant cost savings on stretch wrap – minimising or completely eliminating stretch film breakage and maximising stretch wrap yield.

Find out more about Omni’s range of pallet wrapping machines. We also offer machine rental and ‘pay per pallet’options.




6. If the pallet load looks secure, it’s safe.

Looks can be deceiving and that is one of the major reasons why businesses end up with heavy losses and damage. When packing large goods consignments, it is important to ensure that the loading has been carried out properly. In this matter, it is wrong to go by the appearance of the loads and vital to carry out extensive tests and inspections.




7. It’s impossible to reduce your stretch wrap usage without reducing load containment.

Not all stretch wrap is created equal! Using a high quality wrap will ensure it can be stretched further without breakage, which will reduce waste and costs, as well as warehouse downtime. If your stretch film isn’t stretched to its full potential, this will result in both higher usage per pallet and less effective load containment.




8. All pallet wrapping machines are the same.

Pallet wrapping machines can have many other features to significantly increase stretch wrapping efficiency, including stretching wrap, heat sealing and cutting, scales, film hooking, conveyor belts and much more.

We offer a wide range of pallet wrapping machines to suit different loads and pallet wrapping volumes. Contact the pallet wrapping experts today for a free demo and consultation!