So you have a large amount of goods that need to be shipped from your location to a client, customer or job site. Sure, you could box or bag all of these things up, but how are you going to keep them from falling all over the place? This is where stretch wrap comes in. Stretch wrap is a film that has quite a few uses that you might not even think of! Here are some products that stretch wrap is commonly used to pack together for shipping. While this list is far from comprehensive, it might give you some ideas as to how to better use stretch wrap film in your shipping.
Boxes of Pallets – This one is pretty obvious, but stretch wrap is the best way to keep those loose small boxes from falling all over the loading dock. Different thicknesses of stretch wrap can be used depending on the weight of the boxes you are planning on shipping.
Fire Wood – Bundling up firewood can be made much easier by using stretch wrap. Not only can you use stretch wrap to bundle individual quantities of wood for sale, it can also be used to bundle the bundles for shipping onto a pallet.
Tires – Another good use of stretch wrap is to bind tires together for shipping. Whether it is used tires being shipped for disposal or new tires hitting the market, stretch wrap can be used to keep the tires from rolling all over the place before they reach their destination.
Bricks and Rocks – Building materials like this that are made to have a rather irregular shape and size are often bound together using metal strapping. Adding strength to those straps by binding the pallet with stretch wrap can prevent losses and damage of building materials during transportation.
Carpeting – Another building material that can be difficult to package up for shipping, rolled up carpeting can be stretch wrapped to prevent it from unrolling during transport. Large pallets of carpeting can then be bound together for easier shipping using the same stretch wrap.
Live Plants and Trees – Special stretch films exist that will allow air and water through so that plants that are being transported don’t die during the trip. Ventilated stretch wrap is what would be best for this application.
Buckets of Building Materials – When shipping large pallets of buckets of paint, tar or other building materials, you can use heavy gauge stretch film to hold the buckets together and attach them to the pallets. This will prevent them from sliding around during transport and potentially being damaged.
Electronics – Stretch film can be used to hold together large shipments of electronics. Since electronics tend to be light, stretch film can prevent them from falling off pallets or from being knocked around during transport.
Once you have all of your items palleted up and ready to be shipped, contact Cratex Group. Our experts will get your items packed into shipping containers and sent off to their destination on your carrier of choice!