Did you know that over 50% of in-transit damage is due to ineffective stretch wrapping of pallets?
These largely preventable damages costs business millions per year. A lot of load movement during transit is out of our control- abrupt starting and stopping, vibration, sharp turns etc. If a load on the pallet is not correctly contained, you run a high risk of it being damaged during transit.Like a chain, the containment force of a load is only as strong as its weakest point. Loads are most likely to fail when where the containment force is below minimum requirement.
What is the purpose of stretch wrapping pallets?
If it needs to be wrapped, it needs to be done properly. (Don’t lose sight of the objective) Remember, pallets are wrapped to contain and protect your goods during transit and storage in the most efficient and cost effective method.
What is Containment Force?
‘Containment Force’ is the total squeezing pressure the film exerts on the load
Film Layers x Wrapping Tightness = Containment Force
The right containment force is the key to pallet wrapping. Containment force is the squeezing pressure the film puts on a load which loads it together. More film revolutions doesn’t mean your load will be more secure. Inconsistent containment force or a poor load-to-pallet bond are the most common reason for pallet load failure.
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Different types of pallet loads require different amounts of containment force
Pallet Load Containment & Damage Prevention
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Here are examples of different pallet load types and weights with the appropriate containment force recommendation to ensure load stability.
LCR = Load Containment Recommendation