At AAA Polymer, we offer a variety of stretch film, stretch wrap film, and shrink film for virtually any and every application. We offer such an expansive array of products to ensure we meet the broad range of our client's needs.
Our vast offering of hand film, machine film, and custom film is competitively priced and offer unparalleled puncture and tear resistance. Our products also offer excellent cling that ensures solid protection for regular and hard-to-hold loads.
We stock high-quality stretch film or shrink film in varying gauges to meet a virtually endless list of application needs, including:
- Replacing strapping tape and twine
- Securely bundling products together for in-plant transportation
- Stretch wrapping products on pallets
When choosing the best stretch film for your facility, the experts at AAA Polymer will guide you through the process.
When Should I Use Stretch Film?
In many instances, stretch film is used to hold products and boxes together on pallets for transportation. It can also be used to protect objects during storage and transportation as well as hold individual objects together. AAA Polymer offers a diverse selection of stretch films, such as colored stretch films, vented pallet wrap, and much more.
However, one of the first decisions you should make is whether you should use blown stretch film or cast stretch film.
Blown Stretch Film
Blown stretch wrap or blown stretch film is manufactured by blowing heated resin into a bubble vertically. Afterwards, the bubble is morphed into rolls as it is cooled by the surrounding air. The most typical characteristics of blown stretch film are:
- Great puncture resistance
- Noisy unwind
- High force on load
It requires ample force to stretch blown film because it will always want to return to it's original size. As a result of this, it produce high holding power. This film is tear resistant, comes two-sided cling, is easy to use, and very economical.
Cast Stretch Film
Cast film, cast stretch film, or cast stretch wrap is designed by feeding a sheet of heated resin and a rolling path with chilled rollers. The cooling effect solidifies the film, which is then made into large rolls. Cast film will easily stretch, but shrinking back to the original size is minimal. The most common attributes of cast film are:
- Glossy, clear appearance
- Excellent optics
- Consistent film thickness
- Optimized tear resistance
- Quiet unwind
- Continual cling
Even though cast stretch film does secure its load, it's more likely to allow the product to shift during transit - especially if the film has been stretched excessively. This type of film has cling on both sides, and the cling may cause it to stick to other pallets during transit, which may result in tearing. However, AAA Polymer does offer one-sided cling cast film to meet your specific application needs.
Cast Stretch Film vs Blown Stretch Film
Use our simple film comparison chart for a side-by-side analysis of cast stretch film and blown stretch film.
|Cast Stretch Film||Blown Stretch Film|
|Film Memory||Minimal ability to return to original state after being stretched||Higher ability to return to original state after being stretched.|
|Visual Clarity||Extremely clear to make scanning and reading easy||Not crystal clear that can make scanning and reading harder|
|Gloss||Higher gloss that can create annoying reflections||Lower gloss and minimal reflections|
|Load Retention||Easily stretches - even after being applied which can result in shifting||Offers superior holding power. Will not re-stretch after being applied|
|Puncture Resistance||If stretched too much, standard tearing can occur||Offers most resistance to breakage and tears|
|Film Cling||Offered in two-sided cling, but you can order one-sided cling for specific needs.||Offered in two-sided cling|
|Unwind Noise||Extremely quiet on unroll||Noisier when releasing from roll|
Hand Film, Machine Film, and Custom Film
After you have decided between cast film or blown film, the next step is to determine whether you need hand film, machine film, or specialized custom film based on the application.
Hand Film and Manual Stretch Film
As the name suggests, manual stretch film or hand film is designed to be applied by hand. Our hand stretch film rolls are available in a range of widths and can be applied with or without a stretch film dispenser.
In either case, AAA Polymer's hand stretch film is uniquely manufactured to apply easily and quickly. This product delivers superior performance, extensive strength, and the unparalleled ability to keep your palatalized items secure and safe.
Visit our hand film page to learn more about the types of product we offer.
Machine Stretch Wrap Film
In contrast to hand stretch film, machine stretch film or stretchable automatic film is engineered to be applied with a piece of equipment. We offer a complete selection of versatile machine film for virtually all stretch wrap machines including:
- Turntable stretch wrap machines
- Straddle stretch wrap machines
- Horizontal stretch wrap machines
- And more
Visit the AAA Polymer machine stretch wrap film page to learn more.
Does your business need a special film to meet an application need? If so, AAA Polymer will help you find the best film and the best value - regardless of your needs. We specialize in delivering hard-to-find custom film in a variety of colors, UVI film, and much more.
Visit the AAA Polymer custom stretch film page to learn more.
Contact AAA Polymer for Stretch Film
Whether you know the type and size of stretch film you need or if you are just getting started, the experts at AAA Polymer can help. We offer decades of experience helping business owners and facility managers choose the most economical film for their application needs.
Contact an AAA Polymer expert today for stretch film or stretch wrap film.