Our Stretch Film and Pallet Wrap Hub
Signet has been a manufacturer of stretch film and an expert in pallet wrapping, for over 53 years. Our solutions range from Hand Wrapping to Semi and Fully Automated Pallet Wrapping. Our national team of experts have helped deliver sustainable improvements to thousands of Aussie businesses.Enquire Now Shop Now
HERE'S WHAT SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY
"Using Signet's film, we were able to go from wrapping 40 pallets per roll to 55, cutting costs and reducing plastic waste by 30%."Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
"With Signet’s guidance, we were able to re-examine our pallet wrapping systems to achieve better environmental outcomes by reducing packaging materials used and lowering incidences of damage to product in transit."Metcash
Signet's Stretch Film & Pallet Wrap Expertise
We've helped thousands of Aussie businesses optimise their pallet wrap consumption and ensure safe load containment practices, through our proven optimisation program and advanced knowledge of stretch films and automated solutions.
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PALLET WRAP RANGE
Cast Hand Pallet Wrap
Blown Hand Pallet Wrap
Hand Pallet Wrappers
Machine Pallet Wrap
Pallet Wrapping Machines
Frequently Asked Questions
Blown and Cast stretch wraps are made very differently which gives each film unique properties.
Cast Film is designed to have high clarity which is ideal for scanning barcodes through the film. It is also virtually silent to apply which helps to reduce workplace noise. Cast film is typically lighter too, which is less strenuous to operate.
Blown Film is made with enhanced durability, is stretchable in both directions (cast film can only be stretched length-ways) and is tear and puncture resistance. It is also hi-tack which helps the film to stick to the pallet of goods, or onto itself.
Aside from the two main types there are other options available. These include: Security Wrap, Coloured Wrap, Pre-stretched Wrap, Degradable Pallet Wrap, Anti-Static Wrap, Ventilated Stretch Film, and Extra Strength UV Wrap.
Most stretch films are designed to be applied by hand (except for machine film). The rolls of wrap can be used without accessories, but there are options available to make the process easier.
Hand Pallet Wrappers
Pallet Wrap Machinery
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a strong, high density, moderately stiff plastic. It is frequently used as a plastic for a variety of applications such as crates, homewares, toys, ropes, and sports nets.
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is primarily used in film and shopping bag applications because it is flexible, and relatively transparent. Due to its “formability”, LDPE is also used to produce more rigid objects such as buckets and plastic lids.
Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)is like LDPE, however, is viewed as stronger and tending to have greater environmental stress-crack resistance and a higher impact strength. LLDPE is used in a variety of applications such as general-purpose film, stretch film, garment packaging and agricultural film.
Gauge is basically the thickness of the film. The official measure of thickness for stretch film is called micrometer, otherwise known UM. For example, 500mm x 375m x 25um indicates that the film is 500mm in width, 375m in length, and 25um in thickness. To find out if the thicker the film the better, click here.
Stretch film, also referred to as pallet wrap, is a type of plastic film that is highly stretchable used in the packaging and shipping of items.The purpose of stretch film or pallet wraps are the secure loads onto pallets to ensure stability during transport and storage.
One of the common myths in which people assume when buying pallet wraps are, the thicker the film, the better. This is not necessarily true. Due to the advancements in technology nowadays, thinner films today are as strong, if not stronger than the thicker films of years gone by. In some instances, down-gauging your stretch film to a thinner UM might result in improved load stability, reduced waste, cost savings, and improved safety. However, this also depends on the experience of workers applying stretch film. If this is the first time you're using and applying stretch films, it might be worth purchasing a thicker film as unskilful workers with thinner film could result in more film punctures. Find out more about the 7 common myths about stretch film here.
With a short-term view that focuses on the initial cost of an automatic or semi-automatic pallet wrapping machine, it is. However, hand wrapping is largely considered more expensive, risky and inconsistent. If your business has a high pallet output, then you should click here to find out more.
It highly depends on the application of the stretch film that you are after. For instance, if you were looking for a pallet wrap that has high tear and puncture resistance, you would go for blown wrap; whereas if you were after high clarity and do not require high tack, you would go for a cast pallet wrap. Each pallet wrap has their own advantage, hence we would encourage you to find out what the purpose is before making a decision on which pallet wrap to choose.
Load containment is the ability of the pallet wrap to unitize the load and maintain the load's integrity. For more information on the importance of load containment,click here.
While many people confuse themselves with the two terms, there is actually a major difference between shrink wrap and pallet wrap. Shrink wrap, as the name suggests, is designed to shrink and mould itself around the item. Pallet wrap on the other hand, also known as stretch film, is designed to be stretched when applied to a pallet in order to secure the load during transportation.
Our coloured pallet wraps are blown film. We have 4 main colours: white, blue, green and red. The advantage of using coloured wraps are that they allow for easy pallet identification. We also have black pallet wraps which serves as a security wrap. This is ideal when shipping valuable or confidential goods.
Pallet Wrap Case Studies
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