Going Green with HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless Film

How can HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless Stretch Film from Quick Pak Inc help you accomplish your sustainability objectives?





Even though stretch film may not be a popular packaging material in some circles, as a lifelong packaging pro, I can confidently say that there are some things that HYBRiD Plus stretch wrap can do at a lower cost and with minimal carbon footprint, compared to other packaging options.

When evaluating and comparing different packaging products, we consider material cost, labor cost, waste produced by weight and volume. In most of those comparisons, HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless stretch film ends up being the best available packaging option when compared to adhesives, tapes, steel strapping or plastic banding options that can all create their own sourcing, application or disposal issues.

Making Stretch Film Use as “Green” as Possible?

Basically there are three things you can do to make your stretch film usage as environmentally friendly and as low cost as possible:

1. Minimize the amount of film being used

2. Make sure the film can be recycled after use

3. Removing excess packaging from the product being used (cores and boxes)

The next point is easiest to address, the new HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless film, for all of its high tech engineering and exceptional performance, is basically low density polyethylene film. Waste can be recycled just about anywhere you can recycle a common plastic bag. There are no unfriendly additives to pollute the waste stream so it can easily be accumulated, compressed and even baled for recycling ease. Most of this recycled waste ends up being used to make trash can liners, industrial plastic sheeting or other similar products.



The Key is Source Reduction



While the point above is fairly simple, it is made possible with our coreless technology that is anything but simple. Source reduction is essentially using less to do more and it is not unusual for HYBRiD Plus 3 stretch film customers to use 50% less film and packaging to accomplish the same task because of the converted film and coreless technology.

• Elongate further/better yield (minimizing material used and cost)

• Elongate easier (reducing effort, strain and labor)

• Are more resistant to tearing and breaking (saving time and film)

• Deliver greater retention force with no film relaxation (improved load and bundle integrity)

To add more strength and force…HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless stretch films feature an exclusive “hemmed edge” on both sides of the film roll.