The Benefits of HYBRiD Plus Converted Stretch Film

The Benefits of HYBRiD Plus Converted Stretch Film

 HYBRiD Plus Converted film is stretched close to its ultimate break point prior to being wound onto rolls for final use.  This means the film doesn't require as much stretching energy as a standard stretch film to achieve the same wrapping force. This is a key reason why pre-stretched films are popular for hand wrap. In fact, with pre-stretched wrap, hand applications can create the same load stability as machine applications. The benefits of this are obvious.

We make HYBRiD Plus converted film by stretching it at high speed  between pre-stretching rollers.  Since the surface of the roller rotates faster than the primary roller, the film gets pulled between them and stretches. The resulting rolls are generally light and easy to handle, reducing operator fatigue.  Since there’s very little torque involved, users also benefit by being able to use a walk-forward wrapping technique, which can help prevent slip and fall incidents.

In terms of material costs, HYBRiD Plus films are much thinner than traditional stretch films. Ultimately, this produces less environmental waste since the operator uses less material during application.

There are many benefits to using HYBRiD Plus Converted stretch film.  Basically, users get the same (or better) load stability with less product, less physical energy, and greater control.
HYBRiD Plus converted film consumption can be less to one half that of traditional stretch film. This creates a cost savings of anywhere from 25% - 50%.

No Edge Damage (no wasted rolls):  HYBRiD Plus converted film has rolled edges and has air blown into the roll to support the middle of the roll from telescoping down.  These two processes together make it almost impossible to damage the roll edge when dropping it.  Traditional stretch film rolls often are thrown away because the user drops them and damages the edge.

Easier to Apply:  Lower torque requirements allow users to walk forward instead of backward during application – making for safer and easier control. Also, little or no stretching is required, so it much easier to wrap with less physical strength. The roll is lighter (about 50% less than traditional film) and easier to manage.  It’s about half the thickness and double the strength.

Film Memory:  Since the film is applied to the load with little force, it will naturally tighten after application. This unique film memory and its tendency to tighten after application is the single most important reason for pre-stretching film.

Stretch Consistency:   Traditional stretch film does not provide uniform stretch, so its performance is unpredictable; this leads to intermittent load failures.  The performance of pre-stretched film is much more controllable.

Other Benefits

• No width reduction during tensioning reduces the number of film wraps required.
• Excellent film cling ensures that film tails will stay in place.
• Good film clarity allows easier inspection of packaged products.
• Superior load retention provides better load stability.
• It stabilizes misshapen and protruding loads.
• It performs well in extreme cold.
• It facilitates compliance with Packaging Waste regulations - using less means less to dispose of.

Most hand-held stretch films need to be stretched at least 100 to 150 percent to make the film stiff enough to effectively hold a shifting load. In reality, operators rarely stretch film more than 50 percent during the wrap process. 
A nationwide evaluation of hand wrapping in real-life situations, found that the average person stretches hand wrap less than 15%.

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