Friday, September 25, 2015

Blown and Cast Stretch Film

Blown and Cast stretch film – Best one to use?





Stretch film comes in varying gauges, colors and can be used in numerous applications. The main variable and starting point for stretch films is blown versus cast.

Blown stretch film, or blown stretch wrap as it's also known, is created by blowing heated resin out vertically into a bubble. The bubble is then transformed into rolls while it is cooled by the surrounding air.

Cast stretch film, or cast stretch wrap as it's also known, is created by feeding a sheet of heated resin along a rolling path with chilled rollers. The cooling solidifies the film, and it is made into large rolls.
Features and Benefits:

Blown film is tougher and has less of a chance to puncture than cast. This occurs due to the slower cooling process, which allows the molecules in blown film to spread out as opposed to aligning in long lines like in cast. Blown film also has a higher level of cling than cast, making it stick to itself easier.

So, why would anyone use cast film? Cast stretch wrap has a clear, glossy finish allowing RFID and other scanning technology to be used with it while blown is hazy and dull. Cast stretch film unwinds much quieter than blown. It is also easier to stretch and control the gauge with cast film.

Both films have their benefits:

So, which stretch film fits your application? Factors to keep in mind include:

What type of machine is being used, if not applied by hand?

What kind of load is being wrapped?

Where does your skid go after leaving your dock?

How many variants of load does your facility wrap?

Now let’s get down to work and figure out what is the best film for you. 





What is Stretch Film?

Stretch film is a plastic film used to secure, bundle, and stabilize products. Stretch film is made from linear low-density polyethylene. When applying the film is to be pulled and stretched around products to obtain tight and secured product loads. Stretch film comes in a variety of widths, thicknesses, and colors.




We offer multiple varieties of stretch film to choose from in a wide array of widths and thicknesses. All of our stretch wrap film is made from virgin material ensuring the highest quality possible. Shop our easily navigable sections:

*Hand Stretch Film- Most of our hand film comes with a standard 3" core that will fit most any hand dispensers. Choose everything from clear to colored and even anti static stretch wrap film.

*Extended Core Stretch Film- Offers built in handles that are great for companies that need to wrap something on the go. The built in handles are ideal for low volume stretch wrap applications.

*Bundling Stretch Film- Considered any film roll between 2-8 inches in width. Bundling film is a great alternative tape and plastic strapping for bundling multiple products together.

*Machine Stretch Film- Our machine pallet stretch wrap is offered in true standard gauged film as well as pre stretched and equivalent film. All of our machine film can run on stretch wrap machines with up to a 300% stretch.

*Vented Airflow Stretch Film- Ideal for allowing products the ability to breathe. Vented stretch film is an 80 gauge stretch film with die-cut holes allowing products to breathe when palletized. Ideal for allowing wood to cure and moisture to escape from fully loaded pallets.

*Colored Stretch Film- We offer transparent and opaque colored stretch film ideal for a variety of applications. Companies use transparent stretch film to color code loads to make for easy identification during shipping. Opaque film is often used to conceal load and protect shipments from UV light.

True Gauged Stretch Film- For years, companies have used "true gauged stretch film" a product that offers a great amount of stretch, cling, and strength. Overtime this stretch wrap has become more expensive because it is thicker and uses more petroleum based resins during the manufacturing process. This increase in price has encouraged manufacturers to find alternatives to keep costs lower. 

The term for alternative pallet wrap is "equivalent stretch film".


Equivalent Stretch Film- An affordable alternative to "true gauged film". Equivalent films use a different resin mixture along with multi-layering to produce a thinner, stronger product that uses less petroleum base. We offer two equivalent hand films that offer a great hold, good stretch, and one sided cling at an affordable price. 

Our two equivalent hand films are: Hybrid  & Micron. The main difference between the two are the number of layers and the resin formulas. Hybrid rolls are thinner and made of more layers during the extrusion process. Micron rolls are in between the true gauged film and the hybrid stretch film thickness. It does not offer as many layers, but does have more stretch than the hybrid film. It also offers better tear resistance.

More information here: www.quickpakinc.com


20" x 55ga x 5000' Perform XL Cast Pallet Wrap

20" X 55GA X 5000' PERFORM XL CAST MACHINE FILM




Perform XL Machine stretch film is made of the highest quality cast stretch wrap and is able to work with all stretch wrapping machines. Machine wrapping your products increases load retention over time and provides higher puncture resistance. Our Cast stretch film is high clarity, making it easy to see information printed on products such as labels and barcodes. Cast film is also very quiet in comparison to blown films and will greatly reduce excess warehouse noise.
20" x 55ga x 5000' Perform XL Cast Machine Film (50 rolls per pallet)
FREE Freight on Pallet Orders!
Quiet, Reduces excess warehouse nose
Highly Visable for easy Identification
Cling for added stability
SKU:WXL12
Your Price: $33.00/roll delivered.



Free Pallet Stretch Wrapping Machine With Film Order

REVOLUTION FREE PALLET STRETCH WRAPPER

Quick Pak Inc is proud to introduce the all New Revolution Free Pallet Wrapper.  It's the latest addition to the Revolution Line of quality built stretch wrapping machines.

Just as the name says - this Revolution Free Pallet Wrapper is FREE to you when you buy 200 rolls of our Perform XL Cast Machine film.  
Here is the deal:  Revolution Free Pallet Wrapper = FREE
You buy 200 rolls (4 pallets) of: 20" x 55ga x 5000' Perform XL Cast Machine Film
Cost: $48.00/roll x 200 = $9,600 Total.  
We have just made is so easy for you to stop wrapping pallets by hand and put an end to the suffering.  Start using your own Revolution Free Pallet Wrapper and enjoy pallets wrapped by machine.  Say goodbye to the hardship of hand wrapping, poorly wrapped pallets, product damage and freight claims.     
The new Revolution Free Pallet Wrapper has been designed to provide the same standards of durability, reliability and performance as the rest of the Revolution line. It is by far the most cost competitive machine in its class. With a maximum turntable speed of 10 RPM.
Built Tough with Heavy Duty steel for industrial applications. No plastic panels or covers to crack and fall apart. No belts to wear and dry out. This is the TANK of stretch wrappers (all chains and steel).
The Revolution ST High-Speed model is well-suited for loading by either fork lift or by pallet jack with an available ramp option.
Features and Specs:
-Eliminate the need for labor intensive manual hand wrapping

-Wraps pallet (55” x 55” x 84” H max.) weighing up to 3,000 Lbs

-Variable turntable speed: maximum 10 RPM

-Adjustable Top and Bottom wrap count (1-9)

-Forklift portable (front and back) design for easy transport

-Easy to use control panel all knobs and buttons

-Available loading ramp for pallet jack loading

-Double-SS Film carriage for constant stretch

-Load height sensing photo-eye 

-Rugged HEAVY DUTY steel construction 

-12-Point roller cam turntable support

-Heavy-duty industrial chain drives turntable.

-Dual chain film carriage drive enclosed inside mast

-Home position alignment stops turntable is same position

-Double-SS stretch film carriage is easy to load

-Power Requirements: 120V / 1Ph / 60Hz / 20A 
SKU:Revolution Free
Your Price: $9,600/EA



Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Resin Pricing Today - sending a mixed message

RESIN MARKET TODAY – SENDING A MIXED MESSAGE
The Dow Chemical Company - Polyethylene Price Notification Effective October 1, 2015
US Dow is saying up 7c/lb on October 1st
U.S. PE Market says we are down $0.04 in September.



"resin market activity improved, transactional volume rose and prices were mixed"

"Export markets are seeing sporadic activity, but volumes seem to be strong as the Houston resin warehouses are jammed full of material, presumably along with orders for international shipment – if not, watch out!"

"Polyethylene trading was much better, a fairly high volume of material changed hands"

"Prices seemed to find support early in the week and even up-ticked $.01/lb as good"

"bearishness returned to the PE arena as another wave of material hit the market, sending most grades down a net penny"

"Polyethylene contracts still seem to be settling down the $.04/lb nominated early in the month."

PE PRICES STEADY "Polyethylene prices were steady on average, although we noticed a certain level of firmness starting to enter the market."

COMPELLING LLDPE RESIN "considering the proposed $.04/lb September decrease, PE prices are now down $.13/lb during 2015. Resin is starting to appear compelling at these reduced levels."

LLDPE SEPTEMBER DOWN "Several Polyethylene producers offered to reduce September contracts by $.04/lb."
Trade News September 2015

More information here: www.quickpakinc.com



Amtopp's Loadstar PS Series Hand Wrap.

15" X 30GA X 1476' HAND WRAP

Amtopp's Loadstar PS SeriesHand Wrap.  Highly engineered premium PRESTRETCHED hand film uniquely formulated with superior puncture properties to grasp and hold corners on “C” loads. Unrivaled load-holding force, cling, clarity and unchallenged neck-down for maximum load surface coverage. 

It Reduces film weight/load by as much as 40% versus traditional hand films for lower cost/load and ultimate cost savings. Ergonomically designed light-weight rolls are mechanically prestretched for operator safety and increased productivity by reducing operator fatigue, stress and labor intensity.
Part Number: PSB0301501476AM-36

10.63 Lbs Per Case

36 Cases Per Pallet

** FREE Shipping On This Product **
SKU:15" x 30ga x 1476' Pre-Stretch Hand Wrap
Your Price:$17.90/case delivered


Friday, September 18, 2015

Stretch Film and Poly Prices Down for Sept

Spot Polyethylene activity improved, but fell short of exciting. Processors have been working down their inventories, only procuring minimally as needed while waiting for prices to continue lower.

This trend might be coming to an end as downstream resin supplies have thinned substantially, and considering the proposed $.04/lb September decrease, contract PE prices are now down $.13/lb during 2015.

More information at: www.quickpakinc.com



Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Litewrapper XT you can wrap pallets by hand walking forward with no bending.

Wrapping pallets by hand is pretty painful.  Walking backwards, bending over to wrap low on the pallet, overstretching to wrap the top of the pallet, burning hands as the roll spins in your hands.  Guaranteed to trip, pull a mussel or hurt your back.  Why not remover all this hassle with the Litewtapper XT stretch wrap system from Quick Pak Inc. 
Available in both cored and corless.  
With the Litewrapper XT you can wrap pallets by hand walking forward with no bending, burning hands and have the pallets look like they just came off an automatic pallet wrapping machine.
Why continue to suffer wrapping.
Benefits:
- A patented system to wrap pallets by hand

- Ergonomics: walking forward, NO bending, NO back pain

- Stronger & constant wrap, film is activated by the dispenser

- Less film, less time - wrap a pallet in less than one minute

- Stronger film : you need less walking around the pallet to get the right load retention

- No "neck down" better use of the film

- Cost savings: no core, no pay

- Bulk packed: saving on packaging costs : no cores, no cartons

- More pallets wrapped per roll, more rolls on a skid: less shipping costs to receive your packaging material

- Environment friendly: big waste reduction, reduction of transport.
Date: 2015-09-15 
Time: 11:52:05
More info here: www.quickpakinc.com



Monday, September 14, 2015

LitewrapperXT Starter Kit: 1 case of 18" x 1500' Litewrapper + Dispenser

STARTER KIT: 18" X 1500' LITEWRAPPER XT




Here you can get the LitewrapperXT Dispenser and 1 case of 18" x 1500' Litewrapper Hand wrap.
This is the only system where you can wrap a pallet by hand and have the finished pallet look like it came off an stretch wrapping machine.  Wrapped tight and all the way down on to the wood skid.  You can rope, x-wrap, crisscross over the top and sides of the pallet, all with only one hand.
Benefits of the LitewrapperXT Coreless:
- A patented system to wrap pallets by hand
- Walking forward, NO bending, NO back pain
- NO burning hands from wrapping
- Stronger & constant wrap
- Film is activated by the dispenser
- Less film, less time
- Wrap a pallet in less than one minute
- Less walking for a tight wrapped pallet
- No "neck down" better use of the film
- Cost savings: no core, no pay
- Case packed with no cores
- More pallets wrapped per roll
- Environment friendly: big waste reduction.
SKU:SK18" x 1500' Litewrapper XT
Your Price: $39.50/case

Order here: www.quickpakinc.com


Friday, September 11, 2015

LitewrapperXT Coreless Stretch Pallet Wrap

17" X 1500' LITEWRAPPER XT CORELESS

Litewrapper XT Coreless Dispenser one comes FREE with EVERY Pallet.
Free Freight on this item - pallet quantity orders only.


This is the only system where you can wrap a pallet by hand and have the finished pallet look like it came off an stretch wrapping machine.  Wrapped tight and all the way down on to the wood skid.  You can rope, x-wrap, crisscross over the top and sides of the pallet, all with only one hand.
Benefits of the LitewrapperXT Coreless:
- A patented system to wrap pallets by hand
- Walking forward, NO bending, NO back pain
- NO burning hands from wrapping
- Stronger & constant wrap
- Film is activated by the dispenser
- Less film, less time
- Wrap a pallet in less than one minute
- Less walking for a tight wrapped pallet
- No "neck down" better use of the film
- Cost savings: no core, no pay
- Case packed with no cores
- More pallets wrapped per roll
- Environment friendly: big waste reduction.
SKU:17" x 1500' Litewrapper XT Coreless
Your Price: $39.00/case delivered on pallet orders.



Thursday, September 3, 2015

No more burning hands while you wrap pallets!

No more burning hands while you wrap pallets!




The re-usable Quick Fix dispenser has been ergonomically designed to eliminate the problem of ”hot hands” associated with manual wrapping using traditional "cored" film.  This despenser is designed to be used with the HYBRiD Plus 3 coreless stretch film.
SKU:11091
Your Price:$4.50/ea

You can buy here: www.quickpakinc.com





NWD Coreless Stretch Wrap Dispenser

NWD Coreless Stretch Wrap Dispenser






The Quick Pak NWD Coreless Film Dispenser was designed to be used with our HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless Stretch Film.  The only stretch film rolls with no cardboard core waste.

The Quick Pak NWD Coreless Dispenser is a Lightweight, aluminum hand-held dispenser with Patented brake system ensures tighter wrap and less film wasted.

Keeps the user in a natural position to reduce back and work related injuries.

Accommodates various shaped pallets.

Achieves tighter wrapped pallets to reduce freight claims.

Self-oiling materials provide smooth, consistent action Tension control for preferred stretch.

Ships UPS

Made in the USA.

Specifications

Length: 60"

Weight: 4 lbs.

Handles: 11"-20" rolls of coreless film

Shipping size: 48" x 4.5" x 4.5"

Shipping weight: 5 lbs.

SKU:NWDcorless

Your Price:$180.00

Buy this unit here: www.quickpakinc.com




Litewrapper XT Stretch Film Dispenser

LITEWRAPPERXT STRETCH FILM DISPENSER

The all New LitewrapperXT from Quick Pak Inc.








Coreless stretch film – the future is here.  Why do you need a core?     
Benefits of the New LitewrapperXT with Coreless stretch pallet wrap:
- A patented system to wrap pallets by hand
- Ergonomics - walking forward, NO bending, NO back pain and NO burning hands
- Stronger & constant wrap, film is activated by the dispenser
- Less film, less time - wrap a pallet in less than one minute
- Stronger film - you need less walking around the pallet to get the right load retention
- No "neck down" better use of the film
- Cost savings: no core, no pay
- Bulk packed - saving on packaging costs - no cores - no cartons
- More pallets wrapped per roll, more rolls on a skid - less shipping costs to receive your stretch film
- Environment friendly - big waste reduction (no cores or boxes) - reduction of transport.
Start using this system today.  
SKU:DP212
Your Price: $125/EA

Buy here from: www.quickpakinc.com




Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Global Plastics & Polymers Market Advisory Service - CMAI

Global Plastics & Polymers Market Advisory Service - CMAI confirms that resin is Down 5 cents per pound.




More information from: www.quickpakinc.com