Should I be using one-sided cling films?

The cling on your stretch wrap is your choice. Cling is a bonding agent added to stretch film that causes the film to be sticky or clingy, and you can choose just how sticky it is on one side, or both. Often, using the wrong stretch cling can cause shipping damage that is easily avoidable with the right film selection. 

Two Sided Stretch Film (has cling or tack on both sides of the film)

Differential Cling Stretch Film (Has less cling or tack on one side)

One Sided Cling Stretch Film (has cling or tack on one side and none on the other)

Has your shipping/receiving department run into problems with your pallets sticking to one another, tearing the film before it leaves the dock, causing re-wraps and unreliable load containment? Or worse, tearing during transit, causing damaged loads before arriving at their final destination?

If your product overhangs the pallet, you can easily remedy these issues by requesting your next stretch order with a one-sided cling. You can wrap your films with the cling on the inside facing the load, with zero cling on the outside of the pallet. This will allow separate pallets to easily slide against one another without causing damage to the load or the film.

The cores on some of the stretch films we supply are printed with arrows facing one direction for easy user operation when loading onto a wrapper, letting them know which side the cling will face.

More information is available from our packaging dept: 813 242 6995.  Or visit us at:


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