Packaging film is a universal packaging material that can be used to pack both individual goods and several goods together. Packaging film is a good solution for moving, transportation, and it is also useful for various economic needs.
Packaging film is a flexible packaging material that is particularly widely used in manufacturing companies of various industries. Depending on the type of film, it can be used both manually, when wrapping by hand, and in special wrapping equipment, for example, for wrapping on pallets. The packaging film is available in rolls, wound on a cylindrical cardboard core.
The packaging film offers the following advantages:
- flexible material adaptable to different geometric shapes;
- easy to wind, fasten and remove;
- protection against dirt, moisture, dust and minor mechanical damage during transportation;
- safe protection from environmental influence;
- does not increase the weight and volume of the wrapped product;
- transparent films allow you to see all the information provided on the product packaging;
- neat and careful appearance of the packaged goods;
- the possibility to wrap together several identical or different groups of goods.
Types of packaging film:
- Hand film – packaging film used for wrapping various goods manually, i.e. by hand.
- Pallet film – high-strength packaging film intended for wrapping pallets. Depending on the type of this film, it can be used both by hand and as a machine film used in automated pallet wrapping equipment.
- Pre-stretch film – a film pre-stretched to a certain thickness. It is used for both manual wrapping and machine wrapping. This film requires less effort when wrapped by hand. In general, less film is required compared to standard films and the overall cost is lower.
- We offer a choice of several types of packaging films for durable and safe packaging. The assortment includes high-quality products offered by reliable and proven European manufacturers. All packaging films comply with the standards set by Latvia and the European Union.
What to know when choosing a packaging film:
- Thickness – the most important parameter of the film, which is measured in microns (µm) and indicates the strength of the film. The higher the number of microns, the more durable the film. The most common thickness of hand and machine films is 12–35µm, of pre-stretched films – 7–10µm.
- Width – tends to vary depending on the intended use. For example, the packaging film intended for pallets can be 430–750mm wide, narrower films are intended for manual packaging, for example, only 100mm wide.
- Elongation – another indicator of strength, measured as a percentage (%). The higher the percentage, the more durable the film. For standard pallet films, the stretch can vary from 150 to 300%. The stretch can withstand a load of up to 1000kg.
- Roll weight – a parameter that allows you to make sure that the amount of film on the roll corresponds to the desired amount. A low roll weight may indicate an inappropriate film thickness. On average, the weight of one roll of hand film is 1.80–2.10kg, of machine film – 15–50kg.
- Colour – transparent, white, black or blue.