Have you considered downgauging your stretch film to save money? What if you did the opposite? Many manufacturers and distribution centers often think the solution to save is to lower the gage on their stretch film. This often causes longer wrap times and reduced load strength.

Shippers had a partner that recently had this issue. They had an automatic wrapper for their stretch film application. Their wrap time had increased due to the downgauge and there was now a bottle neck of pallets at the wrapper.

A solution was offered to up gauge the film. This increased contact on loads with less wrap and decreased wrap time by 55%. This eliminated the bottleneck and saved our partner over $30,000 per year. Need a solution like this? Ask your supplier or give our experts at Shippers Supply a call.