Using a pallet wrap is one of the most convenient ways to pack different items. These plastic wraps are not only good for packaging purposes; they also hold the items inside secured and protected from surface damage. They also keep the wrapped items in a stable position, thus they are kept from moving during transport.
However, there are people who do not know how to use a pallet wrap effectively. They tend to wrap their packaged items with thick layers of plastic, which is actually unnecessary. It is thus important to know how to use this kind of plastic wrapper, as a roll of pallet wrap proves to be more expensive than other kinds of packaging materials.
If you intend to use a pallet wrap, it is first a must that you choose a kind that is made of thick plastic. Pallet wraps in general are thin and very stretchable, but you can easily tell the difference between the thin and thinner ones by feeling their texture and consistency. You may want to choose the kind that doesn’t easily wrinkle, as this indicates that the wrap is more flexible and resilient to damage.
You may also want to test the elasticity of the pallet wrap before actually using it. You can stretch a sample sheet and see how far it can expand without getting distorted or tearing apart. Plastic wraps that lose their elasticity in the process are obviously of low quality, thus you cannot rely on them for your packaging needs.
Once you’ve chosen a pallet wrap to use, the next thing you have to learn is the effective ways to wrap your items. Regardless if you’re packing big cartons or small boxes, it is important that you know how to wrap them properly so that you won’t end up wasting rolls of pallet plastic.
If you are packing smaller items, you should first check whether they are placed securely inside their containers. Make sure that they are positioned in a way that they don’t move or rock inside their boxes or cans, and if they happen to do so then better wrap them with paper first. This makes the items inside more resilient to shock. Once you have them secured, you can wrap their containers with pallet wrap. As much as possible, tightly cover all the visible parts of the container and seal it accordingly so that it will be ready for transport.
Meanwhile, if you are packing stacks of cargo, such as big cartons, then you should have them placed in a stable position first, in a way that they are not at risk to shaking or moving. This will allow you to wrap them easily and effectively without using more plastic.