Just about everybody who has ever walked into a warehouse knows that pallet wrap is a staple of any modern operation. Given its affordability and ease of use, this is no surprise. For those of you who may not already know, it provides a quick and easy way to keep lightweight goods safely secured onto pallets. An unwrapped pallet is an accident waiting to happen.
You probably also know that pallet wrap comes in many different gauges and colours. What is more confusing is the difference between ‘blown’ and ‘cast’ pallet wrap. These two types are made differently and have different properties, pros and cons.
Blown pallet wrap 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 pallet wrap is created by feeding a sheet of heated resin along with a rolling path with chilled rollers. The cooling solidifies the film, and it is made into large rolls.
About now you’re probably thinking “that’s great, but what does that mean to me, the end user?” Well, I’ll tell you. It boils down to this:
Cast pallet wrap has a clear, glossy finish. This means that it is easier to read labels, barcodes through it. It also allows RFID and other scanning technology to be used without errors, so cast pallet wrap is an absolute must if anybody needs to read anything through your pallet wrap. Blown wrap, by comparison, is hazy and dull. Cast film unwinds much more quietly than blown. It is also easier to stretch and control the gauge with cast film.
So there you have it. As with most things, the better choice will depend upon your application.
If you’re feeling full-bottle on wraps and would like to order some, check out our range. If you still have questions, go ahead and drop us a line and one of our friendly staff will be delighted to help you.
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Well, it’s tax time again, and we want to make keeping your financial records organised that little bit easier by offering a 10% discount for online customers who use the code EOFY2018 at checkout. Each customer will be able to use this code once within the month of June. Happy shopping and as always if we can assist with anything else, feel free to contact us (or get in touch via our live chat).
We hope you’re enjoying using our online store, but we thought you should know that we’re still more than happy to receive orders via email, phone or even fax. Whichever way you prefer to order is our favourite way, too. Whilst the online store does allow customers to view their previous orders for easier re-ordering, we understand that sometimes email or phone is just more convenient. So, if you’d like to order via email, go ahead and let us know at email@example.com, and if phone is your thing, call us on 1800 355 610. You could even order via the live-chat on our website, if you really wanted to.
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As always, thank you for your time and have a great day.
Our list of delivery locations is always expanding, and so is the list of products that we offer. This can sometimes make pricing shipping difficult, as sending a filing cabinet interstate is very different to posting some labels down the road. When you arrive at the cart, our website will do its best to calculate a shipping fee that matches your order. However, the process is not perfect and sometimes the results can be… unexpected.
If this happens to you, let us know. Once we know what you would like to order and where it’s going, we will be able to arrange shipping for you manually and update the website so that next time the correct shipping fee will be calculated automatically.