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Alpha Pallet wrapping
machinery and services

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0333 123 6666

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Alpha Pallet wrapping machinery and services
from Focus Packaging Ltd
- for enquiries, call us on 0333 123 6666

Pallet Wrapping Film

Today, pallet wrapping machines can be categorised into 4 groups. Each category requiring a different type of stretch film, defined by the stretch ratios (pre stretch gearing) of the machine

The 4 groups are as follows;-
Group 1/ mechanical brake machines;- no stretch
Group 2/ power stretch machines with 100/200% stretch, mainly the older machines.
Group 3/ super power stretch 200% to 300% stretch, today’s machines
Group 4/ Ultra high stretch 300% to 500% coming now, and for the future

It’s important that the stretch ratio of machine be identified before buying the film. We can assist you here, (free of charge).

If the wrong film is applied to the machine, the experience will be problems with film, easy to identify. The more problematic and serious problem will be the cost of wrapping your pallets (this is not visual). This can double or even triple in cost if the wrong type of film is being used. Hard to identify. We can help you here, (free of charge) and also help save you money.

We understand both pallet wrapping machine and stretch film and the relationship that exists between them. We also have engineers on the road who can repair and maintain your pallet wrapping machine.

Importance of maximising the stretch,
1/ it will save you money
2/ reduce your packaging waste returns
3/ produces better and more securely wrapped pallets.
4/ reduce your labour and storage content

We offer the widest range of high quality machine stretch films available with the top end being a 12 micron film capable of 300% stretch, its all in stock, ready for immediate delivery, not only that every purchase, is backed up by full technical support in every aspect of wrapping your pallets. Money back guarantee if the quality fails. Call us and find out more.

Machine pallet wrap is available as either, a cast or blown stretch film, and you can be sure that pallet wrap packaging materials provided by Focus Packaging will be of the highest quality and fit for purpose.

Blown material is good for lower temperature application and has high a puncture resistance values
It can be coloured opaque or just tinted
Cast material can be coloured and printed with your own Logo, including the power stretch versions

Widths greater than 500mm in both cast or blown are by special order

Films available from stock or by special order

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Group 1 machines

Core brake, mechanical brake or electro mechanical brake pallet wrappers
These require a film that does not need to stretch.

Standard stretch (0 to 100%) films
A/ BETA/TS/7L Standard cast pallet wrap is clear 500mm wide,
Thickness from 17 to 30 micron

Other cast films can be printed with your own logo or copy
Standard cast colours available from stock
500mm x 23 mcr; – black, white, and blue

B/ Blown pallet wrap is clear 500mm wide
Thickness from 17 to 35 mcr
Colours available

C/BETAPre stretched film available as 7, 8, 9& 10 mcr. Rolled edge or feather edged
Pre-programmed 15 mcr film that has the equivalent strength of 20 mcr. (money saver)

D/ Vent and Breath perforated pallet wrap, affectionately called holy wrap
For products that need to BREATH, FREEZE or COOL
large holes,VERY STRONG with rolled edges & reinforcing strips between the holes, for full length of roll

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Group 2 machines

For the older power stretch machines with stretch ratios between 100 to 200%,
BETA power stretch 100 to 240% stretch
Area for potential cost savings especially if production levels have gone up since the purchase date.

A/ BETA/TP/7L100 to 240% power stretch cast pallet wrap clear 500mm wide,
Thickness from 17 to 30 micron. Clear.

Other cast power stretch films can be printed with your own logo or copy
Standard colours available from stock
Stock colours 500mm x 23 mcr; – black, white, and blue

B/ Power stretch blown 100 to 240% pallet wrap clear 500mm wide
Thickness from 12 to 35 mcr
Colours available are by;- request from 17 mcr upwards black white blue and green

C/ Orbital Wrapping machines
Cast film 250mm wide stretching from 150/170%

D/ Vent and Breath perforated pallet wrap, affectionately called holy wrap
Holes appear during the stretching process for products that need to BREATH, FREEZE or COOL. Large holes

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Group 3 machines

For the newer power stretch machines working with gearing ratios between 250 to 300%.
Super power stretch (250 to 300%) films
In this category of machine with the correct type of cast film it’s possible to find savings of 20 to 40% over group 2 products on material savings without losing any strength from the stretch wrap

A/ This is the area of the newer hiteck films, they are constructed with more layers of film, in our case its either 5 or 7 layers. This makes them stronger with higher levels of stretch starting with thinner microns (thickness) for example we have our
BETA/TSP/7L @ 12 micron stretching to 250% or
BETA/MSP/5L @ 13 micron stretching to 300%
Thickness ranges from 12 to 30 mcr

Other films
Colours available are white and black opaque

B/ Orbital Wrapping machines
Cast film 250mm wide stretching to 250%

C/ 250 to 300% power stretch blown pallet wrap clear 500mm wide
Thickness from 17 to 35 mcr
Colours available are by request; – black white blue and green

D/For products that need to BREATH, FREEZE or COOL
Vent and Breath perforated pallet wrap, affectionately called holy wrap. Holes appear during the stretching process. 300% stretch, large hole

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Group 4 machines

For pallet wrapping machines working with gearing (stretch ratios) from 300 to 400%
Ultra high stretch 300 to 400% films

This is a totally new region for the development of films to match the pallet wrapping machines stretching abilities. Savings are possible but as to date we are unable to quantify these. But 50% savings seems realistic from group 2 materials.

What we do know; – is that we have installed 4 Alpha 508 pallet wrapping machines with 300% fixed pre stretch. These pallet wrappers have been running 24/7 with our ULTRA/Nano technology/ 12 mcr Super High Performance stretch film. Over 12 months, machines and stretch film have produced 11million 200 thousand meters of stretched film (from 1000×16.76kgs rolls) without a single complaint on quality or performance. The film has wrapped 238,000 pallets
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A/ In this category we can offer
Cast 33 layered ULTRA STRETCH Nano films,12 to 30 mcr. Clear only.

B/Blown power stretch (low noise) pallet wrap clear 300 to 380% stretch x 500mm wide
Ranges in thickness from 17 to 20 mcr
Colours not available