Shrink The Wrapping Waste!

Reducing waste is a major concern at present. These days, environmentally-minded policies and eco-friendly initiatives are constantly looking for ways to reduce mankind’s negative impact on the world, and cutting down on waste is a major player to this end. At Dennison Stretch Films, we’re entirely committed to such a way of thinking, and so we are always searching for ways to reduce the wastage during our very own stretch and shrink wrap processes.


In this post, we will be looking at the ways in which wastage can be kept to a minimum, and how that affects you, our valued customers! We’ll also give you the info on how we are able to keep wastage to a minimum, while also keeping our prices reasonable and your items safe at all times.


Avoid Stretching the Waste!


One of the main ways in which we can cut down on the waste produced by the stretch wrapping process is to increase the load efficiency of the pallets. To do this, we need to assess the stability of the pallets and the way in which they are packed.

For each pallet, we would address the following:

– The load height
– The number of units per pallet
– The dimensions of each pallet
– The number of outer packages and their compression values

Keeping everything to a minimum and ensuring the pallet is compact before the wrapping is applied is one sure way to reduce the wastage. As each stretch wrap project will be different, it is important to receive any dimensional information before the wrapping process begins to ensure there is enough wrap, and also to make sure any waste is kept to a minimum.

Shrivel the Shrink Wrap!


Reducing the shrink wrap wastage for each project is something we consistently strive for. Similar to stretch wrapping, this additional unused wrap comes around when wrapping multiple products of varying sizes.

If only a few products of different sizes are to be wrapped, it is more economical to use one large roll of shrink wrap, whereas if there are many objects of differing sizes, a centrefold film width for each size may be a good investment to dramatically reduce the waste for this process.

The use of shrink bags for small items is also an excellent way of cutting down on the amount of waste. If items are small, the waste usually comes from the excess bag space that the item doesn’t fill. A lot of shrink bags are over 6-8 inches wide, so some items produce a lot of excess wrap.


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Within these bags, you can include multiple items, rather than wrapping an item individually. This eradicates unnecessary usage of a new strip of film and produces far less waste, even if the multiple items are to be separated once they have been shrink wrapped.

How We Help


Here at Dennison Stretch Films, we offer a wide variety of bespoke stretch films to fit your specific needs. This means we can create the exact size film for your wrap, completely eradicating any wastage while still keeping your items fully protected and stable.


Being able to produce our own film using our automated machines means we always carry stock in our warehouse. This stock is produced to be durable, strong and is pre-tested to ensure it is the best we can offer.


If you want to find out more about what we do here at Dennison Stretch Films, or have a query that you think we may be able to help with, don’t hesitate to contact us on +44 (0) 161 2421275.


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