What’s the Difference between Shrink Wrap and Stretch Film?

If you’ve been using shrink or stretch wrap for years, then you may know the difference between them better than you know the back of your own hand. But the terms are often used interchangeably and it can become confusing if you’re trying to work out what you’re looking for. If you’ve only ever come into contact with one or the other, then the opposite side of things could be alien to you.


Luckily, if you’re a novice wrapper, then our experts will be able to guide you through the process to work out what the best solution for you is. We’re also capable of creating bespoke stretch wrap options to ensure that you get exactly what you need for your business, every single time.


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Stretch Wrap

This highly elastic plastic is usually wrapped around a large number of objects to keep them secure and provide stability. Being extremely versatile means that it could be for holding stock in place on warehouse palettes, or farmers may use it to keep their hay bales together, or another reason entirely!


Stretch wrap also has the added benefits of protecting against damage in transportation and against environmental conditions such as moisture and dust.


Better yet, technological advancements mean that, here at Dennisons, we create our film using additive-free LLDPE. The benefit to you is that it’s fully recyclable, making you feel good and your business look great!


There are multiple types of wrap that are appropriate for different industries and businesses. For instance, our agricultural stretch film uses the latest extrusion technology for guaranteed strength, puncture-resistance and UV stability.


Stretch wrap is also one of the most cost-effective ways of wrapping because of its strength and reliability.




Shrink Wrap

You may have heard stretch wrap referred to as ‘shrink wrap’ in the past because it pulls everything together ‘shrinking’ bulky products. However, this isn’t quite what shrink wrap is.


It’s actually the process of cutting around an individual product and using a heat seal. An example of this would be the plastic that you get around a CD or DVD case – not quite what you need for wrapping palettes!


So if you’re looking for stretch film and want the experts to supply it, look no further than Dennisons. If you want to know more about the differences between our large range of stretch wrap, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0161 242 1275. A member of our friendly team will be more than happy to help!