KB Packaging quality range of pallet wrap range is high-performance films providing major benefits to users who want to reduce pallet wrapping costs compared with traditional thicker films.
These films are suitable for awkwardly shaped pallet loads. It’s available for both hand and machine applications.
Pallet Wrap, Stretch Film & Stretch Wrap solutions
KB Packaging is a leading UK provider of coloured and clear pallet wrap (sometimes called cling film), stretch film and stretch wrap. Pallet wrap is a fast and cost-effective solution for pallet stability, to store, ship and distribute pallets of goods in a stable, covered, and water-resistant method.
Over the last few years, the manufacturing processes have changed in view of producing a pallet wrap that is thinner, stronger and has less carbon impact on the environment. These films are now available giving you the opportunity to save on costs, environmental impact and packaging waste.
The latest films also contain 30% of recycled content which saves on the plastic tax and your carbon footprint.
The Invicta range of pallet wrap consists of the more traditional films that have been widely used for many years. Over time the performance has increased due to increased technology in the manufacturing process making thinner films strong to maximise efficiency, cost and reduce waste. These films are used for the manufacture of hand rolls and machine rolls used with Pallet Wrapers with stretch up to 100 – 250% stretch capabilities.
Standard Pallet Wrap
Standard film is one of the original types of pallet wrap for pallet wrappers that have a core brake tension system. This type of film has a stretch ratio, or elongation, of around 150% and typically would be used on light to medium weight pallets.
Standard film is manufactured in 20mu and 23 mu thicknesses.
Power Pre-Stretch film
Power Pre-Stretch film is a film that will stretch 250 – 400% and is used on pallet wrappers that have a power pre-stretch unit in the film carriage. Due to the high percentage of stretch, you achieve more wrapped pallets per roll.
Pre-stretch film is a type of stretch wrap film that has been stretched near its breaking point before being wound onto its cardboard core. The pallet wrap is typically pre-stretched to around 90%, which is why pre-stretched film is thinner than most other pallet wraps.
With this type of film, you can apply it to the pallet at a lower tension. The plastic memory retention kicks in after it’s been wrapped and the film contracts around the pallet to secure the load.
The Invictus range of pallet wrap is a multilayered film designed to maximise strength and reduce the amount of packaging waste and is available in two types.
The Invictus film with 30% recycled content replaces all of the standard and power pre-stretch films reducing your carbon footprint, saving on plastic tax and reducing your cost per wrapped pallet.
Invictus™ multi-layer nano technology stretch film
Multilayer film has been designed using, nano-technology, as a direct replacement for the standard and power pre-stretch film to increase performance and reduce the amount of packaging waste. By altering the composition of the individual film layers is has been possible to create a very thin film that outperforms a standard film and the amount of film used per wrapped pallet is less.
In addition to saving in packaging waste, there is also a cost-saving as the cost per wrapped pallet is also less.
There are two different film specs. One to replace standard film and another to replace power pre-stretch film.
Invictus™ nano technology stretch film with 30% recycled content
Lower your cost per wrapped pallet
Reduce your carbon footprint
Plastic tax Free
Multi-Layer film with 30% recycled content
Multilayer is now available in a film that contains 30% of recycled content that really does work. Unlike some recycled products the Invictus film is manufactured using the multilayer nano-technology and the performance is equal to the standard nano films.
With this film not only do you have all the benefits of high performing pallet wrap but you will also save on the packaging tax, reduce your carbon footprint and reduce your cost per wrapped pallet.
Do you know your cost per wrapped pallet?
Often in the busy world of warehousing and distribution we don’t know our true cost of wrapping pallets or our efficiency levels.
Measuring this can also be a difficult task.
KB Packaging offer a free pallet wrap audit comprising of:
From the report you will know your true cost per wrapped pallet and your increased level of efficiency.
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Pallet Stability is a science not just a packaging process and there are many misunderstandings about different films.
The traditional way to increase pallet stability is to either use a thicker film or apply more. Whilst this is always an option, there are better ways to acheive the same or better results using a higher spec film and make savings.
How can I increase pallet stability and make a saving?
To increase pallet stability you need to have a consistant retaining force on your pallets. This is only achieved by the film you are using. If you want to maintain a high level of retaining force and make savings then the Invictus multilayer film (nanotechnology) is what you should be using as it reduces the amount of plastic you use, increases pallet stabilty and reduces the cost per wrapped pallet.
How does multilayer film increase pallet stability?
Multilayer film (nanotechnology) is made up of multiple of layers of film with different molicular orientaions (cross linked). This means it is puncture, tear resistant and can be produced using a thinner micron than traditional films and give a higher level of retaining force.
Why is multilayer film better for the environment?
This is the main reason why this film has been developed.
Does Invictus multilayer film cost more?
No. It’s a one size fits all. Whatever type of film you are using the cost per wrapped pallet will be less.
What is nanotechnology?
Nanoscience and nanotechnology is the study and application of extremely small things and can be used across many science fields. One nanometer is a billionth of a meter. Today’s scientists and engineers are finding a wide variety of ways to deliberately make materials at the nanoscale to take advantage of their enhanced properties such as higher strength and lighter weight. Invictus pallet wrap is just one of the many results.
Will Invictus film work with my existing pallet wrapper?
Absolutely it will.
Not only that, there may be other machine options that could make you extra savings by stretching the film more to get more yield.