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Stretch Wrap is ideal for securing irregular shaped loads. A quick, quiet and clear way of wrapping, stabilising and securing palletised goods. Protects from dust and weather when in storage, and retains it's tension whilst in transit.
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Shrinkfilm is by far the most common product we supply and incorporates a huge range of sizes from 250mm wide collation shrinkfilm to 6 metre wide shrink pallet covers for wrapping modular buildings.
Shrinkfilm is extruded using very specific polymers, and when there is a shortage of raw material they are always the hardest to source and therefore subject to the most severe price increases and sometimes a complete lack of product.
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Disadvantages of traditional hand rolls:
- Very noisy to use.
- Sticky on both sides so stretch wrapped pallets stored next to each other will stick to each other. This can be dangerous when unloading from a delivery wagon.
- Needs to be properly stretched to be effective which is very hard work by hand and a potential health and safety hazard.
- When stretching the film you are narrowing the width which results in more film having to be used and consequently a higher cost to wrap each pallet and increased waste.
Advantages of Polybags stretch:
- Low noise
- Sticky only on the side that needs to stick to the pallet
- Stretched by machine to 600 metres at the point of manufacture, maximising the yield and making it less hard work to use
- Supplied on wider rolls to give maximum output and reduce the time taken to wrap each pallet
- Less roll changes means less waste and less cost per pallet to you
- Reduces cost
- Reduces production down time
- Reduces waste
- Improves yield
- Improves performance
Ideal for securing irregular shaped loads. A quick, quiet and clear way of wrapping, stabilising and securing palletised goods. Protects from dust and weather when in storage, and retains it's tension whilst in transit.
- Cast film is by far the most popular type of stretch wrap in use, and offers superior adhesion.
- Blown film is recommended for use in low temperature environments, for example deep freeze storage.
- Security film is an opaque black, which disguises the contents of your packs and so helps prevent theft.
Clear Medium Duty Layflat Tubing
Easy opening Medium Duty polythene layflat tubing in convenient standard length rolls. Clear. The width is measured folded flat, it is not the diameter. For the diameter divide twice the width by 3.142.
Clear Heavy Duty Layflat Tubing
Easy opening Heavy Duty polythene layflat tubing in convenient standard length rolls. Clear. N.B. The width is measured folded flat, it is not the diameter.
Ultra Heavy Duty Layflat Tubing
The ultimate in strength and abrasion resistance. Ideal for transit packing of long items where conventional packing may get torn off. Also widely used in export packing. Easy opening in convenient 250ft (77m) length rolls. Clear. The width is measured folded flat, it is not the diameter.
Black Heavy Duty Layflat Tubing
Black Layflat tubing in high quality virgin polythene. Only available in 500g to offer high strength and light protection. All rolls 500ft / 153m The width is measured folded flat, it is not the diameter.
This product can be made to almost any size and gauge, plain, coloured or printed (all subject to minimum's). Can be used for packing of long items or made into bags with the use of a heat sealer.
Make your own polythene bags. Handy for wrapping those awkward-shaped items such as French loaves, large salmon and trout etc. Simply cut to the desired length and tie a knot in each end.
Polythene Layflat Tubing & Heat Sealers
Clear polythene layflat tubing on rolls is especially useful for cutting to your desired length when you need to wrap long thin objects for which 'off-the-shelf' polythene bags are not available. For a really professional job we can supply a heat sealing machine which will enable you to make your own bags and sealed sleeves.
Medium duty black layflat polythene tubing
- Secure and confidential protection.
- Versatile: produce polythene bags to suit specific product requirements, and keep your products concealed and confidential.
- Easy to use: to create your own bags simply insert your product into the tubing, cut to required length and heat seal one or both ends.
- Resistant: manufactured from 400 gauge / 100 micron polythene.
Our polythene tubing on a roll lets you make bags that are tailored to fit any size or shape product. Simply slide the tubing over the item, cut to desired length, and close both ends by tying or with tape, staples, or heat sealer.
Very strong polythene sheeting for temporary protection of large areas. Supplied for ease of use in prefolded sheets.
Lay Flat Polythene Tube
Quality clear polythene in a tube. Our polythene tubing can be used to create custom packaging for products of all sizes or for creating extra long polythene bags. Available in different widths.
Make your own Polythene Bags or create a temporary pipe with our high quality Polythene Layflat Tubing. This polythene tube on the roll is available in many widths from 2"-60" wide and in light, medium and heavy duty grades.
Polythene Layflat Tubing
Layflat poly tubing can simply be cut to desired size and when used in conjunction with our heat sealers, bags can be made to any length. Tubing is available in widths from 25mm to over 2M and in gauges from 100 - 1200 Custom sizes, colours, printing and various additives available on request.
Layflat polythene tubing is ideal for use with a heat sealer to create your own polythene protection for items that would not fit in a standard polythene bag.
It is especially useful for packing particularly long items and components.
Our flexibility between different extrusion lines allows us to offer keen lead times on all sizes of Tubing from small orders up to large tonnage orders.
Layflat Tubing also offered as:
- Antistatic Polythene Tubing
- Coloured Polythene Tubing
- Printed Polythene Tubing
- Gusseted Polythene Tubing
Light,Medium & Heavy Duty Polythene Layflat Tubing
Light duty clear polythene layflat tubing to create your own polythene bags with lay flat tubing. Odd shapes and long products are then easy to seal in polythene. Simply insert your product into the tubing, cut the polythene layflat tubing to the required length and heatseal at both ends.
How should I use polythene film?
Ideal for packaging 'difficult to wrap' items. Simply insert item into tubing and cut to required length. Heat seal both ends to create made-to-measure bags.
Polythene protect and cover your products.
Ideal for wrapping products of varying lengths, as it saves the requirement of keeping different bags in stock. Being Heavy Duty it ensures good protection to your products and reduces the risk of tearing.
Other sizes that are available are: 4", 5", 6", 8", 12", 14", and 18". Alternatively any size can be made to order.
Most plastic used in general packaging today is polythene. To help you specify your polythene requirements we provide you with the following guide to help you understand the various terms and grades available.
Polythene thickness is measured in microns and gauges.
- Metric - 1 micron (mic) = 0.001mm
- Imperial - 1 gauge = 0.004mm
- 1 micron (mic) = 4 gauge (g)
Regranulated Polythene - (also known as Regran, Recycled, Reworked)
Manufactured from re-cycled polythene film, regranulated polythene products are often used in non-critical applications where quality is not a major requirement.
Competitively priced this grade of polythene can be considered the lowest grade of polythene film. Most commonly used in industrial applications such as builder's films, and refuse sacks. Plastic film that is not manufactured from regranulated polythene is sometimes referred to as virgin polythene.
Low Density Polythene Film - (LDPE)
This polythene grade is known for being a general-purpose product. The majority of Polybags stock products such as the Lay Flat tubing are made using LDPE polymers. Polybags can manufacture any film or bag shape using this type of polythene, tailor made for your requirement.
Shrink Polythene Film
Shrink polythene can best be described as heat reactive polythene which when shrunk forms a tight protective barrier around a given object. For example a pallet cover gives protection against the elements, whilst securely holding it's contents during transportation. Shrink polythene is used in both manual and automated applications, with either a heat shrink gun or a shrink tunnel, both of which Polybags Ltd can also supply.
Linear Low Density Polythene Film - (LLDPE)
Similar to Low Density, Linear Low Density polythene offers greater range in its performance characteristics, particularly its superior strength properties. Polybags has over 40 years experience manufacturing this type of polythene.
Heavy Duty Polythene Film
Heavy duty polythene film is approximately 30% stronger than standard LDPEs, and offers superb added strength properties, such as greater tear and puncture resistance. Heavy duty film is a yield increasing durable polythene. When compared to a standard LDPE, Heavy duty plastic film can be reduced in thickness and offer comparable performance to that of a thicker LDPE. This high performance money saving film is a direct alternative to LDPEs, and worth enquiring about.
High Density Polythene Film- (HDPE)
HDPE film has a cloudy appearance and when folded creases easily. With excellent resistance properties and added stiffness HDPE is more suited to automated applications then other polythene films. The most common use for HDPE is found in the reduced thickness supermarket carrier bag.
Co-extruded Poly Film
Multi-layer poly film consisting of different polymer grades, most commonly seen in grow bags or mailing film. (Black inner and white outer) The different performance characteristics of co-extruded polythene are endless and can be tailored specifically to meet your requirements.
Polythene Layflat Tubing - PLFT
A continuous roll of polythene tubing stocked in light 120 gauge, medium 250 gauge and heavy duty 500 gauge. Roll widths available from 2" to 48" although we can extrude up to 54" flat if required. Layflat can also be printed with your own design.
Polythene Layflat Tubing & Heat Sealers
Clear polythene layflat tubing on rolls is very useful for cutting to your desired length when you need to wrap long objects for which 'off-the-shelf' polythene bags are not available. For a really professional job we can also supply a heat sealing machine which will enable you to make your own bags and sealed sleeves.
Polythene Layflat Tubing FAQs
Polythene Layflat tubing, or just "layflat", is an endless and seamless tube of polythene in exactly the state in which it comes from the extrusion machine. Looked at simply it is a continuous polythene bag with no bottom!
How can I secure the ends of my layflat?
You can close layflat by all the same methods as any polythene bag. Most people tape the ends, some use a stapler and many heat-seal the ends. You can even tighten cable ties around the ends!
Is layflat tubing watertight?
Yes, whilst it isn't completely airtight it is fully watertight.
Can I freeze layflat wrapped round fish?
Yes - polythene is temperature stable down to domestic deep freeze levels.
Can I use layflat as air-ducting?
Yes - lots of people use layflat as cheap air-ducting; not only that, but wherever you want extra air simply make a hole in the duct! It can also be used to carry air-born products into silos, etc.
What is the diameter of 12" (305mm) layflat?
Our listed layflat dimensions are half the circumference (i.e. twice the width when laid flat). This means that a 305mm wide tube does NOT fit a 305mm dia pipe. The formula required is Circumference divided by Pi (3.142) = Diameter. Or, Diameter X Pi = Circumference. So, to go over a 305mm pipe the layflat circumference would need to be (305 x 3.142) 958mm = 479mm laid flat width. The nearest available size is 508mm (20") - a nice fit with a little to spare.
Can I make my own bags from layflat tubing?
Yes, you'll need a heat sealer with a cutter to make life easy, but if you are packing components of various lengths with a common width layflat is the ideal solution. It saves stocking loads of different bags and none get borrowed for sandwiches.
Pallet Shrink Film
Pallet shrink film provides transparent all weather protection. It is ideal for stabilising heavy palletised goods while in transit. This range of polythene centrefold, tubing and pallet bags are used with our pallet guns.
Clear polythene centre fold sheeting is ideal for floor and general protection. This product is also widely used to protect the top of pallets from moisture and dirt. We sell three popular rolls from stock in various polythene thicknesses(Gauge.) The width of the rolls are all 1 metre wide but depending on the polythene gauge will open to either 2 metres wide or 4 metres wide when unfolded.
Polythene Layflat Tubing
Create your own polythene bags with lay flat tubing. To be used in conjunction with one of our 300mm or 400mm wide polythene heatsealers. Odd shapes and long products are then easy to seal in polythene. Simply insert your product into the tubing, cut the polythene to the required length and heat seal at both ends.
Shrinkwrap kits that cuts and seals shrink film in one operation. These shrink wrap systems include a hot air blower and unrolling device. A professional and economical way to shrink wrap your products.
Shrink Wrap Rolls
This economic clear film is for use with one of our shrink wrap kits which cuts and seals the shrink film in one operation. It enhances the presentation of your products while protecting against dirt and dust. Popular applications include shrinkwrapping smaller products such as DVD's, videos, books and toys.
Layflat tubing provides cut to fit protection for long length items such as pipes and tubes. The tubing can be sealed using an Impulse sealer to create the size of bag you require.
Shrink quality pallet covers for protecting products stored on pallets. Ideal for warehouse and outside storage. To be used in conjunction with a shrink gun.