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Wide range of stretch wrap and film available now

Macfarlane Packaging can offer a wide range of stretch wrap products, including hand stretch wrap, pre-stretch stretch wrap, and machine applied stretch film.

Our range of stretch films are available in a range of roll widths and lengths, and we can even provide different film thicknesses from medium through to super-heavy duty film. We keep both clear and black stretch wrap in stock as standard. Perfect if you’re looking to secure your products on pallets for transit.

Many of our stretch films come with 30% recycled content as standard, so they do not attract the Plastic Packaging Tax.

If you’re looking to reduce the amount of stretch film you use or reduce costs you may want to consider our stretch film review service. We can help you wrap more pallets with less stretch film. Click here to learn more.

Macfarlane Packaging can also help you with a full range of stretch wrap

Custom Stretch Wrap from Macfarlane Packaging

Custom stretch wrap

Macfarlane Packaging can supply custom stretch film for hand and machine application. We can match bespoke sizes, colours and micron to your specifications. Contact us with your enquiry.

Stretch Wrap Automation and Stretch Wrapping Machines from Macfarlane Packaging

Stretch wrap automation

Wrapping more than 10-15 pallets a day? It might be time to invest in a stretch wrapping machine. You could lower your operation costs and handling time with stretch automation. Ask us for more information.

FAQs about our stretch wrap products

What kinds of stretch products can Macfarlane Packaging supply?

We keep an extensive range of stretch films in stock. You can choose from:

  • Hand-Applied Blown Stretch – Light and Medium Duty
  • Hand-Applied Blown Stretch Wrap – Heavy and Super Heavy Duty
  • Hand-Applied Blown Pre-Stretched Film
  • Hand-Applied Cast Stretch
  • Handywrap
  • Power Pre-Cast Stretch Film
  • Black Cast Stretch Wrap
  • Machine Pre-Stretch Film
  • Stretch with 30% recycled content

We can also help with a full range of stretch wrap dispensers and automated stretch wrappers. If you can’t find the film you’re looking for in our standard range, our team can source specialty and custom stretch wrap that’s just for you.

What is this difference between cast stretch wrap and blown stretch wrap?

You may be wondering what the difference is between cast stretch film and blown stretch film. So, what is the difference?

Well, the difference is the way they’re made.

Cast stretch wrap is manufactured when molten plastic resin is extruded horizontally through a flat die to create a sheet of material. The material is then passed over chilled rollers, which cool the film rapidly before trimming and rolling.

Cast stretch film is usually very clear and has good puncture resistance. It’s also low noise when it’s unwound from a roll.

In contrast, blown stretch wrap is made when molten plastic resin is extruded vertically through a circular die. This creates a bubble, and the air in the bubble slowly cools the film. The film is then flattened and made into tubes or cut to make rolls of stretch wrap.

Blown stretch film isn’t as clear as cast film. However, it has excellent puncture resistant and can offer high holding power. You may be able to identify blown stretch wrap by the high noise it produced when unwound.

Can stretch wrap be recycled?

Stretch wrap is made from low density polyethylene (LDPE), which means it is a category 4 plastic material.

It can be recycled industrially, however it may not be collected at kerbside. Anyone looking to recycle stretch film locally, should check with their local authority. As it’s made from LDPE, you may be able to recycle it with supermarket carrier bag collections, however it’s advisable to check services like Recycle Now or the collection points in your area.

A guide to the Plastic Packaging Tax

You can have stretch film and pallet wrap delivered to you from one of our regional distribution centres. UK delivery is available to and around the following locations:

Aberdeen, Aylesbury, Banbury, Barnsley, Bath, Bedford, Bicester, Birmingham , Bolton, Bradford, Bridgewater, Bridport, Bristol, Burton-upon-Trent , Cambridge, Chelmsford , Cheltenham, Chester , Chichester, Colchester Cornwall, Coventry, Crewe, Derby, Devon, Dewsbury, Dudley, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Essex, Exeter, Fareham, Gateshead, Glasgow Glossop Gloucester, Grantham, Harlow, Heathrow, Hemel Hempstead, Hereford, High Wycombe, Horsham, Hull, Inverness, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kidderminster, Lancaster  Leamington Spa, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool , London , Luton , Manchester, Middlesborough, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norfolk, North Wales , Northampton, Nottingham , Oldham, Oxford , Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Slough, Somerset , Somerton, South Shields, South Wales, Stafford, Stockport , Stoke-on-Trent , Stratford-Upon-Avon, Sudbury, Sunderland, Surrey, Sussex , Teesside, Telford, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Warwick , Watford, Wigan, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Wrexham, Yeovil, York.

You can also have stretch wrap from Macfarlane Packaging delivered across Ireland and Continental Europe. Click to find your closest UK location or nearest Continental European site.