Stretch film is one item that cannot be eliminated in our day to day lives because we use it all the time. However, other people try to find fault with this valuable item.
Using the cheapest film will save money
I know we can all be tempted by the low prices of some film and why not? There is a myth that the cheaper version of the film will save your money. But did you know that that cheap film is thinner than the normal thus you will need more layers to keep the item safe? In the long run, you will end up using the whole stretch film much quicker technically making no savings instead you may need to purchase another roll sooner than you planned.
Using more layers will improve its effectiveness
This misconception is also misguided because to come with such conclusion you will need to ascertain whether you are talking about the layers of stretch film wrapped around the product or the number of layers that make up the stretch film.
The effectiveness of a stretch film is dependent on whether you have used the right film to wrap your product or not. If for instance, you use a light duty film to wrap a heavy duty item you may not be able to safely protect it irrespective of the number of layers you use, but on the other hand, a heavy duty wrap may only need one layer to protect the same product
Stretch film is harmful to the environment
Whether it is environmentally safe or not is one primary debate that has greatly hindered the use of stretch film openly because of the bans by the relevant authorities. But the truth is, it is almost impossible to find a wrapping material that is durable and versatile like stretch film and is 100% environmental safe. Stretch film, however, is recyclable making it less harmful to the environment as it can be reused severally.
Maximizing pre-stretch saves money
And then there is that group of people who believe that since a stretch film can stretch it is possible to extend it more than recommended to save on the cost of purchasing a bigger roll of stretch film. While this may sound like a hack, it is not. If you stretch film more than the set limit, you risk thinning it thus making it weaker, therefore, will not serve you well.
Stretch film is an excellent material flexible enough to assist with your daily activities such as wrappings, protection among others but it is important to understand that for it to serve you better, it is important to pick the right type for the job. However, it seems that most people try to justify saving money by trying to either misuse stretch film or by looking for the cheapest available in the market all in the name of cost-cutting.