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How Do I Determine the Correct Stretch Film For My Application?

Stretch Film Gauge Bundling Stretch Film Hand Grade Stretch Film Machine Grade Stretch Film
60 Gauge Ideal for lighter smaller objects, small boxes, and banding light items together. Ideal for loads up to approx. 1300 lbs. **12", 15", and 18" widths are ideal for shorter loads or loads where only a portion of the shipment needs to be wrapped The 20" machine grade stretch films are identical in their strength to the hand stretch films. Using a machine grade stretch film application promotes efficiency and accuracy of film use.
70 Gauge Same uses as the 60 gauge, but enables slightly stronger holding strength. Ideal for loads up to approx. 1600 lbs.
80 Gauge 80 gauge stretch film is known to be very versatile and handle a variety of applications Ideal for loads up to approx. 2200 lbs.
90 Gauge Uses are comparable to 80 gauge stretch film, but has increased strength. Ideal for loads up to approx. 2400 lbs. **18" and 20" 90 gauge and above stretch films are ideal for taller or heavier loads.
100 Gauge Commonly used for heavier boxes and products to bundle together. Ideal for loads up to approx. 2800 lbs.
115 Gauge Used for smaller heavy objects Ideal for loads up to approx. 3000 lbs.
150 Gauge Greater strength and puncture resistance, great for regular and irregular shaped boxes. Ideal for loads up to approx. 3500 lbs.

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