Pallets make it easy to move large loads, but they do present one problem: things stacked on pallets tend to fall off, particularly when handled by a fork truck driver who gets paid by the number of pallets moved. One solution is the use of stretch film, which wraps around the pallet's contents and holds everything together. Experts speak of unitizing the load.
Unitizing the contents of a pallet has a number of advantages, of which increased stability is only one. Efficiency goes up, since the driver on the forklift no longer has to worry about dropping things. Properly wrapped loads are less vulnerable to dust and moisture, although this protection is by no means absolute. Film also makes it slightly more difficult for anyone to tamper with the load and makes it quite obvious if this has occurred.
Whether the film is clear or printed, a few inches wide or a great swath, whether it is applied by machine or by hand, pallet film is one of the great conveniences of the shipping industry. Order film for your packing department from eSupplyStore.com and get same-day shipping for orders received by 2 pm.
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