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Optimising stretch film use: Reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve sustainability 

Stretch film for the containment of pallets is one of the most heavily consumed forms of plastic packaging in the manufacturing and logistics industries. Through our experience working closely with customers over the years, we’ve also discovered that, very often, more film is used than is necessary, usually as a result of a combination of poor machine calibration and film compatibility.


The outcome can be higher costs, reduced efficiency, increased environmental impact, and even poor load security. And with the Plastic Packaging Tax now in force, the financial impact of excessive or inefficient film use has the potential to be even greater.


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If you’re concerned about your stretch film use, are experiencing load security challenges, or would just like to confirm that you're using the most suitable stretch film for your business, Antalis Packaging’s stretchCONSULT service could help you find the answers you're looking for.

The stretchCONSULT assessment


The stretchCONSULT assessment is a simple four-step process. Our film expert will visit your premises to conduct analysis and testing, after which they will document their findings before recommending changes for implementation.

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The stretchCONSULT service begins with an audit and analysis of your packaging operation, from the type and quantity of products packed, to how they are loaded onto a pallet. We’ll also examine the stretch film and any machinery used in the pallet wrapping process, and make sure we understand your distribution channels.

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Once we have analysed your current set-up, we’ll audit and test your current stretch film(s) and run comparison tests with alternative films. If necessary, we’ll reconfigure the settings on your current machinery to make sure it is optimised for the film being used. The storage and transport processes will also be tested.

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In the third phase, we'll prepare a document for you that details our findings, highlighting any weak points and proposing the ideal solutions for your business. We’ll also provide you with details of possible cost and material savings along with a definition of targets.

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The fourth and final stage sees your stretchCONSULT recommendations put into practice, including use of the correct film and, if appropriate, the purchase of new stretch technology, providing advice and support throughout. We’ll then continue to support you with continuous monitoring, tracking of needs and just-in-time deliveries.

How much could you save?

Our stretchCONSULT service has helped many customers make significant savings. To find out what you might be able to save and how to make improvements to your pallet wrapping, arrange your free stretchCONSULT assessment with our film expert.

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Singular Stretch Film35% reduction in film use and carbon footprint

Discover how an Antalis stretchCONSULT assessment reduced one customer’s film use – and carbon footprint – by 35%.

35% reduction in film use


Multiple Stretch Film70% reduction in cost and waste

Read how a change of automated pallet wrap system and film helped a customer to achieve cost and waste reductions of 70%.

Change of automated pallet wrap system