PALLET SHRINK WRAPPING TECHNIQUES
1. Place your shipment on a
pallet that is structutally sound. You don't want something that
will disintergrate in transit. Try to find a pallet that will just
accommodate the amount of boxes or other materials you are palletizing.
This will help save you from ripping the plastic film on
corners of the pallet. Place the items on the pallet as close to
one another as you can. If the boxes are not snug together after you've
applied the shrink wrap the whole unit will become loose and falter.
Brace boxes against one another.
2. Set your pallet to be shrink wrapped on top
of other empty wood pallets. This way it will be easier to wrap the
skid not having to bend over so far. Set your pallet diagonally
at a 45 degree angle instead of square on the stack (so that the
bottoms of each corner overlaps the top edge of the stack beneath). Be
certain that the skid is secure up there!
3. Get the shrink wrap roll and pull out
a couple of feet of shrink wrap. Squeeze and compress with your hand
about 12 inches of the end together
into a loose rope like shape and thread this through and around one
of the pallet. Simply hold the end tight as you shrink wrap the
rest of the roll over it. The plastic wrap will stick to
itself keeping it from pulling loose when you begin to
shrink wrap the balance of the skid.
4. Start wrapping the base of the skid in
the same direction that started when you made the fold. Wrap the base
of the skid enough times so that yourshrink wrap will not slip. One of
the most important steps since the idea is to keep your product on
the skid. Wrap the base at least four times, ensure you allow the
edge of the wrap to go underneath the corners of the skid. Pull the
shrink wrap tightly just before going around each corner.
5. The entire pallet should feel like a unit.
Everything should be as one, without mosing. Now, work your way up from
the bottom so that the lower
boxes are first to be "joined" with the pallet. Continue the process so
that the next layer is married firmly to the first and so on. Take as
much wrap as possible out of the plastic film while you are
6. Once at the top of the skid
you can stop there or continue wrapping back down the skid once again.
what is needed, push the upper boxes to see if the load seems to shift.
If you see the wrap ripple or the stack move, you did not wrap tightly
enough or it needs more wrap. Continue the process few more times,
working your way back down to the base.
Once the skid is firm, rip the film apart from the roll and tuck the
end of it under the edge of one of the shrink wrap layers on the pallet.
This will prevent your wrap from undoing.