Stretch Film

We understand that every operation has unique needs—some fit for manually applied films, while others should consider machine-applied films for greater efficiency (especially high-volume productions). Let us help you reduce downtime and production line errors by discovering the best film for your needs.


Intended for manual application, hand stretch film (or hand wrap) is best suited for lower volume packaging operations. First Packaging Systems recommends regular consideration as to whether or not it’s in your operations’ best interest to upgrade from hand-applied films to machine-applied films—especially as your production process increases in volume.

Common Hand Stretch Film Types:
Pre-stretched Film — Easier on those performing manual labor, pre-stretched film is an ideal budget-conscious option that brings controllability and reliability. It’s light, easy to wrap, and withstands against potential damage.
Applied via stretch wrap machines, this film enables quick and efficient packaging, reduced material costs, secure and protected loads, and safety for the entire operation.

Machine-applied stretch film gives operators total control and ensures that even large-scale operations with heavy loads do not need to worry about punctures or broken elements during packaging or travel.

Common Machine Stretch Film Types:
Cast Stretch Film — A slightly more affordable option in comparison to blown stretch film. Since cast stretch film is created through a continuous extrusion process, the result is exceptional clarity, tear-resistance, and two-sided cling for total protection.
Pre-stretched Film — Robust yet thinner than other options, pre-stretched film isn’t only an ideal fit for human labor. This affordable machine option requires less electrical energy because of reduced tension.
Blown Stretch Film — Loads with sharp edges benefit from blown stretch film, as it embodies “memory” and resiliency once stretched.