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Pallet Wrap Dispensers from Macfarlane Packaging

Enhance your packaging efficiency with Macfarlane Packaging’s range of pallet wrap dispensers. Our business-to-business solution ensures superior load protection and streamlined packaging processes.

Discover our high-quality stretch film dispensers that facilitate efficient hand wrapping of goods. Designed for the industrial setting, these dispensers are your go-to solution for optimal load stability.

Key Features:

  • Efficiency Boost: Pallet wrap dispensers are the cornerstone of quick and efficient hand wrapping. Achieve superior load protection without compromising productivity.
  • Versatile Compatibility: All hand applied pallet wrap comes on standard cores, suitable for hand applied applicators or extended cores, ensuring seamless compatibility.
  • Elevated Load Stability: Our pallet wrap dispensers contribute to waste reduction through heightened strength and improved load stability, minimising the risk of transit damage.
  • Varied Options: Choose from our standard size stretch wrap dispenser for diverse applications or opt for our mini reel dispenser, catering to your unique needs.

Elevate your packaging strategy with Macfarlane Packaging’s pallet wrap dispensers. Our offerings promise improved operational efficiency, reduced waste, and impeccable load protection.

Our range of Pallet Wrap Dispensers

Hand Applied Stretch Film Dispenser

CodeDescriptionUnitBuy or Enquire
001044Hand Applied Stretch Film Dispenser1BUY NOW

Handywrap Starter Kit

CodeDescriptionUnitBuy or Enquire
004443Use with standard core cast stretch film 100mm x 150m20 rolls + 2 Dispenser handlesENQUIRE NOW

Handywrap Applicator Handle

CodeDescriptionUnitBuy or Enquire
003789Use with standard and extended handywrap mini reels1BUY NOW

Free stretch and pallet wrap guide download

Macfarlane Packaging stretch wrap and pallet wrap guide - free download. Image shows front cover f guide featuring a pallet wrapped in stretch film.

Our FREE guide to stretch and pallet wrap will:

  • Explain the different types of stretch films
  • Show you the different applications that can be used
  • Help you understand which is the best stretch film for you
  • Show you Macfarlane’s extensive range of stretch film (including hand applied cast stretch films, stretch film dispensers, handywrap starter kits and more!)
  • Discuss stretch and pallet wrap automation
  • Provide a guide to packaging and recycling
  • Tackle frequently asked questions (FAQS) about stretch and pallet wrap

Pallet Wrap Dispensers FAQs

How do you use a pallet wrap dispenser?

Using a pallet wrap dispenser is a straightforward process that helps you efficiently wrap and secure goods on a pallet. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use a pallet wrap dispenser:

  1. Prepare the Pallet: Ensure that the items on the pallet are arranged and stacked securely. Make any necessary adjustments to ensure a stable load.
  • Unroll the Stretch Film: Begin by unrolling a section of stretch film from the roll. Allow enough length to cover the height of the load and extend a bit beyond the edges.
  • Attach the Film to the Pallet: Hold the loose end of the film against the corner or edge of the pallet. You can start at the bottom or the top, depending on your preference.
  • Secure the Film: Press the film against the pallet to make it adhere. If using a hand-held dispenser, insert the film into the slot on the dispenser’s handle to secure it.
  • Begin Wrapping: As you walk around the pallet, pull the film taut and walk backward, wrapping the film around the load. Ensure that each layer slightly overlaps the previous one for optimal stability.
  • Apply Even Tension: Keep the film stretched while wrapping, maintaining even tension to secure the load effectively. This prevents shifting during transit.
  • Continue Wrapping: Continue walking around the pallet and wrapping the film until you’ve covered the entire load. If needed, pause to adjust the film’s tension or positioning.
  • Securing the End: Once the load is fully wrapped, press the end of the film against the pallet to secure it. You can tuck it underneath the existing layers or use a separate piece of stretch film to create a secure seal.
  • Cut the Film: Use a built-in cutting mechanism on the dispenser or a utility knife to cut the film from the roll.
  • Inspect the Wrap: Check for any loose or uneven sections of the film. Adjust if necessary to ensure a secure and even wrap.

Using a pallet wrap dispenser makes the process more efficient and ergonomic, reducing the strain on your hands and allowing for consistent tension and coverage. Practice and experience will help you refine your technique for optimal load protection.

Is stretch film the same as shrink wrap?

No, stretch film and shrink wrap are not the same; they serve different purposes and have distinct characteristics:

Stretch Film:

  • Purpose: Stretch film, also known as stretch wrap or pallet wrap, is used to secure and stabilise loads on pallets during transportation and storage. It provides protection against shifting, damage, and tampering.
  • Material: Stretch film is typically made from linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) plastic. It has stretchability and elasticity, allowing it to wrap tightly around items.
  • Application: It is applied by wrapping it around the load, and its elasticity creates tension, holding the items together.
  • Process: Stretch film is stretched during application, and its elastic properties ensure it remains tightly wound around the load without needing heat.
  • Result: The tension and elasticity of stretch film create a secure hold on the load, providing stability and preventing movement.

Shrink Wrap:

  • Purpose: Shrink wrap is used for packaging individual items or entire units, creating a tight, protective covering around the product.
  • Material: Shrink wrap is typically made from polyolefin or PVC materials. It starts as a loose film and becomes tight when heat is applied.
  • Application: Shrink wrap is placed over the item or unit and then heat is applied, causing the film to shrink and conform tightly around the shape of the object.
  • Process: Heat is necessary for shrink wrap to create a secure seal and a snug fit around the item.
  • Result: Shrink wrap creates a tamper-evident, protective layer that is tightly sealed around the product.

In summary, while both stretch film and shrink wrap involve plastic wrapping, their primary uses and application methods differ. Stretch film is used to secure palletised loads, relying on elasticity, while shrink wrap is used for packaging and requires heat to conform and seal the material tightly around individual items or units.

Custom pallet wrap dispensers

Macfarlane Packaging can help you with custom pallet wrapping equipment including manual pallet wrap dispensers through to full scale automation and pallet wrapping machines.

Discover personalised solutions for efficient pallet wrapping. Dispenser can be customised in various sizes and colours, aligning with your unique requirements.

Macfarlane Packaging Custom packaging hand applied stretch dispensers

Pallet Wrap Dispensers wholesale available across the UK and beyond. You can have Stretch wrap dispensers delivered to you from one of our regional distribution centres. UK delivery is available to and around the following locations:

Aberdeen, Aylesbury, Banbury, Barnsley, Bath, Bedford, Bicester, Birmingham , Bolton, Bradford, Bridgewater, Bridport, Bristol, Burton-upon-Trent , Cambridge, Chelmsford , Cheltenham, Chester , Chichester, Colchester Cornwall, Coventry, Crewe, Derby, Devon, Dewsbury, Dudley, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Essex, Exeter, Fareham, Gateshead, Glasgow Glossop Gloucester, Grantham, Harlow, Heathrow, Hemel Hempstead, Hereford, High Wycombe, Horsham, Hull, Inverness, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kidderminster, Lancaster  Leamington Spa, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool , London , Luton , Manchester, Middlesborough, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norfolk, North Wales , Northampton, Nottingham , Oldham, Oxford , Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Slough, Somerset , Somerton, South Shields, South Wales, Stafford, Stockport , Stoke-on-Trent , Stratford-Upon-Avon, Sudbury, Sunderland, Surrey, Sussex , Teesside, Telford, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Warwick , Watford, Wigan, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Wrexham, Yeovil, York.

You can also have Stretch film dispensers from Macfarlane Packaging delivered across Ireland and Continental Europe. Click to find your closest UK location or nearest Continental European site.