Thin film optimizes stretch wrapping

Reducer, the new high-strength, thin-gauge film from ITW Muller, is produced using a new, proprietary formulation and compliments the proven, high-quality Eliminator cast and ST blown films. As a result, Reducer has the highest force-to-film weight ratio on the market, states the manufacturer. The five-layer, cast metallocene formulation and unique structure allows for a thinner, yet stronger film. It is available in 43 and 63 gauge, Reducer also comes in 20- or 30-in. width and 7,500- or 10,500-ft. length.

Notes Michael Klear, market development manager, ITW Muller, “By using a down-gauge film, customers can reduce the amount of film used- allowing them to minimize waste and meet greater sustainability goals.”

ITW Muller has had success converting customers who were using 70-, and sometimes even 80-gauge films, to the new Reducer, he adds. This results in savings of 10-20 percent. Beyond the inherent savings, the Reducer film also contains superior containment. It can further be pre-stretched up to 300 percent without compromising the stiffness required to secure and retain loads. In addition, it has a high level of puncture resistance and low level of film breaks. The Reducer unwinds quietly—reducing warehouse noise. It is crystal clear, even at low stretch levels, enabling greater product identification and bar code reading.

“As both a film and equipment manufacturer we understand the importance of maximizing productivity while minimizing costs associated with stretch wrapping,” says Klear. “Our Reducer film is just one more example of a product we created that meets multiple industry demands.” — ITW Muller,