Double-Sided Cling — standard cling type for stretch film. Film exhibits cling properties on both sides of the film; this option offers less cost savings than in past years since high-performance and engineered films are becoming more prevalent in the market.
Gauge — a measurement of thickness. 1 gauge = 1/100 mil. Contrary to popular belief, gauge does not necessarily indicate the strength of a stretch film. A 59 gauge can be significantly stronger than a 70 gauge film, depending on the film quality.
High-Performance Resin Technology — resin engineered to be capable of achieving high strength-to-weight ratio, enabling thinner and lighter films to have comparable performance to heavier, thicker and costlier films.
Hot Melt Adhesive — a quick-bonding adhesive that performs in a wide variety of applications
Inboard — load is centered inside edge of pallet
Interlocked — units stacked square against one another in opposing directions; most stable method of stacking a pallet for shipment
Natural Rubber Adhesive — the most aggressive adhesive offered by Packaging Central; natural rubber adhesive sets quickly and holds tight, and is applicable in a wide variety of temperature and environmental conditions
Put-up — measurements of the core size (inside diameter) and core width (across the face of the strap), e.g. a put-up of 9x8 indicates a 9" inside diameter (core size) and an 8" face
Single-Sided Cling — film is engineered to only exhibit cling properties on the inside of the film; this option can prevent loads from sticking together when stacked in close proximity to one another. Most films used today are single-sided cling.
Tensile — strength in pounds needed to permanently deform or break a strap
Type A Load — square, interlocked, very uniform
Type B Load — somewhat irregular, some minor protruding objects, mostly square, not interlocked
Type C Load — very irregular, prominent protruding objects, far inboard