There’s nothing more annoying than plastic wrap folding on itself and getting stuck. With the 40 years of experience that we have here at Magnum Packaging, we have collected some tips and tricks for you to try out to stop your plastic wrap from sticking to itself.
Store the plastic wrap in a cool place as this will make it easier to handle and stick to surfaces. This can be cold storage space or a warehouse for industrial shrink wrap.
Wet your fingers before you handle the wrap as this will make the plastic wrap stick to your fingers making it easier to grip and handle.
Yes, it is safe to wrap food in cling film. It is advised that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions when applying cling film to food. You should not use cling film on food that you place in the oven as it can melt and contaminate the dish with harmful toxins that should not be ingested.
Yes, stretch wrap can be recycled. It is made with linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) which is categorised under category 4 in recycling programmes.
The best way to illustrate the difference between shrink wrap and stretch wrap is to point out their notable key points and differences:
It depends on what you are shrink wrapping, but a 60 gauge polyolefin film will work for light food applications. However, if you are transporting items that have sharper edges, we recommend a higher gauge.
Shrink wrap is more suited towards securing packaging. There are, however some shrink wraps that can be used to wrap food products that don't migrate or release an odour when they are shrunk with heat. These are usually Polyolefin based but make sure to check with your provider if your shrink wrap is suitable for use with food.