Best practices for packing a pallet wrap

Packing a pallet is a seemingly simple task that is undertaken daily by businesses all over Australia to efficiently load and safely transport goods. What many don’t realise is that there are some common mistakes that could lead to a higher probability of their goods being damaged. Once a pallet wrap has been neatly packed, wrapping it with stretch wrap is an effective way to secure the pallet and increase stability.

How to wrap a pallet

  • Secure the base of the pallet by wrapping film around the base twice
  • When progressing up the pallet wrap, at least a 50% film overlap is recommended to add overall strength and stability to the load.
  • When completing the wrapping process, use extra pressure to wrap around the corner and push it downwards over the final corner to complete the process.
  • Begin by attaching the film to base of the pallet. Attach at an angle and wrap around a corner of the pallet.
  • When circling the pallet it is recommended to keep the film about 250mm-300mm away from the pallet. This is so you’re not stretching the film against the pallet, but stretching the film and then applying it around the pallet.
  • When at a corner, pull the wrap towards yourself to create tension and stretch the film. Maintain the tension and step around the corner. Once the corner has been rounded, release the tension and continue wrapping freely.