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Hand film wrapping: 4 steps to success

Even with all the advancement in automated pallet wrapping technology, there are still times when one worker and two good hands are needed to secure a load for shipping. If the only costs involved were the worker and the film roll, the use of hand film still would be competitive.

Issues such as worker injury, damage to product from improper work practices, and film product waste is one reason companies have moved much of their pallet wrapping to automated systems.

There still is a need for hand film, however, and there are several best practices to ensure minimal damage and maximum success.


  1. Training: It’s important to make sure workers are properly trained in the case and handling of pallets, and of the importance of a secure wrap. One advantage offered by GaleWrap® is its unique Tug n' Snug™ technology, which secures the load with less overall force.
  2. Safety: Manual wraps require carrying and walking the roll around the load. The GaleWrap® system provides more security for the load with fewer rotations, and the roll itself is lighter and is oriented so the roll is easier to hold and move.
  3. Waste: A little film left on a lot of rolls adds up to a lot of wasted product over time. GaleWrap® as a 110% guarantee—you will use the entire roll without ‘hanging up’ or the next product order is paid back at 110%.
  4. Security: In hand film, your load is only as secure as the last wrap. The GaleWrap® Post Wrap Contraction™ technology shrinks to further secure the wrap to the load even as wrapping continues.

GaleWrap® film does offer its oriented film as part of its automated Wrap n’ Ship Program. But for the times when hand film is still the best solution, the technology built into the wrap does matter.

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