Machine Stretch Film

Secure items and protect your products with our high-performance machine stretch film. Our machine pallet wrap arrives pre-stretched for greater efficiency and reduced costs, while our use of fold-over edges at the top and bottom of the roll ensures the same high strength and long-lasting protection.

Our machine grade stretch film helps to secure palletised loads for transport through the easy application with all stretch film machines. By providing a strong tear-resistant layer to your products, it prevents the movement or damage to your palletised loads during transport and storage.

Polythene UK, as machine stretch wrap suppliers, stocks a full range of machine stretch wrap film to suit all standard and power stretch applications, with the ability to produce any combinations of thickness and PPS percentage on the market.

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Ordering Machine Stretch Film from Polythene UK

Can you provide samples of your machine stretch film for testing purposes?

You can request a free sample of our machine stretch film. Simply fill out our “Request a free sample form” on this page, and a member of our Polythene UK team will get back to you.

What is the lead time for delivery of machine stretch film orders?

We provide next-day delivery on our machine stretch film within the UK when you place your order before 2 pm. (Some parts of Scotland and Ireland may be excluded).

How can I determine the best machine stretch film for my needs?

Our team is available to advise you. We tailor weight-reducing, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solutions for your needs. Reach out to us by submitting an enquiry through our form on this page, or if you’d prefer to speak to someone, call us on 0845 643 1601 to find out how we can improve your machine stretch film efficiency.

Are there any environmental considerations for the machine stretch film you offer?

At Polythene UK, we think differently. We are focused on becoming the ‘greenest’ company in the polythene industry. All of our films with an oxo-biodegradable additive, and our Oxo-Bio
films are SASO certified and we’re proud to be working with the Carbon Trust. For more information about our environmental considerations, read our Sustainability Report.

Our Range of Machine Stretch Wrap Film

150% PPS as Standard

Typically used on a standard/traditional core break pallet turntable wrapper, your machine does not pro-actively stretch your film.

In this instance we would recommend a free trial of our thinner 7 layer 250% PPS machine film which guarantees a minimum cost saving of 26% from your current supplier.

Power Pre Stretch Film

Typically used on a semi-automatic pallet wrapper, your machine is pro-actively pre-stretching the film before it is applied to the pallet. The gearing/brake system will stretch the film from 200% PPS up to 400% PPS depending on the machine capabilities and settings. In all instances, our 7, 9 or 33 layer films will enable you to downgauge (optimize) by a minimum of 26%.

We can also test your pallet load containment forces to ensure safe loads, through a cut and weigh test.

Fold Over Edge Pre Stretched

Pre-stretch film technology was invented to maximise optimisation, typically taking a film from 17mu down to 6mu, where we can also fold over the edges of the film so it remains twice as thick at the critical breaking point.

Easy Application & Maximum Efficiency

Machine pallet wrap film is essential for quick and easy high volume application in a production line environment. Suitable for a number of commercial applications, our machine pallet wrap offers maximum efficiency while minimising labour and packaging costs.

Our range of products is suitable for automated, semi-automated and single pallet machines, while our Polythene UK Guarantee ensures practical pallet protection throughout storage and transportation.

Call us now to find out how Polythene UK can help you on 0845 643 1601*

Machine Stretch Film Technologies & Specifications

What thicknesses are available for machine stretch film@?

The appropriate thickness for a particular application depends on the weight and stability of the load being wrapped, as well as any special requirements for puncture resistance or durability. We offer a variety of specifications for our machine stretch wrap film, including several sizes, thicknesses and colours. See our technologies and specifications below:


  • Sizes: 100mm to 2m wide
  • Thicknesses: 6mµ to 70mµ
  • 150% – 400% PPS
  • Available as 3, 7,9 or 33-layer cast film

Technologies Available:

  • Available in any colour
  • Printed in 1, 2 or 3 colours
  • Macro perforated
  • Oxo-degradable
  • Fully recyclable

Next day delivery on machine stretch film stock items within the UK when you place your order before 2pm (excludes some parts of Scotland and Ireland).

All our films with an oxo biodegradable additive, and our Oxo-Bio
films, are SASO certified

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Machine stretch film is an effective way to package and secure pallet loads during transport and storage. It offers load stability by wrapping tightly around the pallet and preventing shifting or damage, reducing the need for repacking or replacing goods. It is cost-effective, lightweight, and provides protection against moisture and contaminants, preserving product quality.

Its application is quick and efficient using a stretch wrapping machine, which saves time and labour costs. The film is versatile, with different widths, lengths, and thicknesses available to suit different load sizes and weights. Overall, using machine stretch film can help improve load stability, reduce packaging costs, protect products, increase efficiency, and provide versatility for a wide range of packaging applications.

Our machine stretch wrap film is fully recyclable and Oxo-degradable. We offer sustainable machine stretch film which can help reduce the environmental impact of the material and promote a circular economy.

Some common types of machines used for machine stretch film include:

  • Turntable stretch wrappers have a rotating platform to spin the pallet and apply stretch film using a vertically-mounted carriage.
  • Rotary arm stretch wrappers have a rotating arm that moves around the stationary pallet to apply the stretch film.
  • Orbital stretch wrappers wrap the stretch film by rotating the film carriage in a horizontal circle around the stationary pallet.
  • Ring stretch wrappers have a ring-shaped structure that moves up and down the pallet while wrapping the stretch film.
  • Horizontal stretch wrappers apply stretch film to the pallet as it moves through a horizontal wrapping station.

By providing a secure and stable wrapping around the products on a pallet, machine stretch film helps with load containment (preventing products from shifting or sliding during transport), delivers enhanced stacking ability (palletised products can be safely and efficiently stacked on top of one another, providing an added layer of stability), improves weight distribution (preventing heavier items from crushing or damaging lighter ones), and protects your pallet and products from moisture and dust.

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