- Excellent film performance (clings tightly to the pallet)
- Reduces cost (with down-gauging)
- Exceptional tear and puncture resistance properties
- Easy seal, excellent stretch
Rosenflex Super Stretch Hood films are heavy duty packaging products that have a high degree of elasticity and memory retention allowing the film to be stretched over a load. It then snaps back tightly when released to give a high holding force on the pallet. Our Super Stretch Hood also exhibits high degrees of toughness and puncture resistance.
In comparison with shrink hood, the properties of our stretch film are designed and developed to offer better performance characteristics whilst allowing significant down-gauging opportunities to reduce cost. A 100mu based stretch hood film gives a better performance compared to a 140mu shrink hood for example.
The 3 main characteristics that impact on the performance and suitability of the hood are tear strength, puncture force and holding force. Our Super Stretch Hood is a technical 3 layer co- extruded film which uses premium grade quality resins to meet the performance needs of the hooding operation giving easy seal with excellent stretch properties. Most shrink hoods are standard blends of LDPE (low density polyethylene) & LLDPE (linear low density polyethylene) and are more sensitive in the extrusion process; this means that they are prone to weak areas which only become apparent when shrunk.
However, with stretch hooding a thicker film does not necessarily mean a better performing hood; the product, packaging operation and logistics network all have an impact on the recipe, resin and dimension required. These factors all have to be considered carefully before the optimum proposal is made, but whatever that is our Super Stretch Hood is a true advancement.