Gordian Strapping is a leading supplier of wrapping machines which can apply stretch plastic hood to palletised as well as non-palletised goods. Applying a Stretch Hood to a pallet is a common method of packaging palletized products, which can range from building materials to food & beverage to paper.
Stretch Hooding involves applying a stretchable, gusseted plastic bag to a pack without using heat. The stretch film is supplied on a reel, the stretch hood machine draws the film to the desired length, welds and cuts it to form the hood. The hood is then lowered over the pack until the stretch hooder releases it at the desired position (often at conveyor level).
This method of stretch wrapping provides stability during transport and protection from dust. If the product has already been secured with plastic straps, a thinner gauge film might be used simply for product branding.