Stretch Film & Equipment
Atlantic embraces a holistic approach to stretch packaging. Our process of choosing a stretch film for a customer starts with an audit of their current operations to understand the product, the needs, and the goals of the stretch wrap application. Our specialists formulate a film unique to the specific application and train operators on the benchmark settings for the stretch equipment.
Beyond the sale of equipment and film, we help monitor the stretch film operation to know that benchmarks are met with each application.
We want to set you up for success with your stretch packaging and then stay with you to ensure your ongoing success.
Learn more about our end-to-end approach to stretch wrapping with the MUST Method.
True cost savings can only be achieved when you match high performance films to optimized equipment. Just like your car, there are parts on your wrapper that wear out and need to be replaced in order to operate at maximum efficiency.
Stretch Film is not just about getting a pallet of goods from point A to point B. Stretch Film is about chemistry, it’s about film formulations that match specific customer applications. It’s about optimization.
In a world where there is increasing pressure to buy direct, Atlantic successfully stands in the gap between the customer and the manufacturer. There is one reason why this works: Service.
Atlantic is committed to delivering real data driven results for our customers. Our state of the art Film Lab facility further differentiates Atlantic’s position in the marketplace.
Anything that can be measured can be improved. That is why here at Atlantic we patented the industry’s first Stretch Wrap monitoring system.
Every stretch wrap project begins with an audit of the current process, film, equipment, and application. We want to understand your goals when it comes to stretch wrapping.
What We Offer
Research-Based Approach to Stretch Wrapping
Atlantic was named the Top Wulftec Distributor for 2017. Wulftec is a world leader in stretch equipment spanning semi-automatics, platform automatics, conveyorized turntables, rotary towers, and horizontal wrapping systems.
Wulftec today has become synonymous with leading edge electrical design and ruggedness of construction. AC variable drives are standard on all Wulftec models, ensuring lower maintenance and better reliability to save time and money. Wulftec automatics have Allen Bradley or Siemens PLC’s to give you more control, more flexibility, and more expandability. Wulftec’s 25″ ring gear bearings carry 10 year warranties and NO-THREAD prestretch technology provide the safest and lowest cost film wrapping possible.
Learn more: Atlantic is Top Wulftec Distributor for 2017
Stretch Film is the primary packaging product for containing loads of goods as they travel from the manufacturer to the customer. It is the primary material for protecting and maintaining the integrity of manufactured products, and is a critical component of effective packaging. It is a highly technical product that has evolved over three decades of development. Today’s high performance stretch films deliver containment force and yield savings like never before in the industry.
Stretch film is a unique product in the packaging supply chain, primarily because it is designed to be stretched. It is a dynamic product. The performance and value of stretch film is completely dependent on proper manipulation, stretching and application of the film. Pre-stretch, post-stretch, wrap pattern, and overlap must all be optimized to achieve the desired results. At Atlantic, we have the talent and the resources to design the right film and proper standards for our customers’ unique applications.
ATLANTIC’S BENCHMARK STRETCH FILMS
High Yield / Performance Sustainable Films
Thin Gauge 20″ & 30″ Specialty High-Performance Films
Heavy Duty Commodity Films
Short Roll Lengths & Utility Films, available in 20″ & 30″
Specialty Orbital Riger Films
Benchmark Heavy Duty Machine Film Boxed (for less than pallet users)
Hand and Boxed Film
Benchmark Gold Premium Hand Film
High Yield Sustainable Handfilm
EZ Pre-Oriented Handfilm
Special Formulation Blown Handfilms (for standard or cold temperature applications)
“Our ability to understand the unique shipping needs of our customers places us in the best position for effectively wrapping pallet loads at the lowest possible cost.”
— Doug Turley, Stretch Packaging
To ensure that your products are wrapped properly and at the lowest unit cost, it takes expertise. It takes an experienced team of stretch wrapping equipment professionals and film experts working together to deliver lasting value.
At Atlantic, we focus on the system. Our technical people understand equipment and stretch films, and we understand how these components work together to deliver positive results for our customers.
Our team of packaging specialists, stretch technicians, PLC programmers, engineers, and polymer chemists are here to work with our customers to create the best solutions for them.
“Stretch film has a tremendous amount of variability. Understanding technically how to get maximum machineability from the equipment is what our technical service group does best.”
— Chip Bennett, VP Engineering & Automation
Our state of the art packaging and film lab in Charlotte, NC tests stretch films from across the industry to fingerprint performance. We understand which film formulations deliver the best containment force, puncture and abrasion resistance as well as the best overall value for specific applications.
We have a database of operating windows for all the major films and will always have a headstart on film recommendations because of the extensive lab data we have gathered over the years.
Our film lab takes the mystery out of stretch wrapping.
“One of the things we’ve been able to do with the Film Lab is really begin to analyze the impact of different wrap patterns, different force settings, different prestretch on pallet settings so that we know more about stretch film than anybody else in the industry.”
— Stewart Whitmire, VP Atlantic Packaging
Innovation and optimization are the cornerstones of the Atlantic stretch wrapping program. By taking a holistic approach to the entire stretch wrapping process from equipment, to film, to application we can create stretch wrapping standards that bring longterm sustainable value and savings.
We can eliminate break, damage and loss and deliver lowest unit cost all day, everyday.
Our MUST Monitoring system is a truly revolutionary system that monitors every load that is wrapped on a specific wrapping line. The system offers standardization in stretch wrapping like never before.
When we discuss stretch film applications with a customer where there is an opportunity to upgrade equipment or optimize films, the first thing we do is audit current operations. We want to see how the customer is currently using stretch film – from the products being wrapped, to the loads, the film properties, the amount of film used, the equipment settings, operator consistency, and the overall application. We also discuss any existing problems or concerns as well as the ultimate goals for the packaging operation.
This film audit reveals so much to our engineers and equipment specialists about opportunities where we can possibly downgauge films, use less film, tweak film properties, or adjust equipment settings to better match the application. These kinds of changes result in less material waste and significant cost savings for our customers.
Beyond the initial audit and optimization, we employ our MUST Stretch Film Monitoring equipment to ensure the ongoing performance of your stretch film application.
“The value Atlantic brings in stretch wrapping is performance, optimization and consistency. Our program marries high performance films stretched with optimized wrappers, standardized wrap patterns and equipment settings to create well wrapped loads and save substantial dollars in annual spend.”Wes Carter