As important as stretch film wrap is to the working world, I want to take a minute to talk about the stretch film wrap dispenser. If you are like me, you might like to try and save by cutting some corners. Sometimes I think that I can purchase a product without all of the suggested accessories and that I will “improvise”. I don’t suggest improvising with stretch film wrap.
Have you seen the stuff? It’s like the Hulk version of saran wrap, and by that I mean it’s indestructible. You could probably wrap yourself up in it and survive a nuclear blast… then again, you would probably suffocate, but that’s not the point. The point is that a roll of stretch film wrap can come a foot long, fifteen inches long, or a foot and a half long. I’m talking industrial strength. If you try to improvise with this stuff you will probably wind up looking like Frodo after Shelob got ahold of him and stashed him in her lair. And that was seriously disturbing.
If you don’t think it would be hazardous to your physical health, consider your mental state. Do you realize how frustrated and angry you get when regular, food-grade saran wrap folds over onto itself? Even though we always think we can wind up straightening it back out by hand, we always wind up cursing and wadding it into a ball that we throw across the room. Imagine this on a much more massive scale. On par with the Hulk. It makes me shudder to think about. This is why I’m advocating for the stretch film wrap dispenser.
At PackagingSupplies.com there are three different styles to choose from, and all of them are adjustable to fit all of the different styles of wrap. The roll of wrap slides right onto the dispenser; at one end is a handle, and then another handle comes around the front of it. It’s like a giant paper towel roll, really, with another handle running parallel to the bar in case you might want to mummify your cat or something. Since stretch film wrap is industrial grade it really does need to be handled well. It’s going to be heavy, and bulky, and hard to get in place if you are just doing it by hand. It’s like trying to change a baby’s diaper without putting them down: it’s doable, but the results won’t be pretty.