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How to wrap a pallet

7 easy steps to ensure your pallets are wrapped securely.

 

Select a pallet

Use a pallet that is in good shape. Ensure that it is sturdy without any broken boards or splitting edges. Find a pallet that is close to the right size to accommodate your items.

 

Stack your goods

Stack the items on your pallet as close together as possible. If they have space to shift after being wrapped, it will loosen the pallet wrap, making the load unstable and increasing the risk of damaged goods.  If you are unable to remove gaps between items, use anti-slip layer sheets between the layers to prevent movement.

Place larger, heavier items at the bottom and stack smaller, lighter items on top.  Try to ensure that the goods are within the boundaries of the pallet to reduce the risk of damage in transit.

 

Attach the wrap

Peel a couple of feet of pallet wrap film off the roll. Squeeze about eight inches of the end of the wrap into a loose rope and thread it through and around a corner of your pallet.  Tie to secure.

 

Wrap from the base

Wrap around the base of the pallet. Ensure you wrap it enough times that it will not fall off, at least four times, wrapping it tight around the corners.

 

Work your way up

Work your way up from the base, ensuring each layer overlaps the previous one.  When you reach the top, start working your way back down again if required to make the load stable.

 

Secure the wrap

Once complete, tear the wrap and stick the end to the pallet or tuck it under one of the pallet’s edges.

 

Test the load stability

Finally, check the load stability to ensure that it is sturdy and the goods won’t shift in transit.  You know you are done if you push the upper items and they are not loose.

 

Unsure what your load retention needs to be or whether the force you’re applying is sufficient?  Contact us today to book your FREE Lean Integrated Packaging Survey or speak to one of our packaging consultants.

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