Machine stretch wrap has changed over the years.

Today, machine stretch wrap tends to come in lower gauges, which are designed to replace the 60, 70, and 80g materials.

There are often misconceptions about these lower gauged machine films (45g, 51g, 55g) not being able to perform as well as the heavier films.

However in most cases the “downgauged” film can offer the same or higher load containment, puncture, and pre-stretch, all while reducing costs.

It might wise to explore the options available and see how much you can optimize your film usage by making the switch to a lower gauge machine stretch wrap!