The Duravant family of operating companies serve the food processing, packaging and material handling segments.


Hand Wrapping VS Stretch Wrapping

Are you still manually wrapping loads because you think a stretch wrapping machine is too costly for your current needs?

You may want to reconsider before dismissing this option.

Hand Wrapping

  • Film waste
  • 10% pre-stretch
  • 12 loads per hour
  • Uneven packaging
  • Tedious and time consuming
  • Manual labor

Stretch Wrapping

  • Film savings… up to 66%
  • 250% pre-stretch
  • 55 loads per hour
  • Professional packaging
  • Quick and easy
  • Minimal operator involvement

Companies that are hand wrapping and switch to stretch wrapping will see significant savings in film usage. As well, hand wrapping is a time-consuming and physically demanding operation. Stretch wrapping is easier and safer, while reducing product damage and labor. The cost of a stretch wrap machine is easily justified, even with 10-15 loads per day. A stretch wrap machine is excellent business sense production rates go up, labor costs go down, wrapping is more consistent and there is more quality control over the wrapping process to ensure damage-free distribution.

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To calculate your film savings, please refer to the Film Cost Calculator below

  Existing Proposed
Load Dimensions

Film Information
Film Thickness (Gauge)
Film Width
Total Length of The Roll
Cost For a Roll of Film
Pre-stretch Ratio

Wrapping Pattern
Number of turns fccWrapTurns fccWrapTurns
Spiral fccWrapSpiral fccWrapSpiral
Number of Top Wrap
Number of Bottom Wrap
Film Overlap

Production Rate
Loads per day fccProdLPD fccProdLPD
Loads per hour fccProdLPH fccProdLPH
Hours Worked Per Day
Days Worked Per Week
Weeks Worked Per Year

Include Man Labor in Pricing 0
Labor rate
Wrapping Method

Machine Info
Machine Price
Machine Model
  Existing ProposedSavings
Film Consumption
Load Perimeter
Total Footage Used On Pallet
Pallet Wrapped Per Roll

Film Cost
Film Cost Per Pallet
Film Cost Per Day
Film Cost Per Week
Film Cost Per Year

Labor Cost
Labor Cost Per Pallet
Labor Cost Per Day
Labor Cost Per Week
Labor Cost Per Year

Total Savings Per Years
Return On Investment

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