The short answer to this question is "yes, stretch film has an expiration date." While there are many benefits to wrapping your products in stretch film, this packaging does not have an unlimited shelf life. Aras Plastic Company, a producer of all kinds of stretch film in Iran, has gained the experience by following up with customers that stretch film has an expiration date. Our goal in this article is to inform companies that use stretch film for packaging. We've also put together some tips on how to avoid premature expiration.
As a general rule, the expiration date of stretch film is one year from the date of receipt. Normally, it can be used after that, but if too much time passes, the stretch film may become thinner. Some stretch films may change color from white/transparent to yellow.
Extreme heat and cold will cause problems in stretch films if stretch film stored for a long time in these conditions. High heat will cause your films to shrink, which can cause problems with your machines as they are more prone to jamming.
Packaging products with stretch films that have been exposed to extreme heat for a long time creates complications when packaging products. These side effects include sticking or melting, etc.
On the other hand, extreme cold may damage the stretch film. If the films remain in extreme cold conditions for a long time, it will cause cracking. If you're lucky, in this situation, the films may still perform well on your packaging line, but the stretch film may suffer from the symptoms listed above.
Stretch film exposed to dust can also cause problems. Excessive accumulation of dust on the stretch film reduces its ability to stretch properly. If the stretch film is not stretched properly due to dust accumulation, it can lead to moderate to severe problems for your machinery and products.
Another important point is how long your videos stay in storage. Not using the packaging for a long time may lead to various problems mentioned above. When stretch film is exposed to extreme temperature fluctuations for long periods of time, your films are more likely to be damaged.
Usually this leads to tearing and loosening of the stretch. If stretch film that have been kept under these conditions are used, the packaging process is likely to take significantly longer and potentially generate excessive waste.
The most important issue is how to store stretch film, and we at Aras Plastic have compiled these important points for our dear customers. Before buying any type of stretch film, get the necessary information about storage and storage conditions. Working with stretched films that have been improperly saved will lead to various problems. If you have a problem in providing this information yourself, contact the Aras Plastic team and get the required information.
The best temperature for storing stretch film is about 30 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. During the summer and winter seasons, as well as in different countries with different climates, you'll likely need some form of climate control such as heating or air conditioning to maintain film integrity and quality.
If your warehouse and film storage area is exposed to heat in the summer, you should implement some kind of cooling in your warehouse. If your stretch films are exposed to temperatures over 100 degrees for a long time, they are likely to be at risk and will eventually lose their usefulness.
In the summer and hot seasons or your geographic regions, store your stretch films in the coolest place possible. The stretch film should be kept in a cool area, but do not expose the stretch film to extreme cold or the refrigerator. Generally, the areas closest to the floor of your warehouse are the coolest. Store your films out of direct sunlight and on the lowest levels of your pallet racks.
Keep your stretch films away from high busy areas and doorways as these spaces may be subject to regular temperature fluctuations and are not suitable for storing stretch film
If your films are exposed to prolonged periods of extreme cold, it will cause them to become brittle and crack. It will eventually lead to low shrinkage capabilities. Stretch film, in particular, can crack and shatter like glass when exposed to extreme cold for long periods of time.
we suggest our customers to keep your stretch films away from busy areas and floors. During the winter months, you need to make sure that the areas where you store your films are dry and free of moisture.
Stretch films usually last for a year from the time you receive them. During that time period you should monitor the temperature of the warehouse. If you are unsure about optimizing your storage processes, it is recommended that you seek advice from a local packaging specialist.
Stretch films usually last for a year from the time you receive them. During that time period you should monitor the temperature of the warehouse. If you are unsure about optimizing your storage processes, it is recommended that you seek advice from a local packaging specialist, or contact arasplastic . we are here to help you.
Proper storage of stretch films should be an important factor in your packaging line. Improper maintenance of stretch film can lead to various problems such as mechanical failure, improper packaging of products, damage and other unwanted variables.
When setting up a plan to store your stretch film, it makes sense to include an analysis of your storage protocols.
Proper maintenance of stretch film is part of running a professional packaging line. Stretch film storage protocols should be reviewed regularly to ensure temperature control, physical storage location and achievement of key indicators.
By following the above guidelines you can avoid unnecessary problems and mechanical issues in addition to guaranteeing a reduction in waste of time, materials, man-hours and cost.
If you are running a packaging operation that is physically located in a geographic area that is prone to extreme weather throughout the year, you may need to take more specialized weather control measures. In this case, it is recommended to contact an Aras Plastic team specialist to guide you in implementing stretch film maintenance protocols.
We at Aras Plastic team, we are located in Iran and experience different temperatures in each season, if you need help to maintain stretch film, we can help you. For more information, please contact us.