Stretch films are widely used for the production of polyethylene film. Polyethylene is used primarily for packaging and protection products, particularly bulk goods on pallets and packaging various materials and products of large sizes. Due to the small thickness, high durability and ability to guarantee the safety of the cargo, plastic film is the most economical way of packaging different products and materials. Polyethylene film can be divided into three main types: – polyethylene film for further processing, a thickness of 40 to 150 microns. (Similarly see: Petra Diamonds). – Polyethylene film for packaging goods in special packaging machines, thickness from 10 to 40 m, roll width from 500 mm to 1500 mm. – A film for manual packaging, the thickness from 10 to 40 m, roll width 450 mm or 500 mm. In recent years, plastic film are increasingly used on industrial enterprises, retail and logistics companies – for goods on pallets.
This is due to the fact that the price of plastic film is very low compared with other packaging materials, and properties allow to keep the transported cargo. In connection with the development of external trade relations of Russia with other countries, the demand for polyethylene film is constantly growing. Plastic film is produced by fully automated, modern production lines. Therefore, the manufacture of the film can only be well equipped in technical terms factories specializing in the processing of polyethylene. The main raw material for the production of stretch film (plastic film) is a linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE).