STRETCH HOOD PACKAGING

The best pallet
packaging system

Stretch Hood is a highly efficient pallet packaging system that adapts to the dimensions of the load. This innovative pallet wrapping system offers more savings on consumables, faster hooding speeds, total load protection, safety during transportation, and a top-quality finish that gives added value to your palletized product.

 

Why choose Stretch Hood technology?

Save on
packaging costs

The Stretch Hood system lets you save up to 50% on consumables and energy for production.

Protect your load from external factors

Stretch Hood film offers total protection for transportation and storage, being water-, dust-, and UV ray-resistant.

Streamline your
production process

Stretch Hood is one of the fastest packaging systems around—you can wrap up to 150 pallets/hour.

Get more stability

With Stretch Hood wrapping, your load stays secure and stable to avoid shifting, falls, or breakage during transportation.

Get brand visibility

The completely transparent wrap offers greater visibility for your brand as well as code legibility, giving added value to your product.

Easy access to your load

With Stretch Hood film, cutting and removing the packaging is quick and simple. In addition, it allows for easy detection of any tampering or intrusion.

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  • Chemicals
  • Cement
  • Agri-food
  • Ceramic Tiles
  • Electrodomésticos
  • Household appliances
  • Logistics
  • Paper

Datasheet Stretch Hood
ETHERNA SH|PRO

Production capacity: Up to 150 pallets/hour
Operational film thickness: 60 - 130 μm
Maximum acceptable load dimensions: 2,000 x 1,400 mm (see other dimensions)
Maximum acceptable load height: 2,000 mm (adaptable to maximum dimensions of the customer's load)
Maximum load weight: 2,000 kg (adaptable to other customer loads)
Number of reels: 1 to 2 (depending on the customer's needs)
Energy consumption: Low

Stretch Hood Compared to
other packaging systems

Comparison between
Stretch Hood and Shrink Hood System

DIFFERENCES:

Stretch Hood uses a tubular film that automatically adapts to the dimensions of the product without the need of heat application.

On the other hand, the heat shrink-wrapping system uses a gas oven to heat and shrink the film at a high temperature so that it adheres to the pallet.

ADVANTAGES:
Savings on consumables and energy
Stretch Hood consumes less energy than heat-shrink as it does not use gas and avoids wasting film, using the exact amount required.
Greater safety
The Stretch Hood system does not use any kind of combustion, so that the fire or explosion risks implied by gas installations are eliminated.
Greater adaptability
Stretch Hood wrapping is adaptable to all kinds of loads, including those that can deteriorate from the heat from shrink-wrapping.
Faster packaging
Stretch Hood wraps faster by avoiding the heat shrink-wrapping phase, reaching production levels of 150 pallets/hour instead of the 60 pallets/hour of the shrink-wrapping system.
Improved hooding quality
The finished Stretch Hood-packaged product has a perfect appearance, without creases or wrinkles. In addition, there is no risk that the wrap and the load will adhere to each other.

Comparison between
Stretch Hood and Automatic Wrapping

DIFFERENCES:

The Stretch Hood system wraps the pallet using a tubular film that automatically adapts to the product and protects 5 sides of it.

On the other hand, the automatic wrapping system wraps the product using more film, and then a cover is required to protect the top of the load.

ADVANTAGES:
Savings on consumables
Stretch Hood implies savings on film use, since the wrapping system requires more wrapping cycles or the use of a cover.
Protection from external factors
The properties of Stretch Hood film offer watertightness and protection of the load against external factors such as wind, dust, UV rays and even moisture and rain.
Transparency and visibility
Stretch Hood packaging is completely transparent, as only one layer is used, allowing greater brand visibility and label legibility.
Inviolability
Any tampering with the load once hooded is easily detectable, as Stretch Hood only requires one film layer with no wrinkles or film accumulation.
Best packaging quality
In addition to offering complete transparency, the Stretch Hood finish is top-quality, avoiding unnecessary plastic or leftovers.
Why use Stretch Hood for my product?
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