How to Choose the Right Stretch Film Dispenser

A stretch film dispenser is a tool that’s designed to wrap pallets, boxes and packages with plastic stretch film, helping to keep items in good condition when being packaged, shipped or stored away.

Using this tool can make the wrapping process much quicker and easier. However, there are various factors that need to be considered when it comes to selecting a stretch film dispenser. This blog post from TigerPak Packaging takes a look at some of the most important factors to keep in mind. 

Ergonomic Design

You should ensure that the stretch film dispensers you use have an ergonomic design that makes them easy and comfortable for employees to use on an everyday basis. A well-made stretch film dispenser will minimise strain and fatigue that could potentially affect productivity.

Product Dimensions

The shape, size, weight and fragility of a product must be taken into account before choosing a dispenser. The dimensions of the product will determine what type of stretch film dispenser should be used. Using an inappropriate dispenser can lead to improper wrapping and product damage.


The best stretch film dispensers on the market are made from durable plastic materials that are made to last and can withstand the rigors of frequent usage. In comparison, inferior quality stretch film dispensers won’t last very long and will likely need more maintenance.


Stretch film dispensers are available for use with stretch film in different sizes, widths and thicknesses. Make sure the dispenser you choose is able to apply the type of stretch film your company has in stock. Using an unsuitable stretch film dispenser can lead to inadequate wrapping and damage to your products.

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