Learn Why Cheaper Stretch Wrap Isn’t Always the Best

Case Study: Food Processor - Confectionary


A local Concordian food processor was looking for a quote on stretch wrap after receiving another quote from a competitor. As per Crawford’s standard, we set up a meeting to complete a Wrap It Right audit. Little did the customer know, the film they were quoted wasn’t strong enough for their entire lot of skids – they had skids ranging from 400 lbs to 1800 lbs. As well, we discovered that they were using significantly more stretch wrap than needed on certain skids.

Once we presented this information to the customer, they agreed and let us facilitate our Wrap It Right audit at their other 3 plants. During this time, we noticed a significant amount of cornerboard being used so we asked the right questions to provide them a quote on 3 separate cornerboard SKU’s. We were awarded the business on the cornerboard and kept the stretch film business.

Due to the customer being price driven and our Wrap It Right audit, the customer was able to see significant savings on stretch film using Crawford Guardian’s G70 film as well as multiple sizes of Tritan cornerboard. This gave our customer greater assurance that shipments would be more secure than with the previous method and can knowingly save money now that the loads use the right amount of stretch wrap.



The incorrect stretch wrap and excess cornerboard was not only slowing down a food processor’s production — it was also putting their shipments at risk of damage. Not having access to stock was also an issue, therefore, we presented a stretch solution and a stocking program.



Crawford’s Packaging Specialist arrived on site with a goal in mind: find a way to close these gaps in efficiency and help mitigate these issues for the customer. Soon after conducting the Wrap It Right audit, it was recommended that G70 Guardian Film and multiple sizes of Tritan cornerboard would be the right fit.

This will allow the customer to save money on materials since they will be using the proper amount of stretch wrap and cornerboard.


Wrap It Right

Wrap It Right audits and reviews existing stretch film practices and equipment to identify inefficiency. Wrap It Right will increase productivity and reduce costs through standardization of stretch film practices. Through Wrap It Right, clients have realized savings up to 30% on their annual stretch film costs.

Crawford Guardian G70 Stretch Wrap Film

Our customers benefit from Crawford Guardian products and programs by increasing productivity, reducing waste, reducing labor, increasing throughput, reducing damage, and reducing consumption. Customers over the long run will use less product, in less time, with custom manufactured products to fit the customer’s exact specifications and quality standards.


After pivoting to the Crawford Guardian G70 film, the food processor quickly noticed big improvements in their load containment and their materials. Since the implementation of these improvements, the solutions have been working great, the customer has deferred from questioning pricing, and they have not had a cornerboard supply issue since starting the stocking program.


Reduced Stretch Film Waste

The new, Guardian G70 stretch film reduced the amount of extra film being used on the pallets due to improper load containment. This has created for less waste while achieving strong load containment.


Reduced Damage

The manufacturer consumes far less film with the Guardian G70 film while also achieving proper containment so their loads show up to the destination with no damage.


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