Different physical forms can be used to create. Intimate wraps, which make direct contact with the product, and bundling wraps, which are used to join together two or more products so they can be handled as a single unit, are two different types of wraps that surround the product or products. Stretch wrap is the main application of plastic film in the unitization of pallet loads of merchandise.
Stretch wrap works by using the plastic film's elasticity, which makes it try to shrink back to its original size after stretching, to supply the restraining force. This force gradually decreases as the plastic relaxes with time. Shrink wrap also uses elasticity, but it does so by exposing an oriented film to a higher temperature, which gives the molecules the energy they need to relax and approach their pre-orientation dimensions.