By: Nathan Dube on December 28th, 2021
How To Determine How Many Pounds Of Bundling Film You Need
So, you have decided that you want to package your products with bundling film. You are ready to make a purchase.
However, you are unsure how to calculate how much bundling film you will need for your packaging project.
While you could, of course, speak with a packaging expert and have them guide you through the calculation process, you are not sure if you want to talk with a sales rep just yet.
Ideally, you would like someone to explain how to calculate the number of pounds of bundling film you require for your packaging project without speaking on the phone.
Well, the good news is that this article should make you happy! How so?
This article will explain how to calculate the number of pounds of bundling film you need to complete your packaging project. After reading this article, you should be able to make these calculations.
How Do You Calculate Your Required Volume Of Bundling Film?
Purchasing bundling film is a bit different from buying other types of flexible packaging films. Unlike many other films, bundling film is sold by the pound.
Currently, the prices for bundling film range from about $4.20 - $5.50+ per pound. So, while you now know how much the film costs, you still need to figure out how many pounds of film is required to package your products.
So, let's work with the equation below to illustrate how to make these calculations properly.
OK, first things first. You need to determine your required yield of film, which is the square inches per pound of film. This varies depending on the gauge of film you need for your packaging project.
The next step is to figure out the number of square inches required for each package. You can calculate this as follows: width x cut-off = number of square inches per package.
As for the last step, you have to divide the yield by the number of square inches per package.
To clarify this, check out this hypothetical situation with the metrics below. This will show you how to calculate the number of pounds of bundling film that you will need.
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Let's pretend that you have chosen to package your products with 100 gauge bundling film. If that is the case, then your yield will be 30,000 square inches per pound of film.
Now, let's assume that your product needs 225 square inches per package. This would translate to a film width of 12 inches and a cut-off of 18.75”.
With this data, you can now use the equation below to calculate your required number of pounds of bundling film.
Your yield (30,000) ÷ 225 square inches = 133.3 packages per pound
After using the equation above, you now understand that you will get 130 packages per pound of bundling film.
Now all you have to do is swap out the hypothetical numbers with your real metrics. Once you do that, you will be able to calculate how many pounds of bundling film you need.
Are You Ready To Buy Bundling film?
Now that you know how much your bundling film order will cost you, you should have everything you need to make a purchase.
Are you interested in buying bundling film? If you are, you have a few different choices of where to purchase this material.
You can buy bundling film from packaging manufacturers and distributors, as well as eCommerce websites like Amazon.
And while we may or may not be the right packaging materials supplier for you, it would be silly not to mention that we sell bundling film here at Industrial Packaging.
If you would like to purchase bundling film, please consider speaking with one of our packaging experts. They will be able to help you choose the proper bundling film for your needs even if you do not end up buying your film from us.
About Nathan Dube
As the Digital Marketing Specialist at Industrial Packaging, I am honored to create content for such a phenomenal company and work with one of the greatest teams in the Packaging Industry. Whether creating a video, writing blog posts or generating other pieces of content and multimedia, I am always excited to help educate and inspire our prospects and clients to reach their highest potential in regards to their packaging processes and needs.