Stretch film for the paper and cardboard industry

The paper industry is an innovative sector that produces a multitude of products that everyone comes into contact with on a daily basis. After all, paper is used in countless ways by everyone. Of course, these products must also be transported, either as an end product or as a raw material. We often see our customers transporting cardboard sheets and these are usually provided with straps. The stretch film mainly serves as protection. We also see a strong development in this segment when it comes to sustainability. AFP can take care of this by means of our Katan-Ex Biobased stretch film.

Stable pallets

It may seem easy to pack pallets with stretch film. Because what can go wrong? Unfortunately, more than you might think. Pallets with paper or cardboard are generally complicated and set specific requirements for pallet stability. AFP has developed stretch films especially for these types of pallets. And our people make sure that everything in your packaging process runs smoothly. This gives you the certainty of optimally packaged pallets at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership.

95% less damage

20% less consumption 95% less breakage


Due to a strong increase in road freight transport, the need for pallet stability has only increased in recent years. Unstable pallets can have a major impact on safety, efficiency and costs. AFP is the partner to help reduce these risks.

In addition, AFP is always looking for sustainable solutions. By optimally wrapping pallets, we never use more film than necessary. This means lower costs and a considerably lower CO2 footprint than with a conventional stretch film.

Also sure on the road?

Katan-Ex Biobased

90% lower CO2 footprint

Katan-Ex Biobased High Performance stretch film is made from renewable raw materials (sugar cane) extracted from the residual flow of sugar production. By using this stretch film you achieve a 90% lower CO2 footprint compared to conventional stretch film.


7 step audit model


AFP has more than 50 years of experience in achieving pallet stability and is at the forefront of innovation. We work with the 7 Step Audit model in which we work towards optimally packaged pallets through a thorough analysis of your process.

  • Our people involved analyse your pallet wrapping process
  • You can count on minimal stretch film consumption – which is not only sustainable but also saves costs.
  • You can count on an optimized winding process without interruptions
  • Your products go safely on the road against the Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

How can I help you transport your products safely?

The combination of the right High Performance stretch film, the knowledge of our employees involved in your processes and winding machines ensures the optimal performance of your winding processes. In this way, we ensure stable pallets and prevent film from breaking, so that the packaging process runs smoothly, without delay.

  • Our experts analyse your process;
  • Your machines are set up correctly;
  • Your pallets are optimally protected.

Wilbert Philipsen, Key Account Manager

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