Is it time to automate wrapping your products?

Purchasing agents and engineers are always faced with a lot of decisions on a daily and weekly basis on how to improve their cost and/or work environment for the better.





One such way (if you work in an industrial environment) is to replace wrapping by hand wrap with an efficient stretch wrapper for pallet wrapping applications.  If you are using copious amounts of hand wrap you are probably a great candidate for such a change.  Have you asked yourself if wrapping by hand is the most cost effective, fast and safe way for your packaging applications?  Well read on and find out some good reasons that you should be considering a stretch wrapper.

  1. Employee safety (this is a big one) and it gets bigger as time goes on, repetitive movement injuries from overuse by wrapping products is a simple fix.
  2. Quality Control  and/or consistent and uniform application – with a wrapper you are going to get a consistent wrapping look each time, whereas your loads will be only as good as your hand wrapping employee or employees!
  3. Customer Satisfaction – your customers will love the polished, professional packages they receive from you because you have invested in a wrapper
  4. Film Savings – We can perform a test on your premises to actually show you how you can save money this way.  This would include anything from using less film to cutting unneeded staff.  Just ask us! or call our Toll Free number 1-888-402-5883.
  5. Load integrity – a stretch wrapping machine is much more capable of wrapping a load with consistent force around the entire load when you compare this to an employee, no matter how good they are!

Need more reasons for a change?  Contact us for a no cost or obligation survey and meeting of your facility to see if we can save you money!

Phone 1-888-402-5883 – Fax 1-519-488-1138 – URL:

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The global food supply chain is becoming stricter these days as there is more pressure by customers and distribution to ensure the safety of their product. The FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification )  was just awarded its 10,000th certificate and covers over 100 licensed certification bodies around the world.  This is no doubt due to the fact that people are increasingly concerned about the potential effects on human health and the environment and as a result are demanding compliance with food safety issues.

Many of our food manufacturers and growers require their packaging suppliers to be certified by a global standard such as GFSI, also called the Global Food Safety Initiative.

These standards require the packagers and/or distributors to show that they have a food safety system in place and they are following the rules outlined by HACCP and as part of the ongoing certification process, packagers using the FSSC 22000 scheme must demonstrate they have knowledge of the regulations affecting the product in the “destination” country.

Packaging companies will be expected to prove their food safety compliance since their product will inevitably affect the quality of the finished product.


We at Clute Packaging Systems Ltd. have aligned ourselves with suppliers that have both the experience and the qualified staff to work with QA, as well as regulatory and purchasing departments.

Contact us to find out more –



Clute Packaging Systems Ltd. – Our Services

One of the things we like to do from time to time is reflect on our services and how we deliver them to our customers. With this in mind, we thought it would be a great
exercise to provide our explanation or interpretation of the various services we

Let’s start with stretch wrapping:
Stretch wrapping or pallet wrapping was developed in the early 1970’s and Clute
Packaging Systems Ltd. was one of the very first companies to provide this solution in SouthWestern Ontario.

Stretch Wrap Fіlm – A Sоlutіоn fоr Sаfе Shірріng

Shірріng аnd расkаgіng becomes еffесtіvе and еffісіеnt when аѕѕеmblіng рrоduсtѕ by
unіtіzіng оr раlletіzіng thеm іntо a ѕіnglе unit. This provides ѕаfе аnd еffісіеnt dеlіvеrу mеаѕurеѕ tо аnу rеԛuіrеd destination point.
Incorporating thе utіlіzаtіоn оf Strеtсh Fіlm will uрgrаdе уоur ѕhірріng procedures bу eliminating рrоduсt dаmаgе and thеft rеlаtеd іnсіdеntѕ.

Sо hоw does Stretch Fіlm Wоrk?

Strеtсh Fіlm is a реrmаnеnt ѕоlutіоn fоr vаrіоuѕ kіndѕ оf transit dаngеrѕ. Strеtсh Wrap
рrоtесtѕ аll рrоduсtѕ frоm duѕt, mоіѕturе, аnd ѕсrаtсhеѕ. Unfortunately, by uѕіng
trаdіtіоnаl binding shipping аіdѕ lіkе twіnе wires, bungee cords оr роlу ѕtrарріng bands, yоur ѕhірmеnt іѕ hіghlу prone tо lооѕеnіng аnd bесоmіng unѕtеаdу due to thе nоrmаl shifting рrосеdurеѕ іnvоlvеd durіng trаnѕіt. As a result, goods are еаѕіlу susceptible tо fаllіng араrt durіng delivery, which could bе detrimental to customer rеlаtіоnѕ, liabilities аnd profit loss. Fоr thіѕ reason, Strеtсh fіlm is аn ideal ѕоlutіоn fоr safe рrоduсt dеlіvеrу аѕ it’s dеѕіgnеd tо withstand most еxtrеmе wеаthеr соndіtіоnѕ, fаultу transportation mеаnѕ, ѕtасkіng methods аnd wаrеhоuѕіng trеаtmеnt. Providing  ѕuреrіоr lоаd stability аnd ѕеlf-аdhеrіng cling qualities, this ѕhірріng/расkаgіng method works fоr all ѕоrtѕ оf products.
Some common types оf ѕtrеtсh fіlm іnсludе mасhіnе stretch wrap, саѕt stretch fіlm,
есоnоmу ѕtrеtсh wrар, blоwn ѕtrеtсh film, UVI, VCI stretch wrap, аntі-ѕtаtіс fіlm, netting,
vеntеd pallet and bio-degradable ѕtrеtсh wrар.
Sо whаt version оf Strеtсh Wrар Fіlm works for mе?
Wеll, ѕеlесtіng the аррrорrіаtе film сеrtаіnlу depends on thе type оf rеԛuіrеmеntѕ оr
funсtіоnѕ in your environment.  Fоr Exаmрlе,  wаrеhоuѕе ѕtосk material thаt is being would most likely not require UV lіght рrоtесtіоn. Lіkеwіѕе, Dоwn gauge fіlmѕ аrе
generally an асԛuіrеd choice due to іtѕ stretch elongation fасtоrѕ and thinner gauge
thісknеѕѕ. Addіtіоnаllу, whеn manually wrарріng a раllеt, thіѕ fіlm is more рrоnе to еdgе
breakage whеn аррlуіng іt аrоund thе top соrnеr оf boxes оr thе еdgе оf pallets.
However, іf you dоn’t hаvе аnу рrеvіоuѕ knowledge on hоw tо use stretch film tо fіt
уоur ѕhірріng оr ѕtоrаgе purposes, hеrе are ѕоmе important соnѕіdеrаtіоnѕ to consider.

We can help you make the best choice for a stretch wrapping machine and the film to go with it.  Feel free to contact us.
Types of Strеtсh Fіlm
• Mасhіnе Strеtсh Wrар – іdеаl fоr wrapping pallet loads and designed fоr converter
mасhіnеѕ and раllеt wrарреr machines.
• Cast Stretch – thе most standard vеrѕіоn оf ѕtrеtсh wrар, іt’ѕ еxсеllеnt fоr bundling and
ѕtосkіng products bесаuѕе оf іtѕ load hоldіng ѕtаbіlіtу аnd product сlаrіtу.
• Eсоnоmу Strеtсh Wrар – thе name speaks fоr іtѕеlf; ѕіnсе it’s a lоwеr gauge wrap its lаbоur friendly due tо іtѕ featherweight ԛuаlіtіеѕ whеn раlletizing рrоduсtѕ manually.
• Blоwn Stretch Wrap – ԛuіtе ѕіmіlаr in аррlісаtіоn tо саѕt wrар, уеt thіѕ wrар hаѕ a оnе-
ѕіdе сlіng attribute and lоw visibility feature whісh kеерѕ pallets frоm clinging tоgеthеr оn trаіlеrѕ, whіlе аddіng ѕесurіtу as onlookers wіll find it difficult tо dеtеrmіnе thе соntеntѕ оf the packages. Suреrіоr lоаd holding ѕtrеngth.
• Ultrа Vіоlеt Strеtсh (UVI) – еxсеllеnt for ѕtосkіng products оutѕіdе, thіѕ film еlіmіnаtеѕ ѕun rау damage tо items.
• VCI Stretch Film – mеtаl ѕеnѕіtіvе wrap, thіѕ fіlm іѕ соmmоn fоr bundlіng ріреѕ аnd ѕhееt
mеtаl. This wrар іѕ dеѕіgnеd wіth сеrtаіn сhеmісаlѕ that wіll nоt dаmаgе mеtаl gооdѕ.
• Antі-Stаtіс Strеtсh Fіlm- аррlісаtіоn sensitive, thіѕ іtеm іѕ рrеfеrrеd because it eliminates bоdіlу ѕhосk whеn wrарріng pallets manually at rapid расе.

• Nеttіng Wrap- thіѕ wrар is nоt mаdе оf plastic but of thісk string knit mаtеrіаl, аѕ іt іѕ іdеаl fоr unitizing іtеmѕ thаt nееd tо brеаth ѕuсh аѕ wооd аnd produce.

• Vented Pallet Wrap- similar tо netting wrар, уеt it’s made frоm рlаѕtіс аnd is lіkеwіѕеѕіmіlаr іn negating ѕроіlаgе fоr fruіtѕ and vеgеtаblе ѕhірmеntѕ.

• Bio-degradable Strеtсh Film- this іѕ аn іnnоvаtіvе stretch wrар that іѕ eco-friendly, уеt іѕ equipped wіth ѕtrоng lоаd hоldіng роwеr.

Stretch film is an essential tool for successful storage, stock and shipment requirements. 

Our 30+ years of packaging machinery experience and expertise make us the smart choice as both your stretch wrap supplier but your machinery supplier as well.  Please feel free to contact us any time.



Technology Means Efficiency and Productivity to Our Customers

Clute Packaging Systems Ltd.  is very proud of the fact that we have continued to grow our business since its inception in 1985. One of the many facets of our business that has fostered growth is our adaptation of technology both within the company management process, as well as the services we provide to our customers.

Many of our clients are in the food and beverage manufacturing industry and that sector has continued its substantial growth with no end in sight.


Here are some facts from Invest in Ontario:

  • Food and beverage manufacturing is now a $36.9-billion industry in Ontario
  • Ontario is host to 52,000 Ontario farms,more than 200 agricultural commodities
  • Ontario’s strategic location, combined with our extensive transportation infrastructure, allows us to reach 141 million consumers within a day’s drive of Ontario. This market is worth $19 TRILLION (with a T)

To service our growing customer base, and in turn to allow our customers to meet the ever-increasing demands of their markets, we have utilized technology in several areas.

“We are always looking for ways to make the business run more efficiently and effectively and to help pass on these efficiencies to our customers in terms of cost savings, better productivity, less downtime, faster response time” says company spokesperson Patricia Clute.

A good example of this forward thinking occurred when company founder Barry Clute purchased one of the very first IBM computers back in the 80’s, when they were very expensive. Barry understood that to provide the best customer service to an expanding customer base he had to embrace technology, and even though it meant a fairly long learning curve it was the right thing to do. “We aren’t afraid to be done with the old and take on the new even if it isn’t popular or well known. Barry is very forward thinking this way and has streamlined our business to make it increasingly more productive” explained Mrs Clute.

The purchase this year of a new service van further illustrates the customer oriented thinking that goes into the decision making process at Clute Packaging Systems. “We needed a new service van and although there were many to choose from that would have given us the storage capacity that we required, there was one that gave us something the others did not… the Ram ProMaster 2500 high roof increased headroom in the gives us the ability to work inside the van on a customer site. It may seem like a small thing but to us it means that in some cases we can complete a job onsite instead of driving back to our shop. So even though the van was more expensive, again, it was the right thing to do to provide the best customer service possible.” she said.

If you would like to see what Clute Packaging Systems Ltd. can do to enhance your business, feel free to contact us by phone through our toll free number 1-888-402-5883 or  contact us by email at:



Clute Packaging Systems Ltd. and NSCA-Canada

Clute Packaging Systems Ltd. has a strong relationship with NSCA-Canada and subsequently the National Sporting Clays Association in San Antonio, Texas.
Barry and Patricia Clute’s passion for sporting clays has prompted them to support and promote NSCA – Canada and registered shooting in Canada. These efforts have allowed them to assist various shooting clubs throughout Canada to become educated in the benefits of being an NSCA – Canada registered club.

NSCA Canada

NSCA-Canada assists in developing the NSCA brand of shooting throughout the Canadian provinces and with so many excellent shooters spanning the country is hopeful to produce a National team in the not too distant future.  Clute Packaging Systems Ltd.’s involvement has been to sponsor NSCA-Canada by building and maintaining the website, promoting branding through marketing emails and overseeing the NSCA-Canada Facebook page. Through these efforts, they have been able to assist NSCA-Canada in maintaining an online presence and increasing the visibility of the sport.. NSCA has over 22,000 members involved in the U.S., Canada and various other countries around the world.  It has grown to a size of over 600 different member clubs..

Since the early 1990s, the National Sporting Clays Association which was originally founded in the United States, has expanded worldwide into countries such as Canada where it continues to develop the skill sets of new and existing members alike.
As elected delegates for NSCA – Canada, Barry Clute, R.J. Eldred, Luther Cutts and Maritime Representative George McAuley, (all volunteers) strive to meet their mandate of expanding the NSCA-Canada brand.  This translates into an increase in both members and clubs throughout the provinces.  They would like to encourage individuals who are interested in pursuing this shooting sport to contact them through the NSCA-Canada web site at

“Being part of something bigger than yourself and for the benefit of others is important to both of us”  We hope that you will share this vision to help to move NSCA-Canada to ongoing improvement both in Canada and internationally” Barry and Patricia Clute