Paragon Films

Paragon® Handfilms

Paragon is the premier manufacturer of stretch film and has a diverse offering of cast handfilm. Paragon handfilms adhere to Paragon’s high standard for quality and possess the same crystal clear optics and superior characteristics as its machine film products.


Torque® Designed as a high performance and environmentally sensitive handfilm for maximum unitization. Torque’s ultra thin gauge reduces packaging material consumption and costs, while its folded edges provide added strength and reduced tearing.



Spartan® Only available in 12 micron and below, Spartan handfilm is leading the way in high performance and source reduction. Spartan’s specially formulated resin composition provides unmatched puncture and load-holding force.

Paragon® Machine Films

From the extreme versatility of our conventional machine films, to the superior load retention of our high performance offerings, our machine films consistently out power, out stretch and outperform all others. No matter the application, our machine films provide excellent unionization, improved load integrity and cost efficiency pallet after pallet.

Torque® Designed as a high performance and environmentally sensitive machine film for maximum unitization. Torque’s ultra thin gauge reduces packaging material consumption and costs, while its folded edges provide added strength and reduced tearing.


Ultimate Force® Developed to withstand the high demands required for prestretch applications, Ultimate Force’s high elongation percentages and superior load retention are unmatched in the industry. Improved load integrity and cost efficiency.


Global Force® Its puncture resistance and unparalleled load-holding force separate Global Force from the competition. Providing exceptional toughness and cling, Global Force represents the very best in performance and value.


Cold Force® This high performance, puncture resistant stretch film is designed for maximum load containment and superior adhesive strength in cold environments.


Force V® An inspiring film innovation, Force V delivers optimal unit cost and improved force to load through significant film down gauging while maintaining toughness, strength, clarity and impact resistance.

How to Choose the Right Stretch Film

1. Determine the Load Size

Type A Loads Uniform in shape. The load size closely matches the pallet size. These are obviously the easiest loads to wrap. Few film puncture points exist. This type of load is often seen at manufacturing locations where the same product is prepared for shipment load-after-loads.

Type B Loads Less uniform than type “A” loads. The stacking pattern may be irregular and /or the load size may not match the pallet size. Several film puncture points exist. More film selection judgement is required, especially at high levels of film stretch and /or high film application tension. Type “B” loads appear at smaller manufacturing locations and distribution warehouse locations. Each pallet contains two or three products destined for a single destination.

Type C Loads The worst of all to stretch wrap. No two loads are the same. Their size and shape range are all over the place. Sharp points seem to be everywhere and /or there is a major difference between the load and the pallet size. Film selection is critical. Type “C” loads are assembled at the distribution centers who supply retail store locations (i.e. grocery, drug, pet supply, automotive). Each load may contain dozens of different products.

2. Determine the Type of Equipment

Spiral wrap film should generally be used when the loads vary in configuration. Fully automatic high speed stretch wrappers equipped with pre-stretch usually require a premium grade of stretch film. Economy stretch films can be used for low stretch on conventional equipment. A mid-range stretch film is needed for pre-stretch equipment operating at moderate levels.

3. Determine the Type of Product being Utilized

The weight of the pallet load and type of product being wrapped must be considered when selecting film type, gauge and number of wraps.

4. Determine Special Requirements

Some end users will have a need for a special requirement such as a one side cling, UVI or colored film. A one side cling is commonly used for bundling or on a pallet load that may shift in transit. Products that are stored outside for long periods of time normally require a UVI (Ultra-Violet Inhibitor) film. Heavy tinted colored films are often used to mask the product being wrapped.

5. Determine Shipping Distance

The distance and method of shipment are important considerations. Films being transferred across the country in a flat bed truck or by rail would require a different film than a product shipped a short distance by truck or inter-plant.