Polyvinyl Films, Inc., the maker of stretch-tite and freeze-tite, isn’t some international conglomerate that makes everything from aluminum and paint to air fresheners and baby wipes. No, we’re a plastic wrap company, a third-generation, family-owned plastic wrap company. Since 1953, we’ve focused 100% on making the world’s strongest, clingiest professional food wrap products for consumer, professional and institutional use.
Polyvinyl Films, Inc., began manufacturing custom films for the food processing and packaging industry. Developing proprietary processes and formulations in the early stages led to a continued commitment to superior quality products.
We developed a line of premium food service films to expand into the restaurant and institutional industries.
With steady growth in the restaurant and food service industries, we shifted to filling the void for an institutional-quality product at the retail level. This launched the development of stretch-tite®, which soon began selling through local retailers. Our first retail placement: Spags in Worcester, MA.
We kept adding supermarket partners, and word was getting out beyond New England. A major shift came in the early 1980s with the launch of the wholesale club industry, which focused on a direct buying approach. This expanded our brand awareness nationally and internationally.
With a focus on continual innovation and consumer convenience, we developed additional premium cutting products in the early 1990s, including the TiteCut® slide cutter and the Wrap’n Snap.
Thanks to readily available e-commerce platforms, we began online sales. Demand for stretch-tite, freeze-tite, the TiteCut slide cutter, and the Wrap’n Snap continued to grow both online and in-store.
2022 and beyond
We will continue our steady growth path, serving local, regional, national and global markets — same great quality, same great customer service, for many years to come.