When moisture is not allowed to pentrate the pallet load, a cover is the best solution. A cover is made of thick tubular wrapping which is sealed off at the upper side of the pallet. This closing off is such that water, even when it remains on the load, cannot enter. Apart from its waterproof properties, covers offer a particularly sturdy stabilization of the pallet. Specifically with heavier shipments such as bricks or parcels, these qualities are a definite requirement. Finally this form of pallet stabilisation also allows for the application of printing, because the covers undergo relatively little distortion during application. We differentiate between two kinds of covers: shrink covers and stretch covers.