Shrink film is a convenient way to make securing, marketing, and shipping products fast and affordable. Businesses of all sizes use shrink film to enclose packages safely and securely, while allowing product designs to remain visible. Shrink film works especially well on irregularly shaped products, providing convenient flexibility and protection against humidity, without the need to store and handle bulky corrugated boxes.
Unlike stretchable plastic wrap, which is used to hold palletized items together during shipment, shrink film encloses single or multiple items in a clear, glossy, tightly fitting, tamper evident covering. Shrink film also requires far less packaging material than corrugated boxes, which means less storage space for packaging materials, and it can be used in virtually any industry.
Shrink Film Equipment & Materials
Shrink film equipment can be as simple as bags that are shrunk with a heat gun. As heat is applied, the plastic compresses, forming a clear, durable barrier. For larger projects and products, a shrink film system can be used, in which the product is placed in a tube of plastic that is sealed at each end and then heated to wrap the product tightly.
Unlike bulky corrugated boxes, shrink film stores conveniently in rolls, using far less material than other shipping and sealing methods. Rolls of shrink film come in a variety of sizes, from 6′ to 36″, providing the flexibility businesses need. These rolls are available in two varieties: Polyolefin and PVC. Polyolefin shrink film is USDA approved for food handling and is also approved by the USPS for shipping. For nonfood packaging, 60 gauge PVC shrink film is the industry standard used for clarity and durability, and is also available in an even more affordable lightweight gauge.
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