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Shrinkwrap

Stretch Wrap - Shrink WrapThe term "Shrink wrap" is used in describing a multitude of shrink wrap applications utilizing many films. Some of the most common shrink wraps are: polyolefin center folded and single wound shrink, PVC center folded shrink, boat shrink wrap sheeting, PVC shrink wrap collars, PVC preformed shrink wine caps, polyethylene bundling shrink wrap, polyethylene shrink pallet covers, PVC shrink wrap bags, and polyolefin shrink wrap bags.

POLYOLEFIN CENTER FOLDED SHRINK WRAP
Commonly used for shrink wrapping reams of paper, books, or any small part or group of parts. This film will generally work well on any brand and most models of semi-automatic or automatic "L" Bar Sealers. The item must be fully sealed in the film with some type of air vent installed and then shrunk with a heat gun or shrink tunnel. Some films can also be used in food applications that require FDA approval for direct food contact. Polyolefin is a very high clarity film with shrink properties that cause the film to shrink 15-20% in all directions. Available stock in 45, 50, 60, 75, and 100 gauge.

POLYOLEFIN SINGLE WOUND SHRINK WRAP:
This film has the same applications and properties as the center folded film. This film is only used on high production, high speed automatic shrink wrap systems. Available stock in 45, 50, 60, 75, and 100 gauge.

Stretchwrap - ShrinkwrapCENTER FOLDED SHRINK WRAP
Commonly used for many shrink wrap applications. PVC shrink wrap would be a good choice if the product had sharp edges or points or an uneven shape. PVC has greater puncture and tear resistance than polyolefin. PVC also has variation on percentage of shrink and also direction of shrink. If a PVC shrink was a type 20/40, it would shrink 20% in the machine direction (in the direction it is wound on the roll) and 40% in the transverse direction (across the width of the roll). The most common PVC Shrink wrap is 40/40 which allows it to shrink to half the size of polyolefin. PVC is not FDA Approved and can not be used in food applications. One drawback to PVC is that smoke often occurs during the seal process requiring significant ventilation in the work area. This film will generally work well on most brands and models of semi-automatic or automatic "L" Bar Sealers. The item must be fully sealed in the film with some type of air vent installed and then shrunk with a heat gun or shrink tunnel. Available stock in 60, 75, 100, and 125 gauge.

BOAT SHRINK WRAP
This film is a heavy duty shrink polyethylene available stock in BLUE, WHITE, or CLEAR in 6 MIL and 7 MIL, from 12 feet wide to 36 feet wide. This film is commonly used to shrink wrap boats during the winter in cold weather areas. Other applications would be any large item that would be exposed to the weather in warm or cold conditions. All films have UVI protection (ultraviolet inhibitor) to prevent the polyethylene from breaking down from exposure to ultraviolet rays. It also has EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) added to the film to keep the polyethylene soft and flexible in sub -freezing temperatures. Shrink wrap tape is available for seaming sheeting together. Boat Shrink Wrap is applied by draping the sheet over the boat and by applying heat with a hand held propane powered heat gun. This film is a one use application. See BoatShrink.com.

PVC SHRINK COLLARS
Commonly used as a security measure on medication bottles. Available in a variety of gauges, colors, and prints. Horizontal or vertical perforations are available for easy open. All sizes are custom. Most clear unprinted collars are available in 3-5 days.

PVC PREFORMED WINE CAPS
Commonly used on wine and champagne bottles as a security measure. Some common sizes are in stock in Black.

POLYETHYLENE SHRINK BUNDLING FILM
Single wound shrink low density polyethylene generally used to shrink wrap bundles of newspaper, cases of bottled water or soda, individual boxes, etc. All items are custom and available in a variety of gauges, colors, and prints.

POLYETHYLENE SHRINK PALLET COVERS
Clear shrink pallet covers are stock for some standard sized pallets. Custom sizes are available in a variety of sizes, gauges and prints. Shrink pallet covers are used by covering the pallet with the bag and applying heat with a hand held propane powered heat gun.

PVC SHRINK WRAP BAGS
Used for shrink wrapping a variety of small items, generally in small quantity. Bags are stocked in sizes ranging from 6"x6" up to 14"x20" . Bags with a rounded top are also stocked, commonly used for gift baskets. The bags would be sealed with a tabletop heat sealer and shrunk with a hand held 110V electric industrial heat gun.

POLYOLEFIN SHRINK WRAP BAGS
Available as a custom item only.

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