We supply PVC, Polyolefin and LDPE shrink film. Our shrink wrap film is available as centre/multi folded, gusset shrink tubing and ready made covers on a roll. We provide an extensive range of materials such as low density polyethylene, polyolefin and PVC. Suitable for wrapping products from CD/DVD up to building panels.
In single, centre folded and mulitfolded format we can tailor a material that is cost efficient and effective. Materials are available in plain and printed, differential shrink ratios with additives such as low slip, UV and anti static. In a variety of widths and microns.
What is shrink film?
Shrink film, or shrink wrap, is plastic that is heat-sealed around an object or item being packaged. Once the item is loosely wrapped in shrink film, heat is applied all over the plastic from a heat gun or a heat tunnel. The plastic has additives that allow it to shrink when heat is applied, causing it to form a tight layer around the product to complete the wrapping process.
Applications of shrink film / shrink wrapping
Shrink wrap is employed in a range of industries for a huge variety of products and purposes. Here are a few of the main ways that shrink film is employed in the market today.
Shrink wrap for printed materials
This is still the largest of all market segments. Once dominated by PVC films, the introduction of the low shrink force polyolefins has dramatically eroded the PVC-domination of this market. Businesses involved in this segment range from small job shop printers up to large business form producers. Gone are the days of contracting these jobs out, as most now perform the packaging within their own facilities.
Shrink wrap for toys, games and sporting goods
Shrink film is used here to assure product integrity and offer the consumer visual appeal. Plastic models, puzzles and games all benefit from the security of shrink film.
Shrink packaging for hardware and houseware
A broad category with a tremendous variety of product being overwrapped. From tools to plastic bowls, shrink wrap fulfills the need once served by corrugated and blister packaging.
Shrink wrap for packaged foods
Major applications include frozen pizza, ice cream and frozen foods. The fastest growing trend is the process of multi-packing products for sale at wholesale type stores. The use of shrink offers the benefits of enhanced visual appeal, tamper evidence and prolonged shelf life, through the prevention of freezer burn.
Shrink wrap for stationery, cards and gift wrap
PVC films are still widely used to protect these easily-damaged products and improve appearance. Today's soft shrink films afford the opportunity to introduce polyolefin films into this market.
Shrink wrap packaging for pharmaceuticals
Spurred by the need for tamper-evidence, this market has grown in recent years. Lower-cost alternatives (e.g. PVC shrink bands) control most of the individual product need, although shrink wrap offers the ability to reduce costs through multi-packing with film versus other packaging alternatives.
Shrink wrap for videos, DVDs and CDs
These products all benefit from some sort of film overwrap. Video is predominantly shrink-wrapped, whereas CDs are usually done with a non-shrink process such as tuck and fold. More and more CD producers have turned to shrink wrap as they are updating equipment.
Shrink wrapping is widely used across the spectrum of industries and is finding its way into new segments daily. The retail appeal and security offered insures growth for the future.