Packing Wrapping Film
Often confused with stretch film, heat shrink wrap consists of a wide variety of plastic materials designed to shrink after heat is applied. Common plastics used to produce heat shrink wrap are: polyolefin, PVC, polyethylene, and polypropylene. Click here for a blog post describing each type of shrink wrap.
Heat shrink wrap is used as a packaging solution all around the world. Everything from wrapping frozen pizzas to bundling hardware. The proper shrink film, material thicknesses, and machines can help make production more efficient and streamlined.
At U.S. Packaging & Wrapping LLC., we are happy to offer a large variety of products intended for use in multiple industries. We are a heat shrink wrap supplier to companies all over the United States. Companies that range in size from individual start-ups to Multi-million dollar corporations.
*Heat Shrink Wrap- a generic term that can refer to a variety of products serving multiple industries. Anything from centerfold shrink wrap, shrink tubing, shrink bags, or even marine shrink wrap rolls can be considered heat shrink wrap. Our stretch film products are often called shrink wrap by our customers. While both products are polymers that serve important roles in the packaging industry, they are completely different products with different uses and applications.
Stretch film, commonly referred to as "shrink wrap" is a stretchable plastic used to secure and unitize loads. It can also be used to bundle multiple products together. Stretch film is almost always used for a secondary packaging during transportation or storage.
All heat shrink wrap requires a heating source to heat the film. A heating source, typically in the form of a heat gun or shrink tunnel is different than a sealer. The heating source applies heat to the film to shrink the film tightly around the product being wrapped. A shrink wrap sealer is used to seal the open ends of the shrink film once the product has been inserted.