Shrink wrap film rolls, and bags are a polymer plastic film and are a cost effective way to package products so they can stand out when displayed. Shrink wrap is applied over or around package products. Depending on the application, the film may or may not entirely cover the packaged item. Shrink film is used to stabilize items or group products. It’s used to package gift baskets, dry goods, frozen foods, toys, literature, and soaps. For heavy duty bundling it’s used for beverages like bottled water. Shrink film keeps products free of debris, and provides a tamper resistance barrier. Sometimes itÛªs even the primary covering for foods such as meats, and vegetables.
For high volume packaging, shrink wrapping machine are used to automate this process. When heat is applied to the shrink film via a shrink tunnel, the film shrinks and tightly conforms to the shape that itÛªs covering. Shrink wrappers will also wrap, cut and seal the shrink film automatically. Polyolefin is the most popular type shrink wrap film but PVC, polyethylene and polypropylene films are also used for shrink wrapping. Shrink films come in rolls and bags and in a variety of thicknesses, colors, and strengths.
Pyramid Packaging is a stocking supplier of shrink wrap films and bags. Call us at 847.272.3400 for more information or click here for a quote on shrink wrap film needs.