Shrink wrap, also known as shrink film, is a popular polymer plastic packaging material known for its versatility. Designed for the wrapping and packaging goods, this packaging solution ensures a secure and good fit around the contents when subjected to heat.

Tamper-evident Product Sealing

The three primary types of shrink wrap utilised as packaging materials include Polyethylene (PE), Polyolefin (POF) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). Each type of shrink wrap possesses different properties, such as clarity, strength, thickness, and shrink ratio, allowing versatility for different requirements.

The application of shrink wrap is easy, with several methods. One option involves using an electric or gas heat gun with a heat sealer. Heat application causes the shrink wrap to contract and conform tightly to the product’s shape, enhancing the protection and presenting aesthetically pleasing packaging.

Heat-responsive Packaging Wrap

Another widely adopted technique involves placing the product, wrapped in shrink wrap, in a shrink wrap machine or through a heat tunnel on a conveyor system. This method uniformly applies heat to the material, resulting in a consistent look and feel for professionally packaged products. Shrink wraps can be used with aluminium foil, desiccants, and impact labels for additional packaging protection. 

  • Provides a tight and tamper-evident barrier for products, protecting against dust, moisture, and contaminants during transportation
  • Acts as a protective layer transportation and storage, preventing scratches and damage
  • Ideal for preserving food in refrigerators and freezers, ensuring a reliable seal for food containers
  • Versatile for various product sizes
  • Customisable options for different packaging needs
  • Cost-effective solution compared to other packaging materials
  • Environmental benefits through recycling and eco-friendly options
  • Commonly used with aluminium foil, desiccants, and impact labels for enhanced protective packaging
  • Material: PVC, PE, or POF
  • Thickness: Varies
  • Shrink Ratio: 50%, 75%, or 100%
  • Clarity: Transparency levels
  • Strength and Durability: Protects against damage
  • Heat Activation Temperature: Specific range for activation
  • Recyclability: Some types are fully recyclable
  • Size Options: Rolls, sheets, or bags with customizable sizes
  • Applications: Packaging, bundling, and protection
  • Compatibility: Works with heat guns, tunnels, or sealers