Shrink film – not to be confused with stretch film!
Shrink film is a material used to wrap products that, when heated, will shrink tightly around the item to provide protection, tamper resistance, and a professional appearance. It is made from various types of plastic, such as polyolefin, PVC, or PET, and is commonly used in the packaging industry to protect and showcase products, including food, electronics, and pharmaceuticals. Shrink film is versatile and can be used with a variety of sealing and shrinking equipment, including heat guns, tunnels, and ovens.
Shrink film is ubiquitous and can be found in many places – grocery stores, convenience stores, and big-box retailers. Everywhere you look, you can find shrink wrap. It is also used in industrial and manufacturing settings, as well by e-commerce and online retailers.
Sometimes people conflate shrink film with stretch film, which are two distinct products with different properties and uses. Stretch film is a stretchable plastic film that is used to wrap and secure products on pallets, typically for shipping or storage purposes. While both types of film can be used for packaging, they serve different purposes, and it’s important to understand the differences to choose the right material for the job.
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