The Many Uses of Shrink Wrap Film

Shrink wrap film is a plastic film made up of polymer material. When heat is applied, whether it is via a handheld gun or a heat tunnel, the plastic conforms to whatever object it was placed around.  It provides a nice coating and protection over the object to keep it safe during transportation from handling, scratching, weather, and moisture.

There are many uses for shrink wrap film.  Although it is most commonly utilized in the packing and shipping company as an overlap for products such as beverage cans, boxes, cartons, and pallets.  In case you did not know, however, shrink wrap film is used sometimes to wrap entire buildings. This is most commonly done to protect the environment from damage caused by the removal of hazards such as lead and asbestos.  It is also used to wrap roofs in the event of a hurricane or tornado where damage was done, in order to keep the rest of the building from accumulating further water damage.

Shrink wrap film is also used to wrap items that are not suitable for the little ones to see; items that would be considered “adult” in category, if you catch my drift. Electronics such as DVDs, DVD players, and CDs are also sometimes shrink wrapped in order to prevent people from being able to read the software licenses.  Sounds shady in my personal opinion, but hey.  Who am I?  Shrink wrap film is used to sometimes combine two objects together.  For example, when you get a Costco size La Croix, there are 6 different 6-packs combined via shrink wrap.  It is also used to cover labels to keep them from being tampered with.

Shrink wrap film can be purchased quite affordably on a site called PackagingSupplies.com.  PVC shrink wrap film is sold in roll form, and you can choose from over 20 different sizes.  You can also choose between different lengths: 500’, 1500’, and 2000’ (in the event you need to wrap a building I suppose).  It is priced per roll and you can purchase it for as little as $24.15/roll. The site offers over 5,000 hard to find and unique shipping supplies.  98% of the items are in stock and ready to ship, so place your order before 1PM EST, and your shrink wrap film will be on its way to your front door.

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