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Shrink wrap is one of the most versatile and inexpensive types of packaging available for a multitude of

applications. It is crystal clear and can be custom printed if the application requires. The sparkle and clarity of the film gives the product attractive retail appeal. In addition, some types of shrink wrap are FDA approved for direct food contact. 
The shrink wrapping process involves enclosing a product in shrink film or a shrink bag. The film or bag is formed around the product using a sealer. Then, the product is heated by hand-held or automated equipment so that the shrink film or shrink bag shrinks around it to create a tight, sealed package. The uses for this process touch every segment of the industrial and commercial marketplace.

The benefits of shrink wrapping are many from display packaging to unitization of multi-packs, shrink films provide product integrity, visibility, brand identification, package cleanliness and protection.  

Whether your application requires 10 or 200 packages per minute to run, Associated Packaging can provide the right system or material to efficiently package your product.

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This film will generally work well on any brand and most models of semi-automatic or automatic "L" Bar Sealers. The item must be fully sealed in the film with some type of air vent installed and then shrunk with a heat gun or shrink tunnel. Some films can also be used in food applications that require FDA approval for direct food contact. Polyolefin is a very high clarity film with shrink properties that cause the film to shrink 15-20% in all directions.

Contact us.  Our packaging specialists will gladly help you choose the material that provides the specifications that are right for your application.

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