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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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Converted from plastic PVC tubing to exacting specifications, cut shrink bands are the cost-effective choice for securing caps, lids and closures with easily recognized tamper-evidence. Shrink bands are used primarily for tamper-evident protection. Once the shrink seal is broken, it cannot be put back in place. Utilizing tamper evident seals enables your customers to immediately determine the safety of your products.


Preforms are pre-molded heat shrink bands used for tamper-evidence. Preforms are already opened, so just place it on the container and pass it through heat for an even seal. Preformed bands address a niche market for containers requiring special handling. Precut bands are available in a wide range of colors, sizes, and printing to cover your specific needs. For easier removal, perforated film can be supplied.

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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