Let’s face it, when you really want to give your product that extra look of professionalism, a shrink-wrapped container makes a lot of sense. Shrink wrap film can also give your product an added measure of security since it’s highly tamper evident. It’s extremely difficult for someone to open a shrink-wrapped item on a shelf without damaging the film. And, shrink wrap is an ideal way to wrap a gift basket or fruit basket to give it an extra layer of protection and a nice look.
When callers ask our shrink wrap specialists at Office Zone for advice on what shrink wrap machine would be best for their needs, they are often caught off guard when asked what type of film they plan to use. Fortunately, it’s a rather simple process to uncover what shrink film would work the best for their specific application. The two types of shrink wrap film are PVC and Polyolefin, or simply Poly. We typically recommend PVC shrink wrap film when cost is a concern and the item that will be wrapped is a non-food product. PVC works very well with most packaging applications, it’s just not safe to use with food. PVC has a somewhat brittle feel after it’s been cut to size, heated and wrapped around something. PVC is also the ideal film to use if you want something shrink wrapped quickly with a relatively low melting temperature.
One thing about PVC that you should know about … the film does give off a fair amount of fumes, especially in high-production settings. Be sure your shrink wrap machine is set up in a well-ventilated area when using PVC film.
Poly shrink wrap film is used heavily in the food industry. Poly film requires more of an investment than PVC, but it’s well worth it. The food-safe feature is a big selling point with most of our customers. And, Poly film may also be used quite effectively with packaging non-food items as well … which makes it highly versatile. Poly film has a plastic stretch wrap feel to it, the consistency is very similar to Saran Wrap®.
Office Zone’s varied assortment of shrink wrap film is available in a wide range of thicknesses, or gauges, lengths and widths. Our film works well with most L-bar and I-bar style sealer systems. Our large selection of shrink film is guaranteed to give your boxes, baskets, DVD’s, CD’s, and other products a professional finish and shine. Our quality film shrinks evenly and quickly. Not only are Office Zone’s rolls of shrink wrap film made of high-quality materials, it is available to you at competitive prices. We stock most of our own shrink film, which means better prices and faster shipping to you. Be sure to talk with one of our customer service representatives today to find the best shrink wrap film for you.
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