Shrink Wrap, also known as shrink film, is a material made up of Polymer Plastic Film. When heat is applied, it shrinks tightly over whatever it is covering. Heat can be applied with a handheld Heat Gun (electric or gas), or the product and film can pass through a Heat Tunnel on a Conveyor. Shrink wrap is commonly used as an overwrap on many types of packaging, including cartons, boxes, beverage cans and pallet loads. A variety of products may be enclosed in shrink wrap to stabilize the products, unitize them, keep them clean or add tamper resistance. It can be the primary covering for some foods such as cheese, meats, vegetables and plants.

Centrefold film is supplied on a roll with the plastic is folded in half: product is placed in the centre portion, the remaining three edges are sealed to form a bag, and the package then heated which causes the bag to shrink and conform to the product placed in the bag.

POF Shrink Film

Micron (µ) Width (cm) Weight / Roll Length / Roll Colour
15 mic
19 mic
25 mic
30 mic
14 inch
16 inch
18 inch
20 inch
22 inch
24 inch
12.2 kg
13.9 kg
15.7 kg
17.4 kg
19.1 kg
21 kg
1335 mtr
1070 mtr
800 mtr
750 mtr
Shrink wrap is also commonly used within more industrial applications using a heavier weight shrink film. The principles remain the same with a heat shrinking process using a hand held heat gun. The following shrink wrap applications are becoming more widely used and accepted:
• Industrial shrink wrap containment of large plant equipment/components,
• Scaffold wrap containment of buildings/bridges,
• Building temporary shrink wrap structures for storage or other business operational uses,
• Marine shrink wrapping of boats and other vehicles,
• Shrink wrapping of palletized freight
• Disaster contingency and relief projects such as damaged buildings/roofs.