Shrink-Wrap 101 and Specialty Shrink-Wraps

Shrink wrap, also referred to as shrinkwrap or shrink film, is a material made up of polymer plastic film and comes in many different thicknesses and qualities. When heat is applied it shrinks tightly over whatever it is covering. The Shrink- wrap we choose to use is a low-density polyethylene film made 100% virgin resin with extremely consistent mil thickness and opacity that is used to contain and weatherproof large scale objects. It contains 5% UV inhibitors by weight for excellent UV protection and performance during long term storage and transportation. When heated, it shrinks 25% to encase the wrapped item from rain, snow, wind, dirt, and UV rays. We also install specialized shrink wraps such as BioShrink, VCI Shrink, and Flame Retardant ShrinkWrap when indicated to further ensure the protection of the asset.

BioShrink® Tan Shrinkwrap—is our newest specialty shrinkwrap.  It contains Anti-microbial additives that will minimize mold and mildew buildup on whatever it is covering.   The additives will remain active as long as the shrinkwrap is intact.   It comes in an 8-ml thickness.

VCI Shrinkwrap—is a “Volatile Corrosion Inhibiting” shrinkwrap.  It contains additives that will prevent corrosion on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and electrical connections, for periods up to 2 years. VCI Shrinkwrap comes in both 6 and 7-ml thicknesses.

Flame Retardant Shrinkwrap—contains specialized additives that will extinguish the wrap within 4 seconds of having the source of ignition removed from the material.   This makes it an ideal shrinkwrap for scaffolding, shipyards, factories, containments, etc. where people will be working under the material.  All of our Flame Retardant Shrinkwrap meets, or exceeds, NFPA 701 Specification. Flame Retardant Shrinkwrap is opaque white and comes in 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12-ml thicknesses.

 

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