Shrink tubing is ideal for cylindrical products or bundling more than one
product together. Many companies use shrink tubing to wrap bottles and tubular containers. Shrink tubing offers the same benefits as shrink wrap bags, with the ability to change the length of the tube.
Shrink tubing comes in a variety of roll lengths to help accommodate different production levels. It works well with manual or automatic shrink wrap machines. PVC shrink tubing has a low temp. shrink rate (200°F-250°F) which helps to make sealing quick and easy. It offers an overall shrink rate of up to 40% in all directions.
For low output operations we recommend a hand impulse sealer with a cutting blade and a heat gun to seal shrink tubing packages. The cutting blade enables users to seal the product being packaged and cut the excess film from the roll side of the tubing to leave the end open for inserting another product.
Due to the chloride found in the PVC material, it is recommended that users have proper ventilation when sealing. This tubing should not come into direct contact with consumable products. Visit our shrink wrap library to learn more about shrink tubing and the benefits it offers.
Shrink Tubing Measurement Equation
Circumference x 1.1÷2 = Tubing Width Needed