Shrink Wrap Supplies
Shrink Wrap Supplies, Tools, & Equipment
Browse a variety of shrink wrap machines – large and small – to tackle your commercial and personal projects, plus a range of accessories to save you time and effort on wrapping. Our shrink wrap supplies include shrink wrap machines, a variety of plastic film rolls and shrink bags, sealers designed to close and seal your products, and shrink tunnels and heat guns for applying heat.
Custom options are available upon request. Fill out our quote form, click on the chat button, or call 1-800-441-5090 for more information about custom options for shrink wrap supplies.
Shrink Wrap Packaging Materials
Materials for shrink wrapping can come in many different forms, made from many different materials. Standard materials are polyolefin, polyethylene, polypropylene, or PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). Each type is for specific applications. Polyolefin film is for retail packaging and food packaging. Polyethylene and polypropylene are thicker films for heavier products. PVC shrink film is for shrink banding around bottles and retail packaging.
The most common type of rolls on the market today. The film is folded in half lengthways and then placed on a roll. A ten-inch centerfold roll is twenty inches when unfolded. Below is a brief explanation of how to use a centerfold shrink wrap roll.
Unwind the centerfold
roll enough to fit the
product onto the film.
Insert the product into
the center crease.
A sealer seals the product
inside of the film.
Removal of excess
Bags only require the open end to be sealed after a product is inserted. Flat bags shield merchandise such as books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs. Domed bags protect larger bulky products such as gift baskets and flower baskets.
Heat Shrink Tubing
Used to protect or bundle round products of differing lengths. Examples of products are candles and multiple electrical wires.
Our shrink wrap machines include I-Bar sealers, L-Bar sealers, hand impulse sealers, and handheld heat guns. All-in-one shrink packaging systems are also available.
SHRINK WRAP SEALERS
Used on shrink bags, shrink tubing, or centerfold shrink wrap. The I-Bar sealer has one bar to seal the open end of the shrink material and cut the excess in one motion. Portable I-Bar sealers allow users to move the sealing bar to the product instead of moving the products to the sealer and offering more efficient sealing.
Made for use with centerfold shrink film. The two sealing bars are ideal for use with centerfold shrink film. All L-Bar sealers available online are manually operated. Call us for details on our fully automatic machines.
Hand impulse sealers
Wire sealers can seal up to 6-10 items per minute. The flat wire sealers do not seal and cut in one motion, round wire sealers can. One motion cutting helps with efficiency and ease of use.
SHRINK WRAP HEAT GUNS
After a product seal, the excess film is cut and removed, and the material must be heated to shrink tightly around the product. This heating is by either a heat tunnel or a handheld heat gun. Note: An ordinary hairdryer cannot provide sufficient heat.
Shrink wrap heat guns are for low output operations. Available with either two-speed temperature control or variable temperature control. A heat tunnel eliminates the need for handheld heat guns. A shrink tunnel can be part of a more extensive, fully automatic, or semi-automatic shrink wrap system.
Unsure of the shrink wrap supplies you need? Call us at 1-800-441-5090.
We would be happy to help you with information to get the right equipment.