Shrink film is a versatile packing material used for packing finished food products and beverages for storage and shipping. The packaging is a thin elastic and flexible plastic film.
Shrink film can adjust to any size and shape regardless of product type. Due to its unique design and properties, the packaging is used extensively for preserving the freshness of foods such as vegetables, fruits and meats.
The heat from an electric heating gun or heat conveyor tunnel shrinks it tightly to take the shape of the product placed in it. Through this process, manufacturers create a clear and durable barrier to protect the products packed inside it.
Shrink film is available in a wide range of clarities, thicknesses, shrink ratios and strengths. It can be utilized as independent packaging or combined with another packaging to create a unique protective layering over the product. The packaging film can be customized according to product packaging requirements.
There are three main kinds of shrink films available, which include polyolefin, polyethene and polyvinyl chloride. Each material has distinct properties that make it appropriate for particular applications. Moreover, it is possible to do co-extrusion of each material into multiple layers of a film using various additives. This gives distinctive characteristics to the film barrier, which helps in promoting shelf life or appearance of the packaged products.
Benefits of Shrink Film
- Versatile and flexible
- Can be used for a variety of products packaging
- Eco-friendly material
- Resilient and durable
- Enhance shelf life and appearance of products
- Can be customized according to specific applications
- Protects products
- Food packaging
- Food storage
- Retail and consumer goods