Thermal shrink wrap is a type of plastic film that can be wrapped around any object, regardless of size or shape. Heat is then applied to the surface, causing the plastic to shrink. As it shrinks, it conforms to the shape of your object and seals itself. Thermal shrink wrap has many applications in various industries. It is not only easy to use, but also offers a wide range of benefits.
Protection: When heat is applied to thermal shrink wrap, it forms a very tight seal. This plastic seal can completely protect the contents of the thermal shrink wrap. Once sealed, these items are no longer susceptible to damage from dust, dirt, or moisture. Certain types of thermal shrink wrap even have UV protection to protect products from harmful sun rays.
Durability: Thermal shrink wrap is made of very strong and durable plastic. It is difficult to tear or puncture. Unlike other materials, thermal shrink wrap does not become brittle or weak in the sun or extreme cold. Once thermal shrink wrap is heated and sealed onto your object, such as cable holder nail, it will not loosen or sag.
Maintainability: Since thermal shrink wrap has two seals and maintains its shape after application, any tampering will be immediately detected. For this reason, many pharmaceutical companies and food manufacturers are now using thermal shrink wrap their products. Certain types of thermal shrink wrap used by banks and government agencies change color after the plastic is stretched to indicate that the sealed item has been touched.
Economical: Compared to other packaging materials, thermal shrink wrap is a very cost-effective choice. It is also designed to minimize space; bundled items such as ring type insulated cable lugs can be tightly packed together without the need for extra bulky materials (such as boxes). Saving space means saving money, whether it is in storage or transportation.
Convenience: One of the biggest differences between thermal shrink wrap and other packaging materials is that it can be used for any scale project. Small wires are often heat shrink packaged to prevent exposure to moisture. Game pieces, candy, and hardware can all be bundled and heat shrink packaged. On the other end of the scale, thermal shrink wrap kits are sold to weatherproof boats and greenhouses. Goods on trailers and trains can be heat shrink packaged for ease of transportation. Even entire buildings have been heat shrink packaged to prevent chemical leaks or exposure to hazardous materials.