Shrink wrap is a polymer plastic film and is a cost effective way to package products so
they can stand out when displayed. This presentation explains the different types of shrink wrap films and their packaging applications.
what type and thickness of
shrink wrap used.
There are 4 types of shrink film.
PE shrink films are thicker,
stronger, and more durable
than other shrink films.
Polyethylene shrink films are
often used to wrap bottled
water, canned goods and other
It’s ideal for wrapping large &
bulky items during transit.
These films are so strong they
can replace corrugated boxes.
#1. Polyethylene Shrink Film
Polypropylene is a general purpose shrink film often used to wrap retail
items. It shrinks at low temperatures while providing durable seals.
#2. Polypropylene Shrink Film
Polyolefin is a clear film that shrinks evenly
in all directions. This film allows scents to
permeate it. Since it requires high
temperatures to shrink the film, it’s often
applied with a shrink wrap machine which
increases productivity and allows items to
be bundled together.
Polyolefin films are used to wrap retail
items, food/snacks and literature.
#3.Polyolefin Shrink Film
PVC shrink films have high strength with good clarity and
gloss. It’s used to package software items
such and CDs, DVDs & Blue-ray
discs but also used to wrap
books, toys & food items.
#4. PVC Shrink Film
For low volume applications, shrink
wrap is manually applied.
Shrink wrapping tunnels applies the
heat needed to shrink the film.
Shrink wrapping machines will wrap, cut and
seal the shrink film automatically.
For high volume applications,
shrink wrappers & tunnels are used.
Established in 1968 & headquartered
in Northbrook, IL, Pyramid Packaging
is a ISO 9001:2008 compliant supplier
of flexible packaging equipment,
materials & services.