At Portland Packaging Co., we sell shrink wrap (aka- shrink film) supplies and provide superior shrink services. New and improved technology allows us a way to ship your items with the peace of mind that your items will arrive in the same condition as it left your facility. We cater to the needs of our customers and carry only the highest quality products to ensure the very best safety of your traveling items.
Shrink wrap or shrink film, is a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) film made from fractional low melt virgin resin and other additives or ultra violet (UV) ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA) and when subjected to heat, it begins a biaxial shrinking process as the heart is removed. The shrink wrap will shrink 25% to 30% of it’s surface dimension and mold itself to any type of structure. The UV (Ultra Violet Protection) added to our shrink wrap is rated at 12 months protection (UV-12). This provides for long lasting protection from excessive sun exposure.
Why Shrink Wrap?
- Gives six-sided strength, support and protection to cargo.
- Provides more holding strength than either banding or stretch wrapping.
- Eliminates the need to tarp your products being shipped.
- Gives your package complete weather and travel protection.
- Simplifies package identification and helps reduce pilferage.
- Allows your package to be covered the way you want it, in any shape or size.
- Environmentally safe and easy to use.
Shrink film is cost effective, labor friendly, environmentally safe, recyclable, weatherproof and installs quickly. Shrink film is durable and has many uses for packaging of large and small items. While shrink wrap is draped over an object and then seamed together using a propane heat gun for water tight protection, stretch wrap is applied by stretching the material around an object providing less protection (and no heat to apply) . It can easily tear, thus not providing weather tight packaging but instead a quick temporary packaging solution.
If you are trying to decide on the right packaging option for you, give us a call and one of our packaging experts can assist you in finding the best solution for your particular needs.
Our large selection of stretch films are available in machine wrap and hand wrap shipping processes. Stretch Film is a perfect solution for wrapping up pallets or bundles of products to ensure they don’t slide around during the shipping process.
There are two types of shipping needs for stretch film:
Machine Wrap Stretch Film
Machine stretch wrap is a faster and more automated process. Portland Packaging Co. offers only top quality machine wrap that can handle extreme conditions in any environment. Call us today to find out how we can work with your business, shipping department or manufacturing plant.
Hand Wrap Stretch Film
Hand stretch wrap is designed for a individual to personally hand wrap a pallet or bundle a package together to prevent movement and breakage. Call us today to find out how we can help you.