Shrink Wrap is used for securing and protecting products for shipping. It holds things together and protects them from weathering and dust. When heated it shrinks tightly over whatever it is covering.
Three main wraps used in shrink packaging material are Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyolefin (POF) and Polyethylene (PE). Each has different characteristics that makes them suitable for specific needs.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)- PVC shrink wrap is the most used shrink wrap, It can be used for many different purposes. PVC is inexpensive, light weight and durable. However, it has been banned in many countries due to the harmful products made by its decomposition.
Polyolefin (POF)- POF shrink wrap is a premium shrink wrap. it is very versatile and durable. POF has the ability to shrink completely and quickly. it is great for bundling multiple items together. POF is made from recycle material and is FDA approval.
Polyethylene (PE)- PE is used in several forms of flexible protective packaging. It has lower clarity than other wraps and it does not have a great shrink rate.