Shopping Cart

My Cart

items

You have no items in your shopping cart.

Swipe to the left

Moisture Control

By 8 days ago 46 Views No comments

Moisture Control Tools

Moisture inside a shrink wrapped object is never a good thing but it can be difficult to avoid. Once the impermeable layer of shrink wrap is applied there will still be a difference in temperature which will cause condensation, and sweat inside. Moisture can cause mold, mildew, and rust but there are two extremely useful tools that can control the buildup of moisture, Vents, and Desiccant Bags.

Vents

Vents let air come and go while still controlling whether things rust or corrode. Vents hold down moisture under the cover and come in three main styles: rectangle, round, and stealth.

  • Rectangle vents are weather tight with a self-adhesive application. This vent has twp pieces and once a rectangular hole is cut in the shrink wrap simply place the adhesive side on a clean flat surface. The dome-shaped cover is then added to allow air in and out. Rectangle vents are best used on fully vertical surfaces.
  • Round vents are very similar to rectangle vents in the application process with a self-adhesive back that sticks to the shrink wrap and a dome cover that is placed on top. Pro Tip: make sure the cut/hole in the shrink wrap is smaller than the size of the vent hole. The vent must adhere completely to the shrink wrap to ensure a sturdy vent that will last all season.
  • Stealth vents are self-piercing and do not require an additional knife to cut an opening in the shrink wrap. These vents have a paper clip top that snaps on the outer side of the shrink wrap. The cerated edge goes underneath the shrink wrap and two notches on the edge that need to be pushed underneath the shrink wrap to make sure it gets around and into the notch. If using stealth vents for an extended period of time they may start to fail so Mr. Shrinkwrap’s pro tip is to use tape to secure the vent. Adding tape to secure the vent keeps it in place throughout the season. These vents are popular with speed boats, runabouts and anywhere there is a smaller-sized t-post or 45-degree angles.

Desiccant Bags

Have you ever used or heard of “Damp-rid buckets”?

These buckets are placed inside shrink wrapped assets, typically boat bathrooms, closed cabins, etc. to absorb moisture while the asset is wrapped. These commonly used Damp-rid Buckets are very messy and the ingredients used turn to a goo-like substance over time. Luckily Mr. Shrinkwrap found a much better option, desiccant bags.

What are Desiccant Bags?

Desiccant bags are a large version of the small bags you might find in a supplement bottle or electronics to absorb moisture. These bags are simply placed in the head and cabin area. Typically for a boat under 30ft 7-10 bags are used in the interior areas or 1 bag per 3x3 cubic ft. These bags will keep the boat dry for up to six months. Mr. Shrinkwrap recommends varying the levels where bags are placed to ensure all moisture is properly absorbed. It is also important to consider the weather, climate, and other factors when determining how many bags should be used. Our team of experts are here to assist with deciding how many desiccant bags should be used on your next project, 1-866-824-3723.

Before your next shrink wrapping project make sure you have an appropriate supply of moisture controlling tools. Mr. Shrinkwrap has everything you need to successfully shrink wrap just about anything!

Shrink Wrap Strapping Tool

By 15 days ago 44 Views No comments

Strap Tensioning Tool

Strapping Tools are an essential element to the shrink wrapping process

Many shrink wrap projects can benefit from adding straps but many people are not applying straps with a tensioning tool. Some projects that benefit from straps include securing a pallet, preparing loads for transit, and of course boat wrapping.

Many DIYers use trucker knots to secure straps but we recommend using a tensioning tool to ensure straps are mechanically tight.

If you are planning on wrapping your boat this winter be sure to add ½ inch strapping, ¾ inch strapping, buckles, and a strap tensioning tool to your cart. Many people don’t realize the importance of using different sized strapping for different applications. Use the ¾ inch strapping for the center strap and use the ½ inch strapping for parts of the structure on the top and for belly bands. At Mr. Shrinkwrap we offer smaller roles at affordable prices so you won’t have excess strapping but you can complete your job with a professional finish.

Why use a strap tensioning tools?

For boat wrapping applications making the center strap tight is very important and to do that without a tensioning tool and self-locking metal buckles is virtually impossible. It is also important to secure belly bands to avoid cresting of the shrink wrap.

What is cresting?

In short, cresting is when the shrink wrap puts tension on the strap creating an arch or crest. If you don’t use the tensioning tool the strap still has enough slack in it and it causes the shrink of the shrink wrap to pull up the wrap.

Cresting is bad because it creates spots on the boat that are exposed to sunlight which may lead to uneven weathering. Mr. Shrinkwrap recommends that belly bands are placed 3-5 feet apart on boats.

How to use the strap tensioning tool

Once the strap has been fed through the metal buckle and tightened by hand, the tensioning tool can then be used to further tighten the strap to your desired tension. The tensioning tool features a durable design with few moving parts.

Strapping Infographic

When to use the strap tensioning tool

Mr. Shrinkwrap's On-Site Services Team has been using tensioning tools for years for many applications, and they are a must-have - especially when shrink wrapping large equipment for open-road travel.

We recommend using the Strap Tensioning Tool when installing the greatest load-bearing strap for your shrink wrap installation. This would be the peak or center strap on boats, and the belt or perimeter strap on industrial equipment and vehicles.

Mr. Shrinkwrap’s strap tensioning tool is ON SALE! Save over $25 on yours today!


Holes Happen

By 22 days ago 44 Views No comments

With any shrink wrap project, holes are always a possibility.

Mr. Shrinkwrap has all the tips and tricks to shrink wrap hole prevention and repair.

When preventing holes, preparation is key. Prior to shrink wrapping your boat or other assets, be sure to examine the surface and locate any sharp corners, edges, or protruding metal such as screws. Once areas of concern are identified, place pieces of ¼ inch foam padding on each and tape to secure.

Let’s Talk Padding and Tape

Prior to shrink wrapping your boat or other asset be sure to apply padding to prevent chafing against the wrap. Padding can be used as-is or can be folded in half to double up on protection. Depending on the protrusion you are covering a double layer might be necessary, especially for long term storage. Mr. Shrinkwrap experts recommend using a 6x6 piece of foam padding to easily fold in half and cover any object.

When taping down foam padding, be sure to always use preservation tape. This is so very important because preservation tape does not leave an adhesive residue that can damage your boat or other assets (In comparison: think about duct tape and the residue it can leave behind after being applied to an object and is left in the sun and elements for months...YUCK! This is what you will avoid by only using preservation tape). The adhesive in preservation tape also has a UV inhibitor so it is not impacted by sunlight or extended exposure.

Foam padding is used on industrial objects and boats, specifically, corners of the windshield (recommended to fold the padding in half), antenna brackets, hardtops/t-tops with rod holders, and padding small screws (along the rail).

Pro Tip!

Cover any objects that might get hot during the shrink wrap process with foam padding. Any protruding items including nozzles, pipes, brackets, and corners should all be padded. Any metal pieces that will be touching the shrink wrap for a long period of time should be padded.

How to Repair a Hole

Pro tip: place the patch behind the hole and only use tape over the hole

When a hole inevitably occurs, there are a few quick and easy steps to repair and keep your cover strong and durable all offseason.

Pro tip: for small holes, use a scrap piece of shrink wrap to prevent tape from touching the boat. Open the hole a little wider to insert scrap piece behind, hold it in place while you stick the tape over the hole, and ensure the tape adheres to the shrink wrap scrap instead of the boat.

If your hole is larger than a small opening, use leftover shrink wrap or cut small “patches” of shrink wrap (approximately 2”-3” larger than the hole, if possible place behind the hole instead of on top of it.) and place on the hole. Then use shrink film tape to secure the patch stays in place. All edges of the patch should be completely covered with tape. Once the tape is in place, slightly warm with a heat gun to ensure the tape adheres and tightens. This patch will hold perform as good as new. Pro Tip: Be sure to clean the area around the hole prior to repairing.

Be sure to add 4" preservation tape and foam padding to your cart for every shrink wrapping project. These items are essential to prevent and repair shrink wrap holes.


Shrink Wrap Boat Kits

By 29 days ago 47 Views No comments

Time is running out to wrap your boats. With a boat kit, you'll have everything you need to do the job quickly. There is a little over one month until the start of the winter season.

As winter is fast approaching in the northern parts of the country, this inevitably means the time has come to wrap your boat for the next 4-6 months. While this task can seem daunting, Mr. Shrinkwrap has the solution for a one-stop kit with all of the essentials needed.

Our team of shrink wrap experts have put together kits that include everything you will need from gloves to tape to strapping, foam padding, knives, vents, and of course a shrink wrap heat gun.

Boat wrapping example 1

We offer these kits featuring three of our most popular heat guns, the Shrinkfast 998, the Ripack 2200, and the Ripack 3000.

If your boat is over 25’ we have a single-use option that includes the proper number of vents, stapping, and buckles to wrap your boat for one season.

If you have a boat smaller than 25’ we have a kit that allows you to wrap your boat three seasons in a row. This kit could also be used for those who may have more than one boat smaller than 25’.

Two options:

Option 1 - Large Single Boat Wrap Kit (25’ or larger)

Option 2 - Smaller Boat 3 Years in a Row (or three smaller boats less than 25’)

Once the kit is placed in your cart all you need to do is select the correct size of shrink wrap based on the dimensions of your boat. Buy Shrink Wrap Here

Mr. Shrinkwrap offers some pro tips for measuring your boat properly:

  • Above the Rail Measurement - On most traditional boats, there is a rub rail around the outer edge of the boat. The "above the rail measurement" is the distance between the rub rail and the highest point on the boat where the shrink wrap is expected to cover.
  • Below the Rail Measurement - This measurement is based on your preference of how far below the rub rail your shrink wrap should cover. Our preference is to cover every part of the boat above the waterline. This "below the rail" measurement is best taken at the tallest point of the rub rail.
  • Tucking & Fusing - Plan ahead to leave enough extra material to tuck the edge under the strap so that two layers of shrink wrap can be heat welded together to a secure installation. The heat welding can be done with as little as 6 inches of overlap. Keep in mind that the smaller the overlap, the more careful you must be that the shrink wrap isn't moving as you pull to secure it. With taller or wider boats, you might find yourself a bit short of material at the widest point of your boat - but don't worry! It is easy enough to patch a small part of the wrap if the material falls short somewhere. There should be enough excess material from the cutout made for the bow to use for the quick patch. Remember to use the rule of overlapping 6 inches or more for all edges of your patch as well!

Formula – Required Shrink wrap Width = (Above the Rail Measurement + Below the Rail Measurement + Tuck & Fusing) * 2

***Please notice the multiplication by 2 at the end of the formula! The formula above will only provide enough shrinkwrap to securely cover half of your boat without the multiplication by 2 at the end of the formula.***

Boats under 25’ in length may consider measuring from stern to bow with a path above the highest point on the boat, then adding a minimum of 6 inches of tucking and fusing at both ends. This method allows you to pull the shrinkwrap sideways over the boat so that the width covers the length of the boat.

Some boats may require the use of wood 2x4's for vertical support, we recommend using end and bottom caps for each support post to keep your boat surface scratch-free.

Boat wrapping example 2White - Most commonly used. Holds up in most climates well and offers minimal heat transference.

  • Clear - Primarily used to cover greenhouses. Also used for brokerage boats & liveaboards spending their winters ‘on the hard’. Clear shrink wrap is more likely to build up moisture under the cover and should be ventilated properly.
  • Blue - Ideal if your boat is being stored in an extreme northern climate. The blue color absorbs heat and allows snow and ice to slide off the boat. Not recommended for long-term storage or in spring-like conditions.
  • Be sure to get all of your supplies to wrap your boat this winter!

    Product Spotlight: Shrinkfast MZ Propane Heat Gun

    By 1 month ago 76 Views No comments

    Shrinkfast propane heat guns are used in commercial, industrial, and consumer applications. The MZ model specifically, was introduced as a consumer-oriented version. The MZ offers many of the same high-quality features of other Shrinkfast heat guns but this model is a much more economic option.

    The MZ model is ideal for DIY projects such as wrapping outdoor furniture, small boats, personal watercrafts (pwc), and other assets in your home.

    Key Features:

    • Portable, Propane-Powered Shrink Wrap Systems - Use Indoors or Outside.
    • Easily Shrinks Film or Pallet Bags on Skids, Machinery, Equipment, Boats, and Scaffolding.
    • Features: Warm To Touch Heat Nozzle, Double Trigger (Safety/Gas), and Automatic Shutoff.
    • Complete Kit Includes: Heat Gun, 25' Rubber Hose, Gas Regulator, UL Guard, Wrench, Operator's Manual, and Plastic Storage/Carrying Case.
    • Covers Up To 10" In A Single Pass.
    • Less Intimidating Flame.
    • A Safe Heat Tool For Home Use And Low-Volume Shrink Packaging Applications.
    • DIY And Business Owners Can Now Protect Their Assets Stored Outdoors And Also Occasional Pallet Shipments.

    Specifications:

    • Heat Capacity (BTU's): 50,000
    • Weight: 1 lb. 75 oz.
    • Fuel: Propane
    • Electrical Connection: N/A

    Shrinkfast heat shrink tools are manufactured in the USA and come with a full one-year manufacturer’s warranty on parts and labor. Shrinkfast also offers a full-service repair facility in Newport, New Hampshire, and an on-site technical training program. All Shrinkfast products have received the U.L. safety certification.

    Safety Features Include:

    • A "dead-man" trigger that automatically shuts off the flow of propane and extinguishes the flame when released.
    • The Shrinkfast patented combustion cycle allows the flame to burn outside the combustor and keeps the heat tool cool to the touch during operation.
    • The UL® approved regulator assembly includes an "Excess Flow Device" that stops the flow of propane in case the hose is cut or develops a significant leak.
    • The UL® approved 25' hose assembly can withstand up to 300 lbs. of pressure, making it the most durable hose available in the heat tool industry.
    • The MZ model installs in minutes and operates from a standard BBQ grill-style propane tank.
    • Each MZ model is individually tested for peak performance and safety before shipping.

    If you are interested in getting your own Shrinkfast MZ Propane Heat Gun, click here to purchase.

    Top Three Shrink Wrap Accessories to Streamline Your Shrink Wrap Job

    By 1 month ago 86 Views No comments

    1. Extensions for Heat Guns: 2ft., 4ft., & 6ft. Options

    Heat gun extensions are necessary if you are doing any project that is larger than your arm span. If it is not physically possible to reach the entire project on a diagonal angle past the length of the user’s arm, then a heat gun extension will be needed.

    When wrapping a boat it will usually have a peak in the middle of the boat. Typically, it is anywhere from 4-10ft away from your reach depending on the size of the boat. Extensions can be used to bridge that gap. This shrink wrap accessory is very versatile and should always be considered prior to starting a shrink wrap project.

    Selecting the right length: For a small boat that gets wrapped every year, the 2ft or 4ft extensions would work. The 6ft extension is best used on larger boats, industrial equipment, or construction equipment. The 6ft extension can cover approximately a 20ft area in an arch pattern assuming the user can reach approximately 7ft in each direction. The 6ft extension also allows the user to shrink the wrap nearly 8 ft away from the heat tool!

    Mr. Shrinkwrap Advisor Pro Tip: If you are debating between a 4ft extension and the 6ft, we recommend purchasing the 6ft. It’s always better to have more reach than to be caught short.

    Current Extensions Available:
    Shrinkfast

    Ripack

    Not ready to purchase a heat gun extension? Pair your Shrinkfast 998 rental with a 6ft extension. Reach to new heights to shrink wrap in places otherwise unreachable with a custom extension for the Shrinkfast 998. The heat gun extension handle is ideal for industrial and marine shrink wrap applications.

    Check out all of the Shrinkfast tools and accessories HERE.

    2. Shrink Wrap Stands

    Shrink wrap stands, or dispensing racks, while not as exciting as a brand new heat gun or fancy extension, are very useful. Without a proper way to dispense shrink wrap as needed during a project, the user is left to resort to his/her own devices. Attempting to unroll and lay the shrink wrap out on the lawn or driveway, pulling it unevenly, or wrinkling the wrap could result in a poor finished product.

    While considered an “accessory”, shrink wrap stands are truly a necessity. Shrink wrap stands make your shrink wrapping process efficient and effective, otherwise, the user will have to use a makeshift method to unroll the wrap.

    Mr. Shrinkwrap Advisors recommend the following options:

    This lightweight, yet strong (330 lb load capacity) stand is versatile, waterproof, rustproof, reliable, rugged, and fast. It comes apart allowing for easy storage in any tool kit. Easily comes apart to fit in any tool kit or storage area. *lightest rack on wheels* Designed like a normal hand truck or dolly, but for shrink wrap!

    This sturdy welded stand in mild steel is versatile, reliable, and comes as a pair.

    This lightweight and strong (330 lb load capacity) stand is versatile, waterproof, rustproof, reliable, rugged, and fast that interlocks for compact storage.

    *note: no poles are included with shrink wrap stands.

    3. Shrink Wrap Tape

    Shrink wrap tape is primarily used for reinforcing shrink wrap seams or fusions, patching small holes in the shrink wrap, holding vents in place more securely, and attaching zipper-access doors when your project is nearly complete.

    (we recommend at least 2" but 4" can help if holes happen)

    • Heat shrink tape - Also known as shrink film tape, it is used only on shrink wrap itself and should not touch the surface of a boat or other asset. This tape is a conformable, tough, and waterproof tape with a permanently tacky adhesive which bonds best to clean, dry surfaces through a wide range of temperatures.
    • UV Preservation tape - Also known as “Hull Tape,” this thicker tape, has a UV enhanced adhesive formula that allows it to withstand long term sunlight exposure. No film/residue leftover which can happen with other tape products. Used by many car auction businesses. Great to use on boats because this tape can touch the surface of boats without damaging or leaving residue. Recommended to have 1 roll of 2” tape and 1 roll of 4” tape for most projects.
    • Anti-chafe tape: A surface protection film that is used over the hull of boats or other areas where there is a concern for scratches. Sometimes used around the strap area, especially when transportation will be occurring. Designed to not leave residue while providing a UV protective surface between the shrink wrap and the covered object.
    • Reinforced shrink wrap tape - Used with reinforced shrink wrap. Not used for boats, primarily used for large industrial construction projects. This tape has been reinforced which adds increased tear resistance while not negatively affecting ease of installation.

    Shrink wrap tape comes in three colors: white, blue, and clear. Typically tape color is the same as the shrink wrap color for uniformity and usage.

    • White - Most commonly used. Holds up in most climates well and offers minimal heat transference.
    • Clear - Primarily used to cover greenhouses. Also used for brokerage boats & liveaboards spending their winters ‘on the hard’. Clear shrink wrap is more likely to build up moisture under the cover and should be ventilated properly.
    • Blue - Ideal if your boat is being stored in an extreme northern climate. The blue color absorbs heat and allows snow and ice to slide off the boat. Not recommended for long-term storage or in spring-like conditions.

    These top three accessories will certainly help make your shrink wrap projects easier and ensure better results. Find all things shrink wrap at Mr. Shrinkwrap.

    Be sure to contact us if you need expert advice from our team of pros, 1-866-826-1417

    What Thickness of Shrink Wrap is Best for Outdoor Storage?

    By 2 months ago 89 Views No comments

    Shrink wrap is an extremely versatile product that allows you to protect outdoor items such as boats, furniture, and other equipment. It also allows you to transport pallets, boxes, and a wide range of items effectively and efficiently. Offering protection from the elements and shipping/transporting of a wide range of products, shrink wrap is designed to provide solutions to everyday problems with a simple and easy installation process. Knowing what size to select for your in your marine or industrial needs is also important to ensure a successful wrapping project.

    It can seem like a simple decision but it is important to know some basic facts about shrink wrap sizes before purchasing shrink wrap for your next project.

    What is a MIL?

    A mil is a unit of measurement used to determine thickness. 1mil is equal to .001 (1/1000) inch.

    Mr. Shrinkwrap offers shrink wrap in the range of 2-12 mil and each has a very specific use. Check out our Mr. Shrinkwrap Advisor Tip on how to select the right size for your next project:


    • 6 Mil shrink wrap is our standard thickness for seasonal protection of outdoor furniture and other light-duty applications. Good for milder winters. It can be used to wrap boats, shed frames, pallets, and machinery that will be stored rather than transported.
    • 7 Mil shrink wrap is the most common thickness used and is typically found in marine applications like protecting boats and personal watercrafts (pwc). 7 Mil is also used for small to midsize scaffolding covers, crates, small equipment, and short-distance road travel. This shrink wrap is able to handle harsher winters with moderate snow.
    • 8 Mil shrink wraps are used for covering large boats, large scaffolding, medium-to-large size equipment, or if the object to be wrapped has considerably sharp edges. These thicker films are more puncture-resistant and can sustain higher levels of heat during the shrinking process. This wrap can be used for both storage and transportation.
    • 10 Mil shrink wrap is our first choice for wrapping heavy equipment for road transportation and is also well suited for industrial or construction/renovation applications such as temporary walls and dust barriers, and the protection of valuable equipment or rough materials for long-term storage.
    • 9 Mil and 12 Mil flame retardant shrink wrap is the thickest shrink wrap available and is ideal for building and scaffolding enclosure. 9Mil is for interior use and 12Mil is for exterior use. (More specifically this shrinkwrap is self- extinguishing).


    Mr. Shrinkwrap Advisor Pro Tip: Different thicknesses of shrink wrap are more suitable for certain applications, but with proper preparation, any thickness of shrink wrap can be used for nearly any application. It is recommended to use thicker shrink wrap for long-distance road travel and heavy-duty applications.

    Find all of Mr. Shrinkwrap’s shrink wraps by Mil HERE

    Why you Should Rent a Shrinkfast 998 Heat Gun and NOT a Weed Burner for Your Next Shrink Wrap Job.

    By 2 months ago 213 Views No comments

    Why you Should Rent a Shrinkfast 998 Heat Gun and NOT a Weed Burner for Your Next Shrink Wrap Job.

    First Things First...What is a Weed Burner/Roofing Torch?

    A weed burner or roofing torch is a portable gas torch that produces a significant flame from the end of a long metal tube attached to a hose and regulator propane tank. The flame stays on all the time creating a constant hazard.

    While the design is universal, some manufacturers include additional features such as an igniter, which is safer than lighting the flame tip with a lighter or match. Most of the time, the gas regulator is included, though its placement can vary.

    The primary function of a weed burner is to use a flame to remove weeds in your yard, in or around sidewalks and driveways, and in gardens/farms. In the roofing industry, it is used to heat tar and roofing materials.

    Why use a Weed Burner for Your Next Shrink Wrap Job?

    Simple answer: DON’T!

    Shrinkfast Rental

    While these products are readily available at your local hardware store and inexpensive, these are NOT meant for shrink wrap projects and can be quite dangerous.

    We have heard from many customers in the past who first purchased weed burners to complete their shrink wrap projects only to come to us after having terrible issues (sometimes dangerous ones) and many with poor results.

    Here at Mr. Shrinkwrap, we want to get you the right tools for your next shrink wrap project. We know that sometimes it is not feasible to purchase a full Shrink Wrap Starter Kit but we have you covered!

    Rent a Shrinkfast 998 Heat Gun

    Rent a Shrinkfast 998 Heat Gun

    The Shrinkfast 998 Heat Gun is propane operated and comes ready to use with 25' hose, regulator, and carrying case. This model 998 is somewhat different from the Shrinkfast 975 in that it is lighter and more efficient.

    To rent from us simply contact Mr. Shrinkwrap and pay a fraction of the list price for 7 days along with a refundable deposit and you will have the Shrinkfast 998 Heat Gun shipped to you to complete your project. If you need longer than 7 days we will just charge you an additional weekly fee. All Shrinkfast 998 Heat Guns are under one year old and we guarantee the product’s quality and functionality. Learn More. As an added bonus we will provide a credit of $75 towards the purchase of a new heat gun after a rental has been completed.

    In Conclusion…

    With any project (big or small), it is imperative to have the right equipment and materials (you wouldn’t try to eat a steak with a plastic butter knife). Don’t make the mistake of cutting corners with your shrink wrap projects. It will just lead to frustration and likely additional unexpected costs to fix the first attempt.

    Mr. Shrinkwrap is here and ready to give you all the tips, tricks, advice, and products to make sure you have a great experience with excellent results.

    Brand Spotlight - Ripack

    By 2 months ago 80 Views No comments

    Ripack

    Ripack

    Originally named RIPPES, Ripack was created in Europe in 1922 and specialized in designing sealing equipment. Through the years they have maintained success through their continual innovation within the industry.

    In 1975, Ripack came up with and developed the idea of covering a palletized load in a cover made from heat-shrinkable plastic in order to stabilize the load and protect it from theft and bad weather and thus, as they say, the rest is history.

    1975 was also the year that shrinkwrap began to be manufactured and that spurred Ripack to develop a gas-fed “gun” intended for shrinking heat shrink covers thanks to the heat generated by the hot air produced. The “cold nozzle” patent which removes any risk of contact burns has enabled Ripack to become the leading brand on the market worldwide.

    Ripack 3000 Heat Gun

    Innovative Product Alert! - Ripack 3000 Shrink Gun

    Featuring a unique Securipack system, the Ripack 3000 shrink gun offers the highest level of safety for this type of tool.

    • automatically detects the pressure in your gas bottle to prevent overheating
    • The stainless steel heat diffuser stays cold even when used for long periods (worldwide patent) preventing any risk of burns through direct contact with the nozzle.

    The Ripack 3000 is the fastest shrink gun currently on the market. Thanks to the heat produced by a short, powerful flame, power is controlled. The quality of this heat facilitates shrink wrapping, unlike unsuitable welding torches with long, weak flames. The power of the Ripack 3000 is diffused through a fan-shaped nozzle in order to cover the largest possible surface area.

    Suitable for 100-150 pallets a day, the Ripack 3000 is the solution to any problem related to the protection of your goods.

    Ripack 3000 is also commonly used for boat wrapping and other outdoor applications. The Starter Kit contains everything you need to complete your project including:

    • 1 Ripack 3000 Heat Gun
    • 1 Premium Leather Safety Gloves (Pair)
    • 3 Rolls of 4" x 180' Shrink Wrap Tape
    • 1 Rolls of 2" x 180' Shrink Wrap Tape
    • 1 Roll of 1/2" x 1,500' Cross Woven Cord Strapping
    • 100 1/2" Buckles for Strapping
    • 1 Strap Tension Tool
    • 1 Roll 1/4" x 6" x 80' Foam Padding
    • 18 Adhesive Vents
    • 1 Shrink film knife
    • 4 Shrink film knife replacement blades

    Pro Tip!

    Ripack 3000 is equipped with an onboard spare ignitor. The piezo igniter is a part subject to wear and tear and found on all products on the market. The main difference between the Ripack 3000 and other competitors is that you can change it without needing to use any tools, or needing to disassemble your product and knowing that you have a spare piezo ignitor already in your equipment (hidden in the trigger guard casing).

    *Looking for accessories such as extensions? Click Here

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Today Ripack is sold in over 140 countries, has over 400 distributors worldwide (including us here at Mr. Shrinkwrap!), and has over 40 years experience in the world of heat-shrinkage.

    Ripack Products can be Used to Contain:

    • Fragile good
    • Industrial goods
    • Boxes
    • Heavy loads
    • Pallets
    • Bulky products

    Ripack protects products from corrosion, rain, humidity, sun damage, theft, and scratches.

    Mr. Shrinkwrap sells over 115 Ripack products. Check them out HERE!

    Honorable Mention Product: Turbopack

    The Turbopack is a heat-producing column mounted on a trolley that can be easily moved around using its pivoting wheel system. The operator is able to shrink-wrap anywhere in the shipping area, avoiding having to move around unstable loads.

    Key Features:

    • More effective thanks to its power and its fast operation
    • Economical and flexible for unparalleled value for money

    Turbopack

    Long-Time Customer of Ripack?

    If you are interested in upgrading to the Ripack 3000 and have a Ripack 920 you can trade it in due to the in-demand parts from that model. Mr. Shrinkwrap offers a trade-in program for the tool of $75 on the purchase. Learn More

    Product Spotlight - Polyolefin

    By 2 months ago 110 Views No comments

    Polyolefin

    Polyolefin

    Polyolefin (POF) is user-friendly, strong, bi-oriented, has anti-fog properties, and is perfect for a wide range of product packaging applications. The innovative crosslink provides strong, durable seals, and excellent shrinkage. The composition of this film enables outstanding performance on flow pack machines even at high rates.

    Polyolefin

    Fast Facts About POF Shrink Wrap

    • Premium quality shrink wrap
    • Made of 100% recyclable materials
    • Excellent clarity and glossy shelf appearance
    • Ability to heat shrink quickly and completely
    • Durable, versatile, low cost
    • Excellent for bundling multiple items together
    • Cross-linked POF is great for high-speed applications, providing added strength without compromising clarity and prevents build-up on sealing components
    • More durable and not as affected by temperature changes
    • FDA approved for food contact
    • Excellent tensile-strength and propagation-to-tear
    • Pre-perforated POF is available


    Let’s Breakdown the Various POF Shrink Films Available at Mr. Shrinkwrap:

    Shrink Polyolefin SYTEC® MVP film is an innovative shrink film for a wide range of packaging applications. This crosslinked film is especially suitable for low shrink applications and where low shrinkage temperatures and high shrinkage speeds are required. Quickly formed, strong seals make this film an excellent choice for a variety of packaging machines. This film is designed to perform on all types of “L” bar sealers, high-speed side sealers and automatic form fill and seal equipment with either thermal or static seal systems.

    Shrink Polyolefin SYTEC 307S film is recommended for packaging applications where maximum optics and durable wrapping are required. Strong seals and excellent shrink appearance are obtained with ease. This film is especially suitable for use on medium and high-speed packaging systems. This film runs well on high-speed form fill and seal machines equipped with a static seal system.

    Shrink Polyolefin SYTEC® 701 film is a new polyolefin shrink film for a wide range of packaging applications. The innovative crosslink process provides strong, durable seals, and excellent shrinkage. Optical properties are superior. This film exhibits outstanding abuse resistance and is easy to use. 701 is designed to seal on “L” bar sealers along with high-speed side seal equipment.

    Shrink Polyolefin SYTEC® 701D is a heavy-duty shrink film that offers both the manufacturer and end-user clear advantages. The cost advantage: More cost-effective than corrugated cartons; One-step package that requires very few packaging aids (tapes, inner bags, bands, etc.); Reduces volume and weight of packaged goods, decreasing the cost of transport and warehousing.

    The Operational Advantages:

    • Lends itself easily to the automation of the packaging process
    • Minimizes stocking space of packaging material and of packaged goods
    • Simplifies stock of packaging materials – one size for many items = fewer items in stock

    The Shelf Advantages:

    • Allows a clear view of the product at the sale point
    • Allows the customer to make sure the purchased kit is complete
    • Result: fewer returns, fewer disappointed customers!

    No matter what your Polyolefin Shrink Film needs might be Mr. Shrinkwrap is a leading distributor with experienced technicians standing by to assist with any questions you may have. Check out our Polyolefin products here.

    Share your Polyolefin wrapped products below!

    Back to top of page