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How to Shrink Wrap Your Boat for the Winter

By Brenden Hojara September 13, 2022 167 Views No comments

You've worked hard for your boat-- inevitably putting much time and money into ensuring that she runs well and stays in great shape. This upkeep doesn't stop in the wintertime, and shrink wrapping your pride and joy during these winter months is a key step in protecting your investment. Shrink wrapping your boat is ideal for winter storage as it will prevent animals and rodents from entering. Shrink wrap is also non-permeable and will prevent moisture from getting inside, which can cause mildew to grow inside your boat over the wintertime. Shrink wrapping your boat offers anywhere from 6 months to 1 year of protection from the elements.

Preparing for the Shrink Wrap

For optimal protection, move your boat to a protected and well-ventilated location. You can leave smaller speed boats or sail boats on their trailer while you winterize them. If you have a larger or heavier boat, such as a yacht, you'll need to put your boat on blocks for the winter. It’s best to do your winterizing of your boat at the location that it will be stored in to avoid possibly damaging the shrink wrap in moving the boat, after shrink wrapping.

Cover any fuel vents with shrink wrap tape to seal them to protect your vessel. Turn off the fuel line valve and drain any remaining fuel out of the line. Completely seal the vents to prevent heat from igniting fuel vapors, using as much tape as you need to block off the vents. If you're not sure where your vents are located, consult your boat manufacturer's owner manual for their location. Use cushions and towels to protect sharp corners this will keep the sharp parts from tearing the shrink wrap’s seal. You will want to cover all of the sharp edges completely to make them blunt. Make sure that your shrink wrap can rest on these edges without breaking. Some areas to consider are the windshield, corners, antennas and ski pylons.

Build a Frame

Next you’ll want to set up support posts along the center of your boat. Each post needs a bottom and a top cap to hold it in place properly. Place support posts in the open areas on the boat's deck. Place the first one near the bow, making sure that it's at least 10 inches above the highest point on your boat. Place the second post near the boat stern. While smaller boats only need two posts, you'll need additional posts to support the shrink wrap on larger boats. You want one additional post for every 8 feet of boat length that you need to cover. Tie down your posts in place with polyester straps that are strapped from the back end of the bow to the front and then thread the strap through the grooves on the support post caps.

Place more straps, side to side, across the boat including a single strap for each cap. Buckle all of the straps to the grab rails or cleats along the boat’s edges to keep them locked in place. If your straps look loose your shrink wrap will also be loose, so make sure that they are tight and secure. If you can't find a place to anchor the strapping, you can run it all the way down to the trailer underneath the boat.

Tie loops to the end of each piece of strapping using a basic overhand knot. Using a different type of knot is also fine as long as the straps are well-secured. Measure from the end of the strapping to about 8 inches below the metal rub rail around the edge of the boat cut new straps to length, then tie the straps to the cleats and Edge rails. Shape the free ends of the straps into well tied loops, about a half-inch in size.

Starting at the rear--or stern-- end of the boat, run a new piece of strapping through each of the loops that you tied, making sure it fits tightly against the boat's side. When you get back to the stern, tie the ends of the strap together with a buckle. Pull up the strap as tight as you can before tying it. You can tie the perimeter band around the boat's propeller. Use the propeller as an anchor point to keep the strap tight and secure.

Applying The Shrink Wrap

You'll need to determine just how much material you'll need in order to shrink wrap your boat properly. Use a tape measure to measure from the center of the boat down to the metal rub rail on the side of the boat. Add an extra 8 inches so that the sheet reaches to the perimeter band that you install later. Add another 6 inches to fold underneath the band. Double your estimate to account for the other side of the boat. Measure down from the highest point of the boat which is usually one of the supports that you set up earlier, down to the lowest point and keep in mind that it is better to use too much shrink wrap then to not have enough.

Draping

Starting from the top of the support posts, drape the shrink wrap film working your way down to the hull. The shrink wrap needs to be long enough to reach the perimeter band. Leave an extra 6 inches on all sides to cover the perimeter band. Cut off any excess material as needed with a film knife. Try to use a single piece of shrink wrap to cover the entire boat. If you need to use two pieces of shrink wrap, join them with shrink wrap tape and heat.

Heat

Wear a heat-resistant glove to protect your hand as you work. Hold the heat gun slightly above the edge of the shrink wrap. Work your way all around the boat lightly heating and patting down the tucked-in edge. Leave the back edge of the boat alone, for now. Add belly bands every 6 inches along with shrink wrap. Use your film knife to cut small slits in the shrink wrap. Measure the distance along the trailer tying polyester strapping to it. Then, thread strapping through the slats. knot the strapping tightly and cut off excess material. These belly bands keep the shrink wrap film pulled tight, which leads to a better overall seal.

Head to the stern and then again, tucking the shrink-wrap like you did the other boat side, cutting off any excess material as needed and covering the propeller or any exposed parts. Heat the edge of the shrink wrap to flatten and secure it to the boat. If you need to, reach under the stern to heat the shrink wrap from the opposite angle. Take your time as the film can tear if you work too quickly. When you're done, the shrink wrap will hang lower than it does on the rest of the boat.

Using a motion similar to spray painting, hold the gun about 6 inches above the boat and begin heating your shrink film working on one side of the boat at a time. Starting near the rub rail, move the gun steadily towards the front of the boat while heating the shrink wrap film flat. Use your gloved hand to smooth out any wrinkles that you notice as you go. Avoid overheating or melting the wrap, keeping track of the areas that you've already worked on. Work on the boat in sections.

The safest way to shrink the uppermost part of the sheeting is with an extension. Work from back to front until the entire sheet looks flat and wrinkle-free. You can also use a ladder to reach the top part portion of the boat if you do not have an extension. If you do decide to use a ladder, make sure that you are able to reach the top part of the boat without falling.

Venting and Sealing

Cover over any holes that you see with a thick layer of sheet wrap tape, then warm the tape briefly with a heat gun to cause it to stick to the shrink wrap. Also tape over noticeable seams joining shrink wrap sheets together. The tape adheres better when the shrink wrap is still warm. You may need to warm up cooled off shrink wrap briefly before attempting to apply tape.

Place vents along the sides of the boat. You will need between four and six vents for a small powerboat. Space these vents out along the boat, placing a vent close to each corner. Stick the vents directly onto the shrink wrap. A great place for the vents is over your boats taped up fuel vents. These vents let moisture out from underneath the shrink wrap, preventing mold from growing on your boat. Larger boats will need more vents.

Cut open the vent before installing a cap over it using a film knife to slice away the shrink wrap inside the vent opening. The vent cap comes included with any vents that you purchase. Once all of your vent caps have been firmly lodged onto their vents, you've completed the main winterization process of your boat!

Zipper Doors (optional)

Installing a zipper door is similar to the process of installing a vent. You may need to install a zipper door if you will need to enter the boat during the winter/while it is wrapped. Find an accessible spot on the top of your boat, then lay the door over the shrink-wrap. Tape the door in place before cutting out the opening. Pull the zipper close to the door until you need to climb inside the boat.


At Mr. Shrinkwrap, we have everything that you need to shrink wrap your boat for the winter, including Boat Wrapping Kits, Zipper Doors and more! Shop our amazing range of products to get exactly what you need. You can get in touch with us via our online form or simply call us at 800-847-5290.

Choosing the Right Stretch Wrap

By Brenden Hojara July 21, 2022 628 Views

It's time to pack and ship your products, and you're unsure which stretch wrap is right for you. Have no fear-- Mr. Shrinkwrap is here! Whether you are packaging products to ship or wrapping equipment for storage, with the proper guidance in this article, you will be able to choose the very best stretch wrap for the job-- ensuring a safe transit for your products, limiting the amount of wrap used/money spent on each pallet or job, and providing maximum safety and efficiency for your company's employees.

What Is Stretch Wrap Gauge ?

Gauge is a measure of a stretch wrap’s thickness. Generally, the higher the gauge, the higher its resistance to breakage. General purpose 80-gauge wrap is the industry standard, and can secure loads up to 2,400 lbs.

Higher gauge wraps tend to be more expensive, but are thicker and do not need to be wrapped around as many times on a job.

Gauge can be converted into mils, microns or other units. Here is a conversion chart:

Gauge

Mil

Micron

Millimeter

Inch

35

0.35

8.9

0.0089

0.00035

45

0.45

11.4

0.0114

0.00045

50

0.50

12.7

0.0140

0.0005

60

0.60

15.2

0.0152

0.0006

80

0.80

20.3

0.0203

0.0008

100

1.00

25.4

0.0254

0.001

120

1.20

30.5

0.0305

0.0012

150

1.50

38.1

0.0381

0.0015

180

1.80

45.7

0.0457

0.0018

200

2.00

50.8

0.0508

0.002

Popular Stretch Wrap Gauges

37 Gauge: A pre-stretch wrap suitable for light, uniform loads of up to 800 lbs

60 Gauge: A light true-gauged film suitable for light to medium loads up to 1,600 pounds.

80 Gauge: A versatile, medium-duty true-gauged film for loads up to 2,400 pounds. This is the most common stretch film thickness.

100 Gauge: A heavier-duty true-gauged film that can hold loads up to 3,000 pounds. Machine stretch wrap in this gauge can be used to wrap pallets of heavy, irregular objects such as steel beams or 55-gallon drums.

150 Gauge: A heavy-duty true-gauged stretch film for extremely heavy loads, loads with many sharp points or corners, and heavy irregular objects that may shift during transit. Typically must be machine-applied to achieve proper tension.

Types of Stretch Wrap

  • Pre-Stretched Stretch Wrap has been mechanically stretched prior to rolling, so it is thinner than its true-gauged equivalent. Pre-stretching 80-gauge film results in a 37-gauge pre-stretch film. This creates a lighter wrap, but with a similar hold to its true-gauge counterpart.
  • True-Gauge Stretch Wrap has not been pre-stretched. The thickness it has afte the extrusion process is the thickness it has on the roll.
  • Hand Films are great for small shipping and containment applications, and can be used to bundle items, or hold items in place on a pallet. A single operator can wrap a pallet with hand film in just a few minutes by stretching the film while walking around the pallet. Hand wrapping is typically ideal for those who unitize less than 10 pallets per day, have decentralized warehousing or need a backup to powered stretch wrapping equipment.
  • Opaque/Product Concealing Wraps are completely solid in color, not clear or tinted. These wraps provide privacy, conceal shipments, and help to prevent theft.
  • Corrosion Inhibiting Wraps protect shipments that are prone to corrode from moisture.
  • Anti-Static Wraps protect shipments that contain sensitive electronics from static discharge.
  • Machine Film is used with powered stretch wrapping equipment. There are several different types of powered stretch wrapping equipment available today. The most common are rotary spiral pre-stretch machines. The Rotary Spiral Pre-Stretch machine wraps the pallet load in a spiral fashion using film widths of 20” or 30”.
  • Colored/Tinted Stretch Film is used to organize and identify pallets and products.

Things to Consider When Choosing Your Stretch Wrap

  • The weight of the load. The heavier the load, the stronger your stretch wrap gauge will need to be.
  • The shape of the load. Uniform loads, such as pallets of same-size boxes, require less holding power and durability (and a lower gauge) than highly irregular or unstable loads with lots of sharp corners and edges.
  • Do you and your staff have the proper tools and training? Large, heavy, and oddly shaped items that require high-gauge stretch wrap may require the use of stretch-wrapping machines in order to be wrapped safely and efficiently. These machines unfortunately are not typically cheap, and you want to make sure that any staff using such machines is properly trained in order to maximize the machine's benefits and prevent any workplace incidents. (For wrapping of any kind, proper training is also highly recommended to save money long-term; if an employee is over-using stretch wrap on each load, or using a thicker and more expensive wrap than is needed, over time these costs will add up!)
  • Do my products have special needs? Some products need added protection from one thing or another, and this needs to be put into consideration when wrapping. For example, certain electronics might benefit from anti-static wraps, and more expensive products may benefit from opaque wraps to better conceal their value. Consider everything before finalizing your stretch wrap purchase.
  • Do I need a stretch wrapping machine? You will need to evaluate your shipping volume, staff size, and product types in order to answer this question. There are all types of machinery you can purchase to help apply your stretch wrap thoroughly and efficiently. Certain large, bulky, and oddly shaped products will highly benefit from the uniform tension of machine-applied stretch wrapping.

It is not an easy nor risk-free decision to choose and purchase the right stretch wrap for your company. If you are still undecided, have additional questions, or are in conflict between a few options, don't hesitate to call Mr. Shrinkwrap today at 800-847-5290. At Mr. Shrinkwrap, we care about our customers and want you to use the very best solution for your company's individual needs!

Tips For Removing Shrink Wrap From Your Boat

By Brenden Hojara April 11, 2022 2974 Views No comments

With boating season on the horizon, boat owners are looking to take off the shrink wrap from their boats and get themselves ready for some fun in the sun. But what you may not know is that even though shrink wrap is not bio-degradable, it is recyclable. If you are planning to recycle your shrink wrap, it becomes critical for you to remove the boat cover with caution. Our experts at Mr. Shrinkwrap would like to share a few key tips on removing shrink wrap from your boat.

1. Use the Right Tools

With the help of the right tool, you can efficiently and safely cut and trim the shrink wrap. Plastic can be cut with box cutters and scissors, but they lack control, safety, and convenience of use. Mr. Shrinkwrap Film Knives will give you the assurance to cut through multiple layers of the film without cutting or scraping the surface underneath the wrap or pushing through and slicing anything you'd rather leave alone. Our knives have rotatory and replaceable blades which last longer and add value to your investment.

2. Remove Vents and Zipper Doors

Before taking off the shrink wrap, it is important for you to remove vents and zipper doors. Zipper Access Doors are reusable, and while they should be fitted directly onto the wrap right away, the inner wrap does not need to be cut or perforated until there is an emergency need for entry.

3. Cut at the Right Spot

It's critical for boat owners to cut the cover correctly. When removing the shrink wrap from your boat, be sure to cut above the perimeter band. We recommend hiring a professional shrink wrapping service that can help you cut the shrink-wrapped boat cover.

4. Recycle Your Boat Cover

Shrink wrap is environmentally friendly and you can easily recycle it. Presuming the shrink wrap is of good quality and free of tape, packing labels, or anything else that would compromise the integrity of the plastic, it can be baled on your premises or collected up by a trash and recycling company to be aggregated and baled at a different site.

Click here to learn more about recycling your shrink wrap. And if you have any questions don't hesitate to give us a call.

6 Early Spring Checkup Tips For Boat Owners

By Brenden Hojara March 3, 2022 1028 Views 1 comment

Hopefully your boat is stored away this winter, safely covered with a quality boat cover or shrink wrapped. As a boat owner, you want your boat to be in solid condition before the start of the boating season. Even when your boat is stored, there are steps you can take to be sure it's in good condition when its time to unwrap. We at Mr. Shrink Wrap are happy to share some mid-winter checkup tips for boat owners looking to keep their boat in tip top shape, even during the winter season.

1. Check for Water

If you notice water in your boat while it is stored be sure to first, use a sponge to absorb the pooled water and second, find where there water is getting in. Don't forget to check boat covers if they have holes that are allowing the water to enter inside. It's also a good idea to double check that the drain plugs are out as they should have been at winter layup.

2. Check Your Boat Cover

Boat covers will protect your boat from harsh weather conditions. Be sure to check your boat cover for holes and repair them with tape. Also look for any vents that may have come loose. A correctly fitted cover can safeguard your boat from debris, dust, and moisture. It also keeps unwanted rodents out of your boat so make sure there are no openings and that your cover is nice and tight.

3. Maintain Your Battery

Maintaining your batteries throughout the winter season is an important step towards getting your boating season started in the right direction. Fortunately, you have a few options. Remove your boat's batteries and keep them in storage. Connect them to a battery charger, which will give them a strong initial charge before switching to a float/trickle charge to maintain your batteries.

4. Check That All Sensitive Items Are Removed

Everything that is not a component of the boat should have already been removed and stowed, including fire extinguishers, life jackets, and flares. Check for any organic materials from the boat's interior, such as leather, to avoid fungus buildup. Check that all electronics have been removed, as they are prone to damage by intense weather.

5. Use Moisture Absorbent Bags

Moisture-absorbing desiccant bags weigh 196 grams are designed for use in boats. They can supply up to 90 days of protection from moisture when used as directed helping you avoid costly repairs to your boat due to unwanted moisture while it is stored. Desiccant Bags are easy to use - simply place in your boat with the number of packs dependent on boat size.

6. Secure Your Boat

For safety and insurance purposes, keeping your boat on your lawn, a shed, or a secure storage facility is the best option. Avoid keeping your boat under trees since falling branches might rip your cover. Installing a hitch lock can deter thieves away from your boat.

In a nutshell, it's critical to inspect your boat during the off-season to avoid water damage, rodents and theft. Mr. ShrinkWrap is proud to offer the best value boat wrapping covers that will protect your boat from extreme weather. We also specialize in shrink wrapping services for extra peace of mind. You can get in touch with us via our online form or simply call us at 800-847-5290.

Tarps vs Shrink Wrap: Which one to Choose for a Boat Cover?

By Brenden Hojara November 22, 2021 4553 Views No comments

If you own a boat, you understand that it is a substantial investment that may offer you, your family, and your colleagues many years of enjoyment and a lifespan of wonderful memories.

If you have already made that investment, you are undoubtedly taking care to safeguard your boat when it is not in the water, in order to preserve its aesthetic value while also lowering the probability of future maintenance. After all, the average boat owner only keeps their boat for around 5 years before purchasing their new one, so taking care of your boat over that 5 year period may translate into huge cash, if you plan to sell the boat in the near future.

If you are trying to decide between Tarps and Shrink wrap, read our full in-depth guide to understanding which one to choose from.

Shrink Wrap vs Tarps: Durability

Shrink wrap is more durable! Tarps cannot compete with shrink wrap in terms of durability. Over time tarps will degrade and end up causing unnecessary mess to your boat by flaking apart and potential abrasion. Shrink wrap form conforms to whatever shape is being covered. Because the plastic is fastened and as tight as a drum, it does not get beaten up by elements like wind, rain, snow, and hail like a tarp does. The plastic stays in place and does not move like a slack tarp, which implies there is less risk of tearing, splits, and harshness to whatever it is covering because it is not fluttering against it.

It automatically saves time. When opposed to a tarp that floats around in the breeze or is destroyed by the weather, using shrink wrap will save time in needing to repair, reposition, or reapply.

Shrink Wrap vs Tarps: Preservation

When contrasted to a tarp, shrink wrap offers the best protection against the weather. There really is nothing better to use when it comes to defending what is underneath your cover from the weather than shrink wrap because of the way it is attached, and supported. Shrink wrap's security and weather-resistant powers cannot be equaled by a tarp, whether you are wanting to shield your boat from snowfall, your equipment from wind during transport, or the inside of your structure from rain.

Shrink wrap not only covers better than a tarp, but it also looks nicer. If you want to protect anything from the weather with a cover while still looking respectable, shrink wrap is the way to go.

Shrink Wrap vs Tarps: Recyclability

Shrink wrap is constructed of 100% raw resins and is non-biodegradable, however, it is easily recycled into a variety of items. So, if you would like to do your part to help the planet, shrink wrap is the ideal combination of weather protection and environmental consciousness. Check out our REACT Shrink Wrap for the most environment friendly shrink wrap option.

Unfortunately, tarps are not recyclable.

Shrink Wrap vs Tarps: Cost

Shrink wrap may be a very cost-effective substitute to a tarp for a variety of reasons. Because shrink wrap is so resilient (as previously mentioned) and easy to fix, it reduces the need to replenish it for both long and short-term remedies. This also means less time spent on upkeep and maintenance of your cover. Whether you are roofing a boat or a structure or building one, you are saving both time and money.

In a nutshell, Shrink wrap is an amazing cost-effective solution to protect your boat from wind, rain, and snow. On top of that, it is easily recyclable.

If you are looking for a boat cover for your boat, Mr. Shrink wrap is a great place to start. Get in touch with us via our online form or call us at 866-824-5881

Mr. Shrinkwrap has Your Solutions for Construction & Scaffolding Shrink Wrap

By Brenden Hojara July 23, 2021 2594 Views

It does not take a lot of effort to remember when scaffolding was both exposed and unsightly. There may have been some blue tarps, possibly some netting, virtually anything that would provide rudimentary protection. Thanks to advancements in technology and engineering, shrink wrapping has become the go-to material for commercial construction sites. How did that happen and why should you consider construction and scaffolding shrink wrap solutions? Mr. Shrinkwrap has the answers…

Reimagined Solutions

Chances are you already know that industrial shrink wrapping is a polymer plastic film that shrinks to form a closed seal when heat is applied. While it has been around as a product protection and shipping/storage solution for decades, investing in commercial shrink wrap has only recently become popular, even with all the benefits it provides. No more bungee cords or ripped plastic flapping in the wind. Commercial shrink film is extremely robust, taking on the most powerful gusts, and only requiring replacement if damaged during construction…and even that is super easy.

What’s in it for you and your crew?

Among the reasons why shrink wrapping has become so widely used in scaffolding construction is the tremendous protection it provides against the elements. When you wrap your scaffolding in industrial shrink wrap, your crew can continue to work in all weather conditions. The film protects against rain and wind. If you have a hood construction installed, your team can work and remain dry. And the shrink wrap retains heat in the winter, making the temperature within the scaffolding far more accommodating for a full day’s work, increasing productivity.

While still primarily thought of as a packaging and shipping solution, there are many more reasons to consider industrial shrink wrapping for your construction site:

Fire Resistance

Shrink wrapping is proven fire-resistant, increasing the safety of your projects, and promoting generally safer working conditions.

UV Resistance

Industrial shrink wrap helps protect your crew from the dangers of prolonged sun exposure.

Water Resistance

Keep your scaffolding dry during the dampest of rainy seasons.

Dust Containment

Limit the amount of dust being scattered to surrounding areas and enhance your professional reputation as a company.

Flexibility

Use commercial shrink wrap to accommodate any size, shape, or form. It will quickly mold perfectly to any shape.

Increased Security

Protect your site against criminal intrusion. It is much more difficult to access materials and tools on the scaffold. With the building and its contents hidden from public view, criminals passing by find shrink-wrapped buildings not worth the risk.

Recyclable

Construction shrink wrap from Mr. Shrinkwrap is completely recyclable, minimizing your environmental impact, and can be quickly dismantled at the close of a project.

Make a Better Impression

Shrink wrap scaffolding makes for a tight finished look, creating a more professional image and generating positive reactions from neighboring businesses and the general public.


Mr. Shrinkwrap has everything you need for commercial shrink wrapping that will enable your team to work in comfort with minimal disruption to the surrounding area. Of course, it is also important to choose a reputable company, like Mr. Shrinkwrap, for all your commercial scaffolding needs. We make getting a quote easy. Click here to contact us with details of the structure you would like to wrap, and we will quote a price. We welcome pictures, drawings, sketches, and descriptions of the project. For requests without attachments, give us a call at 866-824-3723 (1-610-723-8157 for international requests), and we’ll speak to you soon!

The Benefits of Colored Stretch Wrap Film from Mr. ShrinkWrap

By Brenden Hojara June 30, 2021 2270 Views

Looking for a wrapping solution that makes content easily identifiable, while still tough and durable? Look no further than the multipurpose option of Colored Stretch Wrap Film from Mr. Shrinkwrap!


Whether it is for bundling, pallet wrap, hand wrap, or machine wrap applications, Mr. Shrinkwrap’s Colored Stretch Wrap Film has been specially designed to deliver your shipments with premium performance.


Key considerations when deciding on Colored versus Clear Stretch Wrap:


  • Longer life than clear stretch wrap (especially when exposed to nature)
  • Conceals the shipment (deterring theft and making load tampering quick to identify), while also protecting goods from UV ray exposure
  • Great for product coding within your storage facility (quickly and efficiently identify product loads)
  • Improves your load appearance when shipping to customers (colored plastic wrap looks amazing on full pallet loads)
  • More cost-effective when compared to standard stretch wrap film

Similar to clear stretch wrap, our Colored Stretch Wrap Film is suitable to wrap any surface, helps prevent damage from rain, dew, and dust, and is available in different thickness and widths to suit any sized shipment.


Available in multiple colors (red, blue, green, orange, yellow, black, or white), Mr. Shrinkwrap has the solution for your preferred method of application: Not finding the right color or wrap for you? We also provide customizable film options for both Hand Film and Machine Film.


Hand Stretch Wrap – Our cast stretch films have excellent clarity, a quiet release from the roll, and can be applied quickly and easily by hand or with a roll holder. Keep your items safe and secure with a colored plastic film that provides strength, performance, and value.


Machine Stretch Wrap – Enhance your productivity and make your material usage more efficient with machine stretch films (and stretch wrap machines). We can source colored films up to 80” in width, and up to 200 gauge in thickness. Designed for a variety of applications, these films exhibit excellent puncture resistance, a high degree of film clarity, and provide a quiet unwind from the roll.


If you still aren’t finding what you need, give us a call at 1-866-824-5881 or Contact Us to learn more about why Colored Stretch Wrap Film belongs in your business’ future. Mr. Shrinkwrap is celebrating 30 years in the industry, and we’re beyond happy to share our knowledge to improve your shipping and packaging experience!

Mr. ShrinkWrap Offers Onsite Training; Be It Your Site or Ours

By Brenden Hojara June 7, 2021 1409 Views

If you are strongly considering utilizing shrink wrap for your shipping and product protection needs, but hesitate due to, what seems to be, the daunting task of training your staff, Mr. ShrinkWrap has you covered! We even provide the option of conducting the training at your facility or ours, depending on the size of your order and your specific needs.

When You Prefer Sending Them to the Source

Mr. ShrinkWrap offers classes for businesses at our training facility in Prospect Park (PA). Even before social distancing, we limited the capacity for training to 6 trainees/seats per class. We strongly feel this is important in order to provide personal attention while fully demonstrating the safest installation and attachment methods for shrink wrapping.

Our highly-qualified trainers focus on several different methods to quickly hone in on the shrink wrap applications specific to your industry or product line. Your team will learn how best to attach shrink wrap to your items, proven techniques to ensure it arrives intact, moisture control, and much more, so they will be ready to protect your property and products (and reputation) from the elements before you know it.

Classes are 6-hrs long (9am - 3pm EST), and available to add to your cart from our product listings.

OR If You Need Mr. ShrinkWrap to Come to You

We provide on-site shrink wrap training for companies in a variety of industries. It is the most efficient and effective way for your team to quickly adopt shrink wrapping processes into your existing production and shipping procedures. If you have an upcoming project that requires shrink wrapping, schedule us to come onsite to conduct your training. We can train your team with demonstrations that actually wrap your project.

First, our team works with you to determine your exact shrink wrapping requirements, plus which accessories you need to apply it in your environment. Then we send a team leader to work with your staff. They will utilize exercises and activities that will help establish your team's proficiency with the heat tools and professional shrink wrap installation.

And That's Not All

As a leading distributor of protective products, shrink wrap films and installation supplies, Mr. ShrinkWrap is happy to answer any questions and provide guidance everyday from 9am-5pm EST. Experienced shrink-wrap installation technicians are always at the ready to help ensure your project's success. Call us today at 866-826-1417, and let Mr. ShrinkWrap elevate your production and shipping ASAP!

Make Manual Pallet Wrapping a Physical Hardship of the Past

By Brenden Hojara May 28, 2021 7620 Views No comments

The costs of labor are not just in payroll. Manual labor costs include Workers' Compensation claims, hours lost due to repetitive stress injuries, as well as the speed with which your business can manually prepare orders compared to your competition (who might not be so restrained). Whether it is individual requirements or competitive disadvantage, a "by-hand" approach becomes more and more expensive as your business grows.


The further we get into the 21st Century, the more efficient processes are the name of the game, and installing a stretch wrap machine transitions from "fun to consider" to a "must have!" While not a small investment, they can make a huge difference to your storage, presentation, work safety, and more...all of which will ultimately save you a great deal in time, space, and (it cannot be understated) money.


So how do you know you're ready to make the switch from a manual pallet wrapping process to an automated stretch wrap machine?


# 1 - Growth


The more labor-intensive the work, the more diminishing the returns. Conversely, an investment in automation continuously pays for itself over time in faster production and reduced outlay for medical issues. If your pallet count is 5 or more a day, or if you are buying hand film in bulk quantities, it's time for an upgrade. When you have a growing business, you have to act fast if you want to offset escalating costs against client demands. Having the right tools on hand will both reduce the labor on a per-item basis, and reduce the physical toll to your workforce for every job.


# 2 - Expediency


The unfortunate fact is that most customers equate speed to quality. A process mired in manual labor is rarely the solution to meet an urgent client's expectations. Instead, stretch wrap machines paired with high-quality machine-grade stretch film will ensure the ease and speed necessary to keep even the most high-demand manufacturing moving at a profitable pace.


# 3 - Health and Safety (Internally and Externally)


Stretch wrap machines are enormously popular in a variety of industries as they reduce manual handling, which equates to fewer safety risks. Production and Risk Managers learned long ago that stretch wrapping is an efficient and safe process that can drastically reduce the risks of injury and contamination, as well as keeping products preserved and can be ready-to-go at a moment's notice.


You Have Options

Even if you’ve checked all the boxes, it’s fundamental that you invest in the right stretch wrap machine for your needs. There is a wide range of solutions on the market, including semi-manual, semi-automatic, automatic and robotic options, depending on your desired output.


For moderate pallet wrapping needs, Mr. Shrinkwrap offers "The Wrapman." The Wrapman is a semi-automatic mobile stretch wrapper that provides maximum protection to your product with half the packaging costs. How? The Wrapman comes with a motorized carriage that pre-stretches the film up to 200%(!). Ideal for light and/or unstable loads, there is no effort required by the operator, as the stretching of the film is done entirely by the machine. Click here to find out more about the Wrapman, or give us a call and we can directly discuss your options.


Mr Shrinkrwap is celebrating 30 years' of industry experience, putting us in the ideal position to help you answer each of these questions.


Contact us to enjoy these benefits and a wide range of stretch and shrink wrap solutions at 1-866-824-9011 today!

The Future of Sustainable Shrink Wrap

By Mr. Shrinkwrap April 22, 2021 6846 Views No comments

The Future of Sustainable Shrink Wrap

We all understand the problem of plastics when placed on our nation's landfills. Plastic waste contributes to the damage to the environment, and this is because the majority of it isn't biodegradable. Harmful chemicals are released into the soil and the surrounding atmosphere, and the environmental damage is long-lasting, for both human life and local wildlife.

Thankfully, a number of developments have been made in plastic manufacturing, and as such, eco-friendly plastics are now becoming available. Also known as bio-based plastics, these sustainable alternatives to traditional plastic products reduce the threat to the environment. Many companies are now using bio-plastics when packaging and protecting their products and it is something that you should also consider.

These developments extend to the world of shrink wrap. Many of us use it on a regular basis, often to seal the products we use at home and in our businesses, as it can preserve and protect our valuable items from rotting. It is widely used across a range of industries, including the marine industry when protecting boats from moisture and mildew. As shrink wrap is now being designed with the safety of the environment in mind, we can all protect our goods without the need to worry about the long-term effects to the planet.

The advances in technology extend to the thickness of shrink wrap too. Steps have been taken within the industry to reduce the thickness and this dramatically reduces the problem of plastic waste. These thinner films have no effect on the strength of the plastic so customers can still be assured of the strong integrity of the product when packaging or covering their items.

REACT: Eco-Friendly Shrink Wrap

Biodegradable films are a big step forward for the plastic industry as manufacturers seek to produce more sustainable and environmentally friendly products. At Mr. Shrinkwrap, we are doing all we can to reduce our environmental impact and that is why we are now the proud stockist of React shrink wrap. It is designed to return safely to the environment so it should be the preferred choice for anyone looking to 'go green.'

How REACT works

During the degradation process, the energy from the film is harnessed and converted into clean, renewable, and sustainable energy. This makes it one of the safest and most renewable shrink wrap products available today. As it degrades, the wrap releases BIOGAS, and this is collected by the landfill capping and gas collection system. The gas is then converted to co-gen electricity, which both reduces emissions and the carbon footprint. To reach maximum sustainable potential, the landfill does need to have capping, gas collection, and co-gen operations.

Contact Us

By switching to technologically advanced eco wrap, you can do your part to protect the environment. To find out more about the sustainable packaging and protective materials we can provide, get in touch with us today.

At Mr. ShrinkWrap we are dedicated to providing sustainable packaging solutions to our customers. This Earth Day we are happy to introduce, REACT! A whole new line of eco-friendly products starting with REACT Wrap.

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