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What heat tools are best to wrap my particular products?

By March 22, 2021 684 Views No comments

What heat tools are best to wrap my particular products?

What heat tools are best to wrap my particular products?

Are you a small business owner who needs to wrap your products?

Perhaps you make handcrafted bar soaps or candles and need an efficient way to wrap your products before shipping from your Etsy shop. Well, Mr. Shrinkwrap has you covered!

Mr. Shrinkwrap has all of the tools you will need to successfully wrap your products to keep them free of dust or debris while providing a clean and professional look.

Your primary tools will include:

  • Hand Operated Impulse Sealer
  • Heat Guns
  • Polyolefin Shrink Film

Hand Operated Impulse Sealers

Impulse sealers are easy to operate and create a strong bond on various types of plastic or plastic-coated packaging. These sealers allow you to get as close to the product inside the packaging before sealing which creates a clean and professional look. Impulse sealers do not require any “warm-up” time making them ready to use as soon as they are turned on.

Pro Tip!

The experts at Mr. Shrinkwrap recommend selecting the 16” wide Impluse Sealer especially if it is your first one as this size can handle almost any job.

Impulse sealers range in price from $123 - $264.

If you are needing sealers for mid to high-volume production, Mr. Shrinkwrap offers other Compact Sealing Systems.

Heat Guns

While impulse sealers simply apply heat from a bar to seal a plastic bag or another plastic packaging, you may be looking for a more final product appearance. If you are wanting to tightly seal plastic around your soap or other products, you will need a heat gun.

For industrial applications, Mr. Shrinkwrap recommends propane heat guns, however, for a small business or Etsy shop, electric heat guns are typically a better option.

If you are interested in learning more about our propane heat guns, read our blogs:

The Steinel UltraHeat SV 800 Heat Gun is a dual temperature electric heat gun with a low setting of 600℉ and a high setting of 950℉. This heat gun has an industrial-grade cord and can be purchased for under $50.

If you are looking for an electric heat gun with a little more power, Mr. Shrinkwrap has you covered!

The Steinel Professional HG 2320 E Heat Gun offers an impressive range of temperatures between 120℉ to 1,200℉. The temperature is controlled by a simple toggle featuring making is very easy to use and ensures a precise application of heat onto your wrapped products. This heat gun can be purchased for under $300.

Polyolefin Shrink Film

Now that we covered the tools you will need to wrap your product, you will definitely need the actually wrapping materials as well!

Polyolefin shrink film (POF) is the perfect product when wrapping retail items.

Let’s break down what makes POF the right choice for your products:

  • 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

If you want to learn even more about Polyolefin Shrink Film check out our blog post here!

Share what products you are wrapping in the comments below!

We enjoy helping you reach your goals!

If you have any questions about these products and what you need for your next project, please give us a call at 866-824-9011. We look forward to helping you meet your needs!

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Find the Right Sealer for You

By December 26, 2020 398 Views No comments


Find the Right Sealer for You!Sealers are a necessary tool for many shrink wrap projects. Sealers are used to seal or weld Polyolefin film around an item. The right sealer is typically dependent on job size and familiarity with sealer equipment. Here is a rundown of the various sealers available:

Jaw Sealers

  • Available in various lengths and seal bar types
  • Non-stick covers on the jaws seal polyethylene, polypropylene, similar low-density films, and bubble pack envelopes
  • Seals All Types of Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Cellophane, Mylar, and other High Temp Bags
  • Flat or serrated jaws seal cellophane, mylar, or other high-temperature films
  • Available with horizontal (chip bags) or vertical (candy bags) serrated jaws
  • Jaw sealers range in price from $372 - $570


Impulse Sealers

  • Available in various lengths between 8” and 20”
    • Pro Tip: The pros at Mr. Shrinkwrap recommend getting a 16” impulse sealer as it covers the widest array of typical uses, especially if this is your first impulse sealer.
  • Each sealer has a sealing wire that heats up when the sealing bar is closed. The sealing wire heats up the plastic film and mends it together
  • Available in flat wire or round wire varieties
    • Flat wire sealers do not seal and cut all in one motion. These sealers can seal the bag or film while leaving excess material for opening the sealed item
    • Round wire sealers cut and seal all in one motion
  • Lower heat levels allow sealing wires and tape to last longer
  • Ideal for low-volume bag sealing applications
  • Impulse sealers range in price from $123 - $264

L Bar Sealers

  • Used to more efficiently weld the plastic film around the item being wrapped
  • Compact footprint
  • Uses center-folded film to create bags around products
    • Many high output operations use centerfold shrink wrap film for wrapping a variety of products across multiple industries
  • Semi-Automatic L-Bar standard sizes range from 15” by 15” up to 30” by 40”
  • Add a Heat Shrink Tunnel or Heat Gun to an L-Bar Sealer to produce tightly shrinkwrapped packages
  • Ideal for medium to high operations
  • Various features depending on models include:
    • sealing width
    • Workspace
    • ability to adjust the film dispenser
    • perforated hole punch
    • film discharge conveyor
  • L Bars range in price from $655 - $29,990

Magic Wand Systems

  • Compact sealing solution
  • Ideal for creating variously sized and shaped packages
  • Available in Timed Impulse and Manual Impulse options, so they can be used in manual or semi-automated production lines
  • Magic wands range in price from $716 - $1,897

Bundling Machines

  • Simple yet reliable bundlers
  • The machine wraps products together using a film that covers the top and bottom of the package while the sides shrink closed in a shrink tunnel
  • Mostly used to package cases of bottles or stacks of laundry but can also be used for single products, heavy boxes, and cases of bulk packed products
  • Designed for Polyethylene or Polypropylene shrink film from a flat roll
  • Bundling machines range in price from $13,000 - $26,200

Hand Irons

  • Variable heat options
  • Heavy-duty cast aluminum face
  • Available in a variety of different widths and heating element footprints
  • Non-stick covers available
  • Wooden handles ensure a cool grip
  • Ideal for low-volume bagging and packaging
  • Hand irons range in price from $109 - $295
Sealers are excellent tools used to package products. With a wide variety of options, the experts at Mr. Shrinkwrap are here to make sure you select the perfect tool for your needs. We recommend calling us at 1-866-824-3723 to speak with a Mr. Shrinkwrap professional today!

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