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What heat tools are best to wrap my particular products?

By March 22, 2021 185 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!

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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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