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Self-Adhesive Collision Wrap

By 25 days ago 85 Views No comments

Collision Wrap

What is Self-Adhesive Collision Wrap?

Collision Wrap (a.ka. windshield wrap or wreck wrap) allows the user to quickly and easily cover damaged areas with a watertight and UV resistant plastic film barrier. Self-Adhesive Collision Wrap is coated on one side with a high-tack adhesive and adheres to clean and dry surfaces such as metal, glass, or plastic, and to interior surfaces including fabric.

Collision wrap comes in four different roll widths: 18”, 24”, 36”, and 48” with lengths ranging from 100’ - 300’.

Pro Tip: While collision wrap can be used on interior surfaces it is not recommended for prolonged use. Mr. Shrinkwrap professionals advise not to leave the vehicle in direct sun or other hot environments to avoid any adhesive residue being left behind.

Who Benefits from Using Collision Wrap?

Collision wrap is primarily used by salvage companies, auto body repair businesses, dealerships, insurance agencies, and the trucking industry. By using collision wrap the value of the vehicle or other damaged equipment is preserved and is protected against further damage.

Collision wrap is especially useful when transporting a wrecked vehicle from one location to another. Depending on the type of damage, collision wrap prevents glass or other debris from falling off the vehicle and onto the road. It also helps keep loose parts from becoming dislodged and falling off during transit.

Collision wrap is also used while a vehicle or other equipment is being repaired but the damaged areas might be exposed to the elements including rain, dirt, snow, mildew, rust, or repair shop debris. While collision wrap is a temporary solution it is highly effective.

Key Features

  • Tough film
  • High-tack self-adhesive
  • Easy application
  • See-through clear plastic
  • 4 MIL thickness

Collision wrap keeps damaged vehicles and equipment safe from additional deterioration. Be sure to order your supply today!

To protect the surface of nearly anything with non-see-through film, try using Multi-Purpose Surface Protection Film instead. It offers a lot of the same great qualities and temporary protection but is made for new items and can be applied to metal, plastic, glass, fiberglass, and vinyl.

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The professionals at Mr. Shrinkwrap are always here to advise you on what products will work best for you. Please call us at: 1-866-824-5881

MYTH or FACT?

By 1 month ago 112 Views No comments

Fact or Myth?

Myth: Winter weather has no impact on the function of a propane tank.

Fact: Propane contracts when it's cold. When it's extremely cold outside, the volume of propane inside your aboveground propane tank will shrink, which creates a loss of pressure.

Some people underestimate the effects of cold weather on propane tanks. When temperatures drop significantly (particularly into the negatives), propane tanks will lose pressure which can result in the propane not being able to reach the gas burner rendering it ineffective.

  • When the temperature of the gas reaches -44⁰ F, the propane no longer has the ability to convert into its gaseous form.
  • As the propane in the tank evaporates, the remaining liquid gets colder, combined with frigid outdoor temperatures the liquid propane can soon go below the freezing point of -44 inside the tank, which makes the tank unusable until thawed.
  • Cold temperatures still may also affect your propane pressure. If the pressure becomes too low, the propane inside your tank will not be able to reach your gas burner and can damage your heat tools.
  • Using a nearly empty propane tank is inefficient for shrink wrapping and can damage your heat tools. Remove tanks from service at 75-80% used.

Tips to Avoid Cold Weather Issues

  • Keep your propane tanks full. By maintaining a relatively full propane tank you will lessen the amount of shrinkage which will minimize the pressure loss.
  • Don’t cover your tank. It may seem like a good idea to wrap your tank in a typical insulated cover to maintain a warmer temperature, however, sunlight is a much more effective option.
    • If you do want to use a cover, Mr. Shrinkwrap recommends a PowerBlanket warmer.
  • Clear snow and ice from your outdoor propane tank. This includes regulators, vents, piping, and valves to prevent damage that could cause a gas leak.
  • Don’t pour warm water on the propane tank!

About PowerBlanket

Powerblanket products prevent fluids from freezing, protect critical materials and equipment, improve viscosity, optimize processes, keep personnel safe, and provide total temperature control and peace of mind.

PowerBlanket propane tank heaters provide a uniform barrier of heat across the entire tank. This heating solution reduces costs by optimizing temperatures and increasing propane tank efficiency.

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The professionals at Mr. Shrinkwrap are always here to advise you on what products will work best for you. Please call us at: 1-866-824-5881

Turbopack Shrink Wrap Heating Column by Ripack

By 1 month ago 138 Views No comments

Reduce manual pallet shrink wrapping times by over 60% safely and economically

The portable Turbopack Shrink Wrap Heating Column by Ripack is the ideal solution for growing pallet shrinking needs. Up to 150 pallets can be heat shrunk per day using this affordable machine.

If handheld heat shrink guns aren’t enough to cover the job but you are not ready to commit to an expensive and extensive production line, the Turbopack might be just what you need.

Key Features:
  • Adjustable - heating height from 47" up to 95" (86" with optional visor)
  • Mobility and speed - easily moves to the pallet and allows for quick wrapping
  • Safety - 2-step ignition process
Key Benefits:
  • More effective thanks to its power and its fast operation
  • Economical and flexible for unparalleled value for money

TurboPack Ripack

How it works

The Turbopack operates on a pivoting wheel system which allows for easy movement within a working space. The adjustable visor can be extended up to 2.4m (7.87 ft) height allowing for easy shrink wrapping of a variety of pallet sizes. Once the height has been adjusted simply close the shut-off valve to secure the visor and then begin shrink wrapping. Pallets can be shrunk in as little as 60 seconds.

The trolley can hold up to 3 13kg gas bottles with each bottle able to shrink 60 pallets. This makes the Turbopack a low gas consumption (aka economical) shrink wrapping station.

Pro Tip: If you shrink long pallets or pallets of varying sizes the Turbopack is perfect because you can shrink any pallet size.

Safety

Safety is always a top priority and this Ripack Turbopack includes a two-step ignition process that ensures the machine does not get unintentionally ignited. The design also has a control handle that automatically shuts off the gas supply when released. These features provide peace of mind in knowing your equipment and operators stay safe on the job.

Let’s get technical:

  • Power Developed: 190 KW
  • Consumption at 100%: 26.45 lb/hr
  • Operating Pressure: 2-3 bars
  • Gas Type: Propane
  • Weight: 242 lbs
  • Max Heating Height: 95" (86" with visor)
  • Passage Around the Pallet: 56 inches

Products to Accompany Your Turbopack:

  • Multicover 950 - Use this machine to create your own pallet covers of varying sizes and thicknesses
  • Multicover 960 E - Use this electronic machine to create your own pallet covers of varying heights while preventing waste

Check out this Ripack Official video showing just how easy it is to use the Turbopack:

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The professionals at Mr. Shrinkwrap are always here to advise you on what products will work best for you. Please call us at: 1-866-824-5881

Upgrade Your Pallet Handling Equipment

By 2 months ago 81 Views No comments

Upgrade your pallet handling equipmentPallet handling equipment makes moving and positioning pallets more efficient while also keeping operators safe. There are several different types of equipment for different types of jobs:

EZ Loader Pneumatic Pallet Positioner

The Bishamon EZ Loader raises a pallet to a workable height eliminating the need to bend over which in turn, increases job safety, reduces worker fatigue, and improves productivity. The self-leveling design automatically keeps the ergonomically designed EZ Loader top at the desired height.

Work smarter not harder with a Bishamon EZ Loader!

Key features:
  • CAPACITY ADJUSTMENT - New Advanced Design Allows Capacity Adjustment Without Changing Air Pressure
  • CAPTIVE AIR SYSTEM - Captive Air System Eliminates Cumbersome Mechanical Springs
  • ENHANCED ERGONOMICS - Integral Turntable Top for Enhanced Ergonomics

Bishamon EZ Loader

Lift Pilot Floor Level Pallet Lifter

The unique space-saving design makes the Lift Pilot the smallest footprint in the industry. The Lift Pilot gives the operator full access to the sides and ends of pallets for easy pallet loading or unloading. The ergonomic design also eliminates the need for reach-over reducing the risk of back injury or chronic pain.

The innovative design of the Lift Pilot incorporates several intelligent features including telescoping forks and a patented, foot-clear, safety system. The "Foot Clear" safety design includes automatic carriage stop, pallet presence sensors, highly visible function lights, and voice commands.

Key Features:
  • Floor Level Pallet & Skid Positioner
  • LIFTING CAPACITY - Hydraulic Capacity = 2500 Lbs @ 24" Load Center
  • FORK TYPE - Electro-Mechanically Driven Forks
  • SAFETY - Post and Toe Guard Anchored to Floor

Lift Pilot Floor Level Pallet Lifter

UniLift Pallet Transporter and Positioner

The UniLift Pallet Transporter allows the operator to easily lift and transport a pallet without any struggle. The durable design includes a powder-coated finish and high-quality polyurethane wheels made to last.

The UniLift is powered by an efficient 24-volt DC battery system and an on-board, automatic battery charger. It also features electro-mechanical outrigger actuation with position sensors. The operator console contains convenient buttons that raise and lower the forks and LED indicators that display the battery status.

Key Features:
  • HYDRAULIC CAPACITIES – Easily Handles Standard Pallets, CHEP Pallets, and Skids to 2000 lbs. Without Straddling
  • ALL-IN-ONE PALLET TRANSPORTER – Work Positioner Eliminates Need for Fork Lift and Lift Table
  • APPLICATION – Ideal For Tight Work Cell Application
  • ELECTRIC HYDRAULIC SYSTEM – Electric Hydraulic Powered Up and Down, Manual Push

UniLift Pallet Transporter and Positioner

Hand Pallet Trucks

Bishamon Blue Series Pallet Trucks are designed to easily move palletized loads with unsurpassed rollability and exceptional durability.

Key Features:
  • EASY MOBILITY - Bishamon Blue Label Trucks Set The Standard For Quality, Durability, and Ease of Use
  • CAPACITY - Available In 2500, 5500, and 6500 Lb. Capacities with a Variety of Fork Configurations
  • PUMP OPERATION - Heavy-Duty, Rebuildable Hydraulic Pump Provides Years of Service

Hand Pallet Trucks

SkidLift

The Bishamon SkidLifts are rugged, fork-style lifts that raise loads to a convenient working height providing increased productivity and ease of mobility. The most unique feature of the SkidLift is the lower captured roller channel which provides increased stability and is safer for operators.

Manual models have an integrated foot pump while a 12-volt DC power unit provides the lifting power on electric models.

Key Features:
  • LOAD CAPACITY - Load Capacities to 2200 lbs.
  • EASY MOBILITY - Premium Wheels and Push Handle for Easy Mobility
  • STABILITY - Unique Captured Scissor Design Provides Enhanced Stability
  • MODELS - Battery Operation and Manual Lift Models Available

SkidLift

EZ Off Lifter

The Bishamon EZ Off Lifter pallet positioners is the ultimate ergonomic solution for loading and/or unloading pallets in applications when loads are transported with a pallet truck. The pallets are lifted to the desired height eliminating the need for excessive bending, lifting, or stretching by the operator, which increases productivity while decreasing the risk of injury.

The EZ Off Lifter has numerous safety features in place including the patented feet-clear safety circuit that automatically stops the platform 9 inches above the floor to prevent foot injuries. It is also equipped with safety warning lights and an alarm that alerts the operator before it lowers from the intermediate safety stop.

Key Features:
  • CAPACITY - 1.75 in. Lowered Height with 2500 Lbs. Capacity
  • ERGONOMICS - Rotating Platform for Enhanced Ergonomics
  • SAFETY - Patented "Feet Clear" System for Operator Safety
  • RAMP POSITIONS - 3S Model with Multiple Ramp Positions Minimizes Floor Space Requirements

EZ Off Lifter

All Bishamon equipment offers innovative, ergonomic designs built to increase productivity and enhance worker safety.

If you have any questions about the various pallet handling equipment and which option will work best for your needs, contact our Mr. Shrinkwrap experts at 1-866-824-372

Overwrappers

By 2 months ago 130 Views No comments

OverwrappersOverwrappers are most commonly seen in the food industry. The overwrappers work best when the item(s) being wrapped are placed on a tray (although it is not necessary). Overwrappers completely cover the item(s) with film and then the operator seals the bottom with the attached hot plate to prevent leakage and to keep food products fresh.

The Details:

Overwrappers come in various lengths including, 12”, 18”, 20”, 24”, 30”, and 36” rolls. Depending on the size selected will determine the overall width of the shrink wrap roll that can be used.

Overwrapper machines range in price from $300 - $1500.

Benefits of overwrapping include:
  • Reduced Packaging Costs
  • Extended Shelf Life of Products (protects items against dust and debris)
  • Attractive and Eye-Catching Packaging
  • Keeps Perishable Items Fresh
  • Easy to Open Packaging
  • Tamper-evident Packaging


Commonly wrapped items: food (including meats, dairy, and fresh produce), candy boxes, coffee, soup containers, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, gift sets, and stationery.

Mr. Shrinkwrap Offers the Following Brands:

Heat Seal

Mr. Shrinkwrap is a proud distributor of Heat Seal overwrappers. Heat Seal was founded in 1950 and has been manufacturing shrink related machinery ever since. Heat Seal has always primarily been in the supermarket industry and has continued to innovate to make more efficient equipment.

Mr. Shrinkwrap offers 20 different Heat Seal tabletop and floor model overwrapping machines.

American International Electric Inc.

Mr. Shrinkwrap also offers one American International Electric (AIE) overwrap machine. AIE is a leading manufacturer, developer, and supplier of quality plastic bag and film sealing equipment. Many AIE products are manufactured in ISO-9001 certified facilities and are U/L and CE approved.

Mr. Shrinkwrap’s team of experts is always available to make sure you select the perfect item for your needs.
Call us today at 1-866-826-1996

What is the difference between centerfold and single wound film?

By 2 months ago 120 Views No comments

What is the difference between centerfold and single wound film?Centerfold shrink film comes in a variety of sizes (lengths and widths) but the one key feature of centerfold film is that the film itself is folded in half lengthwise. The fold creates a sort of pocket or pouch making it easy to insert items that will be packaged and shrunk together. Centerfold shrink film is most commonly made from Polyolefin or PVC.

It is important to note that if you have a 24” roll of centerfold shrink film, the actual width of the film is 48”.

Centerfold shrink film is used for lower output tabletop shrink machines and high-speed fully automatic machines.

Centerfold shrink film is typically used with L Bar Sealers and Bundling Machines. When using an L Bar Sealer, be sure to check the diameter of the centerfold shrink roll as many L Bar Sealers have a max diameter limit.

Single Wound Film

Single wound film is also known as lay-flat shrink wrap and comes on rolls in a single flat layer. Most single wound film is made from Polyolefin or polyethylene. Unlike centerfold shrink film, single wound shrink film is only sealed on two sides creating two holes on the ends known as “Bull’s Eyes.”

Single wound film rolls are typically used when the items being packaged are sent through a high-speed shrink machine because single wound film unwinds faster compared to centerfold shrink film rolls.

Note: Single Wound films can also be formed and sealed by hand.

Mr. Shrinkwrap has all of your shrink film needs. If you have questions please contact one of our experts
at 1-866-826-1417

Find the Right Sealer for You

By 2 months ago 123 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!

Heat Shrink Tunnels: Why You Should Use Your End of Year Tax Breaks On This Equipment

By 2 months ago 441 Views No comments

Heat Shrink Tunnelsheat shrink tunnel is an enclosed piece of equipment that utilizes a conveyor belt and heat system to maintain consistent temperatures within the tunnel chamber to heat shrink various different items.

There are three primary types of shrink tunnels:

  • Recirculating Tunnels
  • Infrared Tunnels
  • Steam Tunnels

Recirculating heat shrink tunnels use hot air at varying temperatures, volumes, and pressure to heat shrink an item. The ease in controlling the temperature and volume allows for easy customization for different types of items and heat shrinking needs.

Infrared heat shrink tunnels are lined with infrared bulbs that do not have to come into direct contact with the item to apply heat. Instead, these tunnels use electromagnetic radiation to heat the surface of an object. Do not use infrared tunnels for items needing to be penetrated beyond the surface as this type of heat shrink tunnel does not have that capability.

Steam heat shrink tunnels inject steam into the tunnel to heat the item. Steam heat shrink tunnels are not applicable for curing or removing water/moisture.

Heat shrink tunnels standard sizes:

  • Range from 15” wide by 6” high up to 22” wide by 8” high
  • Varying lengths and extended heights available

Most common uses for Heat Shrink Tunnels:

  • Shrinking Film or Labels
  • Removing Water or Moisture
  • Curing Coatings of Paint
  • Heating Parts
  • Shrink banding

Why invest in a heat shrink tunnel?

Heat shrink tunnels speed up shrinking by mechanizing the shrink wrap process. If you are using a sealer and heat shrink gun regularly, a heat shrink tunnel may be the answer. If you are interested in expanding your shrink wrapping business, take the pressure off from having to manually shrink wrap all items with a heat shrink tunnel. This is the perfect piece of equipment to add a second line to your production and will greatly speed up the entire process. Heat shrink tunnels will also provide consistency in the finished product and will streamline the overall process.

Heat Shrink Tunnel Manufacturers:

  • Heat Seal

  • EASTEY

  • Maripack

Chose the Perfect Heat Shrink Tunnel

Selecting the right heat shrink tunnel for your needs and future plans/goals is imperative. This is an important decision. Let the experts at Mr. Shrinkwrap help you assess the options and determine which heat shrink tunnel is right for you. We are dedicated to providing top-notch customer service and know how important it is to pick the right piece of equipment. Feel free to call us at 1-866-824-3723

Be sure to check out all of the different heat shrink tunnel options Mr. Shrinkwrap has to offer HERE!

Moisture Control

By 3 months ago 216 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 3 months ago 256 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!


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