6 Mil Shrink Wrap - Products Below
Thickness is a very important aspect of your heat shrink wrapping material to consider when deciding which shrink wrap is correct for a given application. As with our other shrink wrap offerings, our 6 mil shrink wrap is also made of 100% virgin resin with 12 month UVI protection. 6 mil is the thinnest universal-application wrap material we offer, and because of this, we recommended using our 6 mil wrap for short-term storage only. Our 6 mil shrink wrap is surprisingly strong for its millage. 6 mil shrink wrap is good to use for wrapping items such as indoor/outdoor furniture, smaller boats under twenty feet in length, and other smaller or light-duty shrink wrap projects. 6 mil shrink wrap is an ideal millage for wrapping objects that will stay in one place.
If you have used shrink wrap with a thicker millage before, you may notice that thinner shrink wrap tends to become activated by heat and shrink more quickly. To compensate for this, we recommend taking a safe approach while shrinking your wrap by gradually moving your heat tool toward the shrink wrap while maintaining constant side-to-side movement in a large area. Using this method of gradually moving your heat tool toward the shrink wrap will give you a much better feel for how quickly the film will shrink and help to lower the chance of holes or thin spots caused by applying too much heat, too quickly, and in a small area.
While a 6 mil wrap that is snugly shrunk to an object will shed water, dirt, dust, leaves, and other small outdoor debris, we cannot recommend using a 6 mil wrap to protect an item while it is being transported in an open-air manner. For transportation or other applications where consistent high-speed winds must be considered (such as driving on a highway), we recommend using a shrink wrap roll of greater millage.
Mr. ShrinkWrap is a leading distributor of protective products, heat shrink wrapping and installation supplies with a dedicated team available to take your order at any time of day. We also have several experienced shrink wrapping technicians on staff to help and support you on various aspects of any shrink wrap project. If you have a question, give us a call at 800-847-5290