12 Mil Shrink Wrap

Thickness is a very important aspect of your wrapping material to consider when deciding which shrink wrap is correct for a given application. As with our other shrink wrap offerings, our 12 mil shrink wrap is also made of 100% virgin resin with 12-month UVI protection. 12 mil shrink wrap is primarily used for heavy-duty or industrial applications. 12 mil shrink wrap is a suitable millage for wrapping objects that will be transported.  Going from a thickness of 8 mil to a thickness of 12 mil may not seem like much, but the difference can be felt immediately when touching the shrink wrap.  12 mil is often applied without much padding underneath because of how resilient the shrink wrap material can be.  However, padding the corners of an object to be wrapped is always recommended.

If you have used shrink wrap with a thinner millage before, you may notice that thicker shrink wrap tends to become activated by heat and shrink more slowly. To compensate for this, we recommend taking a safe approach while first shrinking your wrap by gradually moving your heat tool toward the shrink wrap while maintaining constant side-to-side movement in a medium size 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 as direct heat is applied and help to lower the chance of holes or thin spots caused by applying too much heat, too quickly, and in a small area. After some muscle memory for safe and proper heat application has been developed, you will find that thicker shrink wrap such as 12 mil can be more forgiving than those wraps of thinner millage.

Flame Retardant shrink wrap meets all NFPA 701 Standards. Flame-Retardant Shrink Film has additives that allow the shrink film to extinguish itself within 4 seconds of the flame's source being removed. This film is great for environmental containment systems, asbestos abatement, construction, and renovation projects.

After you've selected your film, be sure to look at Mr. Shrinkwrap's Installation Supplies page for Crosswoven StrapTapeVentsZipper Doors, or other items you might need for your project. If you don’t have a heat tool, you can pick one out for yourself here, or you can Rent a Heat Tool from Mr. Shrinkwrap.

If you can't find the Shrink Wrap you need, you can request a custom order!  See our Custom Shrink Wrap page Here!

Mr. Shrinkwrap is a leading distributor of protective products, shrink wrap films, and installation supplies with a dedicated team available to take your order at any time of day.  We have several experienced shrink wrap installation technicians on staff to help and support you on various aspects of any shrink wrap project.  If you would like to place an order over the phone or have questions for us, give Mr. Shrinkwrap a call at 800-847-5290.

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