Shrink Wrap What?

Shrink Wrap is a versatile packaging material that can benefit a variety of industries. This will be a series highlighting some of the different uses for shrink wrap and detailing why shrink wrap is a good option for packaging.

This first post will be focused on using shrink wrap for food packaging. We will list some of the specific food products that commonly use shrink wrap for either primary packaging or secondary packaging.

Baked Goods- There are a variety of baked goods that are shrink wrapped to help protect the products and offer a clear packaging solution to display products within the package. Some of the different baked goods that are shrink wrapped include: muffins, doughnuts, cookies, gourmet products, etc. Many baked good companies choose shrink wrap because of the numerous benefits the shrink film offers.

Fresh Food Products- Using shrink wrap to wrap a variety of fresh products such as produce, cheese, and meat is common for many companies. Shrink wrap offers an affordable wrapping solution that can be efficient and offer superior protection from external elements. Shrink wrap is often used for many finished cheese products. Though shrink wrap does not offer the longer shelf life like vacuum sealing does, it is often a more economical option. Shrink wrap is one of the most popular forms of wrapping meat products. Shrink wrap is often chosen because of the ability to print on the film. Shrink wrap also offers a clear packaging solution to effectively display products within the package.

Frozen Food Products- There are a variety of frozen food products that come in shrink wrap packaging. Many frozen food producers choose shrink wrap because of the strong and durable seal shrink wrap offers. They also commonly choose shrink film because of the moisture barrier properties. This moisture barrier helps to protect the products while frozen and keep them tasting fresh. Many frozen pizza companies choose shrink wrap because of the ability to offer a fit free of wrinkles as well as excellent clarity to display products in the freezer case.

Be sure to use FDA approved polyolefin shrink wrap if the wrap is coming into direct contact with eatable products. If you choose to use PVC shrink wrap for secondary packaging, be sure you have proper ventilation when sealing the PVC shrink film. The next post will cover paper products and stationary that are commonly shrink wrapped and the benefit shrink wrapping offers.

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