101 Products Ideal For Shrink Wrap Packaging

Shrink wrap packaging is a generic term often used to describe packaged products. Most people do not realize it comes in a variety of different forms and is used to package millions of different products around the world. Many new and existing business owners are often lost when beginning to determine the right type of packaging for a new or existing product. This guide is intended to assist with the discovery process and offer possible solutions for new product packaging.

The products below are broken down into the different forms of shrink wrap packaging to better understand the specific product often used with each product.

Shrink (Neck) Banding

Shrink Banding – Commonly made of PVC, shrink banding is used with bottles as a safety seal to ensure customers that products have not been tampered with.

Liquid medicines

Contact Solution

Bottled Drinks

Liquid Soaps

Shampoos

Pet Treatments

Salad dressing

Hot Sauce

Lemon Juice

Alcohol

Cosmetics

Printed Shrink Sleeve

Shrink Sleeves – Shrink sleeves are pre-cut printed shrink tubes that slide over bottles and jars. Shrink sleeves are a great form of marketing and are often printed on. Printed shrink sleeves require fully custom orders with minimum order requirements to begin production. Clear PVC shrink sleeves are often cut to size from continuous rolls of tubing and more readily available than custom shrink sleeves.

Mayonnaise

Sports Drinks

Dairy Products

Medicine bottles

Energy shots

Double Packed Products

Posters

Hair Spray

Seasonings

Canned drinks

Cleaning Supplies

Candy Jars

Shrink Bags

Shrink Bags – Shrink bags have three closed sides. Users insert products into pre-made bags and seal the open of the bag with a sealer. Shrink bags are most commonly made from PVC or polyolefin shrink film.

CDs

DVDs

Custom Soap

Toys

Business Cards

Printed Stationary

Dog Treats

Jewelry

Books

Gift Baskets

Electronics

Cookies

Paper

Snack Cakes

Pretzels

Petri Dishes

Marketing Materials

Mail-outs

Lotions

Hair Balms

Surf Wax

Shrink Bundling Film

Shrink Bundling Film – Most shrink bundling film comes in a 2 mil thickness and thicker. Shrink Bundling film is often made from a single wound polyethylene shrink film. Single wound means the film comes off the roll flat.

Bottled Water

Canned Goods

Heavy Retail Boxes

Double Packs of Charcoal

Bundled Firewood

Surf Boards

Hardwood Flooring

Power tools

Tile

Cases of Soda

Bundled Metal Products

Tool Boxes

Shelving

Bundled Lumber

Shrink Tubing

Shrink Tubing – Shrink tubing has two closed sides and comes on a continuous roll. Shrink tubing is the same as a shrink sleeve except most often sold in clear and continuous PVC rolls.

Plastic Tubing

PVC Pipe

Wooden Dowel Rods

Metal Piping

Crutches

Jars

Elongated Cans

Molding and Trim

Flexible Hoses

Towels and Small Rugs

Lotions

Candles

Stacks of Cups

Pens

Giant Toy Pencils

Centerfold Shrink Film

Centerfold Shrink Film – Centerfolded shrink film is the most popular form of shrink wrapping. Film is folded in half length-ways and wound onto a roll. A 24 inch flat film is folded in half to 12 inches and wound onto a roll. The crease creates a pocket to put the product into. Most high-speed and semi-auto machines use centerfold shrink film.

Brochures

Magazines

Picture Frames

Video Games

Computer Software

Electronics

Product Replacement Parts

Assorted small products with backer board

Granola Bars

Pies

Cakes

Pizzas

Breads

Bundled Product Packs

Crafts

Craft Supplies

Linens

Stacks of Stickers

Cosmetics

Makeup

Personal Care Products

Board Games

Cutting Boards

Vanity License Plates

Bathing Accessories

Collectors Shoes

Party Supplies

Sidewalk Chalk

Shrink wrap is a professional and affordable form of packaging for large and small businesses. Feel free to use this list as a guide to help determine the best film to be used for your application. Don’t hesitate to call us if you need any further assistance.

Shop online at www.uspackagingandwrapping.com or call us at 1-800-441-5090 for assistance!

What Type of Plastic is Shrink Wrap?

Heat shrink wrap is any material that shrinks when heat is applied to it. One of the most common materials mistakenly called shrink wrap is stretch film. Stretch film is the material stretched around pallet loads of products to secure loads during transport. Stretch film is made from LLDPE which stands for Linear Low-Density Polyethylene. LLDPE is often a thinner plastic that offers superior stretch and puncture resistance. There are a variety of resin mixtures and additives available to change the performance of a LLDPE plastic for stretch film.

Heat shrink wrap is a completely different product made from different plastics. As explained above, heat shrink wrap is any material that shrinks when heat is applied. The most common shrink wrap plastics are: PVC, Polyolefin, and Polyethylene. See more detailed descriptions for each below.

PVC – PVC stands for Polyvinyl Chloride and for years was the preferred shrink wrapping plastic for retail sales. A PVC shrink wrap is crinkly prior to heat being applied. The consistency resembles cellophane prior to heat being applied. PVC has a very low required shrink temperature. After heat is applied it becomes hard and rigid.

It is a favorite shrink wrap for low output productions concerned about affordability. During sealing and heating PVC emits a strong odor due to the chloride. Proper ventilation is recommended for anyone using a PVC shrink wrap.

Polyolefin – The term polyolefin can refer to a polyethylene or polypropylene plastic. For use in shrink wrapping, polyolefin shrink film differs substantially in characteristics from polyethylene shrink film. Polyolefin shrink film is quickly overtaking PVC as the most commonly used shrink film for retail packaging.

Polyolefin shrink plastic offers several benefits over PVC shrink plastic. A polyolefin shrink film is more shelf stable than PVC shrink wrap. It also offers better seals and less residue after seals are made on high-speed machines. One of the major benefits of polyolefin shrink film is FDA approval for direct food contact. Due to the chloride in PVC shrink film, it is not approved for direct food contact.

Polyethylene – Polyethylene comes in multiple variations. It is the most common plastic in the world. For shrink wrapping, polyethylene shrink film is most commonly used for heavier wrapping applications. For retail sales, polyethylene is often used for packaging cases of water bottles and canned goods. Retail polyethylene shrink wrap offers an excellent stretch rate and puncture resistance. The most common thicknesses used for retail sales is a 2-3 mil thickness.

Another very common use for polyethylene shrink wrap is industrial applications. Polyethylene shrink wrap is used for winterizing boats and other products. Most industrial polyethylene shrink wrap comes in very large and thick rolls. Rolls often range from 8-20 ft. wide and thicknesses are available from 6-12 mils. Most industrial polyethylene shrink wrap comes with UV additives to prevent the film from breaking down during outdoor exposure.

If you have any further questions about shrink wrap plastics, give us a call at 1-800-441-5090 or shop for retail shrink wrap packaging online at www.uspackagingandwrapping.com.

Shrink Wrapping Chocolates

Product damage is a serious concern for anyone wrapping heat sensitive products such as chocolates. We often receive calls from confectioners concerned about packaging chocolates with heat shrink wrap. Since shrink wrapping requires heat to properly package products, melting is a legitimate concern. The good news is we have several chocolatiers as customers across the country using our shrink wrap machines with no melting. There are a few things to consider when looking at shrink wrap for packaging chocolates.

  1. Desired Type of Shrink Film – Different shrink films require different heat settings and exposure to heat for proper shrinking. The most common types of shrink wrap used to package chocolate are PVC and Polyolefin. For direct contact with the chocolate, polyolefin shrink film is required.

The required shrink temperature for a standard 75 gauge PVC shrink wrap is often between 250-270 degrees Fahrenheit. The product will often spend less than five seconds exposed to heat within the tunnel. A standard 75 gauge polyolefin shrink wrap often requires a heat setting of 300-350 degrees Fahrenheit with less than five seconds of exposure within the tunnel.

  1. Desired Thickness of Shrink Film – The most common thickness for both PVC and Polyolefin shrink film is 75 gauge. The 75 gauge shrink film is excellent for wrapping the vast majority of chocolate products.

The need for a thicker shrink film is often required because of larger heavier products or transportation stress after packaging. We do have a customer wrapping 20 and 50 pound bricks of solid chocolates that need to use a thicker shrink film. We also have customers that shrink wrap chocolates and handle the product multiple times after packaging. This can also require the use of a thicker shrink film. The use of a thicker shrink film requires longer exposure to heat.

  1. Type of Heating Element – Shrink wrapping requires the sealing of the open shrink film ends which does not cause melting. The process also requires heating of the shrink film to shrink it down to the product. This is the part of the process the can potentially cause product damage.

This rarely happens with the use of a shrink tunnel. Even thicker film requires a very limited time exposed to heat. The form of heating element often causing damage is heat guns. Heat guns are often used for lower output production levels. Depending on the user, packaging with a heat gun can expose products to heat up to one minute which can cause damage to products.

We shot a video packaging products with the 1519 shrink combo system to demonstrate to customers the length of time chocolates would be exposed to heat within a shrink tunnel. At the end of the video below, the operator removes the shrink film to show the chocolates within the package.

Shop all of our shrink wrap machines online at www.uspackagingandwrapping.com. If you have any further questions or concerns about shrink wrapping chocolates or any other heat sensitive products call us at 1-800-441-5090 and we would be happy to assist you.

Different Types of Shrink Wrap

The term shrink wrap is a generic term often used in commercial packaging, retail packaging, food packaging, and industrial packaging. Because a lot of our business is composed of shrink wrap products we get calls all the time for “shrink wrap” quote requests. Often times people do not realize there are many different types of shrink wrap as well as many materials shrink wrap is made from.

We thought it would be helpful to write an extensive blog post about the different types of shrink wrap. Because the types of shrink wrap vary in range dramatically, we do not offer all of the types mentioned. Every type we offer in the list below will have a connected link.

Before we get in to the types of shrink wrap, we want to make a quick mention to what shrink wrap is not. The most mistaken product referred to as shrink wrap is stretch film. The plastic wrap product often used to wrap pallet loads. Though called a shrink wrap, no heat is applied and the stretch film does not actually shrink. It is a stretch film, stretch wrap, or often called a pallet wrap.

All of the types of shrink wrap listed below require heat to be applied for the material to begin shrinking. We have tried to offer possible suppliers to consider for the types of shrink wrap we do not offer.

Types of Shrink Wrap

Centerfold Shrink Wrap

Centerfold Shrink Wrap– One of the most common types of shrink wrap for retail packaging. Centerfold shrink wrap is folded in half length-ways and placed on a roll. This allows users to slide the product being wrapped between the film, seal the open ends, and then apply heat. Centerfold shrink wrap is most commonly made from PVC and Polyolefin. Some suppliers do offer a Polyethylene centerfold shrink film.

Shrink Sleeve

Shrink Sleeves- Another very common type of shrink wrap for retail packaging. Shrink sleeves are often printed on and placed over bottles to brand products. Shrink sleeves often have a lower maximum shrink rate to keep from distorting printing. Preparing plates and design mock ups can often be extensive as well as meeting required product minimums. A couple companies to consider contacting for shrink sleeves are: Source One Packaging and shrinksleevelabels.com.
shrink wrap tubing

Shrink Tubing The main difference between shrink tubing and shrink sleeves is shrink tubing is often on a continuous roll. Shrink sleeves are pre-cut to fit the product being packaged. Shrink tubing is often made from PVC of Polyethylene. Tubing made from PVC is often used for retail packaging longer objects, while polyethylene tubing is often used for packaging cases of liquids and canned products.

Another common use for shrink tubing is electrical shrink tubing. It is often made from a seamless, very thick polyolefin. Electrical shrink tubing is not commonly used in packaging so we will not go into much detail. Some great sources for electrical shrink tubing are Grainger and more locally Autozone.

shrink band

Shrink Banding- Shrink banding is another form of tubing or sleeve except much smaller. Most people are familiar with shrink banding as a safety seal wrapped around over-the-counter medicines and toiletries. Shrink banding is often made from a PVC shrink wrap and requires a low shrink temperature. Shrink banding often comes with easy-to-open perforations. Most shrink banding is custom made to fit the specific bottle being packaged, but some companies do stock a lot of different banding sizes. A few companies to check out if interested in shrink banding are: packagingoptionsdirect.com and SKS Bottle and Packaging.

Shrink Bags

Shrink Bags- Shrink bags are very easy to describe. They have three enclosed sides and one open side. Users insert a product inside the bag, seal the open end and apply heat. Shrink bags are most commonly available in PVC, but we offer PVC and food grade polyolefin shrink bags.

Industrial Shrink Wrap

Industrial Shrink Wrap- Industrial and Marine shrink wrap is often very thick heat shrink wrap made to wrap large objects. One of the most common uses for industrial shrink wrap is the winterization of boats. Industrial shrink wrap can cover and protect boats and other objects during harsh winter months. Industrial shrink wrap is often made from Polyethylene or Polypropylene. Thicknesses often start at 6 Mils and go up to 20 Mils. Several online companies offer Industrial grade shrink wrap. Here are a couple of companies to check out if interested in industrial shrink wrap: Dr Shrink and Big Shrink.

Single Wound Shrink Wrap

Single Wound Shrink Wrap– Single wound shrink wrap is an industry term that means a lay flat shrink wrap. It is simply wound onto the roll flat instead of centerfolded. Single wound PVC and Polyolefin shrink wrap are very difficult to find these days. Most packaging machines are made for centerfolded PVC or Polyolefin shrink wrap. One of the most common single wound shrink wraps is a Polyethylene single wound shrink wrap. Single wound polyethylene rolls are very commonly used with high speed shrink bundlers for packaging water and a variety of other liquids.

Shrink Tape- Shrink tape is often used in place of electrical shrink tubing. Users often wrap electrical wires with shrink tape and apply heat to them to shrink and fit to wires. Shrink tape is often used to connect multiple wires together.

Another form of shrink tape is used for Industrial shrink wrap mentioned above. The shrink tape is often used to connect two sheets of industrial shrink wrap or repair holes. If interested in the electrical shrink tape visit Xtremetape.com. For the industrial shrink tape, Dr. Shrink sells it online.

Pallet Shrink Bags

Pallet Shrink Wrap Bags– Prior to the popularity of stretch film, pallet shrink bags used to be the preferred method of stabilizing and protecting pallet loads of products. Pallet bags are normally made from 3-6 Mil clear polyethylene shrink wrap. Pallet bags are often shrunk with a propane heat gun. They are used to stabilize and protect products during transport.

We are sure somewhere along the way we missed a couple of types of shrink wrap. This should cover the majority of types for anyone looking on the web. Hopefully this post will serve as a guide to assist in finding the right type of shrink wrap for your specific application. If you are interested in one of the many types of shrink wrap we offer, please visit www.uspackagingandwrapping.com.

Semi Automatic Shrink Wrap Machines

A semi automatic shrink wrap machine is an excellent mid-level machine for companies doing several thousands of Semi Automatic Shrink Wrap Machineproducts per day. We often recommend newer, growing companies to start with manual impulse sealers or I bar sealers. These smaller less productive machines only cost a few hundred dollars and can accommodate a few hundred products of production per day.

As the business and production grows we recommend stepping the machine up to a semi automatic shrink wrap machine. A semi auto machines offers several benefits over I bar sealers and impulse sealers. Let’s look at the advantages of a semi auto machine over manual machines as well as cost and production levels.

Advantages

L-Bar Sealer – Semi automatic shrink wrap machines come with an L bar sealer which is designed to be more efficient than I bar sealers. The L bar sealer seals and cuts all open sides in one motion. An impulse sealer or I bar sealer requires users to rotate the product after the first seal to make the final seal.

Magnetic Hold Down – Some impulse sealer and I bar sealer manufacturers offer a magnetic hold down option, but they are not standard on most manual sealers. A semi automatic shrink wrap machine comes with a magnetic hold down. The magnetic hold down holds the sealing bar down to complete the seal. This allows a worker to begin preparing the next product to be sealed. In the video below, at the 16 second mark the worker releases the sealing bar and the magnetic hold keeps the bar held down.

Discharge Conveyor – The discharge conveyor is an excellent time saving feature on the semi automatic shrink wrap machines. The discharge conveyor is a conveyor found between the L bar sealer. The conveyor transports products from the sealer to the shrink tunnel after the magnetic hold releases. At the 17 second mark in the video below, the discharge conveyor is activated.

Shrink Tunnel – A shrink tunnel is by far the most time efficient advantage to a semi auto machine over a manual machine. Most companies advancing from a manual shrink wrap machine are often using one or multiple heat guns to apply heat to the film. This step can drive people crazy and takes the longest amount of time in the entire shrink wrapping process. A shrink tunnel uses a conveyor to transport products through a heated area. Once the film is heated and shrunk, finished products exit the shrink tunnel.

Micro Knife Band Ribbon – Most all I bar sealers and impulse sealers have wire sealing elements. Wire sealers often burn out faster and require replacement more often than band ribbons. A band ribbon is a thicker metal piece used to seal film.

220V Option – All impulse sealers and I bar sealers run on 110V power. Semi automatic machines have a 110V power, but also have the 220V power option available. Running a semi automatic shrink wrap machine on a 220 V power supply is recommended when possible. The 220V allows the machine motors to run cooler while using less electricity during production.

Cost

Cost Difference – The cost difference from a manual shrink wrap machine to a semi automatic shrink wrap machine is often several thousands of dollars. Depending on size, most manual shrink wrap machines are less than $600. Semi automatic shrink wrap machines start at $6,300 to $9,000.

Production Difference – As seen above, the cost of a semi automatic machine is ten times the cost of a manual shrink wrap machine. Production levels are fairly consistent with the cost increase as well. A single user with a manual I bar system and heat gun can wrap 1-3 products per minute. We recommend any company wrapping over 300-450 products per day to consider increasing machine production capabilities. A semi automatic machine with one user is capable of packaging 8-14 products per minute. We recommend a semi auto machine for anyone wrapping up to 5,000 to 6,000 products per day.

For more information on semi automatic shrink wrap machines, call us at 1-800-441-5090. We also offer a wide variety of manual and semi auto shrink wrap machines online. Click here to view all of our shrink wrap machines.

Shrink Wrapping For E-commerce Sales

Selling products on Ebay, Etsy, Amazon, or your own website can be a very rewarding and lucrative experience. Amazon, Ebay, and Etsy logosWhether making your own products or reselling products, business owners can list products for sale and watch the sales roll in with enough hard work and determination. After enough sales are obtained some business owners may begin to consider alternate forms of product packaging.

The consideration for an alternate form of packaging may come from necessity or want. Some business owners find that products are becoming damaged during transport, while others are wanting to offer a more professional looking packaging. Shrink wrapping can be a solution to many packaging woes. In this post we are going to look at the benefits and uses of shrink wrapping for e-commerce sales and how they may benefit a variety of e-commerce packaging needs.

Often confused with stretch film or vacuum packaging, shrink wrapping involves applying heat to a film to enable it to shrink and conform to the product being wrapped. One of the most widely recognized uses of shrink film is the film used around water bottle cases.

Types of Shrink Film

Shrink Film- Shrink film comes in a variety of forms and is commonly made of four materials. Shrink film can be purchased on single wound and centerfolded rolls. A single wound roll comes off the roll flat, while a centerfolded roll is folded in half length ways. Shrink bags are also a very commonly used form of shrink wrapping and are available in a variety of different sizes. Shrink tubing is the last most common for of shrink wrapping and often comes on a lay flat roll.

The most common material is a PVC shrink film that has a consistency of a cellophane wrap. PVC is crinkly before being shrunk and after heat is applied becomes harder and more rigid.

Polyolefin shrink film is quickly becoming one of the most common materials used in shrink wrapping. It is a softer shrink film with more elasticity than PVC and is also FDA approved for direct food contact.

Polyethylene and polypropylene are strong durable shrink films often used to wrap large heavy products. Cases of water bottles are often packaged with polyethylene shrink film.

What is Needed for Professional Shrink Wrapping

After the form of shrink film is chosen and the material is chosen, two basic items are needed to obtain a professional factory style look.Heat Sealer

Heat Sealer- Heat sealers come in a variety of sizes and styles to accommodate different product sizes and production levels. The most basic heat sealer is an impulse sealer. An impulse sealer has one sealing bar to seal and close open ends. Impulse sealers can be purchases for under $100 up to $400 depending on the size.

The most common heat sealers for medium to high output production are L-Bar sealers. L-Bar sealersL-bar-sealer are used with centerfold shrink film. The two sealing sides of an L-Bar sealer seals and closes all open ends in one motion. L-Bar sealers range in price from $600 up to several thousands of dollars based on size and amenities.

Heating Element- After a heat sealer is used to close the open ends of a shrink wrap package, heat must be applied to the film to shrink it and conform it to the product. For low output shrink wrapping applications, a heat gun is the most common heating element used. Heat guns are available for $50 or less depending on the wattage used.1808-Shrink-Tunnel

For higher production shrink wrapping applications a shrink tunnel is the way to go. A shrink tunnel has a conveyor running through a heated oven. The products are shrunk down and ejected out of the opposite end of the tunnel. Shrink tunnels start at $2000 and can be up to several thousands of dollars depending on size and conveyor speed.

How Can Shrink Wrapping Help My E-commerce Business?

The use of shrink wrap packaging can help e-commerce businesses in several ways. Below is a list of problems shrink wrapping can offer a solution for.Bundled Shrink Wrap Products

Damaged or Leaking Products- One of the worst things customers and businesses can experience is damaged product arrivals. When customers order a product and the product is damaged or leaking everywhere upon arrival. Shrink film can remedy some of these problems.

If multiple products are being shipped within a box, shrink film can be used to bundle the products together. ThisLiquid Leaking Shrink Wrap will help to reduce product shift during transport and when used with the proper void-fill can dramatically reduce damaged products.

For liquid items, shrink film can enclose the container to prevent liquids from leaking all over other products within the shipping container. This is a common use for shrink film with e-commerce businesses. Shrink film can also help caps stay on during transport to reduce leakage.

Increased Professionalism- Shrink wrapping is one of the most affordable and professional packaging solutions Branded Shrink Wrap Productsavailable. Business owners can produce a professional factory look for a few hundred dollars with the right shrink wrap equipment. Once the proper seals and shrink rate is obtained a professionally designed sticker can be applied to the film for branding and product marketing.

Tamper Evidence- Shrink wrapping is a great way to ensure customers are purchasing a product that has not been Tamper Evident Shrink Wrappingtampered with since it was packaged and shipped by the seller. Many e-commerce businesses ship shrink wrapped products with stickers that tell customers not to use the product if the shrink wrap is opened. This offers peace-of-mind to customers to guarantee the product has not been handled since leaving the seller.

Protection From Exterior Elements- For many home deliveries, UPS and Fed Ex often leave packages at the door of Moisture barrier Shrink Wrappingthe buyer. For products sensitive to moisture, a rainstorm can quickly ruin the product. Shrink film can help reduce product loss by protecting a product even if the exterior box becomes wet in a rain storm.

We offer a large selection of shrink wrap products and machines to small and large businesses across the nation. Visit our online store or call us at 1-800-441-5090 with questions or quote requests.

 

Packaging Machine Summer Savings Sale!

The right packaging machines can help increase production, protect products, and promote brands. We offer a large selection and variety of packaging machines online as well as some custom machines. From now until the end of August we are running a machine summer savings sale. Many of out stock machines are on sale and ready to be shipped out. Check out the machines below for details.

Tabletop L Bar Sealer

Was: $631

Now: $570

The 13″x13″ L bar sealer is an excellent shrink wrap machine for packaging a variety of items including: electronics, books, stationary, soaps, and more! The recommended film for the 13″x13″ L Bar sealer is a 12″ or smaller PVC or polyolefin centerfold. An L bar sealer can also be used with shrink bags as well if preferred. The 13″x13″ L Bar sealer comes with the sealer, film rack, and two replacement sealing wires. Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

AVS Vacuum Sealer

Was: $1,995

Now: $1,895

The AVS vacuum sealer is a heavy duty vacuum sealer capable of sealing up to 360 products hour. The AVS vacuum sealer requires a 18 gallon external compressor for optimal packaging speeds. All AVS vacuum sealers come with a 1 year manufacturers warranty and are capable of sealing vacuum bags up to an 8 mil thickness. Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

Eagle 100 Strapping Machine

Was: $860

Now: $799.99

The Eagle 100 strapping machine 110v is an excellent machine for low to medium production levels. The Eagle 100 can strap up to 30 straps per minute. The Eagle 100 features: adjustable cool down, automatic motor shutoff, instant heat sealing, locking casters, and more! Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

TL-1622MK Combo Shrink Wrap Machine

Was: $9,900

Now: $8,999

 The 1622 shrink wrap machine is a plug and play shrink wrap machine capable of packaging over 600 products per hour. The 1622 shrink wrap machine features: Micro Knife sealing wire, auto discharge conveyor, magnetic hold down, adjustable seal time, adjustable tunnel conveyor speed and temp, and more! Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

Eagle 2000B Stretch Wrap Machine

Was: $6,200

Now: $7,700

The Eagle 2000B stretch wrap machine is a work horse stretch wrap machine capable of all day applications. It is a stock item and can ship within 48 hours of a completed order. The Eagle 2000B features: Chain driven turntable, 110v plug-in, LCD control panel, machine stretch up to 250%, 12 revolutions per minute, and more! Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

Eagle 2000BWS stretch wrap machine

Was: $9,350

Now: $8,995

The Eagle 2000BWS is the standard 2000B stretch wrap machine with a built-in scale capable of a 5,000 lb. weight limit. The eagle 2000BWS features: 110v power supply, 3 year manufacturers warranty, automatic load height sensor, max load height of 87″, and more! Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

All machines currently on sale are stock items and can typically ship within 48 hours of a completed order while supplies last. Call us at 1-800-441-5090 or visit www.uspackagingandwrapping.com to view all of our products online.

U.S. Packaging & Wrapping Year In Review

This year was an exciting year for America and U.S. Packaging & Wrapping. The country continues to climb out of recession and many businesses are increasing sales. Increased sales and production for businesses means more demand for packaging products.

We want to thank all of our customers from small start-up companies to large multi-billion dollar companies. All of our customers matter and we try to exceed all expectations. We believe in the private sector and want to do what we can to help business succeed and meet their customers needs.

Videos

This year, to help assist our customers we focused on several areas, one being product videos and demonstrations. Our Youtube account features over 50 video tutorials. Anytime our sales staff or customer service department receives repeat questions about certain problems or specific item in we try to make a video to use as a visual aid.

Below are some of our more popular videos from 2014.

We created this video around March of this year. We had a lot of customers calling after watching our Iphone shrink wrapping video wanting to know how an Ipad would look before they bought our 13″ I-Bar system. Our marketing team decided the video would be a great compliment to the existing Iphone video as well as a great visual aid to potential customers.

The video of our portable L-Bar sealer is an excellent visual display of our L-Bar sealer capability. This video shows what an L-Bar sealer does and why it is an efficient way to seal centerfold shrink wrap.

We receive multiple calls each day about the differences between PVC and Polyolefin shrink film. Our marketing team put together a video to display the differences between the two films. Some difficult differences to display on camera is the differences in the texture and smell of the two films.

Our shrink packaging systems have quickly became a favorite packaging product for companies across the United States. They are all-in-one systems to seal and shrink products. An excellent option for companies concerned about saving space and time.

New Products

Another focus in 2014 and will be in 2015 is product development. We are constantly trying to find new products and machines to complement our existing offerings. This year we were able to add a variety of products to our offering. See a couple of our more popular new products below.

Food & Meat Wrapping MachineOne of our best-selling items of 2014. An ideal machine for meat markets, general stores, grocery stores, and more. Our product development team decided to add the food and meat wrapping machine to our product offering to complement our existing meat film line.

100 Gauge Meat FilmFor years we always offered a 70 gauge meat film as our thickest meat film. After several requests from customers we are now offering a 100 gauge meat film in 15 and 18 inch widths. The 100 gauge meat film works great for long-term freezer storage.

Colored Shrink FilmThis is another product often requested by customers. After determining common colors and sizes, we began offering 500 ft. and 2000 ft. colored PVC shrink rolls in multiple sizes and colors. We have sold hundreds of colored film rolls to companies across the United States since we began offering this item earlier in the year.

Auto Bundling Stretch Film RollsWe began offering auto bundling rolls earlier in the year and they immediately began to sell. Many of our existing bundling film customers purchased auto rolls by the pallet.

There are many other products that were added to our product offering throughout this year, but the ones listed are some new products that immediately took off.

Discounts

Another very important part of our customer experience focus this year was our discounts. This year we offered hundreds of thousands of dollars in discounts to our customers. These discounts come in a variety of forms. In just packaging points alone there were over 500,000 points redeemed equal to over $500,000 in customer savings.

The other discounts were experienced through price breaks and sale items. All of our products offered are available at discount pricing with 5 or more mix and matched products. This is something that has always been offered. The discounts we worked really hard to improve this year were our sale items. We now offer a large selection of heat shrink wrap specials and stretch film specials.

We are looking forward to 2015 and growing with your business. We will post a blog post in a few days about new and exciting things to look forward to in 2015. We would like to thank our customers again for a wonderful and prosperous 2014. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.