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2 Different Type Of Shrink Films Widely Used In A Shrink Project

Shrink wrap packaging films

One of the most important things that need to be decided in a shrink wrap packaging project is the type of film to be used. Film choices are made based on percentage of shrink needed, desired finish(gloss/matte), application considerations, and so on. Before choosing a film for a project, the shrink label supplier needs to calculate the shrink percentage needed to conform to the container. This is done by determining the smallest diameter in contrast to the widest circumference. It  is reported in percentage of total shrink needed to encompass the cut height of your container. In order to understand the choices we will cover their advantages and disadvantages.

PVC is one of the most widely used and least expensive shrink films.

  • Provides a glossy finish and up to 60% shrink
  • Offers moderate chemical resistance
  • PVC has a tendency to smile or frown
  • PVC can not be used to fulfill sustainable requirements

PET films have found market acceptance in recent years.

  • PET can shrink up to 75% of its original size to encompass even the most intricate shapes, including containers with small necks and wide bases
  • It is one of the most expensive shrink films
  • It has great product resistant and with high clarity
  • PET can be recycled, making it a sustainable film choice

Although the two most widely accepted shrink films used in sleeve labels today are mentioned above, they are not the only choices, there are new specialties and hybrid films being introduced to the shrink market. Such as PETG ,OPS,PLA and so on.

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