To achieve the highest possible machine efficiencies it is important that a good shrink wrapping film of consistent quality is used. Marden Edwards Shrinkwrap supplies a complete range of films that have been fully tested to ensure efficient running on all Marden Edwards shrink wrapping machines. By sourcing large quantities of the film directly from the manufacturers Marden Edwards Shrinkwrap is able to offer high quality, affordable shrink film for all applications.
Shrink wrap film – Presentation films
Shrink wrapping for presentation purposes should provide a superbly smooth skin tight, value adding, tamperproof finish to a wide range of products such as stationery, games, DVDs, computer software etc. Certain presentation films can also be used for the packaging of many food products like pizzas, trays of meat and fruit.
PVC shrink packaging film is supplied centre folded and is only used in conjunction with manually operated ‘L’ sealers giving a glossy, clear, tamperproof finish. PVC is available in 40% by 40% balanced shrink ratio and at various other shrink rates depending on the application. Most common thicknesses are 17, 19 and 25 micron, although 38 micron is also available
Polyolefin shrink wrapping film is supplied centre folded and is an ideal consumable material for use with fully automatic L-sealers, semi automatic L-sealers and chamber machines. Polyolefin films have all the advantages of PVC as well as being non-toxic, corrosion free and with exceptional seal strength and shrink performance. They are available with shrink rates of up to 55 percent and thicknesses of 8, 12, 15, 19 and 25 microns. Also available are films for low temperature and limited shrink applications, i.e. for use with large low height products such as calendars.
Shrink wrap film – Protective and collation transit film
The primary purpose of protective and transit collation film is to protect single items or collations of products, such as cans, bottles and jars. These can either be placed in a cardboard tray or collated and wrapped loose.
Polyethylene shrink packaging film is normally supplied single wound, as opposed to centre folded. It is sealed around the product or collation of products as a loose sleeve using a manual or fully automatic sleeve sealer. Once the film has passed through the shrink tunnel the product collation is held together securely. The finished pack is extremely strong and ideal for palletising for transportation from manufacturer to the wholesaler or supermarket. About 70 percent of supermarket products arrive using this method. Polyethylene film is available in thicknesses from 12 to 150 micron in various shrink ratios and slip rates.