A wrapping machine, otherwise referred to as a shrink wrap machine, is a type of machine that is used to wrap flexible materials such as plastic or aluminium around individual products or group of products. Other terms used to describe this kind of packaging include flow-wrapping, overwrapping and horizontal form fill sealing.
One of the most popular wrapping types is most definitely shrink wrapping – Shrink wrapping is when heat is applied by various means such as using a shrink gun to a thermoplastic material such as shrink film that is loosely wrapped around either a singular product of groups of products. The heat applied to this film causes the film to shrink which then tightly wraps around the products within the film. This kind of wrapping is sued as packaging within many different industries as it is incredibly high quality and able to provide wrapped products with ultimate protection. Some of the industries in which this wrapping method is most used include the food and confectionary industries, used to wrap everything from drink to sweets to vegetables. Almost anything can be shrink wrapped. Other items that are popularly shrink wrapped include but are not limited to DIY products, beauty products, CD’s and cigarettes.
Some of the terms that are used within the wrapping industry include: seal bar, heat shrink. Shrink tunnel, heat seal, crimper, end fold, film reel, wed, thermostatic film, band, multipacking, stretch film, full wrap, shrink ratio, cut-off length, film width and yield. Therefore if you want to become a wrapping experts these are all terms that you need to research and come to terms with.
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