Shrink film – a kind of packaging films, which have a special ability to shrink under the influence of temperature and take the form of packaged products.
Shrink film is used for individual packaging of food and non-food products due to its inherent barrier properties of polymeric materials. It protects the product from the external environment and increases the shelf life of food. Products and household goods packed in shrink film also protected from damage during transportation, loading and unloading and storage of goods. This type of film has a high transparency and gloss, which significantly enhances the appearance of the goods.
The main positive effects of shrink films are as follows:
- Ease of use;
- High degree of shrinkage;
- Good optical properties;
- Inexpensive equipment shrink;
- Possible use for both individual and group packaging;
- Ease of handling almost all types of shrink machines;