Many might wonder what Atlantic shrink wrap, and a nuclear power station might have in common. Atlantic Shrink Wrap (ASI) is a company out of Pasadena, Maryland that can use shrink wrap to cover nuclear waste containers and other items like industrial machinery, military tanks, and helicopters. ASI has a team of specialized workers that understand how items have to be covered, wrapped, and contained. They also understand how to keep water from pooling on top of the shrink wrap when there are uneven surfaces. This means that their job is not as easy as it may seem.
One of the biggest projects that ASI has worked on in recent history is a 95 ft. long steel machine that weighed over 120,000 pounds located in Virginia. After the machine was separated into hauling sized pieces for transport, the ASI crew covered both pieces and helped prepare the machine for transport to Louisiana. The shrink wrap performed flawlessly at speeds up to 50 mph. The entire trip was more than 900 miles, and both pieces made it with shrink wrap intact.
The expert staff at ASI have covered a Bell helicopter and nuclear storage containers with the same success as the steel machine in VA. Another mission for ASI was to shrink wrap support items for the Antares rocket fuel system that was being sent to the International Space Station (ISS). ASI used 12 mil shrink wrap that was flame retardant to complete the job on time for liftoff. ASI has even covered a Tiger Shark ship that was contained in a scaffolding for the United States Coast Guard. All of their projects have been successful, and they have shown that nuclear waste and sensitive items can be contained with proper shrink wrapping techniques and a skilled set of workers.