When it comes to transporting large items safely and securely, it is not always easy to ensure they will arrive with no damage. Between figuring out the best form of transportation and keeping the items protected against the natural elements it can sometimes seem nearly impossible. That is why shrink wrapping is so important. Shrink wrapping is a material that covers and seals around oddly shaped large objects using heat energy. Shrink wrapping has changed the game when it comes to protecting vehicles, boats, equipment and other items both safely and securely, especially for trucking companies.
What Are the Advantages of Using Shrink Wrap?
Trucks will typically use a tarp to try and keep the objects they are transporting safe and clean, but this is often not completely successful. A tarp cannot hold up against harsh weather conditions in the same way that shrinkwrapping can. A tarp does not provide a tight seal, and harmful dirt, water, and other particles can cause damage to the items both during transport and once the tarp is removed.
Another major benefit is the price. When traveling people often have to invest in large crates to contain and protect large items, and that just raises the price as the weight increases. Shrink wrapping adds little to no weight and allows for easy attaching since the shape of the object is still intact. Almost anything can be shrink-wrapped except for wooden panels or painted boats. The reason is that shrink wrapping will lock the moisture in sometimes causing damage and chipping.
Shrink wrap material is even recyclable. Most states and countries either have places you can dispose of the wrap or places where you can send it, and it will be recycled for you. Choosing shrink wrapping saves money, protects your investment and makes your life easier without being harmful to the environment.