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Can roof skylights be shrink-wrapped to stop leaks?

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If you ask Dustin Hoover, Lead Shrink Wrap Designer from Atlantic Shrink Wrapping Inc. of Pasadena, MD the answer is yes, that most skylights can be shrink-wrapped depending on the base that they are mounted on. This is a common solution to temporarily stop leaks. Due to the many different climates that rooftop skylights will face, it is difficult to say how long the plastic can be guaranteed. However, if the proper materials and installation methods are used shrink wrapped skylights can be reliable for several years with minor maintenance from time to time.

Atlantic Shrink Wrapping Inc. was recently called by a major airport contractor in Philadelphia, PA to inquire about shrink-wrapping leaking skylights at the Philadelphia International Airport. The skylights are scheduled to be completely replace in the coming year but needed to be covered to prevent further leaking and potential damage to the inside of the building while awaiting replacement.

ASI President and Lead Designer met with the contracting company for the airport in Philadelphia and preformed an evaluation of the structures and how shrink-wrapping them could best benefit the situation. A detailed proposal was written and presented to the contracting company and ultimately approved. ASI was contracted to perform the shrink-wrap installation on seven (7) individual skylights in three working days. The work was scheduled in less than two weeks from the meeting date.

Many logistical obstacles needed to be overcome before the tight start day approached. Security at the airport was very tight, as you would expect. ASI crew members were cleared through a security background check and escorted onto the airport runway to the job site. A three-man crew, consisting of ASI’s top installers was chosen for the project. Time was going to be very tight to get things done ahead of schedule. Some of the work would have to be performed at night due to runway and cargo lanes beneath the work area.

Safety was the number one concern for all on the rooftop and below the roof. We were working on top of active airport terminals and next to moving and running commercial jet aircraft. Even with the mild winds during the installation time, ASI crew had to be 100% certain that no foreign object debris or (FOD) could possibly come off the roof and interfere with the aircraft or airport operations.

The installation went exactly as planned and ASI was not only able to get ahead of schedule but finished the project a full day early saving all involved companies many man hours and money.

The skylights will now be monitored throughout the time they are covered by the owners and inspection reports will be sent to ASI for evaluation. Any problems with the shrink-wrapping reported will be immediately addresses by ASI’s support and maintenance division.

Another job well done by Atlantic Shrink Wrapping Inc.

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How Shrink Wrapping Helped a Bell 222 Helicopter Go From New Jersey to Colorado

A company recently needed to move a Bell 222 helicopter from New Jersey to Colorado in the middle of the winter. The company had considered traditional options for protection like a tarp. The final decision was to shrink wrap the helicopter for transport. The company contacted Atlantic Shrink Wrapping in Pasadena, Maryland to help with the job. The shrink wrapping was very effective in several ways.

Protect the Skin

The skin of the helicopter is designed to be durable during normal flight and storage conditions. It is not designed to handle the rigors of a cross-country trip down roads and highways. The thick shrink wrapping provided an effective barrier that stopped debris and winter road salt from chipping or damaging the skin of the helicopter.

Secure Parts in Place

Although the blades were removed, there were still moving parts present on the Bell 222 helicopter. The shrink wrapping helped to keep everything stable and in place for the long trip to Colorado. The wrapping was form fitted to the helicopter so that parts like the doors could not move and open suddenly because of the vibrations from traveling.

Keep Internal Parts Safe

The reality is that tarps and other coverings would leave the helicopter vulnerable to road salt and debris during the trip. The particles of salt could easily spray up and enter the helicopter through the doors, exhaust or other openings. The shrink wrapping surrounded the entire helicopter. This prevented any salt or debris from getting inside and damaging internal components.

Minimal Cleaning and Maintenance after Arrival

The shrink wrapping from Pasadena, Maryland used by Atlantic Shrink Wrapping created a seal around the helicopter. This seal prevented normal dirt, grime and weather from making the outside dirty. This means the helicopter required minimal cleaning and maintenance after it was unwrapped by the owners in Colorado.

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Types Of Shrink Wrap Services Offered By Atlanta Shrink Wrap

There is more than just one way to shrink wrap products for shipping, storage efficiency and transport. Given the diverse array of goods that companies must have processed in this fashion, it is important to ensure that wrapping technologies and materials are flexible enough to meet a broad range of needs. Thanks to the latest innovations in these processes, there are now four shrink wrap options offered by Atlanta Shrink Wrap for meeting the requirements of various industries and the goals of individual businesses.

Eco-Friendly Shrink Wrap

Green technology is being used to encase products in wrap that is capable of keeping out harmful microbes that could degrade the quality and usability of these goods. This is the ideal way to store items that are susceptible to damage from foreign microbes. Best of all, this option is better for the environment than standard shrink wrap materials.

UV-Protected Shrink Wrap For Construction Projects

UV protected shrink wrap can be used to protect construction materials when these are left out in the elements. They are resistant to mold, mildew, algae and bacteria. They also provide adequate UV protection. For building and development companies, this can be the most cost-effective way to ensure the continued usability of these goods, by eliminating the risks associated with exposure.

Flame Retardant Options In Shrink Wrap

Shrink wrap materials often need to be sufficient for use in hazardous environments. Flame retardant shrink wrap options are safer and more cost-efficient than using standard shrink wrap technologies, but these can also be required in certain industries. The latest products are designed to be up to 12 full millimeters thick and are often used solely for this thickness and the extra measure of product protection they supply.

Enhanced Solutions In Shrink Wrap

Ensuring that products arrive rust-free after extensive shipping processes is currently much easier. Companies can now rely on enhanced options in shrink wrap that have volatile corrosion inhibitors (VCIs). For long-term use, the addition of UV protection is still possible and thus, companies can get a comprehensive array of benefits from these options.

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U.S. Coast Guard Shrink Wrapping Services

Atlantic Shrink Wrapping is a company that is located in Pasadena, Maryland. Shrink wrap is a type of polyethylene plastic wrap that is designed to shrink when it is exposed to heat. It has many different applications. It can be used for sealing products and bags, construction applications and food services.

When heat is applied to shrink wrap, it will shrink and form a tight seal with what it is secured to or wrapped around. The plastic is made stronger through the process of shrinking. If is installed properly, then it will be able to withstand weather as well as other elements.

Shrink wrapping can be used to conceal or cover items, provide protection from debris and dirt, protect against the weather and protect long and short-term storage. Atlantic Shrink Wrapping is proud to help the women and men who fight for this country. They recently produced a shrink wrap for the 100 Foot Long Cutter Tiger Shark.
The United States Coast Guard had to have their ship in a controlled environment for the purpose of painting the ship and water blasting during the coldest days of the year.

Thanks to Atlantic Shrink Wrapping’s experience with shrink wrapping scaffolding, they were awarded a major contract to shrink wrap and erect a scaffold building around the United States Coast Guard Cutter named Tiger Shark. The building was 105 feet long, 40 feet tall and 40 feet wide. It is estimated that 16,000 square feet of shrink wrap material was used as a cover for the scaffolding.

Atlantic Shrink Wrapping’s crew put in an 18 hour shift in order to ensure that the shrink wrapping was done right. The coast guard also work hard to double check everything. This building was a major success for the yard. It was used for six long weeks before it was disassembled.

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NASA Shrink Wrapping Services

Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc. – Space Age Services for NASA
Thinking outside the box is what the professionals at Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc. do best. This is proven by their broad range of clientele from Pasadena, Maryland to Wallop Island, Virginia and Maryland, Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc. is the company chosen most often to provide shrink wrap services for heavy duty and over-sized equipment. Recently, NASA contacted Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc. when it needed to transport support equipment to be used for the fuel system for the newest Antares Rocket. Atlantic Shrink Wrap provided excellent quality shrink wrap for the rocket launch to the International Space Station. Services provided to NASA make Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc. stand out among competitors in the shrink wrap industry.

How Does Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc. Do It?
Shrink wrap is the innovative way to insure safe freight deliveries. It’s been used for years at warehousing and distribution centers to protect fragile shipments from damages and costly replacements. Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc. took this one step further through over a decade of extensive shrink wrap experience. When Christopher Dunn and Dustin Hoover started Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc. in 2001, they realized it was crucial to reach out to military and government and offer their excellent quality service.

After the NASA shrink wrap project was completed, Atlantic Shrink Wrap received praise and appreciation for their service.

NASA Shrink Wrapping Services – Complex and Vital
The NASA shrink wrapping services required cocoon wrapping. Previously, each of the two massive pieces of equipment were wrapped improperly for transport to Wallop Island, Virginia. NASA’s concern was that shipping this equipment from Wallop Island to the Ukraine necessitated absolute safety while in transit. Atlantic Shrink Wrap experts went to Wallop Island to manage the NASA shrink wrapping project. It took Atlantic Shrink Wrap just two days to complete the shrink wrapping services. The equipment was fully protected with shrink wrap using 12 mil thick, flame-retardant material of premium quality. The NASA shrink wrapping service is another accomplishment by Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc, a recognized leader in the shrink wrap industry.

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Shrink Wrap for Energy Sector

Atlantic Shrink Wrap (ASW) is a mobile shrink wrap service that delivers high quality protection on location. We specialize in shrink wrapping large equipment in the preparation of transport or storage. We have a long standing working relationship with energy giants such as Energy Northwest, General Electric, Exelon Energy, SPX Heat Transfer. From Pasadena to Maryland, Atlantic Shrink Wrap uses the perfect packaging material for all sensitive or large equipment.

The energy industries use shrink wrap to secure equipment during transport and for storage preparation. These objects are often incredibly large and have to be handled within certain guidelines before transport or storage. We use a durable 12 mil thick flame retardant wrap for such jobs. This is the strongest material on the market to date. The energy industry has a plethora of guidelines and regulations in place to ensure public safety. Atlantic Shrink Wrap has the technology and the man power to fulfill these complex jobs effectively and safely.

International jobs are common in this line of work and ASW travels where the action is. We work with the Military, the Aviation industry and large and small commercial transports. We have experience in the preservation of historical objects and artifacts. Some companies use ASW to secure large items for long term or permanent storage. Other companies have to prepare equipment for International transport. Our services are often used to protect very large pieces from the elements, such as extreme hot or cold temperatures. ASW has a history of professional service both foreign and domestic.

All of our employees go through a rigorous background check and though many industry specific training program. As technology advances, ASW stays on the cutting edge through continual education and global certification. All of our technicians can be drug tested upon request and can provide additional identification and proof of certification.

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Did You Know About Our Boat Shrink Wrapping Services?

The winter of 2013-14 has been a rough one, bringing the Chesapeake Bay region above-average amounts of snow and ice. This kind of weather is hard on everyone, including boats.

Boats stored for the winter or undergoing repairs on land need protection from the elements, especially in the mid-Atlantic area. The Bay area’s weather this year produced enough precipitation to cause problems for boat owners who neglected to protect their vessels last fall. Even those who used a tarp cover may find small swamps belowdecks when they open the companionway hatch in a few weeks.

They probably didn’t know that shrink wrapping is the best way to protect any vessel from the effects of rain, snow, sun and wind.

Here at Atlantic Shrink Wrapping Inc., we have been in business since 2001 and have wrapped a lot of boats. We have become experts in protecting sailboats, military vessels, aircraft and ground vehicles, and nuclear power plant components.

Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, we protect boats docked anywhere, from nearby Pasadena, Maryland, to Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and around the world.

ASW’s internal support system helps our shrink wrapping products stand up to heavy snow, rain and ice, exactly the type of weather that the mid-Atlantic experienced this winter. Our shrink wrapping extends over the deck and well down on the sides of a vessel, channelling water where it belongs, on to the ground and not into a boat’s cabin.

We use products that maintain enough ventilation to prevent potentially damaging condensation inside a boat stored during the winter. Our anti-UV products protect against the damaging rays of the sun that contribute to fiberglass cracking and expensive repairs.

Our Bullet Wrap is nearly indestructible for this application because it was designed to stand up to extremely rough conditions. This toughness makes it our product of choice for wrapping boats prior to transport. Because a boat’s wrapping needs to be aerodynamic to prevent wind damage, we use a strapping system rather than internal propping which collapse under the stresses of highway speeds.

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Shrink Wrap for Energy Sector

Atlantic Shrink Wrap (ASW) is a mobile shrink wrap service that delivers high quality protection on location. We specialize in shrink wrapping large equipment in the preparation of transport or storage. We have a long standing working relationship with energy giants such as Energy Northwest, General Electric, Exelon Energy, SPX Heat Transfer. From Pasadena to Maryland, Atlantic Shrink Wrap uses the perfect packaging material for all sensitive or large equipment.

The energy industries use shrink wrap to secure equipment during transport and for storage preparation. These objects are often incredibly large and have to be handled within certain guidelines before transport or storage. We use a durable 12 mil thick flame retardant wrap for such jobs. This is the strongest material on the market to date. The energy industry has a plethora of guidelines and regulations in place to ensure public safety. Atlantic Shrink Wrap has the technology and the man power to fulfill these complex jobs effectively and safely.

International jobs are common in this line of work and ASW travels where the action is. We work with the Military, the Aviation industry and large and small commercial transports. We have experience in the preservation of historical objects and artifacts. Some companies use ASW to secure large items for long term or permanent storage. Other companies have to prepare equipment for International transport. Our services are often used to protect very large pieces from the elements, such as extreme hot or cold temperatures. ASW has a history of professional service both foreign and domestic.

All of our employees go through a rigorous background check and though many industry specific training program. As technology advances, ASW stays on the cutting edge through continual education and global certification. All of our technicians can be drug tested upon request and can provide additional identification and proof of certification.

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Shrink Wrap For Military Projects

Shrink wrapping is an inexpensive yet efficient method of protecting sensitive equipment from damage during transport or in times of storage. The United States Department of Defense often calls in the services of Atlantic Shrink Wrapping, Inc. (ASI) when it becomes necessary to cover heavy equipment.

This type of protective covering is preferred by the military because it keeps equipment free from dirt and dust, light exposure, and moisture. This is especially important in the aviation industry. Atlantic Shrink Wrapping provides complete protective covering service for aircraft as well as for tanks and other artillery, transport vehicles, and bulky communications equipment.

The Benefits Of Shrink Wrap Protection
Shrink wrap plastic is lightweight and easy to work with. The modern polymers used by Atlantic Shrink Wrapping have been developed to provide an efficient moisture barrier, prevent dangerous light frequencies from damaging equipment, and seal the insides from airborne particulates.

Corrosion is caused by the effects of moisture and organic/inorganic compounds floating freely in the atmosphere. One of the specialized plastic films developed for ASI contains a highly effective additive known as Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor – abbreviated as VCI – that prevents these unwanted agents from coming into contact with metal.

Shrink wrap is often used as a concealing material. When an airplane, helicopter, or other vehicle is covered with white plastic, positive identification becomes virtually impossible. This is extremely important when transporting heavy equipment overseas or on exposed transport flatbeds.

Expert Teams Of Wrap Specialists
Located in Pasadena, Maryland, ASI contracts with military and paramilitary departments by sending a team of experienced wrapping techs into the field. The company dispatches personnel throughout the continental United States, and the team is equipped with everything needed to complete the job.

The wrapping procedure involves sizing the material, cutting it to specific dimensions, and forming a tight cover around the equipment being protected. The wrap is very tight, much more effective than a plastic tarp. The interior atmosphere is completely separated from the outside environment. When properly covered in shrink wrap, a vehicle or piece of equipment is in effect hermetically sealed.

Setting Up A Contract
Atlantic Shrink Wrapping, Inc. places job bids with the military and other clients. However, all interested parties can contact the company for a cost estimate for specialized services. Although the firm is headquartered in Maryland, it stores material all across the nation and is known for its rapid mobilization of personnel and prompt service wherever the client is located.

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Transportation

Transporting oversize loads safely is a major logistical challenge. Atlantic Shrink Wrapping Inc is a company that can offer some peace of mind for any business that ships large items over a long distance. Shrink wrapping is an effective method of completely sealing shipments from external elements faced during a journey by rail, boat and tractor trailer trucks. For example, highway roads are full of salt, grime, mud and dirt that can easily damage unprotected shipments. Similarly, exposed items that are transported by ship can be damaged by salty water and even the moist air that is full of salty evaporation. Rail transport exposes unprotected shipments to dust, grime, pollen, smoke and other elements along the railroad tracks.

Traditional tarp does not offer any effective protection for oversize loads that are transported. Atlantic Shrink Wrapping Inc can properly shrink wrap any type of large load for long distance transportation. The U.S. based companies provides service nationwide ranging from communities in Maryland to Pasadena. Atlantic Shrink wrap services prepare freight shipments for safe and reliable movement through all major freight transportation methods. Buildings, construction equipment, vehicles, trailers and lumber are some of the items that can be shrink wrapped.

The shrink wrapping process is relatively simple in practice, but it requires the expertise and knowledge of a company such as Atlantic Shrink Wrapping Inc. The process begins by applying plastic polyethylene covers over an item. After the item is loosely covered with the plastic wrap, heat is applied to tightly seal and wrap the plastic over the item. Of course, some shrink wrapping procedures require special requests to accommodate the needs of specific items. For example, holes may have to be left to transport heavy items by crane. Interior materials inside the shrink wrap may need to be installed to absorb moisture. The thickness of the plastic shrink wrap can also be varied to provide sufficient protection for oversize load shipments. Additionally, plastic shrink wrap blocks out UV radiation from the sun, something that traditional tarp can’t do well. Volatile corrosion applications can also be applied to shrink wrap surfaces.

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