Types of Shrink Wrap

How About “Green” Technology?

NEW ECO-FRIENDLY SHRINKWRAP KEEPS MICROBES OUT

Medical and Food service industries have long looked for a way to ship and or store machinery or products that are sensitive to foreign microbes. This has proved a taunting task.

Not any more.

Nothing is worse than uncovering a boat or caravan after a long season in storage and finding mold or mildew. With our BioShrink Shrink wrap, there’s no need to worry about weather damage or menacing microbial growth. With its antimicrobial coating, this tan shrink wrap resists the development of microorganisms under the cover. It hinders growth of mildew, mold, algae and bacteria, including E. coli, so there will be no surprises when unwrapping a boat or caravan. This patented product is the first of its kind and is available for installation today.

Committed to protecting the environment our BioShrink Shrink wrap is environmentally friendly. This coating exhibits no harm to natural surroundings.

Protection for Commercial Projects

ANTIMICROBIAL SHRINKWRAP PROTECTS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Most construction and remodeling jobs aren’t completed in a single day. If building materials are left out for weeks or months without any protection, they can end up covered in mold or mildew. Atlantic Shrinkwrapping Inc. has premium UV protected BioShrink shrink wrap with additives that resist mold, mildew, algae and bacteria, including E.Coli, and to help prevent severe damage.

By attaching BioShrink to walls, the shrink wrap can be used to cover an entire room or area during construction. Lining basements and crawlspaces with BioShrink is a great way to help avoid mold and mildew any time of the year. To cover materials that will be left outside, BioShrink can be heat-shrunk like regular shrink wrap for a tight fitting cover that will provide its full antimicrobial protection as a storage or transportation cover.

The distinctive tan BioShrink is also great for modular and pre-fabricated homes or buildings.

Flame Retardant Protection Technology

ASI installs Flame Retardant shrink wrap that meets NFPA 701 specifications for extinguishing itself after, heat sources are removed. This makes our 26’ and 40’ materials perfect for covering scaffolding, window openings, or entire buildings.

Flame Retardant Shrink wrap also helps to reduce the risk of fire damage during transportation and storage

Do you have a product that needs to be stored in or around hazardous areas that may be exposed to outside flames, such as welding or steam fitting? Flame Retardant shrink wrap is the way to go.

Not only is Flame Retardant shrink wrapping great for its obvious properties but it is also the thickest shrink wrap currently available. A full 12 mil thick. In many cases this plastic will be used just for the thickness of the material alone. And it still carries all of the great aspects of regular shrink wrap, such as UV inhibitors.

ASI has used this Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap for many different applications and we feel that there is no better, thicker, stronger or more reliable shrink wrap on the market.

Flame Retardant Polyethylene Film

Ideally suited for any application requiring a protective covering with flame retardant characteristics. Meets NFPA 701 specifications.

TEST RESULTS

Burning Characteristics ASTM E 84 12 Mil Film
Flame Spread Index 10
Smoke Development 75
Tensile Strength ASTM D 882
MD 1700 psi
TD 1200 psi
Elongation ASTM D 882
MD 225%
TD 350%
Dart Impact ASTM D 1709 475 g
Water Vapor
Transmission Rate
ASTM E 96 .76 perm

ENHANCED SHRINKWRAPS WITH ( VCI ) VOLATILE CORROSION INHIBITORS

Ordinary shrink wrap can guard against weather damage, but sometimes extra protection is needed. Atlantic Shrink Wrapping offers premium corrosion resistant shrink wrap to help shield equipment from the damaging effects of corroded parts.

Shrink wrap containing volatile corrosion inhibitor (VCI) helps protect products, so they arrive at their destinations clean and rust free. Available in a variety of sizes, the VCI film releases an odorless, invisible, non-toxic vapor when placed within a shrink wrapped enclosure. The molecules cover the exposed metal surfaces, preventing the electrochemical corrosion process. The VCI additive replaces messy grease, wax or lubricants, but still allows the use of UV inhibitor for long term usage.

Shrink Wrap Specifications

All ASI, shrink wrap is 100% virgin resin material, with extremely consistent mil thickness and opacity. It contains 6% UV inhibitors by weight for excellent performance during long term storage and transportation.

Test Description Method Units 7-ml Shrink 8.5-ml Shrink
Shrink Temperature 275 degrees F 275 degrees F
Weatherability ASTM G63 Hours Over 1000 Over 1000
Thickness ASTM D374 Mil 7 8.6
Shrink Temperature ASTM D2732 Degree F 275 275
Tensile Properties
–Yield (md/cd) ASTM D882 psi 1400/1200 1400/1200
–Break (md/cd) ASTM D882 psi 2500/2400 2500/2400
–Elongation (md/cd) ASTM D882 % 600/700 600/700
Elmendorf Tear (md/cd) ASTM D1922 gm 600/1100 800/1000
Dart Impact ASTM D1709 gm 750 900
Blow-up ratio (md/cd) % 45-60/30-40 45-60/30-40

Most materials are available in white, clear and blue.

Material Safety Data Sheet: POLYETHYLENE SHRINKFILM

Notice: This product is not FDA, CPSC or NSF compliant. It is unsuitable for use in applications such as direct or indirect food contact, toys, medical devices, pharmaceutical applications, or for potable water application.

Identification

Chemical Name: Polyethylene Resins

Composition

CAS NumberOSHAACGIHOTHER

Polymer with ethane 026221-73-8 N/L N/L N/L
I-Butene
Antimony Trioxide 1309-64-4 .05 MG/3 .2 MG/3 N/L
Decarbromodiphenyl Oxide 1163-19-5 N/L N/L N/L

Physical Properties

This material is not hazardous by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard

Boiling Point: Not applicable
Vapor Pressure: Not applicable
Solubility In Water: Nil
Density: .900-.980 gm/cc
Form: Thin solid film or sheet
Odor: Slight

Fire And Explosion Hazard Data

Flash Point: 600-650 Degrees Fahrenheit
Flammable Limits: Not Applicable
Fire Fighting: Use water extinguish the fire and cool surfaces. Other types of extinguishers may also be used. Use NIOSH approved self-contained breathing apparatus when fighting fires in enclosed areas.
Decomposition Products: CO2, H2, and under lean oxygen conditions, CO

Reactivity

Stability: Stable
Conditions To Avoid: Temperatures over 500 degrees F. can cause degradation.
Reactive Polymerization: Does Not Occur
Incompatibility: Avoid strong oxidizing agents

Health

Emergency Overview: This product has been evaluated and does not require any
hazard warning on the label under OSHA criteria.
Eye: Negligible Hazard
Skin contact: Negligible Hazard
Inhalation: Negligible Hazard at ambient temperatures
Ingestion: Minimal Toxicity
Exposure Limits: No Limit
First Aid: No Known Health Effects

Employee Protection

This product as it is shipped to customers is non-hazardous.

Handling & Storage

This product is normally shipped in corrugated paper boxes.

Store and stack per manufacturers recommendations.

The boxes and plastic will burn in the presence of open flame.

Environmental Protection

Polyethylene film is considered non-hazardous, however it may degrade very slowly and may become a nuisance. Recycle old or unused plastic when possible.

Transportation Information

D.O.T.: Hazard Class—non regulated, not applicable

Additional Information

HMIS: Health: 1
Reactivity: 1
Flammability: 0
Corrosive: 0

Material Safety Data Sheet : Preservation/Heat Shrink Tapes

Chemical Name and Synonyms | Low density polyethylene

Chemical Family Ethylene vinyl acetate
Boiling Point N/A
Specific Gravity (H20) .94
Vapor Pressure N/A
Percent Volatile by Vol. N/A
Vapor Density N/A
Evaporation Rate Unknown
Solubility in Water Negligible
Appearance & Color Various colors—no odor
Melting Point Crystalline, 219-239 F (ASTM D 2117)
Specific Gravity 0.92-0.97 (ASTM D 792)
Flash Point N/A
Auto Ignition Tend. 600 degrees F
Extinguishing Media Water Spray, Dry Chemical, Foam, or Carbon Dioxide
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards Fire fighters should wear self contained breathing apparatus in the positive pressure mode with full face piece when there is a possibility of exposure to smoke, fumes, or hazardous decomposition product.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures If possible water should be applied as a spray from a fogging nozzle, ethylene vinyl acetate is surface burning material. High Velocity water may spread the burning surface layer.

Health Hazard Data

Inhalation No hazard anticipated in normal industrial use.
Ingestion No hazard anticipated in normal industrial use.
Dermal/Eye No hazard anticipated in normal industrial use.

Reactivity Data

Stability Stable
Hazardous Polymerization Not Likely
Conditions and Materials to Avoid May react violently with fluoring/oxygen mixtures. May be decomposed by strong oxidizing agents.
Spill or Leak Procedures In case of spill, recover spilled materials and place in suitable containers for recycle or disposal.
Special Precautions None