Shrink-wrap provides a flexible, protective covering for almost any object. The object is surrounded with plastic, and upon heating the plastic contracts and forms a sheath that closely conforms to the contours of the item. The wrapping both conceals the entity as well as protects it from dirt, debris and weather. The plastic housing is strong enough for long term storage as well as transport. Atlantic Shrink Wrap in Pasadena, MD has provided protective shrink wrap coverings that have been used nationwide for everything from large military vehicles to boats of all sizes to historic structures undergoing renovation!
Most people think of shrink-wrap as a covering for relatively small objects, however much of its use is for very large, bulky and often awkwardly shaped items. Tanks and helicopters, industrial machinery, sculptures, and even boats and vehicles have all been successfully shielded with shrink-wrap. ASI has worked with military contractors and other private, global companies on projects that have exceeded $3 billion in value. Atlantic Shrink Wrap has proven itself as a world-class installer of customized shrink wrap coverings that can withstand the harshest weather conditions and extensive travel.
Historical preservation projects are also an area that benefits greatly from shrink-wrap protection. A building or other large structure that is scheduled for rehabilitation often has to wait while resources and personnel are gathered. To prevent further deterioration due to weather and debris, as well as damage from animals and vandals, shrink-wrap can be a perfect solution. The service is mobile; the shrink-wrap provider can come to the site. The wrap is custom-fit for the application. The plastic can cover all, or only a select subset, of the historical site.
A great example of the utility of shrink-wrap for these sensitive areas was a fire-damaged, historically significant train station in Virginia. Reconstruction was expected to take take several months, and there would be a large amount of dust, debris, and movement within the area that was likely to damage the historically sensitive structures. In addition, much of the work would take place during the winter, and so significant snow, wind and water protection was needed. Tarps could not guard against the water and the wind, but shrink-wrap could. Atlantic Shrink Wrap created a custom fit covering that could withstand the weather and the station was successfully guarded by shrink-wrap during the full reconstruction effort!
Although shrink-wrap is a process that most people are somewhat familiar with, many are often surprised at the extent for which it can be used on these large-scale, sensitive projects.
Contact Atlantic Shrink Wrap in Pasadena, MD to inquire about shrink wrap services for a wide range of projects.