Have you ever seen a colossal white shape secured to a tractor trailer while driving along on the highway and wondered, what is that? At Atlantic Shrink Wrap in Pasadena Maryland we provide shrink wrapping services for all types of oversized items in need of transport whether by road, rail, or sea.
Transporting oversized loads safely is a major logistical challenge. Atlantic Shrink Wrapping Inc is an industry leading 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. Highway roads are full of salt, grime, mud and dirt that can easily damage unprotected shipments. 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 tarps do not offer effective protection for oversized items during transport. Atlantic Shrink Wrapping Inc can properly shrink wrap any type of large load for long distance transportation. They provide service across the country for different branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, companies in the energy, aviation and aerospace sectors as well as commercial and industrial businesses. 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 just 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. 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, unlike the traditional tarp.
Atlantic Shrink Wrapping Inc. (ASI) is a full service “mobile” nationwide and international shrink wrapping company. We are based outside of Annapolis Maryland, a great geographical advantage to access many of the ports along the Eastern United States as well as being close to international airports that can carry us to any location.