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Common Shrink Wrap Problems

If you’re getting your shrink wrap services done by an amateur or someone that rushes the process, you may notice problems and issues with their job. To truly protect what you’re shrink wrapping, it needs to be done perfectly. Atlantic Shrink Wrapping, Inc. highlights typical shrink wrap problems you should look out for from your current provider. shrink wrap services

Dog Ears

If you’re noticing small squares of excess material at the corners of shrink wrap, they’re typically called dog ears. This is a common problem that occurs when the shrink wrap hasn’t been shrunk correctly. The corners don’t shrink down enough and leave excess material that can range from barely noticeable corners to large amounts of excess shrink wrap.

Crow’s Feet

Similar to dog ears, these are wrinkles on the corners of the project being wrapped, also caused by excess material. They can also be caused by not heating the wrap properly so that it ends up being uniform to the product.

Fish Eyes

Many shrink wrap problems are named after various animal parts. Fish eyes are round or oval parts that appear on the surface of your shrink wrap, making the job look sloppy. They can be caused by a lack of heat when you’re heating the wrap. Another common cause is bad air velocity. For both of these problems, double check your heating technology and make sure it’s working properly.

Splitting Seals

This is one of the worst shrink wrap problems you can have. Seals splitting on your shrink wrap projects can be costly to fix and cause damage to the product you’re wrapping. Depending on what you’re wrapping, there may even be loss of the product on the way, particularly if it’s a large package of small items.

One reason for this can be that they’re not using thick enough shrink wrap. Atlantic Shrink Wrapping carries various types of shrink wrap to ensure that there’s a perfect product for every job. This can also be caused by a defect in the roll of shrink wrap that you’re using. Take a close look at the roll you used to make sure everything checks out.

It’s also important that the person or company doing the job is wrapping at a suitable speed and knows what they’re doing with the shape of the product. Perfecting your technique can help you to prevent a wide variety of issues with your shrink wrapping.

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Have you noticed any of these issues with your current shrink wrap provider? Call us today or start a project with us online. We’ll make sure to give you the quality you deserve!