Vancouver Companies- If You’re Shipping Through The Port You Should Know The Different Types of Packaging Available
There are many types of PVC film for packaging. When shipping through the Port of Vancouver, it is important that you use the right type of packaging. Stephanie Lynn, an executive at Packaging Vancouver takes us on a quick look at some of the most popular films that are in existence.
Shrinking Film- When talking about this kind of film it means a plastic polymer material of the film. Normally, when heat is applied on the material it shrinks and consequently resulting to it wrapping around anything that covers it. Shrinking film and shrinking wrap have many uses, some of the common uses include wrapping, toys, food, gift baskets, boxes, books, soaps, etc. Shrink Wrap Vancouver will show us some of the most popularly used kinds of shrinking wrap and what applications they are relevant for.
PVC shrinking Films- These are classes of shrinking material that is used in many applications. When talking about PVC, you talking about the third most popular and produced plastic. It stands for polyvinyl chloride. This kind of shrinking wrap was the most commonly used kind of shrinking film before it was replaced by the shrinking wrap kind of polyolefin. The common uses of the PVC shrinking film include CD and DVD packaging, packaging computers that are wrapped with PVC, small canisters and importantly other non-edible property.
Disadvantages of PVC shrinking type of film
Many drawbacks are related to the use of PVC shrinking film. They include issues related to storage, the strength of fastening and fastening of by-products. Normally, the plasticiser in PVC shrinking wrap softens on hot conditions and hardens in cold conditions and ultimately compromising the fastening strength of the entire material. You need sufficient airing when doing the PVC shrinking wrap.
Polyolefin shrinking film-This is a shrinking warp that has taken the better part of the audience in has much as its features are concerned. The shrinking film is considered over the PVC one mostly because it can be used in packaging both edible and non-edible things. Other things that make it considered over PVC shrinking wrap include: when sealed it has fewer odor, storage that is more flexible and importantly strong in sealing. This kind of shrinking wrap do not have chlorine, and therefore it does not produce hydrogen chloride gas.
Uses of polyolefin shrinking film
This kind of shrinking wrap is used in almost every kind of application. The common applications include shipping sporting goods, printed wrap, toys, foods, cards and stationary.
Disadvantages of polyolefin shrinking film
The major drawbacks include Machine compatibility and cost. This type of material is expensive more than the PVC shrinking film. There are numerous kinds of this shrink wrap that are compatible with machines, but this has recently brought issues with packaging.
Cross-Linked Polyolefin shrinking film
This is a kind of shrinking film that involves application of irradiation. When irradiation is applied on it stronger and importantly be able to make a better seal. This kind of film is usually sterile and approved for direct food contact when shipping product. The cross-linked shrinking film promotes longer wire life, leaves less residue of sealers and importantly it is made up for use with high output operations and high-speed machines.
Common uses of Cross-linked polyolefin
Used in high output operation and importantly it can be used for heavier products. The standard type of polyolefin shrinking wrap normally does not do efficient fastening.
Disadvantages of cross-linked polyolefin
It requires very high seals and temperatures for shrinking more than the standard one. High temperatures can deform and damage products that are highly sensitive to heat. The cost incurred for stronger seals and temperatures is also very high.