One frequently asked question that we get often at Zormot is about potential heat tool damage. Our customers want to know if they can damage the items they are in the process of shrink wrapping. In this blog we will talk about how you can avoid damage when you are shrink wrapping your belongings or products. It’s not hard, but you do need to be careful just as you would with any high-temperature tool.
Read the Manufacturer’s Instructions
The first thing to remember when using any piece of equipment – not just ones that emit fire – is to read the manual that comes with it. Zormot offers the following heat tools:
The manufacturer’s directions are included with these products in order to avoid any problems and/or help you deal with any issues you encounter using the tool.
With a heat tool, what’s important to remember is to pay attention and keep the heat steadily moving over the surface of the shrink wrap. You don’t want to damage either people or property. Be aware of your physical surroundings, use appropriate protective equipment, and always keep a fire extinguisher nearby when you heat shrink wrap. It’s also important to make sure you keep a safe distance from the film you’re shrinking with the heat tool. Maintaining a distance of 8-12 feet from the film is a good starting point. Always make sure to keep an eye out for how the film is reacting to the heat.
Our How To Video on Shrink Wrapping
For people who like visual aids, Zormot has produced videos about the benefits of shrink wrap and how to shrink wrap objects. In the below video we demonstrate how we use a heat tool, carefully sweeping the heat over the shrink wrap. The process is rather like spray painting. You don’t want to leave the heat too long in any one spot or you will get more heat than you want and could damage the wrap or more delicate objects under the wrap.
However, while it’s good to be careful, heat tool damage to products is rare. This is because if you’re heating your shrink wrap incorrectly, it’s much more likely that you will thin out the wrap first. You will notice small holes forming in the shrink wrap and stop placing heat there.
If you do get a burn hole in the wrap and it adheres to the product, it’s not a disaster. You can allow the wrap to cool, and it can be easily removed. You can then patch the hole with shrink wrap tape. Make sure the tape only attaches to the shrink wrap and not to anything underneath it. Most of the time, holes are created because the film is dirty. When you’re pulling the right size of film to cut on the ground, this will create static electricity. So any dirt debris that is on the ground will stick to the film and therefore will burn hotter when you’re using the heat tool.
If you follow the above precautions, you should be able to avoid any heat tool damage to your products and safely wrap your items. Our customer service team at Zormot is always here to answer your questions, so don’t hesitate to call. We are happy to help.