If you have never used shrink wrap before, you may wonder how best to use it. There are a number of ways to protect an object with shrink wrap, but the easiest way is to heat shrink wrap with a heat tool. Here we will explain why and how.
Why Use Shrink Wrap?
If you have objects that you want to protect from the elements, whether in storage or during transportation, shrink wrap is the perfect product to use. The wrap adheres tightly to the object and seals it away from rain, snow, air, or dirt until the wrap is removed. You can’t wrap it like a Christmas present, though. For the shrink wrap to work effectively, you have to heat it so that it shrinks into place and seals the object tightly, eliminating the air between the wrap and the object.
What Is the Easiest Way to Heat Shrink Wrap?
There are two important elements for properly using this product: choosing the right kind of shrink wrap for the task and applying it with heat. One roll of shrinkfilm plus a heating source provides you with everything you will need to protect your valuable goods from water, weather, and tampering. It’s an extremely flexible and durable solution for nearly any item, regardless of size.
How Does the Process Work?
It’s not a difficult process, although it requires some care.
You cut and place your shrinkfilm around the item you wish to wrap and then use your heat tool to adhere it to the surface. The heat from the heat tool catalyzes the film to shrink tightly around the wrapped object. This works because the molecule chains within the film straighten and align when they are heated so they fit the mold of the object. When the film cools, those chains set in their stretched state until they are heated again.
Zormot International offers a wide range of shrink film products, heat tools, heat tool kits, and heat gun accessories. These tools are simple to use, safe, and light enough for you to handle all day without getting tired. They must be used with care, however, because shrinkfilm is a flammable material, and heat tools use flames.
Always keep a fire extinguisher nearby when you heat shrink wrap and make sure you point your flame in the correct direction – never at people – and you move it carefully and steadily so that it doesn’t stay in one spot for too long.
If you follow some simple safety precautions and use the right shrinkfilm and tools, the sky is the limit for what you can wrap – cars, boats, entire buildings are all wrappable with enough time and shrinkfilm.
If you have questions about how to heat shrink wrap, please call us at Zormot. We are available to help and want to make sure you get the right products for your project and feel comfortable using them. Call us today to get started!