What Color Shrink Wrap Do I Need?

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Zormot International offers a wide variety of shrinkfilm products, including the tools and supplies you need to safely use them. If you take a moment to shop our products, you will see that our shrink wrap comes in a number of colors. In this blog we will discuss which color shrink wrap is best for each type of project or need.

Which Color Shrink Wrap Is Best?

There is no one best color shrink wrap. All colors are effective for the purposes they were designed for. The color shrink wrap you will need is based on what you will use it for. Let’s go through the color options Zormot offers. 

White – White is the standard color for shrinkfilm and the most commonly used. It’s also the strongest shrink-wrap choice. In warmer climates where the sun shines regularly, the white color works to reflect light and control the temperature within the shrink wrap. When the temperature inside the shrink wrap remains steady, that prevents moisture from building up. White wrap is often used to keep boats and equipment protected from the heat. This is the ideal color wrap for transporting items. We carry it in 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12-mil thicknesses. 

Clear – People may be drawn to clear shrink wrap because they want to be able to see what is being stored or protected by the shrinkfilm. Many manufacturers utilize clear films because they make shipping inspections across the border simpler. 

Clear shrink wrap has some limitations, however. Using clear shrinkfilm will create a greenhouse effect, whether you intend it to or not. Light will enter freely through the clear film where it will be trapped and unable to escape. For this reason, you should only use it on items like boats or cars when the weather is cool. Too much heat trapped without a place to go can damage the surface of an object. If you do use clear shrink wrap, you should add shrink wrap vents and doors or use dessicants along with the wrap to keep the interior dry. Zormot carries clear shrinkfilm in 4, 6, 7, and 8-mil thicknesses. 

Blue – Blue shrinkfilm is used in geographic areas that experience a lot of snow. It will absorb heat from the sun which will melt any snow or ice and thereby protect the object from being damaged from the weight. In warmer climates blue shrink wrap is not recommended unless the reason for using it is to keep whatever is being covered warm. Blue is also not recommended as a transportation color because it will loosen up when it gets very hot. You want to keep your shrinkfilm tightly covering any objects. We carry blue shrinkfilm in 6, 7, 8, and 10-mil thicknesses. 

Green – The fourth color shrink wrap Zormot offers is green. This color is best used when you want to capture UV rays in order to keep something warm. It can also be used to camouflage an item in a shadowed or wooded place. We carry green shrinkfilm in 7 and 8-mil thicknesses. 

We hope that the above information helps you make your decision about which shrink wrap to purchase. If you still have questions about what color shrink wrap would be best for your project or needs, don’t hesitate to call us. We will be happy to advise you and get the shrinkfilm products you need shipped quickly to your home or business. 


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