Shrink wrap frequently asked questions from our customers
What is the difference between shrink wrap and stretch wrap?
Stretch wrap is unsuitable for large applications, it is stretched around an object with minimal protection; it sticks to itself and is also known as pallet wrap or cling film. Shrink wrap is draped over an object (As seen in the left picture) before shrinking to make it strong and tight.
Why is shrink film better than polythene or Visqueen?
Shrink film encapsulates tightly around an object so there is no flapping in the wind to deteriorate the plastic. Polythene is normally applied using tape to hold the pieces together whilst shrink wrap is welded together using heat guns.
How long does the shrink wrap material last?
Shrink wrap will protect an object stored outside for up to 2 years.
Can I install shrink wrap myself?
What about moisture and mildew under the cover?
Covers can be ventilated to eliminate moisture and condensation. Vents allow the cross flow of air throughout the cover minimising the build up of excess moisture and condensation. Alternatively, large desiccant sacks can be placed under the cover which will remove any moisture.
Can I get under the cover once it is installed?
Yes! Zipped access doors can be taped onto the cover where required after shrinking.
What can I do with my shrink wrap after I remove it?
Simply compress, tie into bundles and take it to your local recycling provider who will issue you a Duty of Care Transfer of Waste Note in accordance with EU regulations.