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Your Guide to Shrink Bundling Film

Shrink bundling film on a roll


If there’s one polyethylene film that can prevent many packaging and supply chain woes, it’s shrink bundling film. Here’s what you need to know about this versatile packaging solution, from its numerous advantages to common uses.

What Does Shrink Bundling Film Do?

Shrink bundling film effectively unitizes products. This low density polyethylene (LDPE) film offers an ideal balance between puncture resistance and visibility to identify items wrapped in the film while keeping them secure.

The film is sold on rolls that run on single roll and double roll shrink bundling equipment and heat tunnel systems. When exposed to temperatures between 300 and 400 degrees, the film contracts around the products inside to create a secure bundle.

Benefits of Shrink Bundling

Using shrink film to bundle products offers benefits across the entire supply chain:

Product Protection

Shrink film creates a protective barrier against dust, moisture and other potential contaminants. This protection is especially important for regulated goods like food and medical items.

Inventory Control

Products bundled in shrink film take up less space on your warehouse floor, allowing more room for storage or other essential operations. With fewer individual items to track, shrink bundling simplifies your inventory counts and management. Because most shrink bundle films are transparent, you can identify products without tearing the film.

Reduced Load Times

Shrink bundled goods are uniform in size, making them easier for people and machines to lift and move. Their secure wrapping also reduces the risk of shifting and falling products, improving safety for handlers. This translates to faster load times from your warehouse onto trucks for distribution.

Lower Handling and Transportation Costs

Efficient product bundles require less time and effort to load, reducing handling costs. The stackable nature of shrink bundled goods means they can be packed efficiently on trucks, so fewer shipments are needed.

Common Applications

Shrink bundling film is used across many industries to protect products, group items together for ease of transportation and as tamper evidence. Here are just a few examples:

  • Food and drinks
  • Restaurant supply
  • Household products
  • Electronics
  • Building materials (like doors and windows)
  • Multi-pack items for retail sale
  • Furniture and large items
  • Cars and auto parts

Versa Pak Shrink Bundling Film

At Versa Pak, we make heavy-duty, unprinted shrink bundle film for high-speed single and double roll machines. Our rolls range in width from 8 to 100 inches and gauge from 1.25 to 6 mil. Contact us today for more information.