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Glossary of Terms

 
Polyethylene Shrink Film
Polyolefin Shrink Film
Print Film
Pad-Shrink
Unstable Product
What is a Bullseye Enclosure?
What is a Drop Packer?
What does Full Enclosure mean?
What is an RSC case?
What is a Wraparound Case?

 

 

Polyethylene Shrink Film

Polyethylene Shrink Film is a bundling film used in shrink-wrapping applications. Polyethylene is economical, provides good clarity, and is available in different thicknesses. It is our standard recommendation of film to use with Autopack machines.

 

Polyolefin Shrink Film

Polyolefin is a high-end clarity, durable shrink film used primarily with L-Bar Sealers. It is more costly and can be used for puzzle boxes and some sleeve wrap applications.

 

Print Film

Print film is a type of packaging film used with automatic shrink bundler machines for applications that require repetitive printing on the print film material for marketing and branding products. It is used with a printed film registration device.

 

Pad-Shrink

Automatic shrink wrap machines that provide pad-shrink collate and load items onto a corrugated pad, then shrink wraps them into a totally enclosed package.

 

Unstable Product

An unstable product is an unsteady item that can easily fall over due to its shape or size, such as being top-heavy or too tall and narrow. This is where shrink wrap bundling can help.

 

What is a Bullseye Enclosure?

A Bullseye Enclosure is the round opening of the film on each side of a shrink-wrapped product. An example would be the openings on the sides of a wrapped case of water. The “Bullseye” forms as the heated shrink wrap conforms to the shape of the bundled product, leaving openings that resemble a target.

 

What is a Drop Packer?

A Drop Packer is primarily used for packing beer bottles. Products are conveyed in lanes to a staging area where the product goes from the conveyor to thin metal rails and is then shifted to the side where the product slides through guiding fingers into a cardboard box prefilled with dividers.

 

What does Full Enclosure mean?

Full Enclosure is when a product is fully shrink-wrapped without any opening in the wrapping. Typically, Manual L-bar Sealers are used to create a Full Enclosure.

 

What is an RSC case?

An RSC or Regular Slotted Container is made from corrugated cardboard and is known as a Knock Down Case. An RSC has 4 flaps on the top and bottom that meet in the center face of the box and are sealed to create a case.

 

What is a Wraparound Case?

A wraparound case starts as a blank sheet of cardboard. It is then wrapped around the product to form the case and is sealed. It offers more protection than a tray or shrink-wrapping.

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