Shrink Wrap Film

Crawford Packaging works with industry leaders in shrink film manufacturing to deliver impactful shrink-wrapping solutions. We work to deliver shrink film solutions that increase film efficiency and productivity while helping to reduce shrink film waste and lower pack costs.

Crawford Packaging’s Shrink Wrap Solutions

We work with industry-leading suppliers to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective shrink wrap packaging solutions on the market.

Shrink It Right
How Shrink It Right Works

Most shrink wrap setups are able to get it right initially, but as time progresses very few are able to keep it right. This can be the result of a variety of causes including wrap setting changes, differences in film or equipment breakdowns. When these issues result in underperforming equipment, our Packaging Specialists can assist with an in-depth review and audit of your existing shrink film packaging solution. This audit identifies optimization areas that increase packaging speeds and improve shrink wrap standards. This is done through the improvement of the shrink wrapping process that reduce labour and waste while improving throughput and overall shrink wrap productivity. This can involve the addition of automated packaging processes, improved film use or the optimization of the shrink bag size.

Book your FREE audit today to discover the right Shrink Film for your application.

Contact us today for a FREE packaging audit of your existing shrink wrap materials and processes.


Here is why you should be using Shrink wrap

What Are the Benefits of Shrink Wrap?

Shrink wrapping products is one of the most common forms of packaging on the market today. Shrink wrap packaging offers many benefits to products when used as either a primary or secondary packaging solution.

Shrink Wrap Protects Products

When a product is effectively wrapped with shrink wrap film, it benefits from the added protection and security of a completely sealed package. The protective film acts as a barrier, keeping out contaminants like dust and moisture. For products that are shipped or stored outdoors, speciality films are also available for increased UV protection to avoid discolouration or spoiling.

Anti-Theft Packaging

When used as a primary or secondary packaging method, shrink wrap film can increase the security of a wrapped product. Keep products together with effective bundling or prevent packages from being opened. The strong film does not loosen or slack with age, reaming taught and making it difficult to remove the contents without first removing the film itself. The increased security provided by shrink wrap makes it a popular method of bundling multiple products together for sale such as paint trays and rollers or stationary.

Increased Branding Space

Shrink wrapping products with high-quality polyethylene films increase product branding opportunities. This is commonly seen in packs of bottled water and pop. Registered shrinks films are available to ensure your shrink wrapped packaging delivers consistency with each product packaged.

Shrink Wrap Preserves Food and Extends Product Shelf Life

When you shrink wrap a package you not only protect it from theft and contamination, you can extend its life cycle beyond what would normally be seen. When used to wrap fresh produce shrink films can promote a healthy exchange of gasses and slow evaporation. This helps to keep the harmful gasses that are the cause spoilage while helping keep produce fresh. Shrink films can also contain UV protection, reducing the colour fade or damage caused by direct light.  


How Different Industries Use Shrink FilM

Industrial Shrink Wrap Films

Crawford Packaging offers shrink wrap film solutions for a variety of industrial packaging applications. Strong, heavy polyethylene films offer incredible containment strength for secondary packaging applications. These films offer a cost-effective solution that provides superior protection against the elements and can be branded for increased marketing opportunities.

Primary packaging shrink films are made from refined polypropylene, called polyolefins, for increased clarity and optics. These films are perfect for creating a consumer-facing package that looks great while maintaining protection. Crawford shrink films eliminate the risk of dangerous contaminants like dust and moisture.

Fresh Produce Shrink Films
Crawford Packaging’s line of GrowPack shrink films promote healthy oxygen transmission rates (OTR rates) and protect fresh produce from contaminants. These super thin films offer packers incredible clarity, eliminate wrinkles and unsightly shrink tails. Crawford’s premium GrowPack cucumber shrink films offer many advantages to growers and retailers. GrowPack Premium Cucumber Film is engineered to take the existing benefits provided by shrink wrap and enhance them to offer greater pack yields and equipment efficiencies. Utilizing high-qual