This is a well-established and cost effective method of collating cans, bottles, cartons and palletized goods, and also offers the transportation benefit of low weight. In addition, shrink film is suitable for recycling, incineration, or landfill.
Both LDPE and LLDPE are used in this market, with LLDPE often added to provide additional mechanical strength or increase heat stability. There is a growing demand for printed shrink films which provide a powerful and cost efficient promotional tool for creating or enhancing a brand image in a competitive marketplace.
The range of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) products includes both LDPE with excellent optical properties and shrink performance, and LLDPE which increases mechanical properties without compromising the aesthetics.