The average thickness of the shrink wrap. For instance, if you are shrink wrapping a pallet be sure to use a shrink wrap with a gauge of 50 or higher. The higher the gauge, the thicker your shrink wrap will be and the more tension your pallet will receive.
Shrink bands are the plastic seals that are found around many food and medicine bottle caps. Shrink bands provide a clear plastic seal to products to prevent customers from opening them. Shrink bands can be made with perforations for easy opening.
Here is an example: Box size = 12″ x 10″ x 5″ Shrink packaging width = 12″ + 2″ + 2″ + another 10% = 17.6 or 18″ wide film. Shrink packaging length = 10″ + 2″ + 2″ = 16″ of length So you’ll need 18″ x 16″ = 288 square inches of shrink […]
Density refers to the weight per unit of volume. Shrink wrap films with low densities offer more coverage per weight of film however, the film will be thinner. Thicker shrink wrap will protect your freight better because it compresses better.