Heat Shrink Wrap
Americover's Heat Shrink Wrap Materials are manufactured using Low Density Polyethylene containing fractional melt virgin resins and other additives such as Fire Retardant and UV inhibitors. When this film is subjected to heat it shrinks in all directions, a process known as biaxial shrinking. The film will shrink 20-25% of the original surface dimensions, molding itself to the object like a second skin. There are many applications that can benefit from this protective covering.
Heat Shrink Wrap is available in white, clear or blue. We offer mil thicknesses ranging from 6-12 mil and sizes up to 40' wide. The application time can last up to 2 years in fully exposed weather conditions depending on the formulation and mil thickness. Americover also supplies the Accessories needed to complete Heat Shrink Wrap application.
How does Heat Shrink Wrap differ from C&A Plastic or Visqueeen?
C&A Film Heat Shrink Wrap
QUALITY!!! C&A Film is generally manufactured with regrind and recycled resins, which causes it to degrade faster. Since C&A plastic sheeting is typically taped or stapled in place it buffets in the winds leading to failed containments.
Heat Shrink Wrap is manufactured of virgin resins and lasts longer because it contains UV inhibitors and Fire Retardant. When properly installed Heat Shrink Wrap creates a cohesive structure and keeps the film from buffeting in the wind, creating a strong protective covering.
Most Common Applications by Mil Thickness
6 Mil - Boat Shrink Wrap, Shed Frame Protection, Pallet Wrap, Machinery Covers and more.
7 Mil - Boat Shrink Wrap, Shed Frame Protection, Machinery Covers, Light Construction Jobs, Transportation of Medium Sized Machinery, Industrial Containment of Plant Equipment/Components and more.
8 Mil - Protective Covering for Large Boats and Vehicles, Irregular Shaped Objects, Large Building Frame Wrap, Storage Cover for Large Machinery with Sharp Protrusions, Transportation of Medium to Large Sized Machinery, Industrial Containment of Plant Equipment/Components, and more.
9 Mil - Scaffolding Wrap for Buildings, Temporary Roof Cover After Natural Disasters, Modular Home Wraps and Covers, Large Building Frame Wrap, Storage Cover for Large Machinery with Sharp Protrusions, Transportation Cover of Large or Medium Sized Machinery, Industrial Containment of Plant Equipment/Components, Applications that require Fire Retardant, Train Covers and more.
10 Mil & 12 Mil - Scaffolding Wrap for Large Buildings, Temporary Roof Cover After Natural Disasters, Modular Home Wraps and Covers, Large Building Frame Wrap, Storage Cover for Large Machinery with Sharp Protrusions, Transportation Cover of Large or Medium Sized Machinery, Industrial Containment of Plant Equipment/Components, Train Covers, Application Requiring Fire Retardant Film, Geodesic Dome Structure Covers and more.
Heat Shrink Wrap Accessories
Propane Heat Guns
Why Propane and not Electric? Watch the video below to find out.
Heat Shrink Wrap How-To Guides
How to Shrink Wrap a Boat
How to Shrink Wrap an RV for Storage
How to Shrink Wrap a Modular Home
How to Shrink Wrap Machinery
How to Repair Holes in your Heat Shrink Wrap Cover