BOPP Shrink Film

What Is BOPP Shrink Film?

BOPP shrink film is a plastic film made from biaxially oriented polypropylene. BOPP shrink film is commonly used to package products that need to be protected from the elements, such as food and electronics. BOPP shrink film is also water and tear-resistant, making it a popular choice for packaging products that may be subject to abuse.

What is the difference between PET and BOPP?

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is a versatile and sustainable packaging solution for products of any shape and size. PET BOPP is a durable environmentally friendly product, but it can also be susceptible to scuffing and scratching or tearing if not handled with care. It's less transparent than most other plastics and has more stretch than BOPP. Biaxially oriented polypropylene film (BOPP), on the other hand, is both water-resistant as well as tear-resistant making it ideal for packaging products that may experience abuse such as those often found in warehouses or distribution centers.

Common Uses of BOPP Shrink Film

Some of the most common uses of BOPP shrink film include:

  • Food products packaging
  • Electronics packaging
  • Cigarette packaging
  • Product protection
  • Water and tear resistance

How To Use Shrink Film

BOPP film is most commonly used in automatic packaging machines. Shrink wrap films are designed to fit a specific machine, and each film has a unique shrink ratio. BOPP films should not be used with machines that have a PET shrink ratio.

When using BOPP shrink film, make sure the machine is set to the correct heat setting for the film being used. The wrong heat setting can damage the film or cause it to fail. BOPP films generally have a moderate shrink rate. Too much pressure on the film may cause it to crease or wrinkle, so be sure not to over tighten the machine's clamps when securing BOPP shrink film in place.

Source One Packaging Offers BOPP Shrink Wrap

BOPP is made from FDA approved resins, making it safe for both industrial and food packaging. BOPP is perfect for all of your Form Fill and Seal applications and has superior durability, especially at low gauges with excellent clarity and printability. Clearly show off your product within the package and add custom graphics to increase your brand awareness.

  • For use on all of your VFFS machinery
  • Tailored to fit to your specific product requirements
  • Perfect for single-serve snacks, powders, nutritional supplements, sample trial packs and more
  • Low quantity minimums, quick lead times and low setup costs allows for a vast range of possibilities
  • Custom printing available
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