What is Shrink Bundling? A Simple Definition.

Posted on July 13 2017 by Matt Tresp

Shrink bundling, or multi-packing, is the process of making one bundle, or “pack,” out of multiple items or products. A shrink bundle may include products that are unsupported, or placed in a tray or on a pad.  The pack is then sleeved in a layer of Low Density Polyethylene film (LDPE) and conveyed through a heated shrink tunnel - shrinking the film tightly around the product, creating a pack. Shrink wrapping is also used to to describe packaging individual items, such as windows or large carpet rolls.

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Three Steps to Happiness When Buying a Shrink Bundling Machine

Posted on June 12 2017 by EDL Staff

As a Project Engineer, Production Manager or Operations Manager, one of the hardest things to do when you’re tasked with buying a new shrink bundling machine is to keep everybody in your organization happy. How do you keep those in the Purchasing Department, who may never actually see the new system, just as happy with as those in the Production Department who will actually be using the system? Below are three steps to achieving a happy and focused organization.

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Answers to 8 Frequently Asked Questions About Upgrading Your Secondary Packaging

Posted on February 21 2017 by Matt Tresp

Switching to an automated shrink wrapping system can result in those making the decision to ask questions that run the gamut from the actual package design, to the energy bill, to maintenance and more.

Here’s a list of some frequently asked questions about upgrading to an automated packaging machine:

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How To Achieve the Benefits of Shrink Wrapping While Maintaining the Stability of Corrugate

Posted on September 9 2016 by Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur

Increasing wood pulp and paper costs have affected the price of corrugate boxes for secondary packaging, and in turn have positioned shrink bundling and shrink wrapping as a more cost-effective solution. At the same time, however, consumer food packaging trends and retailer packaging demands have manufacturers weighing the costs and benefits of their primary and secondary packaging. 

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Tips for Choosing the Right Tray Shrink Wrapping Machine for Your Business

Posted on August 19 2016 by Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur

A tray shrink wrapping machine is a good solution for consumer products requiring additional structural support for secondary packaging, and it can also reduce material costs commonly associated with case packing.

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Simple Packaging Equipment Mistakes that are Costing You Money

Posted on February 26 2016 by Matt Tresp


What if your packaging equipment is actually costing you money instead of saving you money? While modern technologies have continued to improve packaging processes across all industries, there are some basic principles you need to adhere to. Taking a step back to analyze these basic packaging decisions will ensure that you’re not making mistakes that result in wasted money.

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4 Signs It’s Time to Manage Business Growth With Shrink-Wrapped Tray Secondary Packaging

Posted on February 10 2016 by Jim Campbell


Your food business is growing overall, and that’s a good thing. With that growth, though, come challenges related to managing product throughput, business efficiency and cost management. 

You’ve been looking at ways to streamline your operation and you’ve found that using shrink-wrapped trays for secondary packaging instead of case packing product might be a good solution – but when is the right time to implement it? Here are four signs that will help you answer that question.

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Can Shrink Bundling Really Beat Corrugate for Stability?

Posted on January 22 2016 by Jarlath Harkin

While it may seem counterintuitive, there are many circumstances where shrink bundling with LDPE delivers increased stability compared to corrugate shipping containers — while also delivering material cost savings and environmental benefits.

The biggest stability challenge with corrugate shipping containers arises when excess headspace within the box—along with external factors such as moisture or overtight pallet stretch wrap—cause the container to become compromised. While one way to overcome this issue would be to increase the container’s board strength and/or corrugate style, doing so will add even more cost to the secondary packaging.

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Shrink Bundling Provides Secondary Packaging Efficiency for Personal Care Products [VIDEO]

Posted on December 30 2015 by Ken Carter

Personal care products aren't typically designed with secondary packaging processes in mind. Machinery using low-density polyethylene (LDPE), however, has the ability to package these products with effectiveness and ease. Watch the video to learn more.

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Shrink Bundling Provides Cost Savings, Reduces Product Damage [VIDEO]

Posted on December 4 2015 by Ken Carter

Whether it’s industrial equipment or personal care bottles, shrink bundling can provide packaging cost savings in addition to helping prevent product damage. Learn how in this short video.

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