As the food packaging market continues to evolve, so does the shift towards lightweight, environmentally friendly and efficient packaging such as shrink wrapping. Polyolefin shrink wrap has been around for over 40 years and this effective way of wrapping items in clear, plastic shrink packaging is showing no signs of slowing down. Some may question if shrink wrapping food is having a detrimental impact on our environment, however the facts are quite the opposite.
Shrink wrapping has environmental benefits!
Almost all Polyolefin is recyclable, but by far the biggest environmentally friendly advantages of this multi-purpose plastic innovation is that it increases the shelf life of food products. By preventing oxygen from reaching inside, the rate of decomposition is severely reduced than if the item was loose. This also results in fewer deliveries and fewer resources needed such as water and land use.
Wrapping any item in a clear, tamper-resistant manner also enables customers to see exactly what they are purchasing and protects them from external contamination that could occur during production or transportation. Once again waste is reduced and damage is kept to a minimum. As such there is no better alternative to using shrink wrap for the transportation, presentation and security of food which also offers an array of environmental benefits.
Wide range of shrink wrapping systems
Liberty Packaging Systems are an established shrink wrap packaging machine and film supplier, supply packaging equipment to FMCG markets and offer reliable, robust packaging equipment that maximise added value, enhance productivity and improve quality. Our shrink wrapping systems range from large L-sealing machines to small vacuum sealers. Bespoke and add-on equipment are available, helping you to create the perfect system for your needs.
LPS are also at the forefront of shrink wrapping technology and our latest model, the WrapMatic 240 L-sealer shrink wrap system consumes around 30% less power than the industry standard whilst still offering outstanding performance. A unique feature of the WrapMatic is that it is fully automatic and doesn’t require compressed air to work. This means maintenance requirements and noise levels are reduced and speed, productivity and sealing precision are enhanced.
If you think shrink wrapping equipment could be beneficial to your business, why not call one of our knowledgeable experts who can help you find the perfect solution for your business.