The color sleeve made of PVC shrink film is a high-quality decorative coating. It fits tightly and protects the surfaces of metal, wood, plastic, helps to hide the small manufacturing defects, decorates the surface and attracts the attention of the consumer. Printing on the film allows you to place additional information or the company logo on the product.
Shrinkage occurs under the influence of high temperature and does not require special skills of application. The shrink film is compact in storage, not afraid of dampness, moisture, frost and temperature changes. Shrinkage can be done with a hairdryer or thermotunnel. The introduction of shrinkage technologies will not take long, but will help reduce the production costs.
Are flexible PVC (vinyl) film and sheets food-safe No. Grafix stocks other types of film products that are food-safe, including acetate, specific brands and grades of polyester film, HDPE and polypropylene. Other types food-safe films are available as a custom order; larger production minimums may apply.
Are flexible PVC film and sheets suitable for outdoor applications No! Although they may be suitable for some shorter term outdoor projects, they do not tolerate high temperatures or excessive exposure to UV light. Long term exposure to the elements can cause the material to yellow, become brittle or turn hazy.
What is the heat resistance of flexible PVC film and sheets Flexible PVC film starts to soften at 60C/140F. This is due to its plasticizer content. The softer the film, the more plasticizer, the lower temp it melts at. So if your film will only be exposed to a heat environment below 60C/140F, flexible PVC film is a good choice.
If you need a great film that will resist more heat than that, virtually all of our other plastic film products have a higher softening point. Check out DuraLar, Clearlay, Acetate, HDPE and Polypropylene film and sheet products.
Is Flexible PVC film archival No. Flexible PVC film is loaded with plasticizers, to make the PVC soft and flexible. These plasticizers can outgas from the film over time, making Flexible PVC inappropriate as a long term archival storage solution.
We do not recommend using our flexible vinyl film and sheets for outdoor applications. Although they may be suitable for short term projects, they not geared to tolerate extreme temperatures or sunlight. Long term exposure to the elements can cause the material to yellow, become brittle or turn hazy. The best product that we stock for outdoor use is HDPE and Polypropylene. However, it is possible for us to custom source formations of Vinyl that is designed to last outdoors for a specific period of time. Many outdoor sign materials are made out of vinyl designed to last 5 years or more. Please contact us for more information.
Midwest Pacific PVC shrink film can be used with I-bar, manual, or semi-automatic shrink wrap sealers (see our shrink film sealers section for available models). The 75 gauge shrink film is the most commonly used and provides excellent protection and presentation for most packages and products.
Midwest Pacific 100 gauge PVC Shrink film is commonly used for heavier packages or products which need additional film tensile strength and thickness. Like all Midwest Pacific PVC shrink films, it is crystal-clear and has high gloss for excellent presentation. Even though it is thicker than the most commonly used 75 gauge, it still has lower shrink temperature and faster shrink rate than most other shrink films.
Organizations approved for participation in the NexTrex program can earn funding by serving as drop-off locations where community members can recycle their discarded plastic film packaging. Each grassroots partner is equipped with a baler, which is housed on site for use in bundling and weighing recycled plastic material. After 20-40 bales are compiled (20,000-40,000 pounds of recycled plastic film), Trex will pick up and transport the material to its manufacturing facilities in Virginia or Nevada, where it will begin its new life as high-performance Trex composite decking. Trex then provides a rebate to its partners for the baled recyclable films making it a viable source of ongoing funding for business operations or community initiatives.
Trex makes it easy to get up and running with the NexTrex program. Partners are supplied with everything they need to succeed from instructional videos and promotional materials to free recycling bins and access to professional marketing and PR support. If needed, Trex will provide upfront financing to help with the purchase and installation of industrial balers for partner locations. Rebate funds earned through material collection may be used to pay off the financing or baler costs, after which partners begin to receive full compensation for all collected film.
One of the largest recyclers of plastic film in North America, Trex upcycles approximately 400 million pounds of plastic waste annually, nearly all of which comes from post-consumer sources such as shopping bags, newspaper sleeves, bubble wrap and package liners along with product overwrap, shrink wrap and stretch film used to palletize boxes, which are collected through NexTrex retail partners and other participating community groups.
Plastic film, which includes many types of bags and wrap, is everywhere in our lives. In part because of their convenience and abundance, though, plastic bags and wrap are often used in excess, wasted, buried in landfills or littered in our streets, natural areas and surface waters.
BagandFilmRecycling.org [exit DNR] has more information on which types of plastic bags and wrap can be recycled and which cannot. Non-recyclable plastic wraps include any wrap or bag that contained frozen food, pre-washed salad mix bags and bags labeled as degradable. Any plastic wrap, bag or film that is dirty or wet should also not be recycled.
Although some community recycling programs accept plastic bags and wrap in the curbside collection, the industry strongly encourages consumers to use drop-off locations instead. Plastic wrap, bags and film clog curbside recycling machinery and are difficult to separate from other materials. For now, the best option is to take clean, empty bags and wrap to a retailer or other drop-off site that offers a plastic film recycling bin.
Whether you are a business that generates a lot of plastic film or a consumer, there is a role for you. Learn how to do your part to build the economy, keep the recyclable plastic film out of Wisconsin landfills and put them back into productive use.
The DNR partnered with the American Chemistry Council's Flexible Film Recycling Group and GreenBlue's Sustainable Packaging Coalition on a plastic film recycling initiative called Wisconsin WRAP: Recycling Plastic Film Beyond Bags.
This public/private partnership focuses on increasing the recycling of plastic film found in nearly every business and household to increase the recycling rate significantly. A 2012 DNR plastics recycling study concluded that Wisconsin could realize substantial economic benefits by recycling more of the valuable plastic film that currently ends up in landfills.
Reducing, reusing and recycling plastic bags, film and wrap helps to lessen these negative environmental impacts while promoting the continued use of the plastics we have already produced in ways that benefit the community and spur economic activity. While some cities have imposed bans or taxes on bags, reusing and recycling bags and wrap recovers these resources and contributes to a supply of plastic wrap for use by industry.
While only about 12 percent of plastic bags and other film are currently recycled in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the demand for clean scrap film is quickly growing. Plastics are long-lived and, even after initial use, can serve as feedstock in a swiftly expanding manufacturing industry.
Products made from recycled grocery bags and other plastic films include new bags, composite lumber and playground equipment. Recycling plastic bags and wrap prevents the waste of resources, reduces the amount of material being buried in landfills, helps prevent litter and contributes to new jobs in Wisconsin.
Businesses across Wisconsin can also reduce, reuse and recycle plastic bags and wrap while taking the opportunity to build profits and create jobs. A 2012 report prepared for the DNR concluded that the plastic waste of Wisconsin businesses and workplaces, if recycled could be worth more than $41 million. Industrial film packaging alone was valued at more than $6 million.
Grocery stores, retailers and distribution centers generate the cleanest stream of plastic film and could benefit significantly by recycling this material instead of sending it to the landfill, potentially reducing disposal costs.
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PFC currently inventories one of the largest lines of PVC film, TPU film and HDPE sheet for industrial applications and bookbinding/POP industry. Along with our stock line of materials, our main strength with custom products and warehousing programs have set us above the rest in capabilities and experience.
PFC has been a supplier of quality swimming pool liner film for over a decade. Under our strict quality specifications and award-winning design personnel, we have ranked amongst the highest selling patterns in overall pool liners. Every year, we are building new designs, and keeping up with the current trends and expansive preferences of the end consumer. 59ce067264