Shrink Film

Shrink is originally an English word that means becoming smaller, narrowing and wrapping. It is also named shrink film, shrink roll, shrink nylon, shrink foil in our country. Shrink film is produced in co-extruder machines as single-layered or multi-layered by using low-density polyethylene raw material. A layer, which protects the products from external factors, is made by tightly wrapping the products to be packaged by machines with heat treatment.

Shrink films are successfully applied in sectors such as water, beverage, automotive, food, forestry products, cleaning materials and many more.

Biodegradable additives (that degrades in 24 months in nature) are used in all the products we produce.

What Are the Benefits of Shrink Film?

  • Shrink films are produced in every color, size and thickness according to customer requests and demands. Shrink film is odorless, tasteless and impact resistant.
  • It protects your products from unfavorable weather conditions. (such as sun rays, rain, wind, cold, heat, dust and all the insects)
  • It is the most economic and ideal packaging material for long-distance transportation.
  • Shrink nylon is the best in industrial use thanks to its cost and ease of use.
  • High machinery investment costs are required for the other packaging techniques, yet, these costs are very low for shrinkage related packaging.
  • The products packaged with shrink films are shelf-stable.
  • Shrink film is elastic; thus it takes the shape of the product.
  • Shrink films produced by İstanbul Plastik ve Ambalaj are eco-friendly with 100% recyclability.
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Shrink Film Types

Biaxially shrink film is the general name of biaxial films. This technique is more common in BOPP (biaxially oriented) film production. It is also used in LDPE (a low-density polyethylene material) film production, which is the most economical solution in packaging in recent years. It is a costly and difficult production technique. Biaxially shrink film has superior mechanical performance properties compared to the films produced with other production techniques, and has many significant features such as tensile strength, toughness, heat stability, tear resistance and barrier.

Significant amount of shrinkage is required for biaxially shrink film at lower temperatures compared to the other films.

New generation shrink film is produced by the use of low-density polyethylene raw materials and imported additives that have high technical specifications in high technology co-extruder machines.

This application, which is a brand new product and technology in the world, provides savings a minimum of 30% and a maximum of 50% in consumption. Excessive thinning, which cannot be achieved in standard films, can be provided due to these special imported additives used in New Generation Shrink Film production. With this thinning, excellent stretch, endurance and carrying abilities are achieved in this film. You can now achieve the same number of packages with only half of your purchase due to these features.

Another advantage of new generation shrink film is saving energy. If we consider that we are thinning the new generation Shrink Film by a minimum of 30%, we need to reduce the tunnel heat in the shrink machine by a minimum of 30% and this provides a significant energy saving.

Due to the use of low temperatures during shrinkage, perishables (such as cheese, oil, ayran, milk) are protected and deterioration-rancidity is avoided. It also extends the quality and shelf life of the products.

Shrink Film is appropriate to use in food packaging and wrapping, it can contact with food. Thus, it should be taken into consideration so that it is “Hygienic Packaging” in its production.  It should be appropriate to Regulation on the Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Food.

Shrink Roll is produced to use in fully automatic Shrink machines and used in companies producing high volumes of packaging and wrapping (40-60 packages per minute) without any problems. This shrink film, produced for fully automatic machines, has excellent transport, stretch and strength as well as high quality source performance. It also gives a definite solution to (static) electrification in film and welding opening problems, which are the major problems we encounter in the user firms. Shrink films prepared for fully automatic machines ensure the tight wrapping and grouping of products to be packaged by subjecting to heat treatment again in the fully automatic shrinking machines in the companies that issued the order.

This film is produced to use in semi-automatic shrink machines and used in companies producing low volumes of packaging and wrapping (6-10 packages per minute) without any problems. This shrink film produced for semi-automatic machines has excellent transport, stretch and strength as well as high-quality source performance.   It also gives a definite solution to (static) electrification in film and welding opening problems, which are the major problems we encounter in the user firms. shrink films prepared for semi-automatic machines ensure the tight wrapping and grouping of products to be packaged by subjecting to heat treatment again in the fully automatic shrinking machines in the companies that issued the order.


Printed Shrink Film is produced to be used in fully automatic and semi-automatic shrink machines. It can be applied up to 8 colors with flexo printing technology, and operations such as lamination, slicing, hole drilling in desired diameter (perforated shrink film) can be made upon request. Ready to use printed shrink films ensure the tight wrapping and grouping of products to be packaged by subjecting to heat treatment again in the fully automatic shrinking machines in the companies that issued the order.

Perforated Shrink Film is produced especially to be used in the storage environments with high amount of moisture and long-term maritime transport. The aim of this product is to ensure packaged products to inhale thanks to the holes found on the film and to prevent occurrence of mold and rust. This film is successfully used in the sectors producing wooden parquet, laminate parquet, travertine stone, metal and tin box.

Ready to use perforated shrink films ensure the tight wrapping and grouping of products to be packaged by subjecting to heat treatment again in the fully automatic shrinking machines in the companies that issued the order.

This film is produced to use in fully automatic and semi-automatic packaging machines, and used in packaging and wrapping of products such as magazines, newspapers, catalogs. This film has high-quality source performance and gives a definite solution to static electrification problem as well. Magazine packaging films produced to use in fully automatic and semi-automatic machines can be printed up to 8 colors via flexo printing technology and perforated upon demand.

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