How To Increase Shelf Life of Shrink Sleeve Label Film


Film Storage Conditions Recommendations

No matter how high-quality the packaging material is, Polimex takes proper precautions when storing it. Temperature, moisture, dust, and time are all storage factors that can affect the performance and aesthetic of your film. 

Both extremely hot and cold temperatures can affect the condition of your materials over time. Excessive heat can shrink your films, and when running in your machines, they are more likely to jam. It will also become more difficult to package your product with the affected film. Conversely, extreme cold can cause films to become more brittle and increase the risk of cracking.

Dust and other airborne particles can also become problematic. These contaminants can affect your stretch film’s ability to stretch,  and your shrink film's ability to shrink, which could create problems for your machines and your finished goods.

 Lastly, the more time your shrink film sits in storage, the more likely it will suffer from these problems. The longer temperatures fluctuate and other environmental factors can impact your films, the more likely that they become baggy and develop slack edges. When it comes time to wrap your final product, you may find out that the wrapping process will either take longer or produce far too much waste.

 Overall, shrink packaging is best stored in temperatures between 30 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Naturally, summer and winter are the seasons which require you to be most attentive to your storage environment.

Polimex takes care of compliance with all the proper conditions for film storage. At Polimex, we provide the best storage conditions for the film, as we take care of our customers.

 Thus, we hope today you’ve learned something useful for yourself. Are you interested? Contact Polimex’ Team and choose the most suitable products or services for you.

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