15 Terms to Know About Shrink Products

Heat Shrink Combo Band / Multi Pack Band – A shrink band holding two or more products together, offering them as one product.

Cut Length – The height of a cut band.

PVC Body Sleeve / Label
– shrink material conforming to the shape of a container from top to bottom with 360 degrees of available print area.

Layflat (LF) – Width of dimension of tubing from left to right.

Micron
- a unit of linear measure equal to one millionth of a meter.

Millimeter - (mm) 1/1000 of a meter (0.03937 inch).

Perf – Small holes in the shrink material providing easy removal.

Preforms
– A tamper evident band that is opened and formed. It is ready to be placed on top of a container. It is not flat & has a preformed lip that lays over the shape of the container (usually a lid).

PET-G – Polyethylene terephthalale glycol (film material)

PVC – Polyvinyl Chloride (film material)

Neck band / Cut band – a pre-cut piece of shrink band that is applied to a cap or bottle. When shrunk with heat, it provides a tamper evident seal (Used by food and pharmaceutical industries).

Shrinkage - The percent that shrink products will shrink when heat is applied.

Roll stock – shrink material provided on a roll for use with an automated machine.

Cut stock - individual cut shrink pieces that will be applied by hand.

T Perf – A horizontal perf with a partial vertical perf.