What is the difference between shrink wrap and stretch wrap?
Stretch wrap is unsuitable for large applications, it is stretched around an object with minimal protection; it sticks to itself and is also known as pallet wrap or cling film. Shrink wrap is draped over an object before shrinking to make it strong and tight.
How long does the shrink wrap material last?
Shrink wrap will protect an object stored outside for up to 2 years.
What about moisture and mildew under the cover?
Covers can be ventilated to eliminate moisture and condensation, vents allow the cross flow of air throughout the cover minimising the build up of excess moisture and condensation. Alternatively, large desiccant sacks can be placed under the cover which will remove any moisture.
Can I get under the cover once it is installed?
Yes! Zipped access doors can be taped onto the cover where required after shrinking.
What can I do with my shrinkwrap after I remove it?
Simply compress, tie into bundles and take it to your local recycling provider who will issue you a Duty of Care Transfer of Waste Note in accordance with EU regulations.
Why is a shrink wrap cover better than a tarpaulin?
Unlike a tarpaulin or fitted cover, the shrink wrap moulds to the boat. Because it fits so tightly, it cannot flap or chafe, which is the secret of it’s durability. This means that during long road and sea journeys, or during storage, shrink wrapping is more effective at preventing damage.
What is so special about Boatcoat shrink wrap films?
Boatcoat films are specifically designed for tough industrial and marine applications. They are available up to 12m (40′) wide and up to 300 microns (12mil) thick. Additives such as EVA prevent the film from becoming brittle at low temperatures whilst UVI provides ultraviolet resistance.
Can the heat gun damage the boat?
When the heat gun is used properly, the hot air is swept over the cover, almost like spray painting, and is never left on one spot long enough to cause damage. In fact, the shrink wrap will become thin and holes will form before enough heat is transferred to damage what is being covered.
Will the shrink wrap stick to my product?
Unlike stretch wrap films, the shrink wrap shrinks against, but does not actually stick to your product.
Can the shrink wrap cover be re-used?
No, Shrink wrap covers are for single use.