What is a shrink bag?

A shrink bag works like a regular vacuum pouch, we must first extract all the air from the bag before sealing it. We then dip the entire packaging in warm water to shrink it onto the product while also reducing excess plastic.

*The ideal water temperature for shrinking the bags is 190 °F to195 °F or (89 °C to 91 °C). Dip for five seconds maximum.

The advantages of using shrink bags

Makes an attractive packaging which molds the product.Primarily used on products with irregular shapes like ham, poultry etc. Even slightly punctured, the bag continues to mold and protect the product.

By reducing contact with air, we stop oxidation and the growth of bacteria or mold. Reduces loss of humidity and eliminates freezer burn completely. Certain types are specially made to protect against ultraviolet rays which are often responsible for the change in pigmentation of food products. By conserving all of the product’s humidity, we maintain its full weight, as well as its full monetary value.

Breathable shrink bag

Specially designed for poultry. It’s high oxygen transfer rate permits odours to dissipate when it is impossible to use a full vacuum. This bag also respects government standards for oxygen protection and is CFIA approved with regards towards fresh smoked fish.

Dimension Qté/Boîte
115 x 230 mm (4,5 x 9) 2000
180 x 260 mm (7 x 10) 2000
180 x 300 mm (7 x 12) 2000
210 x 400 mm (8 x 16) 1000
230 x 300 mm (9 x 12) 500
230 x 500 mm (9 x 20) 1000

Seal types and size range

Curved bottom seal

Width: 100 to 500 mm
Length : 100 to 1000 mm

Curved bottom seal (taped)

Width: 100 to 500 mm
Length : 100 to 1000 mm

Straight bottom seal

Width: 100 to 500 mm
Length : 100 to 500 mm

Straight bottom seal (taped)

Width: 100 to 500 mm
Length : 100 to 1000 mm

Side seals

Width: 100 to 500 mm
Length : 100 to 1000 mm

Bags on roll

Width: 100 to 500 mm

How to mesure a shrink bag?

Width

  • Take the circumference of the product (at the largest end)
  • Multiply (x) by .55

Length

  • Take the circumference of the product (at the longest end)
  • Divide (÷) by 2
  • Add the height of the product (2 in. minimum + 2 in. for the seal)

Your packaging is your most important promotional tool!

Yes we print! It is possible to print a shrink bag, however we must take in account the fact that our bags can shrink up to 40% in certain cases, which will distort the printed images. Several colours are available in addition to clear bags:

  • White;
  • Red;
  • Gold;
  • Burnt orange or lighly tainted.

Our computer graphic department can advise you on how to proceed.

Warning!

Keep in a cool and dry place, far from any source of heat and direct sunlight. The recommanded temperature for storage is between 4 ºC and 24 ºC (40 ºF and 75 ºF). It is important that the product be rotated and that each box be easily identified. Do not use knives or other cutting instruments to open the boxes, to prevent any damage to the bags.