Where Can You Find The Best Heat Tunnel For Shrink Bands?

Posted by Chela Mancuso

If you are looking into labeling your products with shrink sleeves or tamper evident shrink bands, you are going to need a heat tunnel for shrink bands. All in all, shrink sleeve packaging is one of the most popular packaging options on the market, no matter what industry you are in. Shrink sleeve labeling is an efficient, cost-effective, hands-free process that has a quick turnaround because of the nature of the automated machinery. At AMAC Technologies, we provide quick, cutting-edge automated equipment that provides heat shrink labeling for a variety of products no matter their size, shape, or dimensions. Additionally, AMAC Technologies has over 40 years of experience in the industry and can provide in-depth and knowledgeable recommendations about your project no matter how big or how small. Our team of experts is here to help manufacturers and packagers find the best packaging equipment for their needs that will provide high quality while saving time and money.

How Do Shrink Sleeve Labels and Shrink Bands Work?

Shrink sleeve labels are 360-degree, full-color, printed labels that work by being heated up to fit seamlessly and completely around a product. This same system is used to apply tamper evident shrink bands to containers to prevent products from being opened prior to purchase.  Tamper evident shrink bands first made a splash on the market in 1982 after the infamous Tylenol case where the product was being tampered with, resulting in multiple poisonings. Shrink sleeve labels and neck bands are often printed on plastic or polyester and are commonly used on containers like cans, glass or plastic bottles, jars, and other containers with lids.

Shrink sleeve labels are also an incredibly popular option right now because of their versatility, durability, and how easily customizable they are. With 360 degrees worth of labeling, manufacturers can now include a greater amount of product information directly on the product without compromising space or design. They are also a more cost-efficient, sustainable, and durable product offering that can include tamper-evident seals, making them more secure and preventing product loss. 

How Does a Heat Tunnel For Shrink Bands Work?

A shrink tunnel which is also referred to as a heat tunnel is a piece of manufacturing equipment that can work in line with your shrink sleeve applicator. The heat tunnel moves the product that has been wrapped in a shrink sleeve through it and applies heat. As the product moves through the shrink tunnel, the heat begins to shrink sleeve or neck band around the product, molding the sleeve to fit the product exactly. There are different ways in which the heat is applied in the tunnel, but they all effectually have the same process which is hands-free, quick, and automated making shrink sleeve labeling an efficient option. Our heat tunnel equipment from AMAC Technologies is second to none, and we are a trusted industry leader when it comes to any and all types of shrink sleeve labeling. 

Why Work with AMAC Technologies?

Whether you are looking to get started with shrink labeling or are a seasoned pro looking to upgrade your machinery or find a custom shrink sleeve and band provider AMAC Technologies is here for you.  AMAC Technologies has 40+ years of experience in providing cutting-edge, automatic equipment that is designed to reduce labor costs and increase production speeds to save manufacturers time and money. Our heat shrink labeling technology is unmatched in the industry and perfect for any manufacturer looking for an all-in-one solution for shrink labeling their products. When it comes to heat shrink label applicators, heat tunnels, custom printed shrink sleeves, and tamper evident neck banding, AMAC Technologies has you covered.  Through the guidance of our resident expert John Yamasaki, AMAC Technologies prides itself on having effective, innovative, and top-of-the-line manufacturing equipment. Additionally, we have a full team of experts, dedicated to helping our customers with their shrink sleeve labeling projects from start to finish. With our industry experience and the knowledge from our in-house experts, we pride ourselves on offering some of the best equipment on the market for any shrink sleeve labeling needs that manufacturers may have. Contact AMAC Technologies today to learn more!