Everything You Need to Know About Shrink Bands: How They Work and Where to Buy Them

Posted by Chela Mancuso

What Are Shrink Bands?

When thinking of shrink bands, some may be reminded of the product tampering scare that Tylenol went through back in 1982. Since then, shrink bands have become a popular way to protect products from being tampered with and also to ensure product freshness. Shrink bands are pieces of plastic that wrap around bottles and jars, and shrink in size when heated. This creates a tight seal that prevents the product from being opened without damaging the band. Manufacturers of products across industries including food, beverage, medications, vitamins, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene products all use tamper-evident shrink bands to protect their consumers and their products.

Why Is This Important For Manufacturing and Packaging?

  • Safety – As previously stated, the primary reason shrink bands are so important for packaging consumer goods is that they protect consumers from consuming or using products that have been tampered with. This could be as harmless as preventing someone in a store from purchasing a product that has been opened and used, but these bands also help to prevent much more serious tampering with products that could result in injury and illness.
  • Loss Prevention – Tamper-evident neck bands also benefit the manufacturer by preventing the loss of products. Shoppers are much less likely to open, sample, or test products that have been packaged with tamper-evident seals because they have to remove to break the band in order to access what is inside. This help to save money and reduce waste in the long run.

How Is Tamper Evident Neck Banding Applied?

Shrink bands are easily applied with shink labeling and neck banding equipment. These are automated systems that are used by manufacturers across industries to apply shrink sleeves and bands to their consumer products. After these products have been wrapped in the appropriate materials and sleeves they are run through a shrink tunnel that applies heat to the product to shrink the sleeve to fit.

Where Can Shrink Sleeves, Neck Bands, and Application Equipment Be Purchased?

AMAC Technologies is a leading supplier of manufacturing and packaging equipment including shrink labelers, neck banders, and shrink tunnels. AMAC Technologies has been a trusted name in this industry for over 40 years and now also prints and provides shrink sleeves and shrink bands, in bulk, to sever as a one-stop shop for manufacturers and packaging facilities looking to take their packing to the next level with high-quality materials and cutting edge equipment designed to save time and money.

Want To Get In Touch With Shrink Labeling Experts?

If you would like to learn more about AMAC Technologies’ shrink bands, shrink sleeves, or shrink labeling equipment you can Contact Our Team Of Experts online or over the phone to get more information and find the best packaging solutions for your products. Our resident shrink labeling expert, John Yamasaki has over 40 years of hands-on knowledge and experience in this field to share with clients and help choose the best materials and equipment for your applications. Call today to learn more!