What Is Shrink Sleeve Labeling? 

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What Is Shrink Sleeve Labeling? 

Shrink sleeve labeling is a popular labeling method that has gained significant traction in the packaging industry in recent years. So, what is shrink sleeve labeling? It is a labeling technique that involves a heat-shrinkable plastic label or sleeve that is placed around a product, and upon application of heat, the label conforms to the shape of the product, providing a 360-degree coverage. AMAC Technologies is an industry leader in providing shrink sleeve labeling technology to multiple manufacturing and packaging industries, and has a wide variety of machines available to suit your specific needs! 

What Is Shrink Sleeve Labeling And What Are The Benefits?

Shrink sleeves are made from different materials like PVC, PETG, OPS, and PLA. They offer a more appealing, eye-catching and durable labeling solution for products, especially those with unusual shapes or sizes. Shrink sleeves can be printed in different colors, designs, and shapes, making it easy to create a unique packaging design for each product.

Shrink sleeves are used in a variety of industries, including beverage, food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. They are often used for packaging bottled water, soft drinks, dairy products, and energy drinks. They are also commonly used in the cosmetics industry for packaging lotions, shampoos, and other personal care products. One of the main advantages of shrink sleeve labeling is that it provides complete coverage and protection for the product, preventing damage from external factors such as light, moisture, and temperature. It also enhances the product’s appearance by creating an appealing and attractive packaging design, which can help to boost sales by making the product stand out to consumers when it is on shelves. 

The process of applying shrink sleeves involves the use of specialized machinery that applies heat to shrink the sleeve onto the product. The machinery used for applying shrink sleeves can be divided into two main categories; manual and automatic. AMAC Technologies offers machinery like the ASL-100 and ASL-300 to simplify the entire process for you. 

Manual machinery involves a manual application of heat to the sleeve using a heat gun or heat tunnel. This method is often used for small-scale labeling projects and is relatively cost-effective.

Automatic machinery, on the other hand, is more advanced and efficient and is ideal for large-scale labeling projects. It uses a conveyor system to move the products through the labeling process, where the sleeves are applied using heat tunnels or steam. Automatic machinery can label thousands of products per hour, making it a cost-effective option for businesses with high production rates. AMAC Technologies offers both types of machines, and also offers optional heat tunnels that work with a wide variety of machinery, including your existing setup. 

Overall, shrink sleeve labeling is a versatile, cost-effective, and visually appealing labeling solution that has become increasingly popular in the packaging industry for a great reason. It is widely used in a variety of industries and can be applied to products of different shapes and sizes, providing complete coverage and protection. The machinery used to apply shrink sleeves can be manual or automatic, depending on the scale of the project, and AMAC Technologies can help you discover custom solutions for whatever your needs are. Shrink sleeve labeling provides an opportunity for businesses to create a unique packaging design that enhances the product’s appearance and helps to boost sales.

How Can AMAC Technologies Help Transform Your Packaging Process With Cutting-Edge Equipment?

With over 40 years of experience in the manufacturing and packaging industry, AMAC Technologies is a trusted household name dedicated to providing innovative solutions to a variety of industries. With the guidance of our in-house expert John Yamasaki, AMAC Technologies is able to offer top-of-the-line and cost-effective options for any industry. Get in touch with AMAC Technologies today!