Shrink wrap systems are commonly used by various industries to protect their products from moisture, dirt, and damage during storage or transport. Shrink wrap is also a quick and simple way to keep items neatly organized. Plastic film, made of PVC, Polyolefin or polyethylene wraps around the objects.
When the film is heated, it shrinks, conforming to the shape of the object and sealing it from outside elements. Shrink wrap systems may be handheld, or automatic machines with a high throughput that can handle objects of different sizes quickly.
Separate shrink wrap systems exist for CDs. These products are seen in stores CDs are wrapped in plastic, which is sometimes difficult to remove. The plastic is folded over each CD for a professional look in under 10 minutes. Most of these systems can sit on a tabletop and are automated, though more inexpensive manual machines are also available.
For people or small businesses that need to wrap only a few CD jewel cases per minute, machines under $3000 are suitable. The manual machine uses precut plastic to shrink wrap CDs. A CD jewel case is simply fit into a track at the top of the machine and is then pulled down to the base. When the machine leaves the track, it is wrapped. This technique can shrink wrap up to six CDs a minute.
Speedier CD shrink wrap machines can process hundreds of CD jewel cases an hour. Semi-automatic machines process about 200 CD jewel cases an hour, fully automatic machines about 400 an hour. These machines automatically control the shrinking temperature, and can be purchased for under $5,000.
Some of the fastest table-top machines to shrink wrap a CD can shrink wrap up to 55 CD jewel cases a minute, which is about 3000 CD jewel cases an hour. Many of these automated machines can also accommodate different types of wrap, like cardboard or paper sleeves, and can also shrink wrap DVDs. These machines cost about $16,000 and are comparable to CD shrink wrap machines on the floor.
Search the Internet for CD shrink wrap machine wholesalers. Many of these Web sites sell machines and various types of shrink wrap film. Separate machines can also be purchased to label the CDs on some of these sites.
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