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Old 08-18-2017, 12:05 AM   #11
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I'm planning on using shrink wrap bands basically on my soaps, partially open at top and bottom. I figure I'll be better off getting a roll of shrink film and an impulse sealer, so I can make the bands to size. (What I mean is leave 1/4 to 1/2 inch overlap at the top and bottom of each bar, so when the band shrinks it catches on the corners of the bar and partially covers the ends. Any further shrinkage is accounted for by quick touch ups with the heat gun to tighten the film.)


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Old 08-18-2017, 06:46 AM   #12
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I know Kittish but they tend to fall, and people pull them

I have Earlene link, guess I will get a roll. Is only 2 dozen soaps, and I might not used it again, so I was looking for a cheap alternative.

Which made me think about Glad cling wrap? Since it is for food, maybe is like the
Polyolefin?

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I use shrink wrap bands. Have been doing so for almost 5-6 years. I don't wrap them until I need them for a show. If there is further shrinkage over time I just hit it with the heat gun. I have found that customers like to see and smell the soap. I've thought about getting a shrink wrap system but haven't done so.
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I know Kittish but they tend to fall, and people pull them

I have Earlene link, guess I will get a roll. Is only 2 dozen soaps, and I might not used it again, so I was looking for a cheap alternative.

Which made me think about Glad cling wrap? Since it is for food, maybe is like the
Polyolefin?

BTW Thank you all!
I tested the food wrap idea out using my impulse sealer to see if it would work as a shrink wrap. It kind of does work, but not as well IMO. Perhaps some brands are better than others for use with the heat sealing method. Besides the impulse sealer, you also need a heat gun when doing the shrink wrap method, and just so you know, a standard hand-held hair dryer doesn't get quite hot enough. And if course, smell-through is not the goal of food wrap.

But if you're thinking only of using the food wrap without a heat source because of equipment costs, I would suggest you give it a try with one bar and keep another bar (same batch) wrapped in your normal way (whatever that might be). Then compare them over time to see how the food wrapped bar fares.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:19 PM   #15
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I have the impulse sealer, and a heat gun! I am going to try the food wrap, and let it see for a couple of weeks, see how it goes.

I don't really need it until November.

Thank you all, you guys are so helpful!


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