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October 2021 – Shrink Wrap News from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

October Notes from Mike.

Fall is here! As we welcome fall and October, I would like to share a special promotion we have for this month. We have several rolls of our 17’x110′ 7-mil PINK shrink wrap available– in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Dr. Shrink will be donating $10 from every roll that is purchased to local organizations in Manistee County going towards breast cancer research. Let’s all show how we, in the shrink wrap industry, can showcase and raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research from all corners of the globe by using PINK from Dr. Shrink!

As communicated last month, the winterization industry is currently experiencing longer than normal manufacturing and delivery times. If you are on our website and you see that we have low stock or a “call to order” note, please give us a call, and we will provide you with suitable in-stock alternatives so we can ship your order next-day! We have several alternative sizes, colors, and/or mil thicknesses in stock that should work well for you as a substitute or alternative. We continue to get full truckloads of material in every day and we are making sure you get what you need as fast as possible.

Thank you to all of our incredible customers! Be well and stay healthy. As always, please let us know what we can do for you and thank you for working with us. Enjoy the beautiful fall season and have a Happy Halloween at the end of this month.

-Mike Stenberg, President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

INSIDE OCTOBER

  • 10% OFF SHRINK WRAP ONLINE – UNTIL OCT. 15, 2021- WE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE! (DISCOUNT ONLY VALID ON RETAIL AND BUSINESS TIER PRICING)
  • “WRAP FOR A CAUSE” BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PROMOTION
  • NEW VIDEO! EXPLANATION OF SHRINK WRAP COLOR DIFFERENCES
  • BROWSE OUR ELECTRONIC CATALOG!
  • NEED A TRAINING REFRESHER ON WRAPPING BOATS? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED WITH OUR TRAINING VIDEOS!
  • CLOSEOUT DEALS- 12′ x 152′ 7-MIL BLUE ADDED

We have extended our fall discount! 10% off shrink wrap online until October 15th, 2021 if you use promo code DREXTEND at online checkout.

**Offer is only valid on standard Retail and Business tier pricing. Offer is available online only**

Are you with a business? You could qualify for Preferred Pricing on our website! Fill out our Preferred Pricing Request Form online or give us a call. Already a customer of ours and want your preferred pricing available online? E-mail us!

Show your love with PINK from Dr. Shrink!

Dr. Shrink is raising awareness for breast cancer research. For the entire month of October, Dr. Shrink hopes to sell plenty of their 17’x110’ 7-mil Pink shrink wrap and will donate $10.00 of every roll sold to benefit local organizations raising funds for breast cancer research.

NEW VIDEO!

EXPLANATION OF COLOR DIFFERENCES FOR OUR PREMIUM SHRINK WRAP MATERIAL

Shrink wrap comes in blue, white, and clear. Are you in a northern state with heavy snow load and you’ve noticed blue shrink wrap is prevalent for winter storage? There’s a reason for that!

Each color serves its own purpose and is designed to be used for different applications. Check out our video for a quick explanation of when to use blue, white, or clear shrink wrap. More quick videos coming your way soon- stay tuned!

Get all of Dr. Shrink’s product information and descriptions right at your fingertips with our Electronic Catalog!

Browse through our product catalog, complete with new products and innovations along with product tips and resources. View it online now, or give us a call to request a catalog and we will mail it to your door!

It's prime time for shrink wrapping boats for storage. Need a training refresher?

Need a refresher on shrink wrapping your recreational boat? We have you covered with this quick 8-minute tutorial. Complete with diagrams and how-to instruction.

If you have covered a recreational boat, a pontoon is similar, but with a few small differences. We take you through each of these points along with some insider tips.

Sailboats with their masts up are a whole new game when it comes to seasonal storage. Here we take you through all of the main points along with some key, time-saving tips along the way.

Campers are similar to other square objects, but a few differences include the strapping structure and best practices for securing for the duration of your storage season.

5 years ago one of our distributors, Rhino Shrink Wrap, wrapped this 1972 Czech Jet Fighter Fusel Section. Rhino Shrink Wrap recently spoke to the pilot and the Dr. Shrink material used is still standing strong after 5 years no problem. Great work Rhino Shrink Wrap and thank you for sharing the photos!

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September 2021 – Shrink Wrap News from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

September Notes from Mike.

Fall is in the air, and that means our busiest time of the year is here. With the past 18 months throwing our nation many curveballs, we have all weathered the storm. However, with continued supply chain issues, labor shortages and manufacturing challenges, our industry is really seeing the effects of this as we approach fall.

The winterization industry is currently experiencing longer than normal manufacturing and delivery times. With that in mind, you may see some of our popular sizes in low supply– we are doing everything we can to keep up with demand. Keep in mind there are several alternative sizes, colors, and/or mil thicknesses in stock and on the floor that should work well for you as a substitute or alternative.

Dr. Shrink is stocking our facility with truckloads of material each day and our warehouse is working hard to get you your orders as quickly as possible. If you are on our website and you see that we have low stock or a “call to order” note, please give our customer service team a call, and we can discuss your project and match you with a suitable alternative that we have in stock, and ready to ship out to you.

As always, we thank you for your continued support, and please know that we are working hard to get you your material as quickly as possible. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time in our industries history, I know we will all continue to adapt, adjust and work through whatever comes our way.

Best wishes on a successful fall, and please feel free to contact me personally with any questions you may have. Hope everyone has a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

-Mike Stenberg, President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

INSIDE SEPTEMBER

  • UPDATE ON SWU TRAINING COURSES
  • 15 DAYS LEFT TO SAVE!! 10% OFF SHRINK WRAP ONLINE

(DISCOUNT ONLY VALID ON RETAIL AND BUSINESS TIER PRICING)

  • LABOR DAY SPECIAL – 10% OFF TAPE

(DISCOUNT ONLY VALID ON RETAIL AND BUSINESS TIER PRICING)

  • DO-IT-YOURSELF SHRINK WRAP KIT

  • EASILY WRAP YOUR PONTOON BOAT THIS YEAR!

HOW-TO VIDEO FOR WRAPPING A PONTOON BOAT

• CLOSEOUT DEALS- PINK AND GRAY SHRINK WRAP ADDED

We have been receiving calls and emails regarding our ShrinkWrapU Class, but due to COVID-19, we are not currently holding any training classes. If something changes, we will make sure to contact you. Once we have a class date scheduled when SWU training courses start again, we will let you know.

In the meantime, head over to our website’s How-To/Training section to watch some of Dr. Shrink’s Professional Training Videos to get you started!

Our most popular training videos include:

All How-To Videos

Dr. Shrink’s How-To and Training Videos provide an inside look at the art of shrink wrapping. With detailed explanations of each process and specific project needs, you can enjoy learning the best possible practices for shrink wrapping specific objects including power boats, sailboats, machinery, patio furniture, pontoon boats, and more with the leading experts at Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Click here to see all of our videos. More videos are in production, so make sure to bookmark this link!

You still have 2 weeks to take advantage of our fall special discount on shrink wrap! 10% off shrink wrap online until September 15th, 2021 if you use promo code DRFALL at online checkout.

**Offer is only valid on standard Retail and Business tier pricing. Offer is available online only**

Are you with a business? You could qualify for Preferred Pricing on our website! Fill out our Preferred Pricing Request Form online. Your request will be received and review by the Dr. Shrink team quickly, and once approved you will receive a confirmation email and your online account will be granted business pricing. Are you already set up with business pricing and want to order online? E-mail us to get set up with an online account immediately!

Benefits of online ordering with Dr. Shrink account include:

  • Customers can ship on their own shipping accounts (FedEx, UPS, LTL Freight Carriers)
  • Customers can checkout with their Net 30 terms (if applicable)
  • All orders are saved to your account for easy referencing
  • Shipping/billing addresses are saved to your account for faster checkout
  • Payment methods are saved securely to your account
  • Online customers will be offered exclusive deals, discounts, and promos

Labor Day Online SALE!

10% OFF Tape!

Take advantage of tape savings this Labor Day with Dr. Shrink’s two day sale!

10% off all tape with promo code TAPE10– online only!

Dr. Shrink offers a wide variety of tape options for any shrink wrap or film/covering application. Please see the graphic below for short descriptions explaining the uses for each tape (please click the graphic if you need bigger text).

Buy a single roll individually, or buy by the case!

**Offer good on standard Retail or Business Tier pricing only.

**Offer good from Monday, 9/6 until Tuesday, 9/7 at 11:59pm EST.

Regardless of the application, protect your assets using our complete DIY Shrink Wrap Kit. Our DIY Shrink Wrap Kit is designed for standard runabouts without wakeboard towers up to 24′ and pontoons up to 24′ with up to an 8’ beam. Also great for yard and garden equipment, and patio and deck furniture.

The DS-SWKIT is nicely packaged all in one box (save on shipping!) with the exception of the heat tool; the heat tool needs to be purchased separately.

The following items are included in the DIY Shrink Wrap Kit:

(1) Roll of 17’ x 31’ white, 7-mil shrink wrap

(1) Roll of 2” x 180’ white Heat Shrink Tape

(1) Roll of 3/4” x 300’ Woven Cord Strapping

(3) End Caps for support posts

(6) Individual 3/4” buckles

(1) Ring Cutter to cut strapping

(1) Disposable Film Knife to cut shrink wrap

(4)Weather-Tight Self-Adhesive Vents

Training is obtainable by video, written instructions, and our customer service line (800-968-5147). Get wrapping today!

Pontoon boats are very similar to recreational deep v-hull boats, however, there are a few different tips and tricks we have for you to make your wrapping job quicker and easier. This how-to video shows you how to shrink wrap your pontoon boat for storage.

Dr. Shrink, Inc. supplies premium, 100% virgin resin shrink wrap in widths of 12 to 60 feet in a variety of lengths and mil thicknesses. 6 and 7-mil shrink wrap is recommended for boat storage. Dr. Shrink also supplies a complete line of installation accessories– everything you need to complete your shrink wrap job from start to finish.

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August 2021 – Shrink Wrap News from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

August Notes from Mike.

As we prepare for the busy marine recreation season, I would like to say THANK YOU to all of our incredible customers for supporting us and the shrink wrap industry through one of the most complex years on record.

I would like to personally extend my deepest appreciation for your continued support, one-on-one conversations, Zoom calls, emails, and social media messages over the past year and a half. I truly believe that we will all emerge from this stronger than ever before, thanks to your dedication to the industry and your perseverance in the shrink wrap industry. Cheers to a great fall season and a bright year ahead.

-Mike Stenberg, President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

INSIDE AUGUST

HURRICANE SEASON IS HERE – SHRINK WRAP FOR DISASTER RESTORATION AND ROOF REPAIR
2021 FALL MAILERS! 10% OFF SHRINK WRAP ONLINE (DISCOUNT ONLY VALID ON STANDARD RETAIL AND BUSINESS TIER PRICING)
STOCK UP ON INSTALLATION ACCESSORIES- NO MINIMUMS!
DO-IT-YOURSELF SHRINK WRAP KIT
QUICK 8-MINUTE HOW-TO VIDEO FOR WRAPPING A REC BOAT
CLOSEOUT DEALS

Hurricane season is here and Dr. Shrink is here for you!

Dr. Shrink offers a complete line of shrink wrapping products used to protect and/or compartmentalize structures after natural disasters (such as hurricanes) or while remediation/disaster restoration work is being done. We’re stocked with wide and thick shrink wrap to perfectly match your needs during this hurricane season. 

Roof repair shouldn't be tricky.

Dr. Shrink can help you learn how to cover a roof; if you’ve ever wondered about an alternative to a tarp on your roofing project then you’re in the right place. Replace your tarps, which break down over time, with shrink wrap by simply fastening it to your roof and shrinking it with a propane fired heat tool. Dr. Shrink’s shrink wrap has a warranty and can be fit to any roof.

The Dr. Shrink Advantage:

  • Saves time and money
  • Premium shrink wrap up to 60′ wide and 12-mil thick
  • Sleek, waterproof, durable protection
  • 100% virgin resin material with maximum UV inhibitors for long-term use
  • Our specialty Flame Retardant shrink wrap meets or exceeds all NFPA 701 specifications

Shrink wrap can be applied in the same way as a tarp and offers a wide variety of benefits over products that aren’t able to be custom fit.

  • Shrinking and welding shrink wrap together offers superior weather protection in every environment
  • Dr. Shrink’s high quality material is more durable than a tarp, which lends to a longer lasting cover.
  • All of our shrink wrap has UV inhibitors to protect it from UV breakdown
  • Consistent results for a clean, professional look on every project

Identifying what you need to cover is easy and so is applying it when you have Dr. Shrink’s experienced training staff helping you. Give us a call with questions or fill out our quick form and we will be in touch!

Don’t miss out on our fall special discount on shrink wrap! 10% off shrink wrap online until September 15th, 2021 if you use promo code DRFALL at online checkout.

**Offer is only valid on standard Retail and Business tier pricing. Offer is available online only**

Are you with a business? You could qualify for Preferred Pricing on our website! Fill out our Preferred Pricing Request Form online. Your request will be received and review by the Dr. Shrink team quickly, and once approved you will receive a confirmation email and your online account will be granted business pricing.

Benefits of online ordering with Dr. Shrink account include:

  • Customers can ship on their own shipping accounts (FedEx, UPS, LTL Freight Carriers)
  • Customers can checkout with their Net 30 terms (if applicable)
  • All orders are saved to your account for easy referencing
  • Shipping/billing addresses are saved to your account for faster checkout
  • Payment methods are saved securely to your account

·    Online customers will be offered exclusive deals, discounts, and promos

Accessories are key for every shrink wrap job.

Order one, or a dozen, or more! We have no minimum order quantities on our accessories. Stock up today!

Buy a single item, individually, or buy an entire case! 

Order items in a flash by using our Quick Order tool on our website!

dr-shrink.com

Regardless of the application, protect your assets using our complete DIY Shrink Wrap Kit. Our DIY Shrink Wrap Kit is designed for standard runabouts without wakeboard towers up to 24′ and pontoons up to 24′ with up to an 8’ beam. Also great for yard and garden equipment, and patio and deck furniture.

The DS-SWKIT is nicely packaged all in one box (save on shipping!) with the exception of the heat tool; the heat tool needs to be purchased separately.

The following items are included in the DIY Shrink Wrap Kit:

(1) Roll of 17’ x 31’ white, 7-mil shrink wrap
(1) Roll of 2” x 180’ white Heat Shrink Tape
(1) Roll of 3/4” x 300’ Woven Cord Strapping
(3) End Caps for support posts
(6) Individual 3/4” buckles
(1) Ring Cutter to cut strapping
(1) Disposable Film Knife to cut shrink wrap
(4)Weather-Tight Self-Adhesive Vents

Training is obtainable by video, written instructions, and our customer service line (800-968-5147). Get wrapping today! Click on the below flyer to enlarge.

Dr. Shrink Traveled to Traverse City, MI for a Pit Spitters Baseball Game!

Our team had a great time at the ball game on July 16th. Hope everyone is taking the time to get out and enjoy this fantastic summer weather.

This quick how-to video shows you how to shrink wrap your boat for storage. Dr. Shrink, Inc. supplies premium, 100% virgin resin shrink wrap in widths of 12 to 60 feet in a variety of lengths and mil thicknesses. 6 and 7-mil shrink wrap is recommended for boat storage. Dr. Shrink also supplies a complete line of installation accessories– everything you need to complete your shrink wrap job from start to finish.

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July 2021 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

July Notes from Mike.

As we say goodbye to the first half of the year, we turn the calendars over to begin preparations for the busy marine season which will be quickly approaching. With that in mind, we want to continue to provide you, our valued customers, with the latest news on the shrink wrap industry and the current price increases the market has been experiencing.

Please read through our section below regarding the shrink wrap price increases. As most of you are already aware, we have experienced several increases from August 2020 to date. There have been many variables and ever-evolving changes world-wide that have impacted these increases over the months; from weather induced natural disasters, political climate, raw material shortages, simple supply and demand, and several others obstacles.

Dr. Shrink has tried to be as transparent as possible regarding these market changes and price increases, and we want you prepared with this information before fall ordering. We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to serving you as your business continues to flourish. Hope everyone enjoys the 4th of July holiday! Thank you for working with us.

-Mike Stenberg, President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

INSIDE JULY

BE PREPARED FOR HIGHER SHRINK WRAP PRICES
NEW PRODUCT! REINFORCED SHRINK WRAP
SHRINK WRAP KIT – PERFECT FOR REC / PONTOON BOATS / PATIO & GARDEN FURNITURE
“PRINCESS OF LUDINGTON” SUNSET CRUISE
QUICK 8-MINUTE HOW-TO VIDEO FOR WRAPPING A REC BOAT
CLOSEOUT DEALS

Be Prepared for Higher Shrink Wrap Prices This Season

We would like to address a couple things to better prepare you before the busy fall season hits. 

SHRINK WRAP PRICE INCREASES
Resin increases have continued to hammer the market on raw material (polyethylene). Over the past 12 months, polyethylene costs are up 42% which directly effects shrink wrap pricing, as polyethylene is the main component in shrink wrap. Due to this we want all customers to be prepared in knowing that shrink wrap prices will be over 40% higher this fall (compared to last fall). Please note Dr. Shrink is only passing along the exact increase on raw material as it is received from resin producers. There are no additional production costs, or other fees impacting these increases. These resin/raw material increases are market-wide and non-negotiable; no manufacturers, distributors, or customers are exempt from them. We assure you our pricing is just as competitive today as it was early last year, in the current market.

SALES TAX ON ORDERS
In an effort to remain compliant with current tax law, Dr. Shrink has also implemented a new sales tax policy. All tax-exempt customer accounts will require a valid sales tax exemption form from their respective states.  This certificate will be kept securely on-file with our tax partner, Avalara.  If you are unsure if your sales tax exemption form is currently on file, or need to submit one, please give us a call at 800-968-5147, or email customerservice@dr-shrink.com with the email subject notated as ‘tax form’. Please allow a 5-7 business day processing period for multi-jurisdictional forms.

**It is important to note that all orders processed without a form on file will be charged tax.  This tax charge is NON-REFUNDABLE as Dr. Shrink remits tax to these states upon invoicing.  Please be sure to submit all tax information prior to order placement.**

As a valued customer, we take the utmost care in providing you all information to prepare for a successful season. We hope these early notifications will allow enough time to adjust your shrink wrap installation pricing, if needed. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions. We greatly appreciate your business and look forward to another season working with you.

Introducing Dr. Shrink's New Reinforced Shrink Wrap!

Dr. Shrink’s new Reinforced Shrink Wrap is designed for shrink wrap applications requiring higher durability and protection over the use of non-reinforced standard shrink wrap.

Our Reinforced Shrink Wrap is a white four-layer shrink wrap that combines the strength of scrim-reinforcement with the heat shrink properties of conventional shrink wrap. This product is engineered to be lightweight and flexible for exceptional cold-crack resistance in low temperatures. The outer layers consist of an opaque white high-strength polyethylene film with added U.V. and thermal stabilizers to reduce heat build-up beneath the enclosure, condensation, and to provide exposed outdoor longevity of approximately 1 year.

Dr. Shrink’s Reinforced Shrink Wrap is highly pliable and allows for easy heat-weld fusing during packaging to efficiently enclose large or difficult shapes and eliminate the costs of cover packing materials in shipping and storage. A heavy-duty scrim reinforcement is placed between the plies to maximize tear-resistance and increase service life.

Technical Info:
This shrink wrap is reinforced with a minimum 1000 denier scrim laid in a diagonal pattern spaced 3/8” apart for added strength and stability. The individual plies are laminated together with molten polyethylene for pin-hole free durability. The diamond reinforcement pattern provides uniform tear resistance in all directions through superior tensile and puncture properties to resist and stop tear propagation.

**Dr. Shrink's SuperGrip Tape is the ONLY tape that will stick to our Reinforced Shrink Wrap** (DS-SUPERGRIP)

Reinforced Shrink Wrap is available in 20’, 33’, and 40’ widths. All sizes are 100′ in length and have 10-mil thickness. Questions if this new reinforced material is right for you? Email us!

Regardless of the application, protect your assets using our complete DIY Shrink Wrap Kit. Our DIY Shrink Wrap Kit is designed for standard runabouts without wakeboard towers up to 24′ and pontoons up to 24′ with up to an 8’ beam. Also great for yard and garden equipment, and patio and deck furniture.

The DS-SWKIT is nicely packaged all in one box (save on shipping!) with the exception of the heat tool; the heat tool needs to be purchased separately.

The following items are included in the DIY Shrink Wrap Kit:

(1) Roll of 17’ x 31’ white, 7-mil shrink wrap
(1) Roll of 2” x 180’ white Heat Shrink Tape
(1) Roll of 3/4” x 300’ Woven Cord Strapping
(3) End Caps for support posts
(6) Individual 3/4” buckles
(1) Ring Cutter to cut strapping
(1) Disposable Film Knife to cut shrink wrap
(4)Weather-Tight Self-Adhesive Vents

Training is obtainable by video, written instructions, and our customer service line (800-968-5147). Get wrapping today! Click on the below flyer to enlarge.

Dr. Shrink Team on the “Princess of Ludington” for a Sunset Cruise!

Our team spent a beautiful evening (June 18th) cruising around Lake Michigan.
The team that plays together, stays together!
Hope everyone takes the time to get out and enjoy this fantastic summer weather.

This quick how-to video shows you how to shrink wrap your boat for storage. Dr. Shrink, Inc. supplies premium, 100% virgin resin shrink wrap in widths of 12 to 60 feet in a variety of lengths and mil thicknesses. 6 and 7-mil shrink wrap is recommended for boat storage. Dr. Shrink also supplies a complete line of installation accessories– everything you need to complete your shrink wrap job from start to finish.

Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July!!

**Dr. Shrink, Inc. will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance of the holiday.**

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Got Wrap? Recycle It

NANTUCKET, MA (June 1, 2021) – Clean Ocean Access, Dr. Shrink, Nantucket Public Works,
Glyn’s Marine, and Nantucket Marine are calling all boaters to save and recycle their shrink
wrap via a new collection program. From April through the end of August, Nantucket
residents can participate in this new pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) program to advance local
recycling processes, giving wrap a second life in new products, preserving the capacity of
the island landfill.

HOW IT WORKS:

PURCHASE EZ-Fill bags at Glyn’s Marine, and Nantucket Marine for $35 — each bag
holding approximately 800 sq. ft. of wrap, the equivalent of that removed from a 30-foot
boat.

RECYCLE your boats shrink wrap by filling EZ-Fill bag with wrap and seal with supplied
closure device. Keep shrink wrap clean and dry and be sure to remove all non-shrink items
such as: straps, vents, zippers, rope, and tape.

For a how to guide please watch this video: https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=s71gbGkfnEk

SCHEDULE EZ-fill bag drop-off for recycling with Nantucket Public Works. Returning filled
EZ-Fill bags to Glyn’s and Nantucket Marine is not an option.

Nantucket Public Works | 188 Madaket Rd, Nantucket, MA| Recycling Drop-off by
Appointment with Graeme Durovich, (508) 228-7244 or gdurovich@nantucketma.gov

About Shrink Wrap Recycling
For more information about Clean Ocean Access and how you can take part in the Shrink
Wrap Recycling Project, visit www.cleanoceanaccess.org/programs/shrink-wraprecycling/.
More information about TerraCycle and their recycling programs can be found
by visiting www.TerraCycle.com.

 

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June 2021 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

June Notes from Mike.

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. It has been slowly but surely warming up in Manistee and is starting to feel like summer.

Please don’t forget, if you’re located in Michigan, our Recycling Run participants will all be contacted for their EZ-Fill bag pickups shortly, if you haven’t already. The deadline to submit your Recycling Run registration form is TODAY! We greatly appreciate your effort in making sure your shrink wrap covers are properly recycled. Check out the section below on how to properly remove your cover. 

We have seen some incredible shrink wrap jobs being completed lately. Check out two customer spotlights below- one of them fully-encapsulating a 223 foot superyacht in Australia and the other creating their own custom DIY greenhouse in Canada. Please keep sending photos as to what you are up to and what you are wrapping– our customers continue to amaze us!

Hope everyone has a great start to the summer season and to all the Dads out there, I wish you a Happy Father’s Day later this month. I would like to give a special shout-out to my fellow Dr. Shrink Dads: Tony, Bart, Ryan, Ben, Bob, and Jake!

-Mike Stenberg, President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

INSIDE JUNE

DIY SHRINK WRAP FOR GREENHOUSES
MASSIVE YACHT REFINISHING SHRINK WRAP JOB
REMOVE YOUR SHRINK WRAP COVER PROPERLY FOR RECYCLING
CLOSEOUT DEALS

DIY Greenhouse with Shrink Wrap

A great customer of ours in Canada sent in these photos of a recent project he completed– a greenhouse in his backyard in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Shrink Wrap for Yacht Refinishing- Full Encapsulation On the Water!

Absolutely amazing and impressive shrink wrap work by Sweep Marine Services, located in Australia! Shrink wrapped in the below photos is a 68m/223ft superyacht at the Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard in spectacular Queensland, Australia. This yacht was a full on-water encapsulation and is ready to be repainted!

To realize the total magnitude of this level of job, take a look at the 1-minute video.

Very impressive work!

Take a look at these quick and simple steps to properly remove a shrink wrap cover for recycling.

Wishing all Dads a very happy Father's Day on June 20th! A special shout-out to our Dr. Shrink Dads: Mike, Bart, Ryan, Bob, Tony, Ben, and Jake!

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May 2021 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

May Notes from Mike.

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who wished Dr. Shrink a happy company anniversary– 29 years in business would not have been possible without all of you and your support over the years. Thank you all for working with us and trusting us to be your valued shrink wrap supplier.

As the weather warms up and more marine boat covers come off, we are thrilled to announce that our C.0.0.L. Recycling Program is taking off! Taking care of our environment that many of us as boat owners and outdoor recreational enthusiasts all enjoy, should be a top priority, and new recycling partners have emerged that we are excited about. I want to give a shout out to the Clean Ocean Access (COA), a New England-based non-profit, who is working hard at promoting shrink wrap recycling around the New England area, and this year expanding into Nantucket as well. In addition, we are pleased to announce an international partner, Switch Energy Corporation, out of Ontario, Canada. Their program will allow recycling throughout much of Ontario! Thank you to these incredible recycling partners and we hope to have a long working relationship together.

Hope everyone has a great month of May, and to all the Moms out there, I wish you a very happy and enjoyable Mother’s Day on Sunday. I would like to give an especially warm Mother’s Day wish to our Dr. Shrink Moms: Ashley, Angela, and Pam!

-Mike Stenberg, President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

INSIDE MAY

NEW RECYCLING PARTNERS
RESIN IS ON THE RISE & AN INDUSTRY UPDATE
HIGHLIGHTING TRUCKING & TRANSPORTATION
DR. SHRINK BLOOD DRIVE (MANISTEE) – MAY 20TH
CLOSEOUT DEALS

Learn how to recycle your shrink wrap if you are these new partner areas!

Are you located in Ontario, Canada with shrink wrap to recycle? You may be able to participate with Switch Energy Corp. and their new shrink wrap recycling program. Learn more about this here!

Are you in the Nantucket area or in the Southeastern part of New England? You may be able to participate with Clean Ocean Access and their shrink wrap recycling program with their New Jersey based recycling partners at TerraCycle. Learn more about this here!

Not sure if you have a recycling provider in your area? Contact your nearest recycling center and let them know you have used shrink wrap to recycle you can follow our easy step-by-step instructions here!

Do you know of any recycling facilities that accept shrink wrap, or know of other programs that collect used shrink wrap for recycling? Let us know! We are looking for partnerships to cover each state!

Why resin prices have been on the rise and the other industries getting hit….

We have all been feeling the increase in resin prices, and as we have been looking to our other industry colleagues and partners, we have taken notice this is not just the shrink wrap industry, all industries are getting hit from all angles.

The February “Mega-Freeze” that hit Texas really disrupted the production of resin, which is not just a key component in polyethylene, but also construction and other manufacturing materials. In looking into construction here in our home state of Michigan, we reference this article published by Capital News Service, with information from the Michigan Home Builders Association.

According to Robert Filka, the CEO of the Home Builders Association of Michigan, the effects of the shortage adversely impact many aspects of construction. 

“The shortage of resin has caused shortages for all kinds of different products — everything from plumbing materials and all other materials that go into a house,” Filka said. “We are seeing incredible shortages and delays in products that have resin in them.”

Shortages make it difficult to estimate what the final cost of a home will be, Filka said, “because literally from the time they sign a contract to the time a builder might start building, prices have been increasing by thousands and thousands of dollars, depending on the size of the project.”

Additionally, construction prices are rising because of lumber shortages. “COVID has put some impact on production,” Filka said. “You’ve also got factories and mills having to operate under COVID restrictions so they can’t produce as much as they used to, yet demand for wood and building materials has skyrocketed since the pandemic.”

The cost of rubber prices are also going up across the board; higher prices for rubber are a direct result of a supply shortage. Rubber prices reached a four-year high in February, according to Bloomberg data.

As most of you are already aware, we have experienced several price increases on our shrink wrap since August 2020 due to the increasing cost of resins. 

Dr. Shrink is committed to keeping the impact to our customers as low as possible, and with that, we assure you that we are passing along only the exact increase on raw material as it is received. There are no additional production costs or other fees impacting these increases. 

These resin/raw material increases are market-wide and non-negotiable; no manufacturers, distributors, or customers are exempt from them. We assure you our pricing is just as competitive today as it was early last year, in the current market. 

As a valued customer, we take the utmost care in offering you the best possible price on the highest quality product to ensure continued success in your business ventures.  We can send you an outlined detailed list of increases we’ve incurred since August of 2020 if you wish, feel free to request that any time.  

We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to serving you as your business continues to flourish. 

Trucking & Transportation HIGH DEMAND – Get in on the action!

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the last year has increased trucking and transportation demands based on a global shift to online purchases – well in the industrial sector, demand continues to SOAR as home improvement projects and manufacturing companies are now trying to make up for lost time. With that, it’s a perfect time for shrink wrap installers to get in on the action as manufacturing sectors are looking for shrink wrap experts to wrap their projects for transportation.

Check out our featured video below on how to fully encapsulate an object for material transportation – and as always, if you have any questions about this industry or need assistance in anyway, contact our world class customer service team!

Not sure which size shrink wrap you need for your particular object or piece of equipment? Fill out our quick and easy “What Size Shrink Wrap Do I Need?” form and upload a few pictures– we will be in touch with the best size shrink wrap for your specific job!

Please consider signing up for our upcoming blood drive on 5/20/21 from 9am-2pm on the Versiti Blood Center of Michigan bus in Dr. Shrink’s parking lot (Manistee). We will have freshly baked cookies from Two Slices for anyone who donates or attempts to donate. We are only a few donors away from having a full schedule! Please sign up to donate here, and if our schedule is already full by the time you read this, then please consider a donation to a local blood bank near you!

Keep in mind, Dr. Shrink will be hosting another blood drive July 15th

Several new sizes of Closeout rolls available. Get them while you can, these go fast!
Used/Refurbished: Rapid Shrink 100, Ripack 2200 & 3000 & Shrinkfast 998
Air Force Vents only $0.99 each! (DS-AFVENT)

Wishing all of the Moms in the Dr. Shrink family and beyond a very happy Mother’s Day on Sunday!

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Dr. Shrink, Inc. Expands Recycling Efforts with New Partnership in Ontario, Canada— Calls for Marinas & Boat Owners to Recycle Their Used Shrink Wrap

For Immediate Release:
Contact:
Mike Stenberg
drshrink@dr-shrink.com
800.968.5147

Dr. Shrink, Inc. Expands Recycling Efforts with New Partnership in Ontario, Canada— Calls for Marinas & Boat Owners to Recycle Their Used Shrink Wrap

Manistee, Michigan – Dr. Shrink, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of shrink wrap across the globe, and while offering premium and high-quality products, recycling of used shrink wrap continues to be a top priority for this global leader.

Dr. Shrink partners with the Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC) and Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) to keep used shrink wrap out of Michigan landfills each and every year. Dr. Shrink has expanded their efforts by recently partnering with Switch Energy Corp. out of Clinton, Ontario, Canada for shrink wrap recycling throughout most of Ontario. Recycling service prices vary depending on distance & quantity. Bags are available from Switch Energy Corp. All questions and inquiries into recycling in Ontario can be answered by Shane McKenna at 1-519-588-6303.

Since 2011, Switch Energy Corp. (SEC) has been the leading recycler of agricultural film plastics in Ontario. “In order to continue our success, SEC is pleased to expand operations to help provide a solution to the increase in marine plastics pollution. We feel we can have a significantly better impact on the amount of boat wrap that gets recycled in Ontario by partnering with Dr. Shrink,” says Shane McKenna.

All of Dr. Shrink’s film is 100% virgin resin made of #4 Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE). This is one of the most common plastic materials available, and its recycled contents is frequently used in plastic lumber, construction sheeting, and garbage bags. Many boat owners think of our shrink wrap as a “plastic bag” which is not commonly recycled at your local recycling center, however, our material is different.

“Taking care of our environment that we, as boat owners and outdoor recreation enthusiasts, all enjoy, should be a top priority,” says Mike Stenberg, President & Founder of Dr. Shrink, Inc. “With a little bit of effort and education, we can all do our part and recycle our used shrink wrap for free or very little cost.”

To start, pick up the phone and contact your local recycling center and ask them if they will accept “#4 LDPE plastic sheeting”. Some locations may require you to provide documentation, and Dr. Shrink is happy to help; you can access specification documents online at: dr-shrink.com/recycling, or you can email us at: recycle@dr-shrink.com and we will be more than happy to assist. From there, remember to: Keep it C.0.0.L. To ensure your wrap is accepted at the local recycling center, be sure it is clean, has zero accessories (such as strapping, buckles, vents, or zipper doors), has zero moisture and is dry, and finally, is loosely packed for easily handling and sorting when it arrives at the local recycling center.

Recycling and environmental stewardship is not a new concept to Dr. Shrink, they have pioneered a number of recycling programs throughout the country. “We have created a comprehensive recycling program in our home State of Michigan, and its 20+ years of success is one of our proudest accomplishments as a company.” says Stenberg, “Our goal each and every year is to continue to build upon our program, and this year, we are hoping to expand our efforts across the entire country.”

Dr. Shrink, Inc. was founded in 1992, by Mike Stenberg in Manistee, Michigan, as a one-man operation in his home. It has since grown into a 15+ employee international corporation that distributes its products on 6 continents across the world. Dr. Shrink, Inc. is located in Manistee’s Industrial Park at 315 Washington Street.

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April 2021 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

April Notes from Mike.

April is here and we were beginning to welcome the first signs of Spring the last couple weeks, until last evening and this morning when it was snowing, blowing, and felt like 11 degrees Fahrenheit– typical Michigan weather for you! We are looking forward to beautiful spring weather coming soon. That means it is time to start thinking about removing those shrink wrap boat covers that have served you well during the harsh winter months. We want to remind you all to do your part and be sure to recycle your old, used shrink wrap.

For those in Michigan, you can purchase our EZ-Fill bags and schedule your pick-up with our recycling partners! If you are located outside of Michigan, you can still recycle your shrink wrap film. ALL of Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap is 100% virgin resin made of #4 LDPE – which is one of the most common plastic materials out there and is acceptable at MOST local recycling centers. I encourage you to contact your nearest recycling center to inquire about recycling your wrap!

One more exciting note for the Dr. Shrink team this April – once we reach April 21st, we will be celebrating our 29th year in business! THANK YOU for 29 incredible years. We would not be here if not for all of you! Be sure to check out our 29th anniversary special below!

Stay safe and happy Spring!

-Mike Stenberg, President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

INSIDE APRIL

DR. SHRINK CELEBRATES 29 YEARS IN BUSINESS
REASONS FOR RESIN AND SHRINK WRAP PRICE INCREASES
RECYCLE YOUR SHRINK WRAP COVERS
“DON’T TRASH YOUR SHRINK WRAP” VIDEO: RECYCLE WITH EASE!
APRIL CLOSEOUT SPECIALS

Celebrating 29 Years in Business!

THANK YOU to all of our incredible customers for making Dr. Shrink was it is today! Without you, we would not be here and as a special thank you, we wanted to offer a special promotion – exclusive to our loyal customers.

On the day of our company anniversary, APRIL 21st – visit us online at dr-shrink.com and place an online order of $290.00 or more, use promo code DR29 at checkout, and you can unlock a special offer of… $29 off your shrink wrap order of $290 or more!

Use promo code: DR29

Offer only available online.
Offer only available Wednesday, 4/21/21 until 11:59 PM EST

Reasons For Resin and Shrink Wrap Increases

In the wake of resin increases continuing to hammer the market on raw material (polyethylene), we thought it best to provide a brief explanation of how this affects our highly valued customer base. 

As most of you are already aware, we have experienced a total increase of $0.43/lb. from August of 2020 to date. 

There have been many variables and ever-evolving changes world-wide that have impacted these increases over the months; from weather induced natural disasters, political climate, raw material shortages, simple supply and demand, and several others, to name a few. 

We understand that increases, especially in this capacity, are never a welcomed change. That said, we assure you that we are passing along only the exact increase on raw material as it is received from our manufacturers. There are no additional production costs, or other fees impacting these increases. 

These resin/raw material increases are market-wide and non-negotiable; no manufacturers, distributors, or customers are exempt from them. We assure you our pricing is just as competitive today as it was early last year, in the current market. 

To be as transparent as possible, we are hearing from our manufacturers that it is likely we will see pricing continue to climb through April. We, like all of you, hope to see these increases taper off sooner rather than later and will update you if/when that begins to happen. 

As a valued customer, we take the utmost care in offering you the best possible price on the highest quality product to ensure continued success in your business ventures.  We can send you an outlined detailed list of increases we’ve incurred since August of 2020 if you wish, feel free to request that any time.  

We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to serving you as your business continues to flourish.

Recycle your old, used shrink wrap this Spring! Here's how you can do it...

ARE YOU LOCATED IN MICHIGAN?

If YES, you can participate in our “Recycling Run” where you will purchase an EZ-Fill bag and will schedule a pick-up/drop-off with our area partners. Learn more about our program and register today – feel free to contact us with any questions!

ALL SHRINK WRAP USERS CAN TYPICALLY RECYCLE LOCALLY…

Dr. Shrink’s film is 100% virgin resin made of #4 Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and is one of the most common plastic types AND is 100% recyclable at most local recycling centers! All you need to do is remember to keep it C.0.0.L. which is our easy reminder to make sure your wrap is CLEAN, has ZERO accessories (vents, strapping, doors, etc.), has ZERO moisture (be sure it is dry), and is LOOSE when packed for recycling.

Do the environment a favor and give your local recycling center a call. If you need any specific details or data sheets on the plastic, contact us and one of our customer service team members will be glad to help!

Not exactly sure how to easily remove your shrink wrap cover? Check out our Recycling Run Silent Movie below, starring our very own President/CEO of Dr. Shrink, Inc., Mike Stenberg. Thank you for your effort to recycle this premium plastic.

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March 2021 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

March Notes from Mike.

This month, I want to take a little time and talk to you about your shrink wrap business. Are you currently just focused on the Marine Industry? Looking to make the jump to expand your business? I can tell you that expanding into different industries/markets and growing your business into being a year-round operation is how we have grown Dr. Shrink to where it is today. It’s important to “think outside the boat”. Understanding the benefits that other industries can offer from utilizing the properties of shrink wrap is a game-changer.

With that, I want to go through some of the major industries we supply materials to, and provide you some insight as to how you can potentially make your business a thriving, year-round endeavor.

If you have any questions or are interested in specific opportunities in certain industries, please do not hesitate to contact me or our world class customer service team. We also have a convenient form on our website where you can share details of what you are looking for and we will provide more information. Hope everyone has a great month!

-Mike Stenberg, President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

INSIDE MARCH

REASONS FOR RESIN AND SHRINK WRAP PRICE INCREASES
EXPLORING SHRINK WRAP INDUSTRIES
POPULAR TRAINING VIDEO: FULL ENCAPSULATION
MARCH CLOSE-OUT SPECIALS
PATRICK’S DAY WEEKLY BUNDLE SPECIAL

Reasons for Resin and Shrink Wrap Price Increases

Polyethylene trading roared back to life after the New Year rang in, the spot market had largely been starved of material during December and buyers returned from the holidays in need of resin. Several ongoing production issues have greatly restricted Polyethylene supplies and since the start of the year, a massive monomer rally, spurred along by cracker outages, has further complicated the situation.  

As of February 22nd, 2021, we received word that an additional resin increase has hit the industry on raw material (polyethylene) due to the inclement weather in Texas which caused production facilities to shut down and further limit supply of resins. 

We understand that price increases are never a welcomed change, but we assure you that we are doing everything in our power to keep your pricing as competitive as possible in today’s market.

Please be aware that the price fluctuation you see on shrink wrap products reflects the exact increase that has hit the market ($0.31 USD overall in 2020-21), and not a cent more. As a valued customer, we take the utmost care in offering you the best price possible on the highest quality product to ensure your business ventures are a success.

Detailed 2020/2021 product increases to date:

August 26th, 2020: $0.05/lb on Standard and Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap.

September 10th, 2020: $0.04/lb on Standard and Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap.

November 18th, 2020: $0.05/lb on Standard and Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap.

January 11th, 2021: $0.05/lb on Standard and Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap – 7% on VCI film.

February 15th, 2021: $0.05/lb on Standard and Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap as well as increases on tape, poly sheeting, vents, caps, misc. plastic accessories, strapping, buckles, Shrinkfast heat tools, parts, and accessories.

February 22nd, 2021: $0.07/lb on Standard and Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap.

We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to serving you as your business continues to flourish.

Let's Explore 6 Industries of Shrink Wrap

The industries of shrink wrap are vast and provide the opportunity for year-round business. Many installers focus on the Marine and Recreation industry, however, that season is one of the shortest available in the year. Here we will highlight all of the industries and their potential for your business growth throughout the year.

The Marine and Recreation Industry is one of the biggest served by Dr. Shrink. Despite only three primary peak months, the Marine and Recreation industry is one of the most recognized in the shrink wrap industry as a whole. Boats, RVs, outdoor furniture, ATVs and much more are typically wrapped for seasonal storage purposes.

6 and 7-mil material with ventilation is the primary application and there is high volume potential as the market swells in the early to late fall. With recognition comes saturation, and this is the most competitive industry in shrink wrap. It is essential to provide a quality product and Dr. Shrink can help supply your needs.

Search all of our popular marine products now!

The Disaster Relief & Restoration Industry has exploded over the past few years. Insurance companies, restoration companies, and contractors are all finding the superior benefits that shrink wrap has over the competition when looking for weather tight solutions at a time of disaster. Hurricanes, tornadoes, hail storms & severe winter weather all have an application where shrink wrap provides superior, cost effective protection of valuable assets that have been damaged as a result of these natural disasters. Here are some resources expanding on the Disaster Relief Industry.

The use of shrink wrap in the Trucking & Transportation Industry is becoming more popular, as full encapsulation of the products can make it completely weatherproof. This is an ideal industry to add to your Marine and Recreation market when looking to expand immediately. The techniques are easy to learn which will allow you to quickly expand to a year-round business without a huge learning curve.

The Construction & Scaffolding Industry can yield huge profit margins and is a 12 month shrink wrap business. Government and large building contracts will require scaffolding work and exterior containment. Shrink wrap is a cost effective and durable material that can be used for scaffolding. Available in Extreme 12-mil thick, with flame retardant sizes also available, the Dr.+ provides the largest sizes of shrink wrap available on the market. Browse our 12-mil shrink wrap.

One of the fastest growing year-round shrink wrap markets, Industrial wrapping can yield great business as customers demand packaging solutions along with corrosion inhibiting protection. This can all be provided by film supplied by Dr. Shrink. Our 7-mil VCI wrap is PERFECT for this industry and was designed specifically for it. Access details about our 20′ x 100′ VCI 7-mil Shrink Wrap.

Agriculture and Farming is a longer seasonal business, however, it’s more of a niche market but has high potential if located in desirable regions across the globe. Based on the changing seasons of the agriculture business, storage structures and equipment storage are among some of the most popular jobs performed by agricultural wrapping specialists. Because of the potential abuse that accompanies the industry, 8, 9 and 10-mil wrap is often used based on requirements.

Greenhouses for residential and commercial applications are also an area of large growth for many of Dr. Shrink’s clients with our wide array of clear films available.

Learning HOW-TO Shrink Wrap in a New Industry...

The basic principles are generally the same across each industry, but in order to maximize your profit, you need to know the tips and tricks in each industry to be truly successful. This is why we have compiled a comprehensive training library for you and your team.

SOME BASIC HOW-TO’s TO GET YOU STARTED:

Still have questions? Feel free to contact us and we can get you pointed in the right direction to grow and expand your business!

This is one of the most popular videos in the HOW-TO library – illustrating how to fully encapsulate a piece of equipment/machinery to make ready for transportation.

The week of St. Patrick’s Day (March 15th – 21st) is your lucky week!

Use that week’s promo code to get a FREE Dr. Shrink Can Coozie with your order! Make sure to subscribe to our e-list to receive the promo code.