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

Hope everyone is having a great finish to their summer season and enjoying this Labor Day weekend. Our fall mailers have been mailed out, new product catalogs are here, and the early-buy shrink wrap discount is in full swing. We have received a lot of positive feedback on our new website and we are glad to hear everyone is finding it easy to navigate. Don’t forget if you are part of a business, you can unlock business pricing online. If you aren’t already set up, please fill out our Business Price Request Form and we will get you approved! If your company already orders online with business pricing, keep in mind you can also checkout with your NET 30 terms as well, and ship on your own shipping accounts. Please let us know what we can do for you to gear up for the fall shrink wrap season. Several customers have expressed an interest in wrapping patio furniture, RV campers, and other outdoor items this season in addition to their typical boat wrapping– this is what we like to hear! If you have questions on other applications besides boats, please visit our How-To Training section of our website or call us. Happy shrinking to all and Happy Labor Day weekend!

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

INSIDE THE SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
EARLY BUY DISCOUNT/SAVE LABOR WITH DR. SHRINK/MARINE & DIY/DR. SHRINK VIDEO/NEW ALL-PROTECT PADDING/ WEEKLY BUNDLE SNEAK PEEK

DON’T FORGET – ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT! 10% OFF ALL SHRINK WRAP UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2019!

This promotion is available online only – and only good on standard wholesale and retail pricing. You must use promo code FALL19 at checkout.

Dr. Shrink Products Helping You Save Labor

All of Dr. Shrink’s products are made with you, the user in mind. They’re made to make your life easier and your shrink wrap jobs hassle-free. Starting from the top of the picture down, we will explain how working with Dr. Shrink’s products will help eliminate hassles and hurdles before, during, and after the shrink wrapping process.

  1. Our shrink wrap knives are made with a safe-hooded blade so you won’t scratch your boat or cut yourself during the shrink wrapping process.
  2. Dr. Shrink’s shrink wrap is 100% virgin resin material and will NOT biodegrade in a landfill, so it is very important that it is recycled. We offer our REBAG Program throughout the Continental US that allows you to recycle your shrink wrap scraps and entire covers. Please recycle!
  3. Our Zipper Access Doors are taped on the finished cover of your object and allow you access into it without compromising the durability of the cover.
  4. Our Shrinkfast Extensions are available in 2′, 4′, or 6′ lengths. They help you get to all those hard-to-reach places and allow you to be safe without having to be unbalanced on a tall ladder.
  5. Dr. Shrink’s Film Racks and Carts are a great way to keep yourself organized and to keep your shrink wrap off the ground. Shrink wrap produces static and it will easily collect dirt and debris if it’s left on the ground. These small pieces of dirt and debris can cause holes in your covers.

Get it all wrapped up this year. The Dr. has you covered with a growing library of how-to videos. We cover a wide variety of shrink wrap applications from recreational boat wrapping, full encapsulations, RV campers, patio furniture, and sail boats with the mast up! Access the how-to videos on your training section of our website or our YouTube Channel.

Despite only 3 primary peak months, the Marine and Recreation Industry is one of the most recognized and well-known in the shrink wrap industry. With recognition comes saturation and this is the most competitive industry in shrink wrap. It is essential to provide quality products and service to your customers — rest assured when you use Dr. Shrink products, you are using the highest quality products on the market.

INNOVATORS IN THE INDUSTRY – New Products & Features by the Dr.

All-Protect Padding is a padded, solvent-proof protective covering that is typically used during maintenance, retro-fits and boat building. It protects against mechanical damage, is high absorbent and can be used indoor/outdoor. All-Protect Padding also provides protection from sharp and oddly shaped objects that could possibly puncture shrink wrap during the wrapping process.

The backing is an adhesive film that sticks without tape and will not leave a residue on the surface underneath. The material is made up of hard-wearing non-woven synthetic fibers and a residue-free adhesive PE film as a liquid barrier.

It solves these common challenges:

  • Creates a safe, non-slip surface
  • Holds up to strong UV rays
  • Easy to remove with no residue
  • Can be used on exterior and interior surfaces (wood, carpet, windows, paint)
  • Indoor/outdoor use
  • Absorbent and solvent-proof (e.g. motor oil, WD40, hydraulic fluid will not go through)
  • Can be reused

    Can be used on these applications:
  • Decks
  • Railings
  • Stairs
  • Windows
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Stainless Steel

How to use: Clean the surface of any grease, oil and dust, then dry before application. For re-use, you can vacuum it while installed, then re-roll back up for the next job.

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August 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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“Happy August! We are prepared and ready for the busy fall season. Our warehouse racks are fully stocked and our team is ready to fulfill all your orders. Be on the lookout for our Dr. Shrink mailers heading your way early next week.

Just a reminder to take advantage of the convenience of placing your orders on our new website — you can now ship on your own shipping accounts, checkout with your NET 30 terms, see past online orders, and have your payment methods saved securely to your account. The entire site was designed with you in mind and I know you will be impressed! Do you already know exactly what you need? Use our new Quick Order feature to order everything right from one single page.

Thank you for working with us. As always, let us know what we can do for you.”
– Mike Stenberg
President & CEO
Dr. Shrink, Inc.

INSIDE THE AUGUST NEWSLETTER
FALL DISCOUNT/MARINE & DIY/EARLY HEAT TOOL REPAIR/WEEKLY BUNDLE SNEAK PEEK/DR. SHRINK VIDEO

It’s that time of year – Dr. Shrink is in the process of mailing out our fall price sheets, new product information, and online discount codes!

Don’t miss out on our fall special discount on ALL shrink wrap! 10% off shrink wrap online until September 15, 2019 if you use promo code FALL19 at checkout. Offer is only good on standard wholesale and retail pricing.

Are you part of a business? You could qualify for wholesale/business pricing on our website! Fill our our Business Price Request Form online. Your request will be received and reviewed 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 a Dr. Shrink account include:
– Customers can ship on their own shipping accounts (FedEx, UPS, LTL Carriers)
– Customers can check out with their NET 30 terms
– 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

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

Need some tips and training in this industry? Visit our website’s Boat, Marine, and DIY training section, and take a look at our How-To video for wrapping patio furniture in the section below.

Whether you need a single part, or a complete rebuild kit, Dr. Shrink has the repair parts you need to keep your heat tool in prime, working condition. If you are in need of having your heat tool repaired, Dr. Shrink has a Heat Tool Technician on staff that can diagnose your heat tool’s problem and get it back up and running. Have a Shrinkfast 998 heat tool in need of repair? Click the video for a step-by-step tutorial on how to properly repair a 998.

Give us a call today at 800-968-5147 or email us and we can offer suggestions, troubleshooting advice, and recommend new parts to get your gun repaired all before the fall shrink wrap season starts.

INNOVATORS IN THE INDUSTRY – New Products & Features by the Dr.

All-Protect Padding provides incredible protection of sharp and oddly shaped objects that could possibly puncture shrink wrap during the wrapping process. All-Protect is a self-adhesive, padded, reusable protective covering with a residue-free adhesive backing. Sold in 20″ x 82′ long rolls.

– It can be easily cut to desired sizes and shapes.
– Won’t leave adhesive residue and sticks to most surfaces.
– Can be used inside and outside.
– Also provides temporary surface protection for windows, floors, stairs, walls and various objects.

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July 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Letter from the President/Mike Stenberg
The 4th of July holiday is upon us!
Just like that, July is already here! The weather is finally starting to feel like summer here in Manistee. It’s nice to see people out and about on the water and enjoying the area. I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July this Thursday! The Dr. Shrink team and I will be celebrating early on the 3rd with a BBQ on our patio. Business hours will remain the same as usual on July 3rd and 5th, and we will be closed July 4th. Wishing you all a great holiday with family and friends!

INSIDE THE JULY NEWSLETTER
MADE IN AMERICA | NEW WEBSITE | DR.+ PRODUCT FEATURES | WEEKLY BUNDLE SNEAK PEEK | DR. SHRINK VIDEO

NEW WEBSITE
It’s launched and live! If you haven’t already seen, Dr. Shrink has a brand new websiteClick the homepage image to the right to check it out! Take some time to look around the site and keep in mind some brand new features:
Customers can now checkout with their established NET 30 terms (or fill out a credit app online to apply for terms)
Customers can ship on their own shipping accounts (FedEx, UPS, or LTL Freight accounts)
Customers who are located in Michigan can now order online without paying sales tax if they are tax exempt and have a tax exempt form and number on file
All online order history is saved in your user account
All shipping and billing address are saved to your account for faster checkout
Multiple promo codes can be used per order (if applicable)
There is a convenient Quick Order Form for customers who already know product names/part numbers of what you want to order

Happy Independence Day!
Dr. Shrink is proud to be a USA made company with most of our product line being manufactured within the United States. American built quality is what sets Dr. Shrink apart from low quality products. We stand behind every roll of shrink wrap and accessory that we sell and guarantee quality after-the-sale service, and on time delivery.
Remember that our American built product line cannot be matched by any other company in the world! Dr. Shrink supplies all products for shrink wrapping. Our one stop shopping is how we operate. Make purchasing simple with the supply of American built shrink wrapping products.

Electric vs Propane Heat Tools – it’s a no brainer!
Here at Dr. Shrink, we know that using a propane fired heat tool is the way to go. Click the video below to see why. Do you have questions on any of our propane fired heat tools? Call us anytime 800-968-5147 or email us.

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Hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July holiday!
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June 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Summer is here!

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. I would like to remind our Michigan customers of our Recycling Run for removed shrink wrap covers in need of recycling. Registration Forms are due Monday, June 3rd (please see the section below for more details). If you are located in other states, take a look at our REBAG Recycling System for an easy way to recycle your shrink wrap cover(s).

Wishing everyone a great start to the summer season.

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

Recycling Run Forms Due!

Our Recycling Run for 2019 is almost complete! We hope all of your summer toys, boats, and patio furniture are unwrapped and being enjoyed!

The forms for our Recycling Run Program are due by Monday, June 3rd. If you don’t get your forms into us by then, then you might not make it on the pickup list for this year, so please get them in! *Just a reminder – this program is only available in Michigan.*

If you’re not located in Michigan, please take a look at our REBAG Program that’s available throughout the Continental U.S. The bag is a 30″ x 50″ clear bag and can hold the cover from a 26′ power boat or approximately 600 square feet of shrink wrap. If this program doesn’t work for you, we suggest calling around to your local recycling facilities to see if they will take it. Our plastic is a #4LDPE (low-density polyethylene) that can be easily recycled into things like construction bags, garbage bags and some plastic pieces used on playground equipment.

Dr. Shrink Video

– Watch our fun recycling video featuring company President/CEO, Mike Stenberg. Click here to watch the full video.

Disaster Restoration

The Dr. Difference – Dr. Shrink, Inc. offers a complete line of shrink wrapping products used to protect and/or compartmentalize structures after natural disasters or while remediation or restoration work is being done. Shrink wrap can be used to easily cover entire buildings, roofs, or other specific areas that are damaged. Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap shrinks “drum-tight” and is far more effective than traditional tarps and sheeting. Our durable, weatherproof covering creates a proper enclosure and protects the project from further or potential damage.

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

See all sizes of shrink wrap

Innovators in the Industry
Vent Collage

– Check out Dr. Shrink’s Venting Options here.
We all know that it is crucial to vent shrink wrap covers to allow air into the cover and eliminate moisture and mildew from forming. Dr. Shrink supplies a variety of different venting options designed to fit your needs.

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Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there on Sunday, June 16th! Special shout-out to our Dr. Shrink Dads – Mike, Bart, Ryan, Ben, Tony and Bob!

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May 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Happy May Day!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to congratulate Dr. Shrink, Inc. on our 27th year in business which we celebrated this past month. It has been an honor to be your trusted shrink wrap supplier for the past 27 years.

Please don’t forget, if you are located in Michigan, we are running another year of our Recycling Run to make sure all shrink wrap covers are recycled. The registration forms have been steadily coming in. It is extremely important that shrink wrap gets properly recycled every season. If you have a shrink wrap recycling program set up in your state, please email us the details and we will make sure to let all inquiring customers near you know that it is available! Thank you to everyone for their effort in making sure all shrink wrap is properly recycled.

Happy May Day to all. Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day holiday at the end of the month. As always, please let us know what we can do for you.

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

“Go Beyond the Boat” – Industrial

The Dr. Difference
At Dr. Shrink, we stock a complete line of American-made shrink wrap products capable of wrapping almost any object. With premium shrink wrap available up to 60 feet wide and 12-mil thick, entire flatbed loads of machinery can be protected, temporary roofs, encapsulation of scaffolding, equipment transportation, industrial covers, and more– making it impervious to damage from the elements.

Dr. Shrink offers several mil thicknesses for different types of applications. We only supply premium 100% virgin resin shrink wrap featuring maximum UV inhibitors. This kind of quality ensures long-term usage and ultimate, tough protection.

What size would fit your needs? Here are a few popular sizes for extreme application. Call us for more sizes and bulk prices!

Popular 9, 10, and 12-mil sizes:
20′ x 100′ 10 or 12-mil
32′ x 186′ 10-mil
40′ x 100′ 10 or 12-mil
50′ x 100′ 9-mil
60′ x 100′ 10-mil

See all sizes of shrink wrap

Doctor’s Exam

– Put your shrink wrap knowledge to the ultimate test!
STARTING THIS MONTH: New to the Dr. Shrink monthly newsletter, we will be offering up one question that will put your shrink wrap knowledge to the test. If you can answer correctly, you will be entered for a chance to win great products, and Dr. Shrink gear.

Innovators in the Industry – Moisture Inhibiting Products
We all know that it is crucial to vent shrink wrap covers to allow air into the cover and eliminate moisture and mildew from forming. If you are in an area that is very humid or have an object that is prone to moisture buildup, you may want to look into using some of our mildew and moisture control products for added protection. Click here to shop now!

2 Ways to Recycle Your Shrink Wrap!

The Dr. makes it easy to recycle your used shrink wrap. Two convenient methods allow you to keep shrink wrap out of our landfills.

1) Are you in Michigan? Our Recycling Run is for you! Dr. Shrink is again teaming up with Bay Area Recycling for Charities of Traverse City, Michigan. Participants buy Dr. Shrink’s EZ-Fill Bags for $5.00 each from Dr. Shrink. This cost includes the pickup, transportation, and recycling of the filled bags. The EZ-Fill bag is 42″ x 70″ and holds about 800 square feet of shrink wrap or about the cover from a 32′ boat.

You must then submit the Registration Form to Dr. Shrink by June 1st to have your pickup scheduled. Pickups will be completed mid-to end of June. Dr. Shrink hopes the Recycling Run program model will be copied by other states who are looking to set up shrink wrap recycling programs.

If you know of a current shrink wrap recycling program within your state, please send Dr. Shrink information on the program. Any customers, marinas, boat yards, etc. who call Dr. Shrink inquiring about shrink wrap recycling in their area will be provided with your program information.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RECYCLING RUN HERE

2) Outside of Michigan? Purchase a Dr. Shrink REBAG recycling kit for use in the Continental U.S. The REBAG Kit consists of a 30″ x 50″ clear bag with cover removal directions printed on it, a closure device for the bag and a prepaid FedEx shipping label. Each REBAG will hold the cover from a 26′ power boat or approximately 600 square feet.

PURCHASE A SINGLE REBAG PURCHASE A ROLL OF 50 REBAGS

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Dr. Shrink ManCat

– Don’t forget to follow the Dr. Shrink “MANCAT” on Instagram
Nickel, our office cat, continues to keep our Dr. Shrink team chuckling. Share in the fun with us and follow Dr. Shrink on Instagram (@drshrinkinc) to see all the shenanigans Nickel gets into. #drshrink #drshrinkmancat

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April 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

Cheers to 27 Years! – This month, Dr. Shrink is celebrating 27 years in business. I would like to thank all of our customers, vendors, employees, and colleagues for another great year in business. For our loyal customers, I would like to extend a shrink wrap discount during our anniversary week. Please see below for details.

If you are located in Michigan, please keep in mind that we are running another year of our Recycling Run to make sure all shrink wrap covers are recycled. If you are located in other states within the continental United States, our REBAG Recycling Kit is an option for you. Are you aware of a shrink wrap recycling program outside of Michigan? Please send us information on your state’s program so we can add it to our list for when customers in your area call us regarding recycling their shrink wrap covers. Thank you to everyone for their effort in making sure all shrink wrap is properly recycled.

27 Year Customer Special!

On Sunday, April 21st we’ll be celebrating 27 years in the business! During our anniversary week, April 22nd through April 28th, we’re offering you 10% off your online shrink wrap order!

2 Ways to Recycle Your Shrink Wrap!

The Dr. makes it easy to recycle your used shrink wrap. Two convenient methods allow you to keep shrink wrap out of our landfills.

1) Are you in Michigan? Dr. Shrink is again teaming up with Bay Area Recycling for Charities of Traverse City, Michigan. This program offers an environmentally friendly option to all Michigan boat storage facilities, marinas, and boat owners, asking them to help the environment by recycling shrink wrap. Dr. Shrink shrink wrap is a #4 LDPE premium, virgin resin material that is easily recyclable into a variety of usable consumer products. It will not biodegrade in a landfill. The Recycling Run program makes recycling simple and straightforward.

Participants buy Dr. Shrink’s EZ-Fill Bags for $5.00 each from Dr. Shrink. This cost includes the pickup, transportation, and recycling of the filled bags. You must then submit the Registration Form to Dr. Shrink by June 1st to have your pickup scheduled. Pickups will be completed mid-to end of June.

Each EZ-Fill bag is 42” x 70” and holds about 800 square feet of shrink wrap, about the cover from a 32’ boat. Critical to the successful recycling of boat shrink wrap is keeping it clean. All straps, buckles, zippers, doors and vents must be removed for the wrap to be accepted by recyclers. A video showing how to properly remove shrink wrap covers for recycling is available on the Dr. Shrink website.

Dr. Shrink hopes the Recycling Run program model will be copied by other states who are looking to set up shrink wrap recycling programs.

If you know of a current shrink wrap recycling program within your state, please send Dr. Shrink information on the program. Any customers, marinas, boat yards, etc. who call Dr. Shrink inquiring about shrink wrap recycling in their area will be provided with your program information.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RECYCLING RUN HERE

2) Outside of Michigan? Purchase a Dr. Shrink REBAG recycling kit for use in the Continental U.S. The REBAG Kit consists of a 30″ x 50″ clear bag with cover removal directions printed on it, a closure device for the bag and a prepaid FedEx shipping label. Each REBAG will hold the cover from a 26′ power boat or approximately 600 square feet.

PURCHASE A SINGLE REBAG PURCHASE A ROLL OF 50 REBAGS

“GO BEYOND THE BOAT” Monthly Feature – Material Handling

The use of shrink wrap in material handling is becoming more popular, as it is more durable than stretch wrap and full encapsulation can make it completely waterproof. Less strapping will be required and when using a high mil thickness, the object becomes tamper resistant.

Manufacturers produce products all across the globe and in order to successfully transport these products from their origination to final destination, a durable protection solution is required. Offering shrink wrap solutions from 6-12 mil thickness, Dr. Shrink provides some of the most durable transportation protection in the market.

Full Encapsulation – Best Practices

Be sure you completely understand how to fully encapsulate when shrink wrapping materials for transportation. Dr. Shrink makes it easy by offering you this complete step-by-step instructional video. VIEW THE COMPLETE VIDEO

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Innovators in the Industry – Lifting Lug Cover

Dr. Shrink’s Lifting Lug Cover is an alternative option for quick and easy access to your lifting points. Each cover is a 12” x 12” square, made of premium 10-mil shrink wrap and is extremely durable and sturdy. They are easy to install, allowing quick and resealable access to your lifting points. Perfect for use in the material handling industry.

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Doctor’s Exam – put your shrink wrap knowledge to the ultimate test!

STARTING IN MAY: New to the Dr. Shrink monthly newsletter, we will be offering up one question that will put your shrink wrap knowledge to the test. If you can answer correctly, you will be entered for a chance to win great products, and Dr. Shrink gear. Check back next month to take the first “Doctors Exam.”

Dr. Shrink Mancat – Follow the Dr. Shrink “Mancat” on Instagram

Nickel, our office cat, is quite the character and gives the Dr. Shrink team a few good laughs every day. Share in the fun with us and follow Dr. Shrink on Instagram (@drshrinkinc) to see all the shenanigans Nickel gets into.

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Dr. Shrink’s Recycling Run Helps Keep Shrink Wrap Out of Landfills

Committed to helping shrink wrap users recycle their wrap, Dr. Shrink announces their 10th Annual Recycling Run Program in partnership with Bay Area Recycling for Charities of Traverse City, Michigan. This program offers an environmentally friendly option to all Michigan boat storage facilities, marinas, and boat owners, asking them to help the environment by recycling shrink wrap. Dr. Shrink shrink wrap is a #4 LDPE premium, virgin resin material that is easily recyclable into a variety of usable consumer products. It will not biodegrade in a landfill. The Recycling Run program makes recycling simple and straightforward.

Participants buy Dr. Shrink’s EZ-Fill Bags for $5.00 each from Dr. Shrink. This cost includes the pickup, transportation, and recycling of the filled bags. You must then submit the Registration Form to Dr. Shrink by June 1st to have your pickup scheduled. Pickups will be completed mid-to end of June.

Each EZ-Fill bag is 42” x 70” and holds about 800 square feet of shrink wrap, about the cover from a 32’ boat. Critical to the successful recycling of boat shrink wrap is keeping it clean. All straps, buckles, zippers, doors and vents must be removed for the wrap to be accepted by recyclers. A video showing how to properly remove shrink wrap covers for recycling is available on the Dr. Shrink website.

Dr. Shrink hopes the Recycling Run program model will be copied by other states who are looking to set up shrink wrap recycling programs.

If you know of a current shrink wrap recycling program within your state, please send Dr. Shrink information on the program. Any customers, marinas, boat yards, etc. who call Dr. Shrink inquiring about shrink wrap recycling in their area will be provided with your program information.

Please share this post publicly to spread the word on shrink wrap recycling efforts. Thank you for your part in recycling this premium plastic.

Contact Dr. Shrink, 315 Washington St., Manistee, MI 49660. 1-231-723-2685; Fax: 1-231-723-9586. https://www.dr-shrink.comdrshrink@dr-shrink.com.

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March 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike
“Hello everyone! I have spent this week in Dubai working the Dubai International Boat Show with our distributors. There were several absolutely beautiful boats in the water at the show. Our trade show booth was constructed by hand and made of wood. The entire booth was then completely shrink wrapped; even the pillows on the chairs were shrink wrapped. A very neat presentation and it certainly drew people in.  
On another note, we have seen an increase in inquiries and calls regarding shrink wrap for roofing applications. Dr. Shrink, Inc. offers a complete line of shrink wrapping products used to protect and/or compartmentalize structures after natural disasters or while remediation/restoration work is being done. Shrink wrap can be used to easily cover entire buildings, roofs, or other specific areas that are damaged. 

Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap shrinks “drum-tight” and is far more effective than traditional tarps and sheeting. Our durable, weatherproof covering creates a proper enclosure and protects the project from further or potential damage. Also, our specialty Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap meets or exceeds all NFPA 701 specifications

If you are interested in this application/industry or have questions– feel free to call us any time, email us, or fill out our Contact Form and we will be in touch.
-Mike Stenberg President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Expanding Beyond the Boat
Shrink wrap is rapidly becoming the new face of protection in a number of different industries. Dr. Shrink is committed to offering the best protection to the construction and scaffolding industry. 
We stock a complete line of premium, American-made shrink wrap products capable of wrapping large buildings and scaffolding. 
We offer Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap in 7, 9, or 12 mil thickness. All of our Flame Retardant film meets or exceeds all NFPA 701 Specifications.
Additionally, our shrink wrap creates an improved work environment. Our white shrink wrap allows natural, shadow-free lighting while blocking harmful UV rays. Worker downtime is reduced and the enclosure can even be heated and cooled. 
We can help you break into this market.  Call us at 800-968-5147 or email us.

The Protection Needed for Transport & Storage of Product
It’s maddening when a product – of whatever size – is damaged during transit or storage. Many businesses just chalk is up to the cost of doing business. Preventing damage of product during transport or storage is essential for any business. Tarps, custom wooden crating, and cardboard packaging can be very costly and ineffective. 
Products and goods become exposed during transportation and storage to a variety of happenings capable of rendering damage. Weather, human error, accidents and more are capable of spurring unsaleables. 
At Dr. Shrink we offer premium pallet bags which not only eliminate problems typically associated with shipping and transporting skidded products, but also simplify the packaging and shrink wrapping process.
For products or equipment too large for pallet bags, our premium shrink wrap film, available in 12 to 60 feet, is the best option. You can rest assured as your product travels across country or is being tucked away for storage that they have the best protection possible.  
How It Works: The simple application includes installing the pallet bag over the skidded products, tucking the bottom of the bag under or around the skid (if possible) and then heat shrinking the bag. 
View all available pallet bag sizes here. Recycling Your Shrink Wrap Covers It’s that time of year again! With spring right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of the warmer weather and removing those shrink wrap covers. Dr. Shrink wants to help – we have 2 different programs in place to make it an easy process for you. 

REBAG Recycling Kit:
The REBAG Recycling Program works across the Continental US and comes in a complete kit that includes a 30″ x 50″ clear bag with cover removal directions printed on it, a closure device and a prepaid FedEx shipping label. All you have to do is remove all strapping, buckles, vents, zipper doors, etc. before stuffing the bag full of the plastic. Then just take the bag to a FedEx drop off location or give them a call to come pick it up. 
Recycling Run 2019: For the 10th year, we’re partnering with Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) in an effort to recycle shrink wrap covers with our Recycling Run. This program offers an environmentally friendly option to all local boat storage facilities, marinas and boat owners, asking them to help the environment by recycling your shrink wrap. This program is only available throughout Michigan.
Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap is a 100% virgin resin material that is easily recycled into a variety of usable consumer products. Shrink wrap will NOT biodegrade in a landfill – that’s why it is extremely important to recycle.  It is a new year and we are going through our inventory and clearing out the excess! 

Our Closeout Items are a wide variety of shrink wrap that may have been returned, damaged, dirty or discolored. All sales are final. All rolls are sold as is. First come, first serve. 

Click here to see all the available sizes. 
Featured Video: How to Install a Pallet Bag
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QUOTE of the Month
“Online shopping experience was great, picked up on a Saturday morning and the entire staff was great.”
– Brent M. Linden, MI Customer *Dr. Shrink is only open on Saturdays during the fall.
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February 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Hello all, winter is in full swing here with consistent below zero temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills this week. As extreme weather continues to hit the heart of the country, transport your materials with the greatest level of protection using our industrial strength shrink wrap. We have included a section in the newsletter regarding the Trucking and Transportation industry. Shrink wrap offers an easy, affordable, and custom solution to protect your equipment during transportation and storage.
I am excited and proud to announce that Dr. Shrink, Inc. has been awarded the first Global Star Award for 2019 from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The Global Star award is a new initiative designed to recognize NMMA members who exemplify export success in recreational boating. Dr. Shrink was recognized for its perseverance and commitment to growing a healthy balance between domestic and international sales.
Hope everyone stays safe and warm in this extreme weather across the nation. Please let us know what we can do for you.”
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Trucking & Transportation

Manufacturers build and ship a variety of products that come in all types of different shapes and sizes. For those producing large machinery, they face the challenge of properly storing and transporting the product without inflicting damage. With all the hazards that come with the shipping process, including inclement weather conditions effecting the item, shrink wrap minimizes the possibility of damage more effectively than other methods such as tarps.
Protecting your goods through shrink wrap is an investment. With all of the ways a product is capable of receiving damage during the storage and shipment process, protecting it is a matter of loss prevention. Protecting your product is protecting your reputation and business as well.
Visit our website for product information, video tutorials and more. We offer world class customer service and support for all your shrink wrap needs. Call us today to see how we can help: (800) 968-5147.

Dr. Shrink Awarded NMMA First Global Star for 2019

The NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) recognizes a select group of members throughout the year who exemplify export success in recreational boating by presenting their Global Star award. This includes members that demonstrate a commitment to exporting, creating a healthy balance between domestic and international sales, and has built an understanding about why exporting is critical to the long term success of their company.
Dr. Shrink, Inc. has been named the first Global Star for 2019 by the NMMA. Dr. Shrink made our first export sale back in 1997 and has grown our global sales to account for almost 15% of our total annual gross revenue.
Click here to learn more about our export journey and to read the full article.

Worldwide Dr. Shrink Distributors

Dr. Shrink products cover the globe with the help of our worldwide distributors. If you are interested in purchasing through one of our trusted partners, please give us a call at 231-723-2685 to see if there is an international distributor near you.

Become a Rewards Card Member

Let Dr. Shrink help you save! Dr. Shrink’s Customer Loyalty Rewards program was implemented in order to show our customers just how much we appreciate your business. As a Rewards Cards holder, you can earn points on every purchase which can be accumulated throughout the year and then the points can be put towards another purchase of your choice. Your points must be used before the end of the fiscal year – Dec. 31st. Now is a great time to start stacking up those points! For every dollar that you spend, you will earn $0.01 in credit. Shipping charges are not eligible to earn rewards points.
If you have any questions or would like to join, just add the Dr. Shrink’s Customer Loyalty Rewards Card to your cart or mention when placing an order over the phone.

ShrinkWrapU

Dr. Shrink’s next Shrink Wrap U Class is coming up next month on Thursday, March 7th. It’s a one day training session designed to give you all the information that you’ll need to shrink wrap anything. Not only will you get hands-on training, but also all of the tools you’ll need for marketing your business in various industries.
Interested in attending? Space is limited, so sign up today and reserve your spot. Click here to find out more information.

Closeout Specials

It is a new year and we are going through our inventory and clearing out the excess! Our Closeout Items are a wide variety of shrink wrap that may have been returned, damaged, dirty or discolored. All sales are final. All rolls are sold as is. First come, first serve. Click here to see all the available sizes.

Featured Video: Dr. Shrink, Overview

Are you new to Dr. Shrink and our products? Here’s a quick video to become familiar with our company. Glad to have you as part of our team! Click here to see the whole video.

February Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month:

“All products have been excellent. Your website makes me excited to make more money every time I get on it!” – Josh B. Huntingtown, MD Customer

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January 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Happy New Year from all of us at Dr. Shrink, Inc.! The preparation, organization and planning has begun for another great year ahead. I want to take a moment and thank each and every one of you for your continued patronage and loyalty to Dr. Shrink. We are grateful and humbled to know that you choose us to be your trusted shrink wrap supplier. Thank you for working with us. Here’s to 2019!”
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Santa Claus Visit in Manistee

Dr. Shrink had a visit from Santa Claus on Dec. 21st at The Ramsdell Inn in downtown Manistee. It was a great turnout and lots of fun had by all. We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!
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New Products to Kick Off 2019

Dr. Shrink is now carrying two new products from the Kanberra Tea Tree line: Kanberra Gel® and Kanberra Premium Soap.
Kanberra Gel®  cleans the air, attacks mold and mildew, and neutralize odors in numerous applications. Kanberra Gel® keeps air fresh inside vehicles, campers, RVs, trailers, and boats. One of the biggest markets for Kanberra® is the marine industry. Customers worldwide have discovered the gel offers a revolutionary way to clean air and remove odors on marine vessels.
4oz Gel
When placed within the air handling units or an inconspicuous place in the cabin – the air is cleaner and odors are neutralized.

  • Proprietary formula containing a premium blend pure certified Australian Tea Tree Oil.
  • Forced and natural air flow activates the gel’s vapors throughout the craft.
  • 100% natural ingredients – safe around kids and pets.
  • Penetrates porous materials and provides long-lasting protection.

Kanberra Gel® protects:

  • Electronics Panel Components
  • Deck Storage Lockers
  • Rope Lockers
  • Bait Lockers
  • Interior Galleys
  • Chiller Systems & Fresh Air Make Up Units
  • Bilge Area
  • Black Water System Pipe work

Dampness and temperature fluctuations inside a vessel during storage (including heated storage) can create costly and time consuming problems. It is always imperative to properly ventilate any shrink wrap cover to eliminate mold and mildew from forming underneath the cover.  Including Kanberra Gel in the storage process is an added measure for the best protection. The gel will freeze when the temperature drops below degrees but goes right back to work upon thawing.
Kanberra Premium Soap gives you the healing power of Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil to deeply clean skin and remove tough odors.
Premium Soap

  • Cleans the air as you lather.
  • No perfumes or artificial scents.
  • Leaves hands clean, soft and odor free

Also, Dr. Shrink now carries Powerblanket Lite Propane Tank Heaters!
Powerblanket has changed the conventional method of transferring heat to propane tanks. This revolutionary design optimizes container pressure and increases cylinder efficiency. Powerblanket products provide a maintenance free heating solution, which eliminates the headache of maintaining critical temperatures. If heated properly, gas cylinders will last longer and be more effective. In turn, this saves time, hassle, and money.

  • Quickly heats cylinder to a preset 90º F / 32º C (± 10º F/5º C)
  • Provide an insulated full-wrap design
  • Increase flow rate performance and efficiency of gas cylinders
  • Saves money by optimizing gas and material usage
  • Eliminate unnecessary cylinder refills in cold weather
  • Certified by ETL to UL & CSA safety standards
  • Covers 20, 30 & 40-pound propane tanks

 

Dr. Shrink’s Year-Round Industries; Wrap Beyond the Boat!

The Marine/Recreation Industry is the most recognized shrink wrap industry, but it is also generally one of the most seasonal. The Agricultural Industry is also seasonal, leaving you a lot of time throughout the year to expand your shrink wrap business into other industries. There are several other opportunities to make your seasonal business into a year-round business.
The use of shrink wrap in Material Handling/Transportation is becoming increasingly popular. When shrink wrap is applied to an object and fully encapsulated, it can be made completely weatherproof and tamper resistant. This is an ideal business to add to your existing Marine/Recreation market when looking to expand your business rapidly.
The fastest growing year-round shrink wrap market is Industrial wrapping. It can yield great business as customers demand packaging solutions along with corrosion inhibiting protection. Dr. Shrink, Inc. has ‘Extreme’ 12-mil shrink wrap on hand for a multitude of applications.
The Construction Industry is another great option that can yield very high profit margins and is a ‘year-round’ shrink wrapping business. Many government and large building contracts require scaffolding wrap, and exterior containment. Shrink wrap is not only the best option, but is the most cost effective and durable material to be used. Available in our ‘Extreme’ 12-mil thickness and up to 60′ in width (with some flame retardant sizes available), the Dr. provides the best selection of film on the market today!
The Auto Salvage Industry offers year-round opportunities as well. Our premium shrink wrap and vehicle wrap work great for preserving vehicles. Whatever the need, Dr. Shrink, Inc. supplies a complete line of vehicle wrap for almost any circumstance and purpose.

Featured Video: Repairing a Shrinkfast 998 Heat Tool

The busy marine shrink wrap season has ended — time to inspect, maintain and/or repair your heat tool to make sure it is in proper working condition for your off-season or year-round shrink wrap application jobs.  Click here for a step-by-step tutorial on how to properly repair a Shrinkfast 998 Heat Tool.

January Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month:

“Customer service is excellent! Every time I call, I am treated excellent. Products are by far the best on the market.”–  Ron P. North Royalton, OH Customer