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May 2022 – Shrink Wrap News from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.


May Notes from Mike.

I would like to thank everyone who took the time to send congratulatory wishes, messages and posts regarding our 30 Years in Business milestone. It was great hearing from customers, friends, and distributors all across the world! What an honor it has been to have this connection and working relationship with all of you over the years. I look forward to working with you for many years to come.

We are finally feeling a little more warmth here in Manistee, MI. Please keep in mind that we have several recycling partnerships and programs in place this spring and summer to make sure all shrink wrap covers are recycled– you can read more in the section below.

Wishing all the Mothers out there a happy and enjoyable Mother’s Day on Sunday; especially warm Mother’s Day wishes to all of our Dr. Shrink moms!

Also, have a wonderful Memorial Day at the end of the month. Thank you to all the brave men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. We remember and honor our American heroes, always.

Warmest Regards,

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

INSIDE MAY

  • DR. SHRINK CELEBRATED 30 YEARS IN BUSINESS
  • SHRINK WRAP FOR THE INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY – VCI SHRINK WRAP AND PRODUCTS
  • TRAINING REFERENCES FOR FULL ENCAPSULATION
  • RECYCLING PROGRAMS IN MICHIGAN, OHIO, RHODE ISLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, NANTUCKET, AND ONTARIO, CANADA
  • NEW SIZES OF CLOSEOUT SHRINK WRAP ADDED TO WEBSITE!


Dr. Shrink Celebrates 30 Years in Business!

We had a wonderful time celebrating our business anniversary! Thank you to everyone who sent congratulatory messages and well wishes. We appreciate all of your support and are looking forward to 30+ more years working with you. Dr. Shrink celebrated with a delicious luncheon and a “Sip & Stroke” painting party!



Dr. Shrink Painting Party!




Industrial & Manufacturing Applications


This month the Dr. is highlighting our Volatile Corrosion Inhibiting (VCI) Shrink Wrap as it relates to the Industrial & Manufacturing industry. This is one of the fastest growing year-round shrink wrap markets; it can yield great business as customers demand packaging solutions along with corrosion inhibiting protection. Top industrial wrapping specialists can also compete with other protection methods to show greater return on investment for their clients. 

Manufacturers want their products to look pristine and functioning correctly upon delivery. With all the hazards that come with the shipping process, shrink wrap minimizes the possibility of damage more effectively than other methods such as tarps. Protecting your product is protecting your reputation and business.

Dr. Shrink also has Volatile Corrosion Inhibiting Shrink Wrap available that contains additives that will prevent corrosion on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and electrical connections, for periods of up to 2 years. It will not harm glass, plastic or other parts of assemblies. VCI shrink wrap comes in 20′ x 100′ 7-mil white.

We also carry several different moisture control products such as CargoDry Paks, Mildew Gas Bags, and VCI Capsules.

Need a quick reference/cheat sheet on shrink wrapping for full encapsulation?


More of a visual learner with videos? Watch our How-To Video on Full Encapsulation.



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!

ARE YOU LOCATED IN RHODE ISLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, NANTUCKET, OHIO, OR ONTARIO, CANADA? 

If YES, if we have recycling partner-programs for those states. Take a look at our partner-programs for more details on how to participate here.

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!

Please remember to keep your boat covers clean, dry and condensed.

All registrations are due on June 1, 2022.


View Recycling Run 2022 Flyer


View Step by Step Cover Removal Directions



New Sizes of Shrink Wrap Added to Closeout!

You save when you shop our liquidation and closeout specials. These shrink wrap rolls, heat tools, and accessories are used, repaired, returned, or discontinued items and therefore heavily discounted. All sales are final for Liquidation and Closeout products. No returns accepted.


SHOP ALL CLOSEOUT ITEMS




As Memorial Day is at the end of this month, we remember and honor all of the servicemen and servicewomen, our American Heroes, who have given their all for America.

We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.


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Dr. Shrink Celebrates 30 Years as a Global Leader in Shrink Wrap

Manistee, Michigan – Dedication to its customers, world-class customer service, premium product offerings, and willingness to provide experienced advice on the proper way to shrink wrap are just a few of the reasons Dr. Shrink, Inc. has been in business so long. The company celebrates 30 years of success in April 2022.

Starting in 1985, before the birth of Dr. Shrink, Inc., Mike Stenberg worked as a shrink wrap installer wrapping boats, machinery, airplanes, buildings, etc. for about seven years, where he perfected the trade and acquired skills to make shrink wrapping easier and more efficient. As shrink wrapping became more prevalent and widespread, Mike saw a more pressing need for distribution of premium shrink wrap and installation supplies; thus his focus shifted from being a shrink wrap installer to a distributor. In 1992, Mike retreated from the actual shrink wrap installation work to focus on the selling and distributorship of shrink wrap materials—and this is when Dr. Shrink, Inc. was born.

Dr. Shrink, Inc. was founded in 1992, by Mike & Jill Stenberg in Manistee, Michigan, as a two-person operation in their home. It has since grown into a 20+ employee international corporation that distributes its products across the world.

“Taking a step back and thinking about the last 30 years, it’s humbling,” says Mike Stenberg, President & Founder of Dr. Shrink, Inc. “Jill and I started Dr. Shrink, Inc. in our home and distributed products out of our garage. Our initial vision for the company was to offer expert shrink wrap installation advice, technical support, and provide excellent customer service—all while selling the highest quality, premium shrink wrap and accessories as a “one stop shop” for all things shrink wrap. Today we couldn’t be more proud of this company, and the people we have on our team. There is no way Dr. Shrink, Inc. could have reached this milestone without the loyalty of our amazing customers, distributors, and our team of fantastic employees.”

Dr. Shrink, Inc. has not only supplied its premium 100% virgin resin shrink wrap, it has also been a leader and innovator inside the shrink wrap industry the past 30 years. The company is responsible for many of the accessories and practices that are implemented by installers and distributors across the globe.

“When we realized the potential of the industry, we had to get more involved on the ground floor,” says Ryan Polcyn, VP of Sales & Marketing of Dr. Shrink, Inc. “The people that we have met, and the businesses and distributorships we have seen grow and expand, not just locally, but internationally has been extremely rewarding. Knowing that our products, training techniques, and resources have contributed towards their success is just incredible.”

Throughout the years, Dr. Shrink, Inc. has also found ways to get involved within the communities it serves. From their promotion of breast cancer awareness and their “Think Pink” Shrink Wrap fundraising efforts to their multi-state shrink wrap recycling drives, it’s about much more than just selling shrink wrap and supplies.

“I appreciate each and every one of the people we work with on a daily basis in many countries around the world.  The excellent service and products that Dr. Shrink, Inc. offers wouldn’t happen without our tremendous team of customer service representatives, distributors and vendors, warehouse employees, and salespeople who work very hard to make us a world class business,” says Bart Stenberg, General Manager of Dr. Shrink.

As Dr. Shrink, Inc. looks toward the next 30 years, their commitment to their team, community and industry has served them well and they are excited about what the future holds.

“Every day I get up and look forward to who we can make a connection with,” says Mike Stenberg. “If it’s someone in my hometown of Manistee, or somewhere in Europe or the Far East, it’s the people, connections and relationships that have and will always keep me motivated. A warm and heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all our distributors and customers for trusting Dr. Shrink, Inc. to be your shrink wrap supplier over the years.”

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April 2022 – Shrink Wrap News from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

April Notes from Mike.

Hello everyone,

Spring is here, although you wouldn’t know it from the weather in Michigan! Snow and sleet yesterday made for icy roads today– hoping to see some spring weather soon! On that note, I hope you have your recycling plans in place for when those shrink wrap covers come off your boat and/or outdoor items. Please see our section below on ways you can properly recycle used shrink wrap covers. For those in Michigan, you can purchase our EZ-Fill bags and schedule your pick-up with our recycling partner! If you are located outside of Michigan, you can still recycle your shrink wrap film. To start, call your local recycling center and ask them if they will accept #4 LDPE plastic sheeting. Some locations may require you to provide documentation, and we are happy to help. You can access specification documents online at: dr-shrink.com/recycling

One more exciting note for the Dr. Shrink team this month – on April 21st, we will be celebrating our 30th year in business! THANK YOU for 30 incredible years. We would not be here if not for all of you! Thank you for working with us and please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Have a great weekend!

Warmest Regards,

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

INSIDE APRIL

  • DR. SHRINK CELEBRATES 30 YEARS IN BUSINESS – READ FULL PRESS RELEASE
  • 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNT- $30 OFF!
  • RECYCLING PROGRAMS IN MICHIGAN, OHIO, RHODE ISLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, NANTUCKET, AND ONTARIO, CANADA
  • FEATURED VIDEO – EASY TIPS TO REMOVE YOUR SHRINK WRAP COVER FOR RECYCLING
  • NEW SIZES OF CLOSEOUT SHRINK WRAP ADDED TO WEBSITE!

Dr. Shrink Celebrates 30 Years as a Global Leader in Shrink Wrap

Manistee, Michigan – Dedication to its customers, world-class customer service, premium product offerings, and willingness to provide experienced advice on the proper way to shrink wrap are just a few of the reasons Dr. Shrink, Inc. has been in business so long. The company celebrates 30 years of success in April 2022.

Starting in 1985, before the birth of Dr. Shrink, Inc., Mike Stenberg worked as a shrink wrap installer wrapping boats, machinery, airplanes, buildings, etc. for about seven years, where he perfected the trade and acquired skills to make shrink wrapping easier and more efficient. As shrink wrapping became more prevalent and widespread, Mike saw a more pressing need for distribution of premium shrink wrap and installation supplies; thus his focus shifted from being a shrink wrap installer to a distributor. In 1992, Mike retreated from the actual shrink wrap installation work to focus on the selling and distributorship of shrink wrap materials—and this is when Dr. Shrink, Inc. was born.

Dr. Shrink, Inc. was founded in 1992, by Mike & Jill Stenberg in Manistee, Michigan, as a two-person operation in their home. It has since grown into a 20+ employee international corporation that distributes its products across the world.

“Taking a step back and thinking about the last 30 years, it’s humbling,” says Mike Stenberg, President & Founder of Dr. Shrink, Inc. “Jill and I started Dr. Shrink, Inc. in our home and distributed products out of our garage. Our initial vision for the company was to offer expert shrink wrap installation advice, technical support, and provide excellent customer service—all while selling the highest quality, premium shrink wrap and accessories as a “one stop shop” for all things shrink wrap. Today we couldn’t be more proud of this company, and the people we have on our team. There is no way Dr. Shrink, Inc. could have reached this milestone without the loyalty of our amazing customers, distributors, and our team of fantastic employees.”

Dr. Shrink, Inc. has not only supplied its premium 100% virgin resin shrink wrap, it has also been a leader and innovator inside the shrink wrap industry the past 30 years. The company is responsible for many of the accessories and practices that are implemented by installers and distributors across the globe.

“When we realized the potential of the industry, we had to get more involved on the ground floor,” says Ryan Polcyn, VP of Sales & Marketing of Dr. Shrink, Inc. “The people that we have met, and the businesses and distributorships we have seen grow and expand, not just locally, but internationally has been extremely rewarding. Knowing that our products, training techniques, and resources have contributed towards their success is just incredible.”

Throughout the years, Dr. Shrink, Inc. has also found ways to get involved within the communities it serves. From their promotion of breast cancer awareness and their “Think Pink” Shrink Wrap fundraising efforts to their multi-state shrink wrap recycling drives, it’s about much more than just selling shrink wrap and supplies.

“I appreciate each and every one of the people we work with on a daily basis in many countries around the world. The excellent service and products that Dr. Shrink, Inc. offers wouldn’t happen without our tremendous team of customer service representatives, distributors and vendors, warehouse employees, and salespeople who work very hard to make us a world class business,” says Bart Stenberg, General Manager of Dr. Shrink.

As Dr. Shrink, Inc. looks toward the next 30 years, their commitment to their team, community and industry has served them well and they are excited about what the future holds.

“Every day I get up and look forward to who we can make a connection with,” says Mike Stenberg. “If it’s someone in my hometown of Manistee, or somewhere in Europe or the Far East, it’s the people, connections and relationships that have and will always keep me motivated. A warm and heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all our distributors and customers for trusting Dr. Shrink, Inc. to be your shrink wrap supplier over the years.”

30 Year Anniversary Discount!

THANK YOU to all of our incredible customers for making Dr. Shrink, Inc. what 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 $300.00 or more, use promo code DR30 at checkout, and you can unlock a special offer of $30.00 off your order!

Use promo code: DR30

**Offer only available online.**

Offer only available Thursday, 4/21/22 until 11:59 PM EST

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!

ARE YOU LOCATED IN RHODE ISLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, NANTUCKET, OHIO, OR ONTARIO, CANADA? 

If YES, if we have recycling partner-programs for those states. Take a look at our partner-programs for more details on how to participate here.

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!

Please remember to keep your boat covers clean, dry and condensed.

All registrations are due on June 1, 2022.

How To Properly Remove a Shrink Wrap Cover

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

  1. Remove the boat cover by cutting above the perimeter band going around the boat. Using a Dr. Shrink Film Knife makes this step quick and easy; our Film Knife has a safe-hooded blade to help protect your boat from scratches.
  2. After taking the cover off the boat, remove buckles, vents, all strapping, and perimeter band. Dispose in trash normally.
  3. Stuff ONLY your shrink wrap boat cover into the EZ-Fill recycling bag, stuffing firmly to the bottom.
  4. Zip-tie the bag shut at the base of where the plastic inside stops, so no water or dirt can get inside.
  5. Store in a covered location where water and debris are minimized.

New Sizes of Shrink Wrap Added to Closeout!

You save when you shop our liquidation and closeout specials. These shrink wrap rolls, heat tools, and accessories are used, repaired, returned, or discontinued items and therefore heavily discounted. All sales are final for Liquidation and Closeout products. No returns accepted.

From all of us at Dr. Shrink, we hope you have a Happy Easter later this month!

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Dr. Shrink Urges Marinas and Boat Owners to Recycle Used Shrink Wrap

As one of the largest suppliers of shrink wrap across the globe, Dr. Shrink urges marina operators and boat owners to recycle their used shrink wrap when getting boats ready for the season.

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

Dr. Shrink’s film is 100-percent virgin resin made of #4 Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE), which is one of the most common plastic materials available. Its recycled contents are frequently used in plastic lumber, construction sheeting and garbage bags.

Recycling and environmental stewardship are not new concepts to Dr. Shrink, as the company has launched and/or supported several recycling programs across North America, including Michigan, Ohio, the New England area, and also in Ontario, Canada.

Michigan program

“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,” said Stenberg, “Our goal is to continue to build upon our program, and every year, we are hoping to expand our efforts across the entire country.”

Dr. Shrink partners with the Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC) and Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) to keep used shrink wrap out of area landfills.

As part of Michigan’s Recycling Run Program, Dr. Shrink offers boaters EZ-Fill Bags for easy film recycling. Boaters and marina operators must register for the program to be put on the bag pickup list. Buying bags does not ensure registration to the program.

These EZ-Fill Recycling Bags are custom-made strictly for the Recycling Run Program and hold approximately 800 square feet of plastic. The bag features a large mouth opening, which allows users to easily stuff more shrink wrap into the bag.

New England and Canada

Dr. Shrink has expanded its recycling efforts via a partnership with Clean Ocean Access (COA), a Rhode Island based non-profit organization, to promote their Shrink Wrap Recycling project across New England. The goals of Clean Ocean Access’ Shrink Wrap Recycling project are to position the sailing and marine industry as an environmental leader, by creating a consumer and industry led recycling stream that mitigates the risk of shrink wrap entering landfills and incinerators. Max Kraimer, Strategic Partnerships Manager at COA says, “The project brings awareness to global plastic issues by establishing a circular economy for plastic film reclaiming it into new products for the marine industry.” The project has a regional focus on the northeast portion of the United States of America with a focus on Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine and contributes to COA’s vision of a Clean Health Ocean that is Accessible to all.

Dr. Shrink also works with Switch Energy Corp. out of Clinton, Ontario, Canada for shrink wrap recycling throughout most of Ontario. Switch Energy Corp. (SEC) has been the leading recycler of agricultural film plastics in Ontario since 2011. SEC has expanded operations to help increase recycling efforts with used marine shrink wrap.

Shrink wrap users in other areas not mentioned above can also do their part to recycle used shrink wrap. “To start, call your local recycling center and ask them if they will accept “#4 LDPE plastic sheeting,” said Mike Stenberg. “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.”

To ensure 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. It also should be loosely packed for easy handling and sorting when it arrives at the local recycling center.

About Dr. Shrink

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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March 2022 – Shrink Wrap News from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

March Notes from Mike.

Hello everyone,

Hard to believe February is now behind us. This month, I am traveling to Dallas, TX for the Helicopter Association International (HAI) “Heli-Expo”. For more than 70 years, HAI has provided support, services, and set the industry safety guidelines for the international helicopter community. All attendees will experience the latest the industry has to offer through demos and 60+ helicopters on the show floor. The Aviation field is growing in the shrink wrap industry and customers and shrink wrap installers alike are recognizing that shrink wrap is widely being utilized for this sector of product/asset protection.

Spring is coming and it’s time to start think of your recycling plans once those shrink wrap covers come off. Please see our section below on ways you can properly recycle used shrink wrap covers.

Warmest Regards,

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

INSIDE MARCH

  • RECYCLING RUN 2022
  • FEATURED INDUSTRY: AVIATION
  • THANK YOU FOR 30 YEARS!
  • FEATURED VIDEO – EXPLANATION OF ALL DR. SHRINK TAPE OPTIONS
  • WEEKLY BUNDLE DEALS

Dr. Shrink’s Recycling Run is back for another year here in Michigan! We invite you to join marinas, boat dealers, and other individuals across the state in participating.

To participate, buy your EZ Fill Recycle Run bags here. Each bag comes with a zip tie to seal the bag, along with instructions on how to register and remove your boat covers. Bags are industrial size and can hold covers from up to a 32′ boat or approximately 850 square feet of plastic.

When you buy your bag, the $7 is a one-time fee that covers pick-up, haul-away, and processing directly from your business. After purchasing the bag, you MUST fill out the Registration Form to be put on the pick-up list.

Please remember to keep your boat covers clean, dry and condensed.
All registrations are due on June 1, 2022.

Not in Michigan? 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!

Aviation

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. Let's think outside the boat and into the Aviation sector. Shrink wrapping helicopters and airplanes are great options for your business growth throughout the year.

Dr. Shrink Celebrates 30 Years in Business

Dr. Shrink 30 years in business

2022 Marks 30 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. 

Be on the lookout for future promos and discounts in April once we officially reach this milestone!

Explaining Dr. Shrink Tape Options

Dr. Shrink offers a wide variety of tape options for any shrink wrap or film/covering applications. Watch this video for an explanation and benefits of each style of tape we carry: Heat Shrink, Preservation, Permanent, Anti-Chafe, Flame Retardant, and SuperGrip.

Sign-Up! Get Deals!

It is our most popular customer program, and this year, we are going to be adding some new and exciting products to our weekly bundle. Every Monday, we will email you the latest deal and promotion directly from the Dr.

Be the first to know, and subscribe (if you are not already signed up) and start accessing great deals next week!

From all of us at Dr. Shrink, we hope you have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th!

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February 2022 – Shrink Wrap News from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

February Notes from Mike.

Hope the first month of 2022 has treated everyone well. If you are in the shrink wrap installation business, always remember to “think outside the boat” for year-round installation opportunities. This time of year does not need to be your “off-season” in shrink wrapping! There is almost always something being transported down the road or sitting outdoors that could use shrink wrap protection.

We have put together a photo collage below of different shrink wrap applications to get you thinking of expanding your shrink wrap services into new markets and opportunities. If you have any questions on your application, process or sizing, please feel free to give us a call at 800-968-5147 or email us. We also have a handy form on our website where you can fill in your contact information and upload photos of the item you want to wrap; this helps our technical advisors with recommending the perfect width, length, and mil thickness of shrink wrap for your particular product or application. You can find that form here.

Please continue to send photos to me or our marketing team of all your shrink wrap jobs– I am always impressed by the new applications and fantastic work. Hope you all have a great February- 2022 is off to an excellent start! Thank you for working with us.

Warmest Regards,

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

INSIDE FEBRUARY

  • BLOOD DRIVE THANK YOU – UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVE ON 4/20/22
  • REINFORCED SHRINK WRAP – HOT ITEM!
  • THE PERFECT PAIR – SHRINK WRAP & TAPE – VALENTINE’S DAY PROMO
  • GO BEYOND THE BOAT – VIEW OUR PHOTO COLLAGE FOR INSTALL IDEAS
  • NEW VIDEO- EXPLANATION OF LARGE ZIPPER ACCESS DOORS

Thank you to everyone who donated at our blood drive on January 12th! We had a total of 17 donations which means 51 lives saved!

We will be hosting another blood drive on Wednesday, April 20th. We are in need of donors to fill our schedule!

As most of you are aware, there is a nationwide blood shortage, so every donation is crucial and appreciated. Please sign up today.

Where: 315 Washington St (Dr. Shrink parking lot) on the Versiti Blood Center of Michigan Blood Bus.

When: Wednesday, April 20th from 9am – 3pm

Delicious local Two Slices cookies will be provided. There are a total of 36 appointment slots for donations, with a goal of collecting 19 units (pints).

You can sign up and reserve a time to donate by clicking here. Thank you!

Keep in mind for 2022 - 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. Reinforced Shrink Wrap is available in 20’, 33’, and 40’ widths. All sizes are 100′ in length and have 10-mil thickness. 

Our Reinforced Shrink Wrap is a white four-layer reinforced 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 SuperGrip Tape is the ONLY tape that will stick to our Reinforced Shrink Wrap**

Have an application in mind for this product, but have some questions? E-mail us and we’ll let you know if Reinforced Shrink Wrap is right for your job!

Love is in the air! The perfect combo this Valentine’s Day– what goes together better than Shrink Wrap and Heat Shrink Tape? It’s the perfect pair!

Starting next week, buy any size roll of shrink wrap and get a FREE roll of 2″ Heat Shrink Tape! Promotion is available over the phone or online by using promo code: LOVETAPE

**Must mention promotion if ordering over the phone.

**Promotion is good from Monday, 2/7/22 through Monday, 2/14/22.

Take a Look at the Various Industries of Shrink Wrap

Explanation of Dr. Shrink's Large Zipper Access Door

Gain access into your wrapped shrink wrap project with a high quality Zipper Access Door from Dr. Shrink. This video explains the larger sized Dr. Shrink’s Zipper Access Doors (36″ x 72″ and 40″ x 82″ Heavy Duty) and also explains how to install Zipper Access Doors to a shrink wrap cover. We also carry smaller/regular size doors in 30″ x 36″, 30″ x 48″, and 36″ x 48″ – you can view that video here or shop now.

Zipper Access Doors are taped on the finished shrink wrap cover to allow access into a shrink wrapped object without compromising the durability of the cover. Use a film knife to cut the inside of the opening for access into the shrink wrapped object.

Contact us any time with questions: 800-968-5147 or 231-723-2685.

Sign-Up! Get Deals!

It is our most popular customer program, and this year, we are going to be adding some new and exciting products to our weekly bundle. Every Monday, we will email you the latest deal and promotion directly from the Dr.

Be the first to know, and subscribe (if you are not already signed up) and start accessing great deals next week!

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January 2022 – Shrink Wrap News from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

January Notes from Mike.

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year holiday with family and friends. Dr. Shrink had a nice holiday party with our team in early December followed by a visit from Santa for the kids.

We are hosting a blood drive next Wednesday, January 12th from 9am – 3pm. If you are not local, please consider donating at a blood drive near you as there are shortages at blood banks all over the nation. There is a link to sign up to our blood drive in the section below.

I hope everyone has had a great start to 2022. Thank you for working with us.

Warmest Regards,

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

INSIDE JANUARY

  • VERSITI BLOOD DRIVE – JANUARY 12TH AT DR. SHRINK
  • DR. SHRINK CHRISTMAS PARTY & SANTA PARTY
  • MAKE YOUR SHRINK WRAP BUSINESS YEAR-ROUND!
  • HOW-TO SHRINK WRAP A FLAT BED TRAILER
  • RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH FREE PRODUCTS (WEEKLY BUNDLES)

Please consider signing up for our Blood Drive on January 12th at Dr. Shrink!

We are in need of more donors to fill our schedule! Please sign up today.

Where: 315 Washington St (Dr. Shrink parking lot) on the Versiti Blood Center of Michigan Blood Bus.

When: Wednesday, January 12th from 9am – 3pm

Delicious local Two Slices cookies will be provided. There are a total of 36 appointment slots for donations, with a goal of collecting 19 units (pints), and as of today there are 12 donors signed up!

You can sign up and reserve a time to donate by clicking here. Thank you!

We had our annual Dr. Shrink Employee Christmas Party and the kids had a visit from Santa last month. It was nice to be able to get together and celebrate a great year. We are looking forward to another great year.

Dr. Shrink's Year-Round Industries of Shrink Wrap

The Marine/Recreation Industry is a very recognized 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 the other industries. 

There are several other opportunities to make your seasonal shrink wrap business into a year round business. 

The use of shrink wrap in Material Handling/Equipment Transportation and Trucking is becoming increasingly popular. Shrink wrap is far more durable than stretch wrap, and when used for full encapsulation 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 and Manufacturing. It can yield great business as customers demand packaging solutions along with corrosion inhibiting protection. Dr. Shrink, Inc. has ‘Extreme’ 12-mil products on hand for a multitude of applications! 

The Construction and Scaffolding 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!

See all the market opportunities for shrink wrap installation and inquire by clicking the button below!

Shrink wrap is the best solution for the transportation and storage of almost any product. Dr. Shrink only supplies premium 100% virgin resin shrink wrap featuring maximum UV inhibitors. This kind of quality ensures long-term usage and maximum protection even when temperatures reach 113º F (45º C) or plummet to -22º F (-30º C).

Interested in this type of application? Fill out our quick inquiry form here and we’ll be in touch!

Sign-Up! Get Deals!

It is our most popular customer program, and this year, we are going to be adding some new and exciting products to our weekly bundle. Every Monday, we will email you the latest deal and promotion directly from the Dr.

Be the first to know, and subscribe (if you are not already signed up) and start accessing great deals next week!

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

December Notes from Mike.

As we launch into the busy holiday season at the same time as we conclude our busy marine season, there are two things I’d like to take the time to mention:

Number 1: Our industry was met with unprecedented challenges this season and we all met those challenges head-on, together. As you are aware, the winterization industry in general experienced longer than normal manufacturing and delivery times, and shipping across all carriers experienced delays due to staff shortages and terminal back-ups. We worked together and got through this together, and I would like to say thank you for your understanding and patience through a tumultuous season.

And number 2: I reflect on how thankful I am. Thankful to lead this incredible team at Dr. Shrink, and thankful to have the relationship I have with all of you, our valued customers, distributors and friends. The past 20 months have been filled with highs and lows, and I am humbled by the support, outreach and determination to continue to advance our industry. We would not be here today if it wasn’t for all of you. I hope we have surpassed your expectations in both customer service and supplying the highest quality shrink wrap materials in the market.

On behalf of all of us here at Dr. Shrink, I wish you, your family and friends well and I hope you have a very happy holiday season.

Warmest Regards,

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

INSIDE DECEMBER

  • YULETIDE TRIVIA WITH DR. SHRINK… CAN YOU GUESS THE RIGHT ANSWER?
  • KEEP YOUR HEAT TOOL AT THE READY – CLEAN, REPAIR, REBUILD…
  • BE SURE TO BE ON THE LIST FOR THE “WEEKLY BUNDLE” – New deals & Specials coming in 2022!
  • RING IN THE NEW YEAR AS A DR. SHRINK WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTOR
  • CLOSEOUT DEALS
  • TIS THE SEASON… DR. SHRINK IS IN THE SHOPPING MOOD!

Play our Holiday Game… Can you guess the right answer?

Recycling is important to Dr. Shrink, and this past year, Dr. Shrink hosted its annual “Recycling Run” where bags of used shrink wrap were picked up from distributors, customers, and marinas all over Michigan.

Q: In the past year, how many pounds of used shrink wrap material did Dr. Shrink successfully pick up during its annual Recycling Run?

Multiple Choice (Pick one and scroll to the bottom to see the correct answer)

A: 28,000 pounds
B: 59,500 pounds
C: 70,000 pounds
D: 115,000 pounds

Holiday Hint: It only take about 4.5 hours during the holiday season for people in the United States to consume _______ pounds of EggNog…. (that is a LOT of EggNog!)

Did You Know?

Dr. Shrink offers complete service, repair, and/or rebuild for any heat tool sold by Dr. Shrink. We are sure you’ve had an intense and busy marine season, so before you pack up your heat tools or before you prepare for your next seasonal wrapping projects, make sure your heat tool is in peak working condition!

Contact us today to get started and learn more about our heat tool repair options.

If you are familiar with the parts and pieces of your Shrinkfast 998, we teamed up with Shrinkfast to bring you this easy to follow, step-by-step set of instructions on how to rebuild your 998 to “like new” condition. Purchase our rebuild kit here, and watch the video here to learn more!

Sign-Up! Get Deals!

It is our most popular customer program, and this year, we are going to be adding some new and exciting products to our weekly bundle. Every Monday, we will email you the latest deal and promotion directly from the Dr.

Be the first to know, and subscribe (if you are not already signed up) and start accessing great deals next week!

Join the world's leading shrink wrap supplier in partnership - locally and abroad!

Dr. Shrink strives to bring the highest quality shrink wrap to every market- both international and domestic. For distributor contact information, please call us at (800) 968-5147 or 1-231-723-2685

TRIVIA ANSWER!

Dr. Shrink is proud to have successfully

kept 70,000 pounds of used shrink wrap material out of landfills this past year during our annual Recycling Run – and if you can believe it, it only takes 4.5 hours for people in the United States to drink 70,000 pounds of Eggnog* – are you an Eggnog drinker? Yay or nay?

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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

November Notes from Mike.

Thank you to everyone who purchased pink shrink wrap from us during the month of October. We will be donating $250.00 towards breast cancer research to a local organization called Stomp Out Cancer. Please keep sharing your photos with us of using PINK from Dr. Shrink! Thank you all for your help in this effort.

Our sales team has been slowly getting back on the map for travel and trade shows. There is nothing better than seeing customers, colleagues, and other familiar faces at trade shows and we hope things continue to improve.

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. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving at the end of the month.

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

INSIDE NOVEMBER

  • IS YOUR FAVORITE SHRINK WRAP WIDTH SIZE OUT OF STOCK? SEE IF OUR BELOW TIP WILL HELP YOU OUT!
  • NEW VIDEO! ZIPPER ACCESS DOOR SIZING AND INSTALL TIP
  • “WRAP FOR A CAUSE” BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PROMO SUCCESS
  • DR. SHRINK WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTORS
  • CLOSEOUT DEALS- NEW PRODUCTS ADDED
  • CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT- SHARE YOUR PICS ON OUR SOCIAL PAGES!
  • SHRINK WRAP INSTALLER? DR. SHRINK WILL REFER CUSTOMERS TO YOU! FILL OUT OUR INSTALLER FORM BELOW

NEW VIDEO!

EXPLANATION OF DR. SHRINK’S ZIPPER ACCESS DOORS FOR SHRINK WRAP COVERS

Gain access into your wrapped shrink wrap project with a high quality Zipper Access Door from Dr. Shrink. This video explains the most popular sizes of Dr. Shrink’s Zipper Access Doors (30″x36″, 30″x48″, and 36″x48″) and also explains how to install them on a shrink wrap cover.

Zipper Access Doors are taped on the finished shrink wrap cover to allow access into a shrink wrapped object without compromising the durability of the cover. Use a film knife to cut the inside of the opening for access into the shrink wrapped object. Doors are available in the above listed sizes, in clear, white, or blue. Larger doors are also available in 40″x82″ Heavy-Duty (clear) and 36″x72″ (clear and white).

Thank you for showing your love with PINK from Dr. Shrink!

With help from you, our loyal customers– Dr. Shrink was once again successful in our efforts to raise money for breast cancer research. We completely SOLD OUT of our Pink Shrink Wrap during October and are happy to be donating a sum of money towards breast cancer research through a local organization called Stomp Out Cancer. Thank you to everyone who bought pink shrink wrap during the month of October and for sending in your photos!

Join the world's leading shrink wrap supplier in partnership - locally and abroad!

Dr. Shrink strives to bring the highest quality shrink wrap to every market- both international and domestic.

For distributor contact information, please call us at (800) 968-5147 or 1-231-723-2685

Some photos of fantastic work using Dr. Shrink products from a user out west in the Washington/Oregon area. Thank you for sharing your photos and for tagging us on social! Keep up the great work.

Share your photos with us!

Are you a shrink wrap installer?

Let us refer you!

Fill out our Installer Form

Dr. Shrink receives several phone calls every day from customers inquiring about shrink wrap installers in their area. Make sure you are on our Professional Installer’s List by submitting our form for approval. We will refer customer to you!

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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!