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

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. With Thanksgiving being so late in the month this year, it’s hard to believe we are already into the start of December. The staff and I had a nice time over the weekend celebrating the marriage of our team member, Kelly (Buckingham) to Eric Vasquez– congratulations to the newlyweds! We will have several other celebrations this month, including our holiday Christmas party as well as a special visit from Santa Claus for the kids. It should be a great month full of festive events. As we close out 2019 this month, I would once again like to thank you for your business and loyalty over this past year. 2019 has been a fantastic year and I look forward for what is to come in 2020. I appreciate all of you and wish you all the best this holiday season. Happy Holidays!

Mike Stenberg
President & CEO
Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Some of you may be aware that we have worked with our local animal shelter, Homeward Bound, on several different occasions over the years. One of the projects that we help them with is shrink wrapping the front and back of their building where the kennels are housed to protect the dogs from the wind and winter weather while they are outside.

As shown in the photos, 3/4″ woven cord strapping was run in between each of the beams to support the film. Once the strapping frame was finished, a roll of 12′ x 149′ 7mil white was used to create the “wall”. Around the sides and top, furring strips were rolled onto the film and then screwed into place to secure the film. At the bottom, the wrap was trimmed and then heat welded around a base made of the woven cord strapping to create the bottom. With the entire perimeter of the wall secure, the film was then shrunk down. Furring strips were then tacked to the preexisting beams on the outside of the wall to help limit the amount of movement from the wind. 

This is just another way to show that you can use shrink wrap for just about anything. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 800-968-5147 or email us. If you are interested in adopting an animal from Homeward Bound, you can visit their website or call 231-723-7387.

  1. Run strapping on bottom and across posts to support the film.

2. Attach film to furring strips and leave 12″ excess for heat weld.

3. Screw on furring strips to posts after film is shrunk for extra support.

New at shrink wrapping and not quite sure what mil-thickness to use, or what color? We’ve got you covered! Here’s a few tips on how to decipher what you should be using.

Color Differences

Mil Thickness Differences

The marine shrink wrap season is over — now what? Think “Outside the Boat” and make money year-round with shrink wrap! The opportunities to make shrink wrapping a year-round business are endless! Need somewhere to start? Browse through this list of feasible markets to expand into and get thinking on how you can make profit year-round in your area!

  • Storage Facilities
  • Boat/RV Dealerships
  • Marinas/Yacht Clubs
  • Ski Resorts
  • Transportation and Trucking Companies
  • Machinery Movers and Riggers
  • Railroads
  • Manufacturers—anything that can be weather damaged during storage or transportation is fair game.
  • General Contractors
  • Scaffolding Companies
  • Public/Municipal Works
  • Asbestos Removal Companies
  • Disaster Restoration & Relief
  • Insurance Companies
  • Roofing, Roofing Contractors, and Roof Repair Companies
  • Repossession Companies
  • HVAC Contractors
  • Modular Home/Trailer Companies/Portable Offices
  • Convention Centers
  • Bio-Hazard
  • Police Departments
  • Fire Departments
  • Auto Salvage
  • Christmas Tree Lots
  • Military Bases
  • Amusement & Water Parks
  • Farmers/Agriculture/Feed Stores
  • Horse Race Tracks, Baseball/Football/Soccer Fields, Golf Courses
  • Nurseries/Wineries
  • Forestry Service (campgrounds…)
  • Fence Companies

You may have noticed that our new website offers translation options! On the bottom of our homepage (or any page you are on) you will find a country flag icon with the language that is selected. There is a drop down available for a wide variety of languages to choose from. There is also a currency converter on the new website.

Please note the currency calculator and language translator are provided as a courtesy and not intended to be used as a 100% reliable resource. Languages are translated automatically and may contain errors that are not indicative of intended language’s text. All purchases made while currency is converted will be completed in USD (United States Dollar) and not the currency indicated. Please see the screenshot below where you can find the language translator drop down on our homepage. The currency converter can be found on the right-hand side of each page. These are wonderful tools for our international customers and worldwide distributors!

Latest Closeout Specials – When They’re Gone, They’re Gone.

Several Closeout and Refurbished Items Available! Click here to see them all.

Just a friendly reminder to everyone who is a part of our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program, your points will expire at the end of the year (December 31st, 2019). Make sure you redeem your points on any order before this date; they will not rollover into 2020! If you are not currently a member of our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program, please let us know you are interested and we can get you the program details with your Member Card! This program was made as our way of saying thank you for working with us. 

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

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Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween yesterday! Snow is in the forecast for next week in Manistee, MI. I’ve heard from several customers this season as they have expanded their mobile boat shrink wrapping services into including other outdoor items– ranging from patio furniture, outdoor kitchens, even swimming pools. Your customers’ items will be good as new when unwrapped in the spring because of the protection shrink wrap provides. We have had several people across the nation calling in asking for shrink wrap services in their area — are you a mobile shrink wrap company who would like to be included on our “Professional Shrink Wrap Installers” list? Please email us your company name, phone number, address, location(s) you are willing to travel for a job, and company website if possible. We will get your name on our sheet and refer customers to you! Thank you once again for working with us this season and letting Dr. Shrink be your trusted shrink wrap supplier. Do you have everything you need? We are still stocked up and ready to ship!

Mike Stenberg
President & CEO
Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Inside the November Newsletter:
Export Excellence Award – Farmer’s Almanac Winter Outlook – Tips & Tricks for Full Encapsulation – Halloween Party Photos – Residential Roofing Market – Weekly Bundle Sneak Peek

DR. SHRINK AWARDS

Dr. Shrink is proud to announce we received top honors as part of the International Boating Industry’s Export Excellence Award. This award was presented last month during IBEX – International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Tampa. Congratulations to all of the NMMA members who received awards and top honors– it is great to be connected and working in the same industry as all of these fantastic companies! For the full article, please click here.

ATTENTION INDUSTRIAL & TRANSPORTATION CUSTOMERS:

The 2020 edition of the Farmers‘ Almanac predicts that two-thirds of the country will face a colder-than-normalwinter season. The worst of this year’s bitterly cold winter will affect the eastern parts of the Rockies all the way to the Appalachians. The Almanac calls for above-normal winter precipitation over the eastern third of the country as well as the Great Plains, Midwest, and the Great Lakes.

No matter the weather– heavy equipment, large products, and other industrial items still need to be transported and shipped to their final destination, often on an open-bed trailer due to the size. Shrink wrap is your answer to this logistical problem causing weather damage to your product, as it protects all sizes and types of items from the elements. Be sure to read our section below regarding shrink wrap for full encapsulation. Don’t let the winter season and elements wreck havoc on your assets! Make shrink wrapping a year-round business.

DR. SHRINK TIPS & TRICKS

While thinking of the upcoming winter forecast and discussing the shipping, transportation, and industrial markets– it will be helpful to see exactly how shrink wrap is applied for full encapsulation. Take a look below at the diagrams with clickable links to written instructions, or view our How-To Video for Full Encapsulation. Now is the time to tap into this market if you have been considering it! We are here to help you start. To see more pictures of how-to fully encapsulate, click here.

Photo One: Determine Base Roll Width Size: A+24″+24″ = Base Width Roll Size
24″ of additional shrink wrap material around the perimeter width of object

Photo Two: Determine Cover Roll Width Size: X+Y+Z = Cover Roll Width Size
At the widest point, measure from the base of object, up, over, and down the opposite side

Photo Three: Creating Your Seams, Encapsulating & Vent Placement
– Drape wrap over the object, create seams like you are wrapping a present, and trim away any excess wrap. Weld along these seams. After cover is completely shrunk, tape along the weld seams.
– Place vents in the upper 1/4 of the wrapped object to reduce moisture and condensation.

Need more training guides? Visit our website here.

DR. SHRINK EVENTS

Pumpkin Carving Fun!
Dr. Shrink was in the Halloween spirit with some pumpkin carving and games last weekend! We had some great big pumpkins, perfect for carving, fresh from Miller’s Produce here in Manistee. Take a look at the full photo album on our Facebook page.

DR. SHRINK FEATURED INDUSTRIES – Residential Roofing

These photos show shrink wrap being used as a temporary fix for a leaky roof until the entire roof could be repaired. Wood strips were used along the perimeter of the gutter line and the installer made his own lines with strapping to attach the shrink wrap to. Rope repel gear and an 80′ man-lift was used to shrink the job once attached. Photos courtesy of Jason Hebb and team in Delta, BC Canada. Great work and thank you for sharing your photos!

Weekly Bundle Deals from The Dr.

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

Happy October everyone! It’s been great to hear from many of our marine customers as things are getting wrapped up for the winter season. In today’s world, online ordering has quickly become one of the best and most efficient ways to order nearly any product. Shrink wrap is certainly no exception. Here at Dr. Shrink, we strive to make ordering as simple and convenient as possible. We work continuously to provide options that best suit your personal and business needs. 

For product at your fingertips, simply visit our newly designed website at www.dr-shrink.com. New product filters make finding what you need easier, and being able to use your own shipping account and/or NET terms at checkout have been very popular. Are you a loyal customer who knows part numbers of needed products? Simply visit our “Quick Order” section, type in the part number, select quantity and add to cart– all from one page!

I would also like to mention that October is breast cancer awareness month. Manistee’s “Survivor’s Rock” is wrapped up in pink shrink wrap again this year to promote breast cancer awareness and honor those affected by breast cancer. October 3rd is Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital’s 12th Annual “Paint the Town Pink” community-wide event; all proceeds stay local to support women’s services and will benefit the purchase of advanced bone densitometry technology. It is wonderful to be a part of such a great community.

Thank you for working with us. It is our pleasure being your trusted shrink wrap supplier!
Mike Stenberg
President & CEO
Dr. Shrink, Inc.

INSIDE THE OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
New! Shrink Wrap Kits – Tips for the Ultimate Shrink Wrap Job – How-To Video for Patio Furniture – Weekly Bundle Sneak Peek

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

NEW Shrink Wrap Kit!
We’ve always said you can “get it all in one place” for your shrink wrap supplies with Dr. Shrink…now you can get it all in one box! Check out our new Shrink Wrap Kit — all packaged neatly together and sold as a kit!

This is the perfect kit for wrapping runabout boats up to 24′ (without wakeboard towers) and pontoons up to 24′ with 8′ beam. Also great for yard & garden equipment, and patio & deck furniture! 

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

All you’ll need from your own toolbox is a propane fired heat tool, ladder, hand saw, 2×4 support poles, propane tank and you’re off to shrinking! Please find the complete product listing for our new Shrink Wrap Kit on our website.

What part of the shrink wrap process are you struggling with?
Are you running into any hurdles or frustrations while shrink wrapping?
 
We always strive to make things as seamless as possible for you– from our innovative, helpful products to our experienced application advice, and extensive library of how-to videos and resources. Let us know what else would be helpful!

Our handy guide has all of the information you need to shrink wrap a recreational boat, a sailboat mast down or mast up, as well as film sizes and venting, how to properly install our DS-683 Weather-Tight Vent and how to properly use the strapping and buckles. Click here to see the entire guide or print a copy as a reference sheet. 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 our how-to video library by clicking here.

At. Dr. Shrink, we stock a complete line of American-made shrink wrap products capable of wrapping any size or type of boat, machinery, scaffolding, equipment, and more. With premium shrink wrap available up to 60 feet wide, even the largest of items can be protected from storage or shipping damage. Interested in tapping into one of the below industries? Learn more on our website and fill out our industry application form– we’ll be in touch!

This short video shows you step-by-step how to shrink wrap your patio furniture for the storage season.

WEEKLY BUNDLE DEALS FROM THE Dr. – Here are the goodies you can expect this upcoming month…

Take advantage of weekly deals from the Dr. Above is a preview of what you can expect this upcoming month. If you are not currently part of our weekly bundle emails, please feel free to subscribe to our e-list. It’s FREE!


Stay on the lookout for some spooktacular Halloween specials and deals! Sign up to our e-list to be notified of discounts.
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February 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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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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December 2018 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“It’s hard to believe that we’re “wrapping” up another year here at Dr. Shrink. I want to thank everyone who took the time out of their day to fill out our Customer Survey for this year. I’ve read a lot of comments, suggestions and ideas and we hope to better your customer experience the best that we can.
I’m looking forward to getting in the holiday spirit with our staff at the Dr. Shrink Christmas party next Friday. It is always a nice evening to relax and enjoy the end of another great year. Also, Santa will once again be visiting Manistee to see all the kids, grand-kids, nieces and nephews of our team here at Dr. Shrink. It’s always a special time of year.
As always, we still have some holiday specials and promotions coming up through the month, so keep an eye out. Wishing you all the best this holiday season. We wouldn’t be here without your support.”
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Put Your Heat Tool to Work 365 Days a Year

Shrink wrap is becoming the face of protection in many different industries – from construction and scaffolding to industrial and agricultural. It can be used to so many ways, don’t hold yourself to just one industry. The scaffolding and containment industry has been on the rise in the list of industries that are reaping the benefits of shrink wrap protection. Dr. Shrink offers 5 different sizes of Flame Retardant shrink wrap in 7, 9, or 12-mil thicknesses. All of our Flame Retardant film meets or exceeds all NFPA 701 specifications. Scaffolding is easy to wrap with these easy tips. With minimal accessories needed, these techniques will ensure you have a sturdy structure that can withstand the elements.
How to install shrink wrap over scaffolding:
1. Make sure your scaffolding has top and bottom horizontal anchor points. If no poles are available, we recommend attaching steel cable. Tighten securely between each of the uprights the length of your desired shrink wrapping length. We recommend using our 12-mil white shrink wrap for all scaffolding projects. Flame retardant is also available.
2. Begin unfolding the shrink wrap and lapping it over the top support cable. Heat weld the shrink wrap around the cable every 5-6 feet as it is being unfolded to temporarily hold it in place. Note: during the heat weld process, you are bringing the shrink wrap around the cable or scaffold pole and welding the material back to itself. A minimum heat weld of 12 inches is recommended. 
3. Once the material is unfolded and spot welded around the top, finish the top heat weld and perform the same operation on the bottom and sides.
4. When all four sides are secured, you are ready to start the shrinking process. Start at the bottom and work up using one continuous motion. After shrinking the entire cover, perform a visual inspection. Seal all holes, tears, and heat welds with our 4″ Heat Shrink Tape.
5. Install our 3/4″ woven cord strapping over the exterior of the shrink wrap in an “X” fashion by tying around the scaffold poles and using our buckle and tension tool system to ensure the banding is extremely tight. The goal here is to prevent the wind from blowing the shrink wrap out away from the scaffolding. Note: for jobs requiring more than one sheet of material, our shrink wrap is easily joined together by overlapping the sheets and heat welding them using one of our premium heat tools.

Use Your Customer Loyalty Rewards Points!

Just a friendly reminder to everyone who is a part of our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program – your points will expire at the end of the year (December 31st, 2018). Make sure you redeem your points on any order before this date; they will not rollover into 2019! If you are not currently a member of our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program, please take a look at how the program works and order/activate your Member Card today! Our way of saying thank you for working with us.

Winner of our Customer Survey!

We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who took the time out of their days to fill out our customer survey. All the feedback is greatly appreciated and its helps us improve so that your customer experience is nothing but the best. The winner of the $50 Amazon Gift Card is Craig S. from Colorado!

Dr. Rink – Shrink Wrap Ice Rink Liners

Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap is ideal for creating durable and long lasting ice rink liners of any size. Bring fun to your neighborhood with your own ice skating rink in your backyard! We have sizes from as big as 60′ wide down to 24′ wide. Click here for some common sizes that we recommend. Don’t forget your tape – our 4″ Heat Shrink Tape and 4″ Permanent Shrink Wrap Tape work great for this application. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800.968.5147 or email us.

Feature Video – Strap Tension Tool

Click here to see the whole video.

December Steals, Deals and Discounts
Quote of the Month

“You are excelling in customer service, from order to pickup and oh, forgot to mention you have first class products and supplies.” – Dennis Z. Stevensville, MI Customer

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October 2018 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Fall is in full swing over here at Dr. Shrink and we’re here to help with anything you need. Check out our new catalog for this year with all new how-to diagrams and charts to help make your shrink wrap job as easy as can be. Our extensive how-to library is always growing as we strive to bring you the best resources for shrink wrap applications across all of the various industries that we serve. Check out our new Shrinkfast 998 Repair Video below to keep your 998 Heat Tool in top notch working condition. In need of some hands-on training? We have another one of our ShrinkWrap U training courses coming up on October 25th. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot!
From all of us here at Dr. Shrink, have a safe and Happy Halloween!”
-Mike Stenberg, President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Tips for the Ultimate Shrink Wrap Job

This handy guide has all of the information you need to shrink wrap a recreational boat, a sailboat mast down or mast up, as well as film sizes and venting, how to properly install our DS-683 Weather-Tight Vent and how to properly use the strapping and buckles. Click here to see the entire guide.
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 sailboats with the mast up! Access the how-to videos on the training section of our website or on our YouTube Channel.

Quick Refresher on How-To Shrink Wrap a Boat

It’s time for a quick refresher course from the professionals at Dr. Shrink! Click here for our quick 8-minute video that shows you how to wrap a boat for storage with a support structure.
Dr. Shrink supplies premium, 100% virgin resin shrink wrap in widths of 12′ to 60′ in a variety of lengths and mil thicknesses. 6 and 7-mil shrink wrap is recommended for boat storage. Dr. Shrink also supplies a complete line of installation accessories – everything you need to complete your shrink wrap job from start to finish.

Dr. Shrink’s Installation Accessories

Dr. Shrink has all of the installation accessories you need to make you shrink wrap job easier, faster, and cleaner. Here are some of our most popular boat/marine accessories:
– Venting is one of the most important parts of wrapping a boat. A properly ventilated cover will allow cross-flow ventilation throughout the cover, minimizing chances of excess moisture and mildew. Our Weather-Tight Self-Adhesive Vents are easy to install using the one-piece pull tab that exposes over 15 square inches of adhesive. They are water resistant and can be installed either vertically or horizontally. Don’t forget to check out our Weather-Tight Filter Vent – it uses a filter pad inside the vent top to keep dust, bugs, dirt and other debris out of shrink wrapped products.
– Our Heat Shrink Tape is a 9-mil polyethylene tape that is designed to seal pleats, seams and holes as well as install doors. It also has a powerful backing that adheres nicely to shrink wrap. It’s available in blue, white or clear and in a variety of sizes.
– The End Caps and Bottom Caps are designed to fit on the top and bottom of 2×4 boards commonly used as support poles under shrink wrap covers. They have slits every 90° for the woven cord strapping to slide into and when the cover is shrunk, the sections flex downward forming a protective pad on the top to eliminate pole poke-through. Bottom Caps have non-skid discs attached for added stability.
– Dr. Shrink is improving on it’s End Caps with this heavy-duty Rhino Cap. Designed for optimum pierce protection, it features more surface area, greater strength, and strapping grooves to make your strapping structure easier to create and more durable than ever. It’s designed to keep support poles from poking through shrink wrap on storage covers.
– The Professional Film Cutting Knife is used to safely and smoothly cut shrink wrap during installation. No danger of scratching or cutting with its hooked end.
– The Ring Cutter is a convenient strap cutting tool that allows you to keep a blade available throughout the shrink wrap process and cuts our woven cord strapping with ease.
Don’t forget when you order – do you have enough: tape, vents, strapping, buckles or zipper access doors? These are our most common reorder items and can be easily added to any order. If at any time you have questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800-968-5147 or email us. We’re here to help.

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Shrink wants to help. Shrink wrap a boat this year in PINK from Dr. Shrink! Make a statement, all while helping raise awareness for breast cancer research. Dr. Shrink will be making a 10% donation for every roll of pink shrink wrap sold. Our pink shrink wrap is available in 14′ x 128′ 8-mil and 17′ x 110′ 8-mil. There’s no better way to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness than by showing/wearing/promoting the color pink. Promote awareness by adding pink to your wardrobe, wallet/purse, and of your shrink wrap jobs during October.
Featured Video: Shrinkfast 998 Repair – Click here to see the whole video.
October Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month: “Orders come quickly and in good shape. Your products are excellent. You are my only source for shrink wrap and associated products and will remain as such.” – John D. Edina, MN Customer

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Buy Early & Shrink Wrap a boat in PINK to help Breast Cancer Research!

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show your love with pink
Shrink wrap a boat this year in PINK from Dr. Shrink! Make a statement, all while helping to raise awareness for breast cancer with this standout color. Dr. Shrink will be making a donation towards breast cancer research for every roll of pink shrink wrap purchased this fall.
Our pink shrink wrap is available in 14′ x 128′ 8mil and 17′ x 110′ 8mil.
Click here to view pink shrink wrap.
As always, you’re the first to know about our latest deals. Are you subscribed to our Weekly Bundle e-list? We give away FREE products every week with a minimum order amount. Don’t miss you!
Contact us any time with questions or comments.

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June 2018 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. It was a hot one in Manistee, reaching temperatures of almost 90 degrees Fahrenheit. In case you missed our New Product introductions from last month’s newsletter, we have put them in again. The SeatSaver, Rhino Cap, and Lightning Vent are the perfect additions to our innovative product line.
I would like to remind our Michigan and Wisconsin customers of our Recycling Run for removed shrink wrap covers in need of recycling. Registration Forms are due middle of June (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.

Construction & Scaffolding Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Construction & Scaffolding Industry. The construction industry can yield huge profit margins and is a 12 month shrink wrap business. Government and large building contacts will often require scaffolding and exterior containment and shrink wrap is the most cost effective and durable material that can be used. Available in Extreme 12-mil and up to 60′ in width, with Flame Retardant sizes also available, the Dr. provides the largest rolls of film available on the market.
A construction site can be a vulnerable place. Whether it’s the construction of a new building or renovation/add-on to an existing one, there’s the risk of weather eroding all the hard work or ceasing it for a long period of time. For example, water damage – whether it’s rain entering the structure, melting snow, or leaks – is the most frequent cause of loss during building projects. Shrink wrapping a building or scaffolding on a construction site means not only protecting the work, but workers and productivity as well.
Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap shrinks “drum-tight” and is far more effective than traditional tarps and sheeting. This durable, weatherproof covering creates a proper enclosure and protects the project from potential damage. 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.
Have questions on how it works or the best application for your project? Email us and let us help!

ShrinkWrap U

ShrinkWrap U is a one-day training session designed to give you all the information you need to shrink wrap anything. Not only will you gain valuable hands-on training, but also the tools for marketing your business in various industries. Our next ShrinkWrap U class is being held on Thursday, July 19th. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot! All you need to do is complete the ShrinkWrap U Enrollment Form and return it back to Ryan’s attention. If you’re coming from out of state, here’s a list of Travel Accommodations that we recommend. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800.968.5147 or email us.

Recycling Run Forms Due!

We hope all your summer toys, furniture, boats, etc. are unwrapped and in use! Need to do something with your shrink wrap cover(s) from these items? Give our Recycling Run a try! If you are in Michigan or Wisconsin, you are eligible for this program. Click here to find out more information.
Our 2018 Recycling Run Registration forms are due on Monday, June 18th. If you don’t get your form in to us by then you might not make it on the pickup list for this year, so get them in! All you have to do is fill out our form and email it back to marketing@dr-shrink.com or fax it back to 231-723-9586, whichever is easier.
Located in a state other than Michigan or Wisconsin? Check out our REBAG Recycling System that works all across the continental United States.  If you have any questions, please let us know.

New Products!

New products from Dr. Shrink, Inc. available this month!
– SeatSaver – an all new revolutionary product that is ideal for any pontoon boat with seat backs that are exposed above the upper rail which come in contact with strapping and shrink wrap material. The SeatSaver fits on all 1.25″ square tubing top rails on pontoon boats and provides either a 2″ or 4″ lift of the strapping over the vinyl seat backs, preventing damage to seat backs from strapping abrasion and indentation. See our SeatSaver Flyer for more details.
– Rhino Cap – Dr. Shrink is improving on its proven End Cap with this heavy duty Rhino Cap. Designed for optimum pole poke-through protection, the Rhino Cap features more surface area, greater strength, and strapping grooves to make your strapping structure easier to create and more durable than ever. The edges are strengthened around the entire perimeter to provide maximum strength against snow load. See our Rhino Cap Flyer for more details.
– Lightning Vent – Dr. Shrink’s new DS-LIGHTNING one-handed installation vent allows for easy and quick installation with an all new strap and friction hood which secures the vent to the cover with no taping required. The large hood over the vent opening offers better weather protection ensuring moisture and weather stays out of your wrapped items. See our Lightning Vent Flyer for more details.

Dr. on the Map – June Travel
Featured Video  – Watch our fun Recycling Video featuring company President/CEO, Mike Stenberg! Click here to watch.
June Steals, Deals & Discounts
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May 2018 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who took the time to congratulate Dr. Shrink, Inc. on our 26th year in business milestone which we celebrated a couple weeks ago. It has been an honor to be your premium shrink wrap supplier for the past 26 years.
Another year in business brings innovative new products, updated product catalogs, and fresh how-to training videos. I am pleased to introduce revolutionary new products for this season detailed in the section below. These products will be must-have items, especially in the marine industry, and will provide shrink wrap installers with professional, high quality shrink wrap jobs and applications.
We are finally feeling the warmth here in Manistee, MI.  If you are located in Michigan or Wisconsin, 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 the perfect option for you.
Happy May Day to all.  Have a wonderful Memorial Day at the end of the month.  Thank you for working with Dr. Shrink, Inc.”
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Industrial Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it related to the Industrial Industry. This is the fastest growing year-round shrink wrap market; 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 generate a diverse group of products that come in all different shapes and sizes. For those producing large machinery, they face the challenge of properly storing and transporting the product without inflicting damage. 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 thank other methods such as tarps. Protecting your product is protecting your reputation and business.
Dr. Shrink also has Volatile Corrosion Inhibiting shrink wrap products available that protect ferrous and non-ferrous metals and will not harm glass, plastic or other parts of assemblies. Click here to see our Moisture Inhibiting products.

NEW PRODUCTS

Dr. Shrink has been busy working on some new products for the 2018/2019 year. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come in early July.
– SeatSaver – an all new revolutionary product that is ideal for any pontoon boat with seat backs that are exposed above the upper rail which come in contact with strapping and shrink wrap material. The SeatSaver fits on all 1.25″ square tubing top rails on pontoon boats and provides either a 2″ or 4″ lift of the strapping over the vinyl seat backs, preventing damage to seat backs from strapping abrasion and indentation.
See our SeatSaver Flyer for more details
– Rhino Cap – Dr. Shrink is improving on its proven End Cap with this heavy duty Rhino Cap. Designed for optimum pole poke-through protection, the Rhino Cap features more surface area, greater strength, and strapping grooves to make your strapping structure easier to create and more durable than ever. The edges are strengthened around the entire perimeter to provide maximum strength against snow load.
See our Rhino Cap Flyer for more details
– Lightning Vent – Dr. Shrink’s new DS-LIGHTNING one-handed installation vent allows for easy and quick installation with an all new strap and friction hood which secures the vent to the cover with no taping required. The large hood over the vent opening offers better weather protection ensuring moisture and weather stays out of your wrapped items.
See our Lightning Vent Flyer for more details.

Super Mileage Competition

Dr. Shrink’s shrink wrap has been used in a lot of different ways.
Missouri high school students worked with a local technical college for the Missouri Super Mileage Competition.  The team built a small car and competed for maximum mileage in the competition– after the car is built, shrink wrap is used for the skin of the car. In 2017, the team won 1st Place in the competition (clear car shown) with a 219 mpg average. The idea of the clear wrap was to show the construction of the car. This year they competed and took 2nd Place. They built a roadster, with the goal of ‘best in show’. The team used shrink wrap for the body and then painted it black and they did end up winning Best in Show. Congratulations to all who participated and what an interesting use of our product!

Your Frequently Asked Questions – Answered!

Dr. Shrink is proud to offer you world class customer service. Our highly experienced staff are ready to field any question you can throw at them in the many industries of shrink wrap. Below are a few common questions we receive as people are learning about shrink wrap and becoming familiar with the process.
What color shrink wrap should I use? Is there a difference?
Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap comes in blue, white and clear.
Blue absorbs sunlight allowing ice & snow to fall off the cover easier during the winter. Used for winter storage and not recommended to be used as a transportation cover.
White reflects sunlight and harmful UV rays. Best used for transportation covers and general outside storage. White shrink wrap is also the color of choice for work enclosures and scaffolding. It provides shadow-free lighting and good color rendition.
Clear shrink wrap is commonly used for greenhouses and non-storage applications.
Know the color you need, but not the recommended mil thickness? Click here to find out.
Can the heat from the heat tool cause damage?
We must first mention the propane fired heat tools used in shrink wrapping must be used in accordance with the directions in the training DVD. Always remember safety first! The heat from the tool is swept over the cover, almost like spray painting, and is never left on one spot long enough to damage vinyl graphics, paint, gel coat, etc. In fact, the shrink wrap will become thin and holes will form before enough heat is transferred to damage the boat or object. If the shrink wrap should get a burn hole, and it appears the wrap is stuck to the boat, allow the wrap to cool and it will come loose by itself.
How do I repair tear/melt holes in the cover?
It is very easy to repair any holes that are made on a shrink wrap cover. If it a small hole, a piece of our Heat Shrink Tape will fix it quickly. If it is a larger hole, a scrap of shrink wrap approximately 3″ larger than the hole may be tape on the original cover and lightly shrunk.
Are you more of a hands-on learner? Consider our SWU training class.
Learn from the best — learn from the source! Dr. Shrink prides itself on providing world class customer service, professional training and installation advice.
ShrinkWrap University (SWU) is a one-day training course designed to give you all of the information you need to shrink wrap anything. The morning consists of presentations in a classroom setting (product information, safety and techniques, industry applications and profit margins, as well as marketing services). After presentations, we will head back to the warehouse where you will gain an enormous amount of hands-on training and advice. You will leave here very comfortable and with the propane fired heat tool and the shrink wrapping process.
Click here to find out more about SWU.

Recycling Run 2018

Dr. Shrink’s Recycling Run is up and running for 2018. We’ve made some changes to our program and if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us here. The Recycling Run is now available in Michigan and Northern Wisconsin only. If you are in Wisconsin or the Upper Peninsula of Michigan there is a 75 bag minimum requirement for pickup.
Don’t forget that you MUST fax/email your Registration Form back to Dr. Shrink in order to sign up for the pickup in July. For scheduling purposes, please email/fax the Registration Form back by June 18th, 2018.
Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap is 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. If this program isn’t available in your area, please call around to local recycling facilities and see if they will take this high quality plastic.

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February 2018 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Happy February! Anyone interested in winning a free Shrinkfast® 998 & 4′ Extension this month? We are giving away both to one lucky winner– but there’s a catch, we need your help with expanding our photo library! I have seen some truly amazing photos of our customer’s shrink wrap work and I’m hoping you would give Dr. Shrink permission to use your photos in our sales materials such as our yearly product catalog, brochures/flyers, product presentations, and other marketing efforts. See the section below for instructions on how to submit your shrink wrap photos for entry into our Shrinkfast giveaway. Our marketing team and I would greatly appreciate your help in expanding our photo library. Thank you to Shrinkfast® for partnering with us for this giveaway. Please read through the section below for more information.
Don’t forget to put your heat tool to work 365 days a year – shrink wrap is rapidly becoming the new avenue for protection in a number of different industries. It is no surprise that scaffolding and containment is quickly rising on the list of industries that reaps the benefits of shrink wrap protection– especially during these months. Dr. Shrink is committed to offering the best protection to these industries through supplying the best shrink wrap products on the market today.
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. Thank you for working with all of us at Dr. Shrink.
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Shrinkfast® Giveaway!

We’re looking for your help! We need shrink wrap photos to help expand our photo library. Do you have any pictures of your shrink wrap work that you would be willing to share with us? A picture goes a long way in the shrink wrap world, and we are in need of fresh, new photos showing a wide range of shrink wrap applications.
To create some incentive, any participant who submits their photo(s) will automatically be entered into the Shrinkfast Giveaway drawing!
Starting today until Monday, February 18th – submit a photo(s) of your best shrink wrap job(s) in any industry and you will be entered into a drawing to win a Shrinkfast® 998 Heat Tool and a Shrinkfast® 4′ Extension! Anyone who submits a photo will receive a Dr. Shrink Multi-Tool as a thank you from us, for helping expand our photo library.
The more photos you submit– the better your chances to win!
Please e-mail your photo(s) to marketing@dr-shrink.com with the subject line PHOTO SUBMISSION, and please include your name and/or company name and phone number in the body of the e-mail so we can contact you if you are the winner.  The winner will be randomly selected and contacted on Monday, February 18th. We would like to thank Shrinkfast® for partnering with us for this giveaway!
*Submitting your photo(s) to Dr. Shrink for this promotion will give Dr. Shrink permission to use submitted photo(s) in their marketing materials.

Show Your Love with Pink from Dr. Shrink

Make a statement this Valentine’s Day (or any day!) by using our pink shrink wrap! 14′ x 128′ 8-mil PINK or 17′ x 110′ 8-mil PINK

Dr. Shrink Covers the Globe with International Distributors

Dr. Shrink is proud to supply our premium shrink wrap and installation accessories around the globe. Alfa Solution in Grimstad, Norway stocks a large selection of Dr. Shrink, Inc. materials for immediate shipment. if you need fill-in items fast while your containers are on the water then Alfa Solution will be able to help. Take a look at our Dr. Shrink Distributor List and contact us to connect with a distributor near you.

Shrink Wrap U Class

Dr. Shrink’s next Shrink Wrap U Class is coming up next month on Thursday, March 1st. SWU is a one day training session designed to give you all of the information that you’ll need to shrink wrap anything. Not only will you get hands-on training, but also all the tools for marketing your business in various industries and proper safety practices. Interested in attending? Space is limited, so sign up today and reserve your spot. Click here to find out more information.

Work Year Round: Shrink Wrap for the Construction/Scaffold Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Construction Industry. A construction site can be a vulnerable place – whether it’s the construction of a new building or renovation/add-on to an existing one, there’s the risk of weather eroding all the hard work or ceasing it for a long period of time. For example, water damage – whether it’s rain entering the structure, melting snow, or leaks – is the second most frequent case of loss during building projects.
Dr. Shrink stocks a complete line of products that are capable of wrapping large buildings and scaffolding. Our shrink wrap system is far more effective than traditional tarps and sheeting. Shrink wrap creates a proper enclosure and protects your project from potential damage. Dr. Shrink shrink wrap creates an improved work environment because it allows natural, shadow-free lighting while blocking harmful UV rays. Worker downtime is reduced and the enclosure can even be heated and cooled.
For buildings, an attachment system is placed around the entire base of the building. When the shrink wrap is draped over, it requires immediate attachment. Attach the shrink wrap along the base, pulling any looseness out of the material. Once secured, the entire wrap is heated and shrunk starting from the base and moving upward. If you have any questions about applications, please feel free to give us a call at 800.968.5147 or email us. We’re always here to help.

Training & Tips

– Modular Homes video – click here.

February Steals & Deals
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