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January 2020 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and have enjoyed the holiday season!

The Dr. Shrink crew had a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 20th at the Ramsdell Inn here in downtown Manistee. It was a great turnout and all of the kids enjoyed seeing Santa (some more than others!).

Dr. Shrink is coming into 2020 at full speed — be on the lookout for new products being announced within the next few months. Thank you for working with us; we are grateful and humbled to know that you choose Dr. Shrink to be your trusted shrink wrap supplier. Here’s to another great year!

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

Need a sure – “fire” way to impress your guests for any upcoming holidays or parties? Take a look at how our distributor, Alfa Solution in Norway, heated things up with their holiday meal prep using propane fired heat tools! Great, fun video! — thank you for sharing Alfa Solution!

Since 1864, Marshall & Sterling Insurance has been the name synonymous with outstanding insurance, risk management, and customer service. Marshall & Sterling provides exceptional insurance coverage with unparalleled service and support for their valued clients.

Based out of Poughkeepsie, New York, Marshall & Sterling are very familiar with insurance for shrink wrap companies and installers.

If you have any shrink wrap insurance questions or would like a quote – we would highly recommend you contact Capt. Paul Kesick at 800-333-3766 or send him an email. You can visit them online here.

As another year in business concludes, we would love your feedback on Dr. Shrink products and service! Please take a couple minutes to fill out our Customer Survey to give us feedback, suggestions, advice and any other input so we can make 2020 our best year yet! As a thank you for your time, every participant who submits our survey will be entered into a drawing to win a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card! Thank you in advance for your participation!

Manufacturing companies produce a diverse range of products that come in all types of different shapes and sizes. For companies producing large machinery, they face the challenge of properly storing and transporting the product without inflicting damage. This is when knowing how to fully-encapsulate an object with shrink wrap is beneficial.

Latest Closeout Specials:

Click here to see what we have available!

Weekly Bundles from the Dr.

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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.

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

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

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

Dr. Notes – News from Mike

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

Trucking & Transportation

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

Dr. Shrink Awarded NMMA First Global Star for 2019

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

Worldwide Dr. Shrink Distributors

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

Become a Rewards Card Member

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

ShrinkWrapU

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

Closeout Specials

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

Featured Video: Dr. Shrink, Overview

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

February Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month:

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

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

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

Dr. Notes – News from Mike

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

Santa Claus Visit in Manistee

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

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

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

Kanberra Gel® protects:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Featured Video: Repairing a Shrinkfast 998 Heat Tool

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

January Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month:

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

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

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Hope everyone is having a great finish to their summer season. Our fall mailers have been mailed out, new product catalogs are here, and the early-buy shrink wrap discount is in full swing. If you did not receive a fall price sheet in the mail and would like one, please call us at 231-723-2685 or 800-968-5147 and we’ll make sure you are added to our list.
Remember that shrink wrap is used for more than just recreation boats, pontoon boats, and other marine related products. It’s widely used to weather protect outdoor patio furniture, outdoor kitchens, lawn and garden equipment, pools, and everything else that gets put away after the summer season. If you have questions on wrapping certain items, we are here to help. In the mean time, please see our Videos & Resources section below to get a better handle on shrink wrapping many of these items.
Hope everyone has a fantastic Labor Day weekend. Contact me anytime with questions or comments and thank you for working with us.”
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Dr. Shrink Videos & Resources

For  Marine and Recreation applications, we typically recommend a 6 or 7-mil material. The 6-mil is our thinnest shrink wrap and is used for smaller items such as boats, shed frames, pallets, and machinery that will be stored rather than transported. Our 7-mil material is the standard thickness for shrink wrapping boats in snow load areas, light construction jobs, and medium sized machinery. We offer 3 different colors of shrink wrap, all of which are made for different applications.
White shrink wrap works best for the majority of shrink wrapping applications. It reflects the sun and stays tight in all weather conditions making it ideal for transportation. Because of its ability to reflect the sun, the temperature beneath the film stays more consistent, thereby minimizing condensation and moisture build up under the cover.
Blue shrink wrap is generally used in snow-load areas as the darker color helps absorb the heat from the sun.  The warmth of the wrap assists in melting any accumulated snow on the cover much faster than that of the white.  Because of this, your boat will not have to shoulder that additional weight for as long. On the flip-side; because this film easily absorbs heat it makes it a less viable option for warmer climates.  The heat build up under the blue shrink wrap in warmer conditions could potentially cause heat damage to its contents.  In addition, the possibility for ‘loosening’ of the film is higher in hot weather, which does not make it the ideal choice for transportation.
Clear shrink wrap is most commonly used to cover greenhouses, brokerage items, and even live-aboard boats. The advantage of using clear is that you can see through it.  The disadvantage, however, is that the sun penetrates the covers and can accentuate the buildup of moisture/sun damage under the cover. Care must be taken to properly ventilate clear covers in an effort to help prevent damage.
Questions on what size wrap to use, what color, or what mil thickness is right for you? Visit our designated website page here or call us at 800-968-5147.
Don’t forget our handy Boat Size & Venting Chart as well! Please contact us for any installation questions or training assistance!

DIY – Wrap It Up with Dr.+

Get it all wrapped up this year. The Dr. has you covered with a growing library of how-to videos. We cover a wide variety of shrink wrap applications from recreational boat wrapping, full encapsulations, RV campers, patio furniture, and sail boats with the mast up! Access the how-to videos on our training section of our website or our YouTube channel.
Are you more of a hands-on learner? Sign up for ShrinkWrap U, our one-day training course that is designed to give you all the information and training that you need to shrink wrap anything. Our next class is October 25th, 2018. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot!

Early Buy Discount! – Don’t Forget – Only 2 weeks left!

10% OFF ALL SHRINK WRAP UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
You MUST mention this discount when placing your order over the phone or use promo code FALL18 at online checkout. *Valid on standard Retail or Wholesale pricing only*

Water Slides!

Our friends down in Buchanan, Michigan have put our shrink wrap to good use with their “Thrill on the Hill”. This summer they closed Front Street which includes a big hill that just happens to help make a 500′ water slide.

Featured Video:

Check out the video here on How-To Shrink Wrap a Pontoon Boat for the upcoming winter storage season.

September Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month –

“Very simple and hassle free! Always a pleasure calling the staff because they are so helpful with questions! Always very fast shipping!” – Travis H. Lakeville, MN Customer

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

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July holiday on Wednesday! The team and I will be celebrating the holiday on Tuesday with a staff BBQ lunch on our patio. Wishing you all a great holiday with family and friends.
New and exciting product catalogs for the 2018/2019 season are in process. This year’s catalog is full of informative diagrams and sketches that will help immensely as you tackle any shrink wrap job in any industry. Also featured are our New Products for the year- please see the section below for more details. These will be very popular items for the fall boat wrapping season.
Don’t forget – now is the best time to get your heat tools inspected, diagnosed, and repaired. Our heat tool technician on staff can quickly look at your heat tool to see if any maintenance or repair work needs to be completed. If you’d like your heat tool looked at, please give us a call at 800-968-5147 and we will get you the information you need to send it in to us.
Again, have a wonderful 4th of July holiday and a great July.”
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

2018/2019 Catalogs & Mailers

Dr. Shrink has been working hard on our new product catalog for this year and we are excited to give you a sneak peek. This new product & resource guide is full of new diagrams, charts, and how-to explanations of the basic steps to shrink wrap just about anything. Click here for a couple quick references of what’s to come in the catalog.  Also, you can expect your Fall Special Price Sheet in the mail during August– we will be running our early-buy 10% off all shrink wrap special again this year so don’t miss out!

Happy Independence Day!

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

NEW PRODUCTS

– 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

Calling All Shrink Wrap Installers!

We know Dr. Shrink customers are some of the best shrink wrap installers in the nation. People frequently call our office asking if we know of any shrink wrap installers in their area that would be willing to wrap a boat, patio furniture, outdoor kitchen, farm equipment, and all other sorts of items.
Are you a shrink wrap installer who would like to be considered to be included on our Professional Shrink Wrap Installers List? If so, all you need to do is fill out this application and either email it back to us at marketing@dr-shrink.com or fax it back to 231-723-9586. Once you’re approved, we will put you on our Installer List and will will refer business to you!

Featured Video

Pontoon Wrapping

July Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month:

“Thank you for excelling in taking phone orders, customer service and shipping. The orders have never been wrong.” – Tony P. Port St. Lucie, FL Customer

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

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

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Dr. Shrink, Inc. is celebrating 26 years in business this month. April is always the month where I find myself looking back and seeing how much Dr. Shrink has grown over the past 26 years; but also a time where I look toward the future of the company and set new goals for another successful year. I would just like to take a moment to thank each and every one of our customers, distributors, vendors, staff members, friends and family for everything along the way. We wouldn’t be here today without your support.
Things have thawed out for the most part here in Michigan. As you remove your boat covers for the spring and summer season, please remember to properly recycle your shrink wrap. Take a few minutes to watch our silent movie, Don’t Trash Your Shrink Wrap, to get an idea of just how easy it is to recycle your shrink wrap (and to have a few laughs). Hope everyone has a very Happy Easter!”
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Dr. Shrink – Celebrating 26 Years in Business

On Saturday, April 21st we’ll be celebrating 26 years in the business! During our anniversary week, April 16th through April 22nd, we’re offering $26.00 off an order of $260.00 or more! All you need to do is use promo code 26YEARS online or mention it when placing phone orders.

Recycling Your Shrink Wrap – The Dr. Has You Covered.

With spring in the air and the weather getting warmer, it’s time to think about taking those shrink covers off your boats, campers, RVs and other recreational items. Recycling your shrink wrap covers is something that everyone should do – throwing shrink wrap material into a landfill is waste and damaging to the environment. It will NOT biodegrade in a landfill. Dr. Shrink cares about the environment and wants to help make it easier for you to recycle our film.
Our Recycling Run makes recycling in the Great Lakes area a breeze. This program is only available in MI, WI, IL, IN and OH. Click here for more information or visit www.recycling-run.com.
Our REBAG® Recycling Kit is another option that is available for any state in the Continental U.S.
Take a look below at our Training & Tips section to watch our Don’t Trash Your Shrink Wrap Silent Movie that pairs with our Recycling Run Program. *Please note that pickup locations have changed to only the Great Lake states.

Material Handling Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Material Handling Industry. The use of shrink wrap in material handling is becoming more popular, as it is more durable than stretch wrap and full encapsulation can make it completely waterproof. Less strapping will be required and when using a high mil thickness, the object becomes tamper resistant.
Manufacturers produce products all across the globe and in order to successfully transport these products from their origination to final destination, a durable protection solution is required. Offering shrink wrap solutions from 6-12 mil thickness, Dr. Shrink provides some of the most durable transportation protection in the market.
Manufacturers want their products looking brand-new and functioning correctly upon delivery. With all the issues that come with the shipping process, 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 the multiple ways something 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.
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.

Reminder! Dr. Shrink Stocks European Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap

Throughout the world, the Construction & Scaffolding industry has seen tremendous growth in shrink wrap applications and uses. Internationally, there are different requirements construction materials need to meet when used on projects in this industry.
Keep in mind when doing your shrink wrap research that Dr. Shrink’s European Flame Retardant shrink wrap has passed the Fire Test according to EN 13823 SBI and meets the criteria for: ISO 11925-2:2010, BS EN 13823:2010, and Fire Classification Bs-1, d0. It’s available in 2 sizes:
– 24′ x 60′ 12 mil (300 micron) white (DS-241260WFRES)
– 40′ x 60′ 12 mil (300 micron) white (DS-401260WFRES)
Click here for more information.
Interested in our standard Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap? See available sizes

Shrink Wrap vs. Toilet Paper? – The Battle of Two Necessary Household Items

Shrink Wrap vs. Toilet Paper_graphic
HAPPY APRIL FOOLS’ DAY!

Dr. on the Map – April Travel
Training & Tips – Removing Your Shrink Wrap Cover for Recycling
April Steals, Deals & Discounts
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March 2018 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Spring is in the air lately in Manistee, Michigan! The snow has started to melt and the temperatures are reaching into the high 40s. I have a couple of busy upcoming months for international travel, starting in Australia, onto Shanghai, then Germany, and finally Spain. Just because I’m across the globe doesn’t mean I’m inaccessible– email me anytime.
I’d like to personally thank each and every person who submitted photos for our Shrinkfast giveaway to help with our photo collection. I was able to look through each participant’s submission photos and the quality of work was outstanding! Even though the giveaway is over, please keep the photos coming as I enjoy seeing what our customers are up to and the new and unique applications shrink wrap is used for. Feel free to email them to us any time.
The trucking and transportation industry has been fresh on my mind lately. Please be sure to read through the section below for information on this industry. Now is the time to tap into new and developing markets such as trucking and transportation– we are here to help you as you expand into more industries.
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Shrinkfast Giveaway Winner!

We would like to congratulate Kip W. in Montana on being the winner of our Shrinkfast® Giveaway! He won a Shrinkfast® 998 Heat Tool Kit and a 4′ Extension! Thank you to everyone who participated in our photo contest and helped grow our photo library. A big thank you to Shrinkfast® for partnering with us for this promotion.

Transportation Across Countries

Pronto Clearing3This shrink wrapped catamaran boat was transported from Cape Town, South Africa to Mombasa, Kenya. It was a 5500 km (roughly 3,417 miles) road journey that took 11 days. When it arrived in Kenya, it still looked brand new! The installers used an 8 mil white wrap which is perfect because the white reflects sunlight and harmful UV rays. It’s best used for transportation covers and general outside storage. Have questions about what color would work best for your application? Click here to see the differences in the 3 main colors – blue, white and clear.
An 8 mil thickness is excellent for covering large boats, shrink wrapping large building frames, and for wrapping large equipment with sharp protrusions for transportation or storage. But if you want thicker– we have it! Click here to see what shrink wrap mil thickness is right for your job.
Pronto Clearing
Do you have a project that you’re not sure what size to use, mil thickness or color? Email us some pictures with dimensions and details – we’ll give you our professional recommendation.

Think Spring & Think Recycling!

With the first day of Spring just around the corner – on March 20th to be exact; it’s time to enjoy the warmer weather and removing those shrink wrap covers. Dr. Shrink wants to help you with recycling your shrink wrap covers; we have two different programs in place to make it an easy process for you.
We are once again partnering with Bay Area Recycling (BARC) this year for our Recycling Run Program. If you are in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois or Ohio — our Recycling Run is available to you. The program is simple and easy:
– Buy Dr. Shrink’s EZ-Fill Bags for only $5.00 each from Dr. Shrink
– Stuff the EZ-Fill Bag with ONLY shrink wrap
– Return the Registration Form to Dr. Shrink to have your pick-up scheduled with BARC.
Our REBAG® Recycling Kit is a different recycling option that we offer.  The REBAG® Kit works across the Continental US. The kit consists of a 30″ x 50″ clear bag with cover removal directions printed on it, a closure device for the bag and a prepaid FedEx shipping label. Each REBAG® will hold the cover from a 26′ power boat or approximately 600 square feet. *Note: All strapping, buckles, vents, zipper doors, etc. must be removed prior to packing the cover in the bag.
Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap is a 100% virgin resin material that is easily recycled into a variety of usable consumer products. Shrink wrap will NOT biograde in a landfill – that’s why it is extremely important to recycle. If neither of these programs work for you, we please ask that you call around to local recycling facilities in your area and see if they will accept this premium #4 LDPE plastic.

Sling-Shield from Dr. Shrink

Sling-Shield is used to protect boat lift slings and vessel hulls during launch and haul-out. It rinses off completely so as to not transfer dirt, grime, etc. from one boat to another and keeps slings clean which extends sling life. Sling-Shield is a simple, one man installation system. It is simply pulled over the sling, cut from the roll and then taped in place.
When boats with bottom paint are lifted by a boat lift, the slings tend to peel the paint from the hull – the Sling-Shield helps stop damage to the bottom paint. It’s also used as a tube to direct air into a boat during service or assembly when attached to a fan or air conditioner. It can also exhaust dust and fumes from inside holds, engine compartments and cabins during service, for personal safety during repairs and assembly. The Sling-Shield will shrink with very little heat; it can be used to protect sail boat masts during transportation and storage.
Now in 6 different widths & available in 300′ or 600′ lengths
6″ x 300′ or 600′ rolls called “Shore Power Sleeves” are great when being used to protect shore power cords, lines and hoses from damage. Keeps dock areas neat and clean during dockage.
– 8″ x 600′ roll is used during dockage to protect dock power cords from damage during tide changes and vessel movement, and to keep dock areas clear and neat. it can be used in boat manufacturing during assembly and marine service to run power cords, air lines, etc. over the side of the boat to prevent damage and marks.
– 12″ x 600′ clear roll (special order) is used as ducting and ventilation tubing.
– 16″ x 300′ or 600′ white rolls are standard for 12″ slings.
– 18″ x 300′ or 600′ white rolls are made for slings with rub-rail pads.
– 36″ x 600′ 8 mil white Yacht Sling-Shield is used on Mega Yacht Mobile 300 ton boat lift slings and larger.
– 1 1/2″ x 108′ Poly Vinyl Tape is used to hold the Sling-Shield to the sling to prevent it from slipping down the sling during usage. This tape will hold even when wet. Other tapes like duct tape or masking tape will not stay in place once submerged in water.
All Sling-Shield products are made in the USA & come with UVI protection.

Dr. on the Map – March Travel
Trucking & Transportation Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Trucking and Transportation Industry. Manufacturers generate a range of diverse 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. Dr. Shrink has the largest selection of shrink wrap from 12′ to 60′ wide in various lengths and mil thicknesses. Complete weather protection during transportation and ventilation options to help eliminate mold and mildew from forming if the delivered item will need to be stored upon arrival. Sun degradation warranty for 18 months in any climate!
Manufacturers want their products looking 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 good through shrink wrap is an investment. Protecting your product is protecting your reputation and business.
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 – Full Encapsulation

This month we highlight the process of shrink wrapping a piece of equipment for full encapsulation. Click here to see the video.

March Steals, Deals & Discounts
Latest Closeout Specials – Once They’re Gone, They’re Gone
Quote of the Month

– “Making online order very easy and shipping out orders in a timely manner.” – Rickie H. Des Moines, IA Customer