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

April Notes from Mike:

This month Dr. Shrink is celebrating 28 years in business! April is a great time to reflect upon how much we have grown in the past year and really evaluate what goals we have achieved, as well as look at the areas that need fine tuning. It’s also a time to look forward to the future and set NEW goals for a successful year ahead. I want to take this time to thank each customer, distributor, vendor, staff member, friend and family member for your loyal support and encouragement over the years. We simply wouldn’t be where we are today without you.

Don’t forget! With spring beginning to peek through, we have a couple great recycling options available. Our REBAG Program is offered throughout the Continental U.S. and if you’re a fellow Michigander, you can take advantage of our Recycling Run! For more information on these programs, visit our website:

Be well and stay healthy.

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



New Shrinkfast 998 and RapidShrink 100 Interactive Exploded View on Dr. + Website

We are excited to announce our new Exploded View diagrams for the Shrinkfast 998 Heat Tool and the Rapid Shrink 100. Take a look at these interactive diagrams on our website to easily view repair part names, part numbers, and prices. We know this handy tool is sure to help with all of your heat tool repair needs and questions.

All of the Dr. Shrink staff have recently completed an extensive training session on heat tool repair and troubleshooting. In addition to our full time Heat Tool Technician on staff, we are ready to answer any questions you may have!

Dr. Shrink and the specialists at Shrinkfast have teamed up to create a comprehensive repair and maintenance video. The video highlights all of the repair kit parts, how to clean and maintain your heat tool, and valuable tips along the way so you can keep your 998 in TOP WORKING CONDITION.

New SuperGrip Tape (DS-SUPERGRIP)

Dr. Shrink’s new SuperGrip tape is designed to be used on our premium shrink wrap for a long lasting, permanent bond and offers the strongest adhesion possible. This tape can be applied in wet/moist situations and works excellent on all applications requiring higher bond strength and longer life span!

SuperGrip tape provides unmatched adhesive power for the toughest of shrink wrap jobs. This is by far our strongest adhesive tape that we carry; it has a polyethylene film backing with rubber adhesive. *Please note there is a paper backing that needs to be removed prior to application.

Product Details

Our distributor in Japan, Yukikaze Shrink Wrap, has been thinking outside of the boat for quite some time now, since typhoons severely damaged the Tokyo region last fall. Here is some background information provided from the company on their recent roofing applications:

The source of severe damage to many roofs in the Tokyo region was due to typhoons in September and October of 2019. The areas impacted the worst were coastal areas of east and southeast Tokyo, within 100 miles. Approximately 29,000 houses lost power and some areas required up to a month for full utilities and rehabilitation. After the typhoon passed, roof damage was extensive and resulted in thousands of houses in need of repair. People took temporary measures by using plastic sheets, called “Blue Sheet” in Japan. The impacted areas were depopulated, many houses belonging to elderly people, and many of the households could not afford the labor and resources needed to properly repair the roofs. The houses that could not afford the temporary measures in time were subsequently ruined even more by heavy rains which caused inundations and flooding, resulting in an excess of mold.

The “Blue Sheet” tarps that were used for the temporary measures were not durable against the strong wind of the shoreline and lasted only one week, so there were some households that reapplied the sheet several times or some just ultimately gave up. Due to this, our distributor in Japan began to “think outside the boat.” The owners used to live in Florida, and they had experience in the US marine industry; they had knowledge of shrink wrap and the potential it has for disaster restoration and relief. They reached out to volunteer groups which work in typhoon-impacted areas and introduced the idea of using shrink wrap. The groups showed interests in the shrink wrap, so they were given several training sessions of know-hows on shrink wrap operations and implemented repair methods for the roofs.

There were donations from many countries, including Japan, that were sent to volunteer groups in each region. Yukikaze Shrink Wrap gave priority to implement shrink wrap for the houses of elderly people with the funds and the goodwill of volunteer members.

There are many wooden houses in Japan, so the shrink wrap that is used is flame retardant, and the thickness is mainly 9 mil and 12 mil. Also, Japanese houses have a unique roof structure, so it is common to install various operation methods that is best suited to each particular roof. Lastly, the “Blue sheet” that was applied on the house lasted only one week, but the shrink wrap that was applied is still vibrant even after four months have passed.

Great work by Yukikaze Shrink Wrap!

Thank you EVERYONE who donated during our blood drive on March 20th. We had 16 donations and were told that will mean we saved 32 lives! A big thank you to Versiti Blood Center of Michigan/MI Blood for the fantastic care, cleanliness, and professionalism. We appreciate everyone’s efforts.

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

March Notes from Mike:
As we make way to Spring, we encourage all of you to use our ReBag Recycling Kit– a recycling bag with prepaid shipping that works all throughout the continental US. If you are located in the state of Michigan, we also have our Recycling Run program available to you.

All of us at Dr. Shrink want to encourage our customers to recycle used shrink wrap, and making sure we are good stewards to the environment is important. Join me and the entire Dr. Shrink family and take the pledge to responsibly dispose of your used shrink wrap as you unwrap your watercraft in the next couple months and prepare for the upcoming boating season!

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


St. Patrick’s Day Promo
Product Innovation Contest
Customer Stoplight
Recycling Run in Michigan
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To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Dr. Shrink is offering up a little gift to enjoy a few libations that the Irish may even get excited about. All orders placed from today- Monday, 3/2 through Sunday, 3/22 will be eligible for a FREE Dr. Shrink Can Koozie.

All you need to do is add the Koozie to your cart, use promo “LUCKYME” at checkout, and we will send one with your order. If ordering over the phone, you must mention this promotion. 

Share your ideas with Dr. Shrink and you could win!

Our customers are the best in the shrink wrap industry. Over the past 28 years, Dr. Shrink has listened to our customer’s feedback and advice on how to improve efficiency for shrink wrap installers, whether that is by creating new products or redesigning current products.

We want to hear YOUR ideas for new products or inventions for the shrink wrap market! Do you have any ideas, new product inventions, new techniques in the shrink wrap industry?

All legitimate product ideas, inventions, and/or product revisions will receive a $25.00 Amazon gift card. The idea or invention we find the best will receive a $100.00 Amazon gift card!

Do you have any frustrations with any of our current products and have suggestions or thoughts on how we can improve them? Let us know those too! We are in the business to make you, our trusted installers, more efficient in your shrink wrap jobs. E-mail us by clicking the light bulb below.

A professionally wrapped 5th wheel camper complete with windows for the winter season in Montana. Thank you to our customer Kip for sending the photos of his recent shrink wrap application!

It’s that time of year again! With spring right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of the warmer weather and removing those shrink wrap covers. Dr. Shrink wants to help – we have two different programs in place to make it an easy process for you. 

REBAG Recycling Kit:
The REBAG Recycling Kit works across the Continental US and comes in a complete kit that includes a 30″ x 50″ clear bag with cover removal directions printed on it, a closure device and a prepaid FedEx shipping label. All you have to do is remove all strapping, buckles, vents, zipper doors, etc. before stuffing the bag full of the plastic. Then just take the bag to a FedEx drop off location or give them a call to come pick it up. 

Recycling Run 2020:
For the 11th year, we’re partnering with Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) in an effort to recycle shrink wrap covers with our Recycling Run. The Michigan Recycling Coalition is also a partner this year and will be collecting the registration forms– EZ Fill bags are still to be purchased from Dr. Shrink. This program is only available throughout Michigan.  

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

Hello Everyone,

I would like to thank everyone who took the time to fill out our Customer Survey this past month. I read everyone’s comments, ideas, critiques, and suggestions and have added several to my task and implementation list. I greatly appreciate all the feedback!

The sales team and I have a pretty busy month of travel ahead. If you are in the shrink wrap installation business, always remember to “think outside the boat” when you travel. There is almost always something on the road or sitting outdoors that could use shrink wrap protection. Please continue to send photos to me or our marketing team of all your shrink wrap jobs — I am always impressed by the new applications and fantastic work. Hope you all have a great February — 2020 is off to an excellent start! Thank you for working with us.

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

Inside the February Newsletter: Winner of our Customer Survey Prize, Valentine’s Day Special, New Bottom Cap – Available Soon!, Dr. Shrink Membership Groups & Associations, Closeouts & Liquidations, Weekly Bundle Sneak Peek

Congratulations to Robert in Summersville, WV on winning our $50.00 Amazon Gift Card prize for completing our Customer Survey! Thank you to everyone for taking the time to fill out our survey. All of your feedback and insight was discussed and heard. 

Still have suggestions or ways we can improve our service or products? It’s not too late to fill out the survey. Thank you again for your participation. Fill out the Customer Survey

Love is in the air! The perfect combo this Valentine’s Day — what goes together better than Shrink Wrap and Heat Shrink Tape? It’s a match made in heaven if you ask us!

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

*Must mention promotion if ordering over the phone.
**Promotion is good from Monday, 2/10/20 through Sunday, 2/16/20.

Shrink Wrap Heat Tape hearts with logo

Dr. Shrink is excited to introduce our all new Bottom Cap! The Dr. Shrink Bottom Cap has been redesigned into a smaller, more skid proof version with flexible plastic to be easily installed on a 2×4 support post. This upgraded quality of material offers less scratching on boat decks and better stability by reducing movement of the support post on the boat deck. 

Dimensions of the new Bottom Cap are 5.75″ x 3.75″ taking up less space (and cheaper to ship)!

Dr. Shrink is still currently selling our original Bottom Cap – this new style will be available soon! Below is the bottom view, side view and top view of the new Bottom Cap. 

Dr. Shrink is proud to be a member of some of the most important groups and associations in not just the marine industry, but various industries across the globe. Here are a few of the wonderful associations that Dr. Shrink is proud to be a member of. 

Any groups or associations you think would be a good fit for Dr. Shrink? Let us know! 

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 shrink wrap family!

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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.

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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!

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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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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!

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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 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.

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.

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

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

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



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

Dr. Shrink Products Helping You Save Labor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It solves these common challenges:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

Are you part of a business? You could qualify for wholesale/business pricing on our website! Fill our our Business Price Request Form online. Your request will be received and reviewed by the Dr. Shrink team quickly, and once approved you will receive a confirmation email and your online account will be granted business pricing.

Benefits of online ordering with a Dr. Shrink account include:
– Customers can ship on their own shipping accounts (FedEx, UPS, LTL Carriers)
– Customers can check out with their NET 30 terms
– All orders are saved to your account for easy referencing
– Shipping/billing addresses are saved to your account for faster checkout
– Payment methods are saved securely to your account
– Online customers will be offered exclusive deals, discounts, and promos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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