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

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

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

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

27 Year Customer Special!

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

2 Ways to Recycle Your Shrink Wrap!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


“GO BEYOND THE BOAT” Monthly Feature – Material Handling

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

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

Full Encapsulation – Best Practices

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

Weekly Bundle Deals from the Dr.
Innovators in the Industry – Lifting Lug Cover

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


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

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

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

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

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