High Potential of Shrink Wrapping & Sleeve Applicators in Africa

With the advent of the modern technologies, the concept of wrapping products has changed a lot. Nowadays, the products are not only wrapped so that they can be transported easily, but also the factor of the safety of the items itself gets importance. Thus, new technologies are used to pack the products so that the item will stay intact till it reaches the hand of the end user. Shrink wrapping is one such process of packing the products in this modern age. Sleeve applicators are used to get such kind of packaging. In a country like Africa where various types of new business ideas are capturing the market, shrink wrapping is one of the most popular idea of packaging goods.


Main Benefits of Shrink Wrapping

There are lots of advantages of such kind of wrapping. One of them is it becomes easy to transport when the products are wrapped in a shrink mannered. There is the least chance of damage for products that have shrink packaging. The products are tightly sealed with each other, and nothing can separate them. This kind of packing is ideal for bottles, cans, small and medium size containers as well as tubes. You can pack set of 5 or 6 bottles or containers together with the help of shrink wrapping machine. Various types of products are exported from Africa to all over the world. This kind of wrapping ensures easy and safe transport of the products.

Other Benefits of Shrink Wrapping

Apart from easy and safe transport, there are other benefits of this kind of wrapping. You can enhance the presentation of your products through this process. Your item will not be completely covered with the packing papers because in the process of shrink-wrapping, plastics are used as the packing material. Thus, your buyers can see the product without breaking the seal of the same. That can attract them more towards your item. However, you need to have the right sleep applicator to get the proper packaging of your goods.

shrink wrapping machineUnderstanding the Process

This is a process where plastic film and heat is used to wrap the products; irrespective of their size and pattern. First of all, the machine wraps the product with the plastic film and then it applies heat to the same. The plastic film shrinks because of the heat and becomes tightly sealed with the products. Thus, it becomes possible for the buyers to see the product before buying them. On the other hand, because of the heat, the film becomes so tightly sealed with the product that it becomes almost impossible to bring any damage to the items without breaking the seal.

Potential in Africa

Following countries:

Northern Africa countries (7) – Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and Western Sahara

Central or Middle African countries (9) – Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Republic – Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and São Tomé & Principe

Southern Africa countries (5) – Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland

East African countries (19) – Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Somaliland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Western Africa (17) – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo

Since, Africa is doing well in manufacturing and exporting various kinds of products; thus, the potential of shrink wrapping and sleeve applicators machine is very high in this country. Factories of this country use this process of product packaging to ensure safe transport as well as the security of the goods. The new age technology is responsible for that progress in the matter of product packaging labeling as well.

This article is written by Arjun Rao – CEO of Multi Pack Machinery Company.

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