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Updated by Meagan Hollman on Mar 16, 2013
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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Shrink Wrap

Shrink wrap is waterproof, incredibly durable and can be used as a temporary boat cover, protecting your vessel from Utah winters, and also make decorating your Christmas tree effortless. You can shrink wrap virtually anything, but here are 10 things you didn’t know you could shrink wrap.

1

Roofs.

Roofs.

Shrink wrap can provide temporary coverage for roofs that were damaged by natural disasters such as tornadoes or hurricanes.

2

Biohazard Buildings.

Biohazard Buildings.

Shrink wrap can be used to assist in the safe removal of asbestos, mold and other health hazards. It provides an air-tight envelope that prevents toxic dust from leaving the demolition site.

3

Helicopters.

Helicopters.

Helicopters, as well as other heavy machinery, are often shrink wrapped for storage or for safe transportation to regions around the globe.

4

Boats.

Boats.

Many boaters have chosen to shrink wrap their boats for winters in Utah instead of purchasing boat covers because it is just as effective. Some boat cover manufacturers in Utah also provide shrink wrapping services.

5

Scaffolding.

Scaffolding.

When winter comes earlier than expected, construction companies will shrink wrap their construction projects to keep them safe until spring when work can resume.

6

Gift Baskets.

Gift Baskets.

If you need to ship a gift basket, you can shrink wrap it first. Or, if you are a small business owner that makes gift baskets, shrink wrap provides a professional finish.

7

Food.

Food.

Some meats, cheeses and vegetables can be shrink wrapped to keep them fresher longer, making food storage simple.

8

Electrical Wiring.

Electrical Wiring.

Shrink wrap can be applied to electrical wiring for safety as well to help organize bunches of wires.

9

Jewelry and Silverware.

Jewelry and Silverware.

Shrink wrap your jewelry and silverware to prevent tarnishing.

10

Christmas Trees.

Christmas Trees.

Some people have been known to shrink wrap their artificial Christmas trees, ornaments and all, so they don’t have to deal with the hassle of decorating each year.