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Why You Should Shrink Wrap Linen

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For the hospitality and catering industry, making sure everything is clean and ready for their clients or customers is of utmost importance.

Linen is one of the things which businesses in these industries require, and there are numerous reasons why it may be important to consider shrink wrap for your business if it involves linens of any kind.

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We have put together some benefits as to why you should invest in a shrink wrap machine if you are a supplier or if you own a business within this industry.

When transporting the linens, you wouldn’t want them to get damaged in any way. As linens are made of cloth or fabric, they can be damaged by dust or humidity, and this can happen during the storage process or the transportation stage. As customers expect the linen to be clean and untampered with, shrink wrapping them before they are stored and before they are transported can ensure that the linens are not damaged or tampered with in any way.

Moisture

If moisture gets into the linen packaging, it can make the linen damp which can lead to mould. All textiles are hygroscopic which means that they absorb or release moisture depending on the humidity of the surrounding air.If the air is drier than the linens, this causes an ubalance which causes the textile to give up its moisture to the air. If the air is very humid, then the textile’s moisture content will increase.

If the air is drier than the linens, this causes an inbalance which causes the textile to give up its moisture to the air. If the air is very humid, then the textile’s moisture content will increase.

This change in moisture can directly impact on the assets of the linen, such as strength and elasticity. By maintaining the air humidity while storing the linen by shrink wrapping, this loss in moisture to the atmosphere is minimised.

Moths

Moths enjoy eating natural fibres, like wool, cotton, linen, silk, etc. This is because they eat the food proteins within these types of fabrics, and especially love eating the food proteins in the form of hair and skin particles that we leave behind on fabric items. This is another reason it is important to utilise the shrink wrapping machine process.

Here at Kempner, we can assist you with the perfect packaging solution for your business. Whether you require polyolefin shrink wrap or a machine, we can help you utilise your packaging. We have a complete range of shrink wrap packaging and wrapping machinery to provide you with all the shrink wrap equipment you need. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.


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