Blown Film, Pallet Wrap, Shrink & Stretch Wrap

By: Quinn Packaging  05/12/2011
Keywords: Packaging Products, flexible packaging, Blown Film

Blown Film

Quinn Packaging offers a range of multi-layered, co-extruded flexible packaging products to help satisfy the growing needs of the construction, thermal insulation, radiator, timber, food, beverage, peat, horticulture and fertiliser industries. Printed products are also available.

Quinn Packaging offers products for the following sectors:

  • General Purpose Film
  • Shrink (collation) film
  • Shrink Hoods
  • Stretch Hoods
  • Printed Film

Our product portfolio includes the following;

Stretch Hoods

This type of film is most commonly used for pallet wrapping for transportation and storage purposes. The industries generally serviced by this film include those transporting and storing, food, beverages, building materials and bagged products such as cement or fertilisers. This type of film is produced as a gusset lay-flat tube. The ‘snap-back’ and puncture resistance properties of the film enable sharp objects, e.g. roof tiles, to be held and stored safely and securely. Stretch hoods also have good holding force capabilities to ensure pallet stability and integrity. Stretch hoods have the added advantage of considerable material cost saving of up to 30% in some cases when compared with shrink hoods (for the same holding force). This product can be suited to the needs and specifications of the end-user, including the option for UV stabiliser, which prolongs the protection of the product when it is stored outside. The maximum width available is 1600mm. Hoods are available with or without gusset. There is also the option to have this product printed and/or coloured, with a film gauge up to 250 microns, should it be required.

Shrink Hoods

Shrink hoods are an alternative to stretch hoods with the primary difference being that each wrapped pallet passes through either a heat tunnel or a heated gas ring to ensure a tight fit around the goods. As with stretch hoods, this product can also be suited to individual customer requirements, including being printed and/or coloured, up to a maximum width of 1600mm. As with the stretch hoods, shrink hoods can be manufactured up to 250 microns and are available with or without gussets.

General Purpose Film

This type of film is generally used as over wrap for various industries, including paper towel and thermal insulation manufacturers. The film can be produced as either mono or multi-layered structures, up to a maximum of 3 layers, depending on film specification. These high clarity films offer good presentation options and superior puncture resistance. This product can be produced up to a maximum width of 3000mm, and is available with the option of ‘micro perforations’, which allows any trapped air from the wrapping process to escape. The film gauges available are from 20 microns up to 250 microns. General purpose film is also available clear, coloured, printed or unprinted.

Shrink Film

Mono or multi-layered shrink (or collation) film is primarily used for the protection and storage of multi-packs. The packs produced tend to be well presented and compact for easy handling. The principle of usage is identical to that of shrink hoods, in that the products are covered with the shrink film and then passed through a heat tunnel to form finished packs that have a tight film seal around them. ‘Micro-perforations’ are available up to a maximum width of 3000mm. As with all Quinn Packaging film products, there is an option to have them printed and/or coloured.

Our continuous investment into state-of the art extrusion technology together with our commitment to the on-going development of high performance products have enabled us to stay at the leading edge in polythene film production

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Other products and services from Quinn Packaging


Rigid Packaging Products, Packaging Containers

Quinn Packaging has been servicing the Rigid Packaging industry for over 20 years –initially from our factory in Newbridge, Co. Kildare to our new state-of the art facilities in Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan. Some food containers that we produce must withstand freezer to oven use and not alter the taste or chemical content of the food.


Plastic Meat & Poultry Trays, Food Packaging

Our product range supports extended shelf life for all meat products through the use of multilayer construction, which improves pack barrier properties. Trays can be ordered from our standard designs or customers specifications to exact requirements and design can be catered for. Quinn Packaging has world-class expertise in the MAP field, offering a wide range of products with varied shapes and sizes.


PET Polyester Strapping,PP Polypropylene Strapping

Polyester strapping offers excellent impact resistance, it withstands high tensioning with minimal elongation and retains its tension around rigid loads. Quinn Packaging also manufactures plastic strapping for a wide range of packaging needs including an alternative to metal strapping. Quinn Packaging offers both PET and PP strapping to service all markets. Break load ranging from 200kg to 1170kg. Thickness ranging from 0.4mm to 1.30mm.


Bale Wrap,Silage Wrap,Round Bale Plastic Wrap

Using the latest technology and state-of the art co-extrusion process, Quinn Wrap offers superior strength, high tack levels and consistent high quality performance and appearance both during and after wrapping. With its high level of UV radiation protection, Quinn Wrap provides strength and protection for wrapped silage bales for a full 12 months after application.


Thin Gauge Polystyrene Sheet,FDA Approved Product

Using Erema® technology PCF Material is fed in; resulting in clean, food contact grade optionally crystallised pallets with high IV levels and is FDA category “C” approved. Currently and going forward, our sheet will be used to make UHT milk pots, Sno Yoghurt, Yoplait, Sno Crunch, Mushroom Trays, Sandwich Packs, Medical Device Blisters etc.


Dairy Spread Container,Butter Tub,Ice Cream Tubs

Products are decorated by use of the Dry-Offset Printing process thus utilizing the very latest laser generated printing plate technology.At Quinn Packaging we also offer customers adhesive label application on lid products. Since the 1980’s Quinn Packaging has built up an extensive knowledge and expertise in the production of Dairy Spread and Yellow Fat Containers.