Shrink Bands

How To Choose Your Shrink Bands

Shrink Bands are often that final piece when completing your packaging project.  Choosing the right band is not always easy…don’t worry we’ve got you covered with some tips on Shrink Band selection at Freund.  We have many choices but want to make this step simple allowing you to finish with a product that is safe and acceptable for retail.

What you need to know about Shrink Bands

Shrink Bands
Basic Measurements

25.4 mm = 1 inch

1 inch = 25.4 mm


400 Finish Cap Height = about 12.5 mm or .5 inch

410 Finish Cap Height = about 18 mm or .75 inch

How Tall should my Shrink Band be?
In order for a shrink band to properly work, the band before heating must be up to .25 inch taller than top of your cap and .25 inch below bottom of the cap. Based upon our numbers above, 1 inch Shrink Band will not work with 410 finish caps.

What bottles do Shrink Bands work best with?
Your ideal container will provide at least .25 inch of uniform space below the bottom of the cap. For Glass Bottles we recommend a ring to be present around the neck for the Shrink Band to grab onto.


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Shrink Bands

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