Aesus Sleeving FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Sizes and Speeds

The following is a general indication of size and speed capabilities for our various neck banding and shrink labeling models. If your requirements do not fall within the parameters detailed below please speak with one of our representatives and we will make an effort to accommodate your request!

Speed Estimate Container Index System Length Max Diameter of sleeve Cut system
Eco Neck Bander Up to 80/minute Inline gates 40 mm/1.5" 114 mm/4.5" Linear Blade
Eco Neck Bander Up to 80/minute Starwheel 40 mm/1.5" 114 mm/4.5" Linear Blade
Eco Shrink Labeler Up to 50/minute Inline gates 127 mm/5" 114 mm/4.5" Linear Blade
Eco Shrink Labeler Up to 25/minute Starwheel 10" 114 mm/4.5" Linear Blade
Delta Shrink Labeler Up to 60/minute Inline gates 127 mm/5" 190 mm/7.5" Linear Blade
Delta Shrink Labeler Up to 35/minute Starwheel 305 mm/12" 190 mm/7.5" Linear Blade
Delta Shrink Labeler Oversize Up to 80/minute Starwheel 127 mm/5" 209 mm/8.25" Linear Blade
Compact Premier Shrink Labeler Up to 120/minute Starwheel/Feed Screw 127 mm/5" 114 mm/4.5" Rotary Blades
Compact Premier Neck Bands Up to 150/minute Feed Screw 50 mm/2" 114 mm/4.5" Rotary Blades
Compact Premier Up to 40/minute Starwheel/Feed Screw 10" 114 mm/4.5" Rotary Blades
Premier Shrink Labeler Up to 250/minute Feed Screw TBD 150mm/6" Rotary Blades

Shrink Sleeve Materials

The following is a general indication of shrink sleeves and their characteristics. In different markets there may be different price structures and/or other film availability.
Polyvinyl Chlorine (PVC)
Polyethylene Terephthalate gly (PETg)
Polyethylene Terephthalate gLV (PETg) LV

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Most cost effective of the popular films used in the N. American Market
Very popular material and is still in high demand
Presently used for applications that do not require high shrink rates (ex. Don't use on curved bottles)
56%-64% shrink rate
50-60 degrees C Activation temp
Scuff Resistant
Receptive to water based, UV and metallic inks
Biggest negative is environmental, also if used on recycled PET containers is an issue.

Polyethylene Terephthalate g (PETg)

Polyethylene Terephthalate g (PETg)

Petroleum based resin – pricing tied to crude oil prices
Gaining in popularity in N American Market
More environmentally friendly than PVC, compatible with most recycling set ups
Higher shrink rates; 70%-78%
70-80 degrees C Activation temp
Scuff Resistant
Receptive to water based, UV and metallic inks
Used for application that require high shrink (ex. Curved bottles)
5-7% more expensive than PVC

Polyethylene Terephthalate gLV (PETg) LV

Polyethylene Terephthalate gLV (PETg) LV

Reduces shrink issues on most challenging containers
LV Stands for Low Vertical shrinking
Engineered for contoured bottles that require a lot of shrink
Receptive to water based, UV and metallic inks
Shrinks 70-78% depending on container and material supplier, reduces or eliminates shrink in the vertical or machine direction (MD).
Material designed to grow about 1% (MD) on difficult applications to reduce smiles and frowns
Supply chain depending on supplier is usually longer than PVC and PETg
3-5% more expensive than PETg

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