Manufacturing High Quality Heat Shrinkable Films
for Packaging and Labeling Applications

 

FAQ's

Bonset America Corporation FAQ

Quality Control Department


How does Bonset package the product?

Bonset packages two ways, vertical (which is the usual manner of shipment.) and horizontal for some of our larger sizes. We have two sizes of paper cores, six inch (153mm) and three inch (76mm) (Bonset recommends the six inch). The wall of the paper core on both sizes is 12mm thick.

For vertical packaging, the roll is wrapped with polyethylene film (0.05mm) with corepads attached to the ends of the roll by inserting plastic plugs into the core. The roll is then wrapped with air bubble wrap film for protection.

For horizontal packaging the roll is wrapped with polyethylene film and set on plastic end boards. The rolls are then strapped to each other and to the pallet. Finally, each pallet is then stretched wrapped prior to shipment.


How does Bonset identify their product?

Bonset labels all products with three different labels. The first label is attached to the side of the roll (production label). The second label is attached to the upper side of the corepad (corepad label). The third is attached inside the outer packaging (roll label). There are also pallet labels and shipping labels which both identify the product and the customer shipping address.


How does Bonset splice their product?

The following illustration shows the method of splicing.

splicing


How do I know how many splices are in a roll?

The number of splices is listed on the production label.


What if I have a need for a special product?

If a customer has a special product need, Bonset would take appropriate action after confirming and discussing the issue with the customer.


How does Bonset check the quality of their product?

Due to the nature of heat shrinkable film manufacturing, Bonset uses a statistical sampling method for quality assurance. The Quality Assurance department collects statistically selected samples of at least 5 meters in length. The properties, methods and the frequency of testing are listed below:

PROPERTIES
FREQUENCY {The listed values are minimums only}
 
Appearance
X2 per day
Haze
X2 per day
Tensile Strength
X2 per week*
Elongation
X2 per week*
Tear Strength
X2 per week*
C.O.F.
X2 per week*
Dyne
X2 per week*
UV abs/trans
X2 per week*
Telescoping
before shipment
 
*Or as required periodically
** All tests are performed on each production line.
 
Thickness
X2 per day
Method: 5cm apart along the TD (transverse direction) and MD (machine direction) of the sample recording to 0.001mm.
 
Slit width
X2 per day
Method: Measure both slit sides at right angles of sample.
 
Heat shrinkage
X2 per day
Method: Cut test specimens of 100mm X 100mm, immerse the specimens in the water bath at the desired temperature for exactly 10 seconds. Measure the specimens and calculate the shrink percentage using steel ruler.
(All data is verified by Bonset specifications per grade of film. Upon verification the data is presented in a Certificate Of Analysis for customer.)
NOTE: Bonset production operators also perform thickness, haze and shrinkage checks
X4 per day.

How long does Bonset keep their samples?

Bonset retains between five to ten meters of sample film of each lot number for six months.


How should the film be stored?

Heat shrinkable film is unlike other film substrates. You must take care that the film is stored at or below the temperature suggested to prevent premature shrinkage from occurring. Care must also be taken in storing the film after printing, and in shipping film to co-packers or end-users. Some natural shrink information is provided for you on each specification sheet. This goes for all shrinkable film, but especially SBS (styrene) film, which is more susceptible to natural shrinkage issues.


Are Bonset films Corona Treated?

No. None of Bonset's PVC, PETG or SBS films are Corona treated. Bonset film can be successfully printed without Corona treating. Some general ink adhesion guidelines (dyne level) are provided on the specification sheets for each Bonset film grade. Remember that this ink adhesion information is not based on absolutes, but occasional testing using dyne pens. Many factors affect ink adhesion. If you wish to Corona treat the film, please treat immediately prior to printing.


Is this a final word on the above topics?

No, this document and the specifications of individual grades can be revised in the case of product improvement or inconvenience after deliberation and agreement from both the customer and Bonset.


When does this document and the specifications go into effect?

This document and the specifications go into effect upon receipt by the customer.


How do I read the label for lot number and roll number?

Label


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Bonset America Corporation
6107 Corporate Park Drive
Browns Summit, NC 27214
Phone: 336-375-0234
Fax: 336-375-6129

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