Friday, February 7, 2014

Are You in Need of a Refresher Course??

One rainy Friday morning, out for deliveries; I was at a long time customer's delivering shrink wrap and stretch film. I was trading out some 7 mil white shrink film for 9 mil shrink film. I told the gentleman that in the future we do carry a 8 mil. He began to explain that the 7 mil just was not working for them that the truck drivers were having trouble with the tape coming loose but did understand it since it's been so cold with extreme weather conditions. He blamed it on the truck driver, that they did not want to get up there and re-tape. So I said " are you making sure you are getting a good weld on your seams"? He says " what do you mean by that. " So I proceed to tell him how we heat weld the seam together first by using the Pro-Tect Heavy Duty Spray Adhesive to temporally tack the two pieces together only using the tape when necessary to keep the pieces together before welding the seam with the heat gun. Unfortunately this is not what they have been doing. They actually bring the two pieces together and tape, never welding the plastic together at all! In fact they avoid that area altogether as to not disturb the tape. We at Pro-Tect do the exact opposite by using our spray adhesive to temporarily tack the two pieces together then weld it with the heat gun then applying the tape while it's still warm to really melt in a good welded seam that you can't even pull apart. Then shrink away until it's drum tight! It opened my eyes to that even your oldest customers need refresher training, as some people move on to other jobs they take this knowledge with them. We think that it's so important to educate the end user of our products and installations. Your success is our success!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

News Releases for the New Year 2012!!

It was a Happy New Year for the staff at Pro-Tect when they were approved for the GSA Multiple Schedule Award Contract. Pro-Tect had completed the lengthy GSA application and has been waiting the approval since October 2010. On January 4th 2012 they received the notice that we were approved! Look for us on the GSA Advantage site for government buyers.

We are pleased to announce that U-Shrink Ltd will be our New Zealand Distribution representatives. Congratulations to U-Shrink, Mr. Gary Dick and Matt Trayes. We welcome them to the shrink wrap industry and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship. Gary and Matt are not new to business or the construction world so give them a ring or visit them on there website

Pro-Tect Plastics has sent out a market survey for 12 mil Heat Shrink Film. If you get one via email, It take 1 minute to complete. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We are striving to make our company the best it can be. We want to provide our customers with the best products available and at a reasonable cost. If you haven't received a survey request, you are more than welcome to go to this link and fill it out.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Pro-Tect Plastic and Supply a major distributor of shrink wrap plastic equipment and accessories is actively pursuing new distributor relationships in all major areas of the Pro-Tect Plastic and Supply is actively pursuing new distributors in all major area of the United States and internationally concentrating in the Gulf Coast areas.
Pro-Tect distributors enjoy the benefits of whole pricing on shrink wrap material, equipment and accessories along with training of distributors personnel and full technical assistance from Pro-Tect Plastics.
Please contact us for details

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Hello all you shrink wrap enthusiast!! Just a word that price on resin has gone up and we are now feeling the increase. In a couple of weeks we will find out if the 4th increase in resin will stick. If it does not stick then the price will eventually start to fall around June, if the increase sticks then we are in for a bumpy ride. So plan ahead. I will give a 10% discount on our 20' x 100' 9 mil FR in stock on pallet orders. Anyone interested?

Shrinkwrap is the best way to preserve valuable parts and products. It is easy to use and completely effective. Please vist our website at

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Exhibiting at PACE 2010 in Phoenix, AZ

Pro-Tect Plastic exhibited at the PACE Show in Phoenix, AZ the week of February 7th. Congratulations to Mike Lee of Packaging Resources Ashland, VA. the winner of our Shrinkfast 998 Heat Gun Kit Drawing. Mike, we hope to do some business in 2010.
This was the last PACE show and it will now become a SSPC show again next year at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas. We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2011 in Vegas.

Thanks to Sherwin Williams for a fun party at the Corona Ranch, rodeo, mariachis and margaritas!! I wonder what they have in store for us next year? We will look forward to it.

Remember, Pro-Tect Plastics and Supply, Inc. specializes in the design, distribution and installation of industrial strength heat shrink films. Pro-Tect’s 9 Mil and 10.5 Mil specially formulated flame retardant and non F/R heat shrink films used in the construction of weatherization containments for new construction or renovation projects. We now offer the new 10.5 mil flame retardant Super Wrap for the projects that require a heavier material, look no further than to our 10.5 mil Super Wrap.

We look forward to working with your company on future weatherization or containment projects. If you have any questions or wish to receive additional information, please feel free to call or e-mail or visit our web site at

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Bridge work: many Sacramento’s have raised concerns about the pumpkin-like “gold” paint being applied to the Tower Bridge by the California Department of Transportation. But only Keith McBride recognized the project for what it is a brilliant parody of high-concept pop art. The wrapping of the Tower Bridge looks almost as if it’s work by renowned artist Christo, Keith said.
In fact, in its present form, the bridge may look even better that it will once the dull gold paint has been applied. Here one vote for leaving the bridge wrapped in white shrink wrap at a fraction of Christo’s price – provided it can still go up and down!! 10/04 The Sacramento Bee Metro
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