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Product Spotlight: Flame Retardant Shrink Film

Fire and Rescue Services in Great Britain attended 212,500 fires in 2013-14. Fires are a particular risk in commercial and industrial buildings, where reliance on electrical appliances, automated processes and chemical storage makes fire more likely.

Currently, commercial buildings, non-domestic and multi-occupancy premises in England and Wales are required to complete a fire risk assessment carried out under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Fire Retardant Shrink Film can help to contribute towards fire risk assessment, protecting products from fire and heat damage.

Flame Retardant Shrink Film

Polythene UK are proud to be the first major distributor of Flame Retardant Shrink Film across the UK.

Most commonly, shrink film is used as an overwrapping for products prior to distribution, helping to ensure the final quality of the products when they reach their destination. DVDs, CDS, cartons, boxes and pallets are all typically shrink-wrapped to preserve their condition during storage and transportation. Flame Retardant Shrink Film has the added benefit of helping to protect products against the impact of fire damage.

Construction and scaffolding

Shrink film also plays an important role across a wide range of industrial and construction premises. Where buildings are compromised or incomplete, Flame Retardant Shrink Film can be used to seal openings, protecting internal structures and scaffolding from fire damage, weather and other environmental damage.

Our Flame Retardant Shrink Film is supplied on light, easy-to-carry rolls and is attached using our 115v electric crimping tool, which heat-seals the ends of the wrap safely and securely around its contents. Our shrink film can also be easily affixed using traditional shrink gun methods.


Our films and tubes range:

  • Sizes: 200mm to 12mtr wide
  • Thicknesses: 12.5mu to 400mu

All our Flame Retardant Shrink Film has passed rigorous testing against winds recorded at 140 miles per hour without needing to be refixed, and is available either plain or printed in up to 8 colours with your company branding.

We supply this material across our whole product range, covering all general applications where heat and fire protection is needed.

Polythene UK

Since setting up in 2007, Polythene UK has firmly established itself as the UK’s leading independent supplier of polythene products. Our success is driven by our genuine passion for polythene products; from Flame Retardant Shrink Film, pallet covers and polythene bags to Polythene-UK-exclusive materials like Polylite and Polyair.

Don’t settle for second best when securing your assets; choose Polythene UK for Flame Retardant Shrink Film you can rely on.

To request a quote for our Flame Retardant Shrink Film, call Polythene UK today on 0845 643 1601* or contact us here.

A message to our customers, partners and prospects

Since the start of the pandemic, Polythene UK have continued to ensure the safety of our staff, along with providing the best products and services, as we have done for the last 13 years.

We are fully operational. The safety of our staff, customers and wider public has always been our number one priority, and this continues to be the case by operating strictly under the governments guidelines.

Whilst we have a number of staff members working from home, to reduce the number of people within our office, you can still reach our team on 01993 220727*. Our warehouse is fully operational too, with strict social distancing measures in place.

There is no impact to our typical response and delivery times.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and custom, we hope you are all well and safe.