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  We understand that the most expensive minute for a customer is if a packaging machine is down. The goal with our Shrink Program is to have customers up and running 24/7.  

Pat Caccavella
Shrink Films and Systems

Pat Caccavella

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Pat Caccavella

While Pat started his packaging career with a paper company in PA, he built a relationship with one of his accounts based around shrink packaging and found that he had a greater interest in this segment of the industry. He then started on a path that has made him one of the leading sales specialists in shrink equipment industry-wide.

Since the start of his career, Pat has seen tremendous growth and development in the shrink packaging industry. Automation has increased production speeds, plants are running 24/7, and packaging equipment has become a great deal more sophisticated in order to keep up with this pace. By applying his expertise and the knowledge of the Atlantic technical team, Pat focuses on finding opportunities to help his customers improve productivity, reduce downtime, improve package appearance, and reduce costs for the product packaging.

Pat has been with Atlantic for over 20 years. His passion for the industry and his dedication to his customers are the driving forces behind his success and are the reasons why major consumer manufacturers have come to rely on him. Pat works in partnership with Chuck Jimison, who has an immense knowledge of shrink films, and also with our technical team, including Ray McLaurin who works as Atlantic’s lead shrink equipment technician. Surrounded by such a strong team, Pat has the resources and capabilities to deliver incredible value to each of his customers.


Shrink Film & Equipment

Atlantic's resources are structured to deliver improved productivity, reduced downtime, reduced costs, and improved product appearance for our shrink packaging customers.

With our decades of experience and high level of technical expertise, we can suggest the best type and lowest gauge film for a customer's specific application. Right away, many of our customers can significantly reduce their material costs while preserving the integrity of their packaging as a result of this down gauging.

We are also sensitive to the needs of our customers for their shrink packaging to showcase their brand and to deliver a product that is clean, fresh, and safe. We work with high quality films and tamper evident packaging to meet these goals.

Our shrink packaging sales and support are among the best in the business. Partner with Atlantic and receive expert care and attention for your shrink film operations.

Shrink Equipment

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Atlantic offers a comprehensive inventory of shrink packaging equipment including manual and fully automated systems that can keep up with the speed of modern, advanced production and packaging lines.

Every piece of shrink equipment we sell is supported by a sales and technical team who understand the importance of rapid response, overnight production line make-ready, and the requirement for limited downtime.

Service Technicians

The most valuable resources that Atlantic can offer are our service technicians. Shrink equipment is so sophisticated from an electronic and mechanical standpoint that we need to have equally sophisticated technicians to deliver true value to our customers.

Most of our customers running shrink packaging systems are running them 24/7 so our technical team is available to service machines around the clock.

We understand that our customers' most expensive minute is if a packaging machine is down. We are committed to delivering the service you need, when you need it.

Learn more about our Technical Service Program.

 When we work with a customer to optimize their shrink packaging operation, we first want to identify the best film for the application. We may recommend low energy, higher slip or lighter gauge. The film choice is application dependent. Identifying the right film for a specific piece of equipment and the specific application is critical in achieving our goal of creating a near zero downtime environment.  

Chuck Jimison
Shrink Film

Chuck Jimison

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Chuck Jimison

Chuck is a member of one of Atlantic’s only established sales teams, partnering with Pat Caccavella and specializing primarily in films and materials for shrink packaging.

Chuck’s background is with Dupont, a leading film and packaging material manufacturer. In his role at Dupont, he worked closely with Pat at Atlantic, advising on shrink films for customers in the food and bakery industry. With his knowledge and experience of films and his familiarity with Pat’s customers at Atlantic, Chuck moved over to partner with Pat in 2000 and work directly for Atlantic.

Where Pat has expertise with shrink packaging equipment, Chuck is the expert when it comes to shrink films and materials. They work with bakeries and contract packagers and their knowledge is key to achieving a successful shrink packaging operation. Chuck has kept up with advancements in the industry over the years, progressing toward his work today with some of the most high speed shrink operations in the world.

Chuck travels extensively, meeting customers wherever they run their shrink packaging lines in order to advise on the best films and materials for each individual application. He and Pat have a partnership that provides incredible benefits and value for our customers and we are privileged to have them here at Atlantic.


Shrink Film

Shrink film is a heat shrinkable clear film that covers a wide range of multi-packing and protective commercial applications. Introduced in the late 1960's, shrink film has been refined over the years with multi-layer technology and reduced gauge capability to its current state where there is a film tailor-made for just about every potential application.

Whether the process is capturing two like products together at 10 packages per minute to be sold as one or protecting baked goods in trays being wrapped at 150 packages per minute, we have the right film for the application.

Film thicknesses range form 250 gauge (2.5 mils) to 30 gauge and in very specific applications can be printed to become a "billboard" for marketing purposes, tamper evident, or to prevent copycat duplication of a product in the marketplace. Printed films can usually run at the same speeds as clear film.

Whether your application is containment, multi-packing, protection, tamper evident or customization, we have the resources and knowledge to help you find the best packaging solution.

Shrink Film Materials

Strong, attractive, high clarity film with different options to suit a range of needs. We have Clysar films in stock for immediate delivery. These feature excellent machineability to increase efficiency.

Very clear, attractive wraps. We offer low shrink force films, differential shrink force films, candle films, and other special application films. Films also available pre-perforated.

Strong, tear resistant films with custom films for different needs. Low cost wrapping, available plain or printed.

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Our Team

Shrink film is typically an integral part of the packaging line process with a significant impact on productivity. Matching the right film to the equipment and application is crucial, we want to be part of that process and be responsible for the productivity and efficiency of the packaging line.

The shrink packaging area needs to run trouble-free to keep product flowing and finished goods going out the door. Our shrink specific personnel have decades of experience in both recommending the right equipment with the right film for the application and making sure both work in harmony with each other.

We want to be responsible for the productivity of this area. Our goal is to create a near zero down-time environment in shrink packaging.

The performance of the shrink film is dependent on the equipment and design of the packaging line. In high volume applications it is necessary to have the right flow of product being introduced to the shrink wrapper and discharging from the tunnel. Proper infeed, containing any multi-packs thru the wrapping area, and providing the right tunnel all play vital roles in the outcome.

Atlantic specialists can assist or completely design the best shrink packaging solution. Contact us today to learn more.

 When we work with a customer to optimize their shrink packaging operation, we are looking to downgauge film, reduce the amount of film used, improve the package appearance, and minimize downtime with the shrink equipment.  

Ray Mclaurin
Shrink Systems

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Ray Mclaurin

While we attempt to acquire footage of 1980’s Ray, with his Alabama-style long hair, starting his career in mechanical and electrical maintenance, you can rest assured that his proficiency as a technician and consultant started strong and has only grown over time.

After discovering an affinity for mechanics at a young age, Ray started working for UPS in 1985 after 4 years in the army and 2 years going to UNCG for electrical engineering. He was a maintenance mechanic for UPS and then a project manager and supervisor responsible for maintaining a 6-½ mile conveyor system running through the facility. He left the company in 1997 and found that the packaging field was in need of service technicians.

Ray made his way to Atlantic in 2000 and, though he has the ability to work on any piece of packaging machinery, he has become our resident shrink packaging specialist alongside Randy Franklin. Ray covers installation, operator training, troubleshooting, consulting, and preventative maintenance for our shrink packaging customers.



Our audit process for new shrink film customers is one of the most important services we provide. During the audit, we evaluate the product, the current application, and the entire shrink film process to understand the ultimate goals and to find opportunities where our expertise can save money and improve performance.

Often, our shrink experts and service technicians find that they can recommend down gauging films and design the optimal wrap pattern that will save significantly on material costs and deliver a consistent, high performing shrink wrap application.

Trust the Atlantic team to find shrink packaging solutions to meet your exact needs.