Gilbreth is an eco-friendly company and recognizes that the shrink sleeve marketplace needs sustainable packaging solutions. As a result, we have developed several biodegradable packaging products including EarthFirst®.
When EarthFirst® was introduced to Gilbreth; it was not a marketable film. It had technical, handling and application issues that needed to be addressed. Gilbreth worked closely with Plastic Suppliers and customers to develop an eco-friendly shrink film solution. EarthFirst® PLA is the perfect solution for a green packaging solution. In most cases, it is an easy replacement for PVC and PETG petrol-based films. Gilbreth offers a wide range of films for your shrink
We are currently evaluating films made from combinations of PETG/OPS and PET/PLA. This will result in better conversion while still reducing the amount of petroleum based films.
Gilbreth PVC shrink sleeves are an inexpensive plastic film designed to shrink up to 55% in the transverse direction. PVC sleeves provide a 360º durable finish with gloss and excellent printability. PVC seamless tubing is
are clear plastic film designed to shrink up to 62% in the transverse direction.
are clear plastic film designed to shrink up to 75% in the transverse direction. PETG LV sleeves provide a 360º bright durable finish surface with excellent printability. PETG LV is a versatile system allowing the curve to be matched to the applications needs. The PETG LV has minimal MD shrink with a reduction on frowning or pull-up on strait
are made of compostable, clear plastic film derived from an annually renewable resource: corn. EarthFirst® shrink sleeves labels have excellent clarity, printability and superior scuff resistance. Gilbreth shrink sleeves manufactured using EarthFirst® films shrink at substantially lower temperatures allowing customers to enjoy energy consumption savings while also increasing productivity.