Natural Gas Operated Heat Tools Gaining Popularity

Increased global demand for natural gas highlights the flexibility of
Shrinkfast heat tools

Newport, New Hampshire - Following an ever increasing energy demand for natural gas; Shrinkfast has developed natural gas conversion kits for their popular heat tools models 998 and 975. The conversion kits are easily installed by the customer or one of the many authorized Shrinkfast distributors around the world. The kits quickly convert the propane fired heat tools to a natural gas compatible version.

According to the International Energy Agency, by the year 2035 natural gas could account for 25 percent of the world's energy demand. "Based on feedback from our customers, more facilities are standardizing on the use of natural gas and we must be able to adapt our products to meet their needs." remarked Chuck Milliken, Sales Manager for Shrinkfast.

Natural gas flows at a very low pressure (PSI), which can pose a technical challenge for many heat tools. In these low pressure scenarios, the customer must find a way to boost the pressure so the heat tools can operate properly. Therefore, Shrinkfast has partnered with G-TEC (Buffalo, New York) who manufactures a natural gas booster which has been tested and approved to work with the Shrinkfast heat tools.

"G-TEC is very pleased to have developed and tested our natural gas boosters with Shrinkfast heat tools" commented Ed Howard, Sales & Marketing Manager of G-TEC. "G-TEC boosters will increase any low pressure natural gas environment so the customer can then easily operate either Shrinkfast model heat tool."

Using natural gas with a Shrinkfast heat tool has several advantages for customers; for equal heat performance natural gas is half the cost of propane and because a G-TEC system is connected to the utility gas pipe they never run out of gas. Productivity is also improved when customers don't have to store, move and change heavy propane cylinders.

Additional information on the Shrinkfast conversion kits and the G-TEC boosters can be found on the Shrinkfast website:

About Shrinkfast: Shrinkfast offers the most widely used heat tools in the shrink wrapping industry. Since 1972, Shrinkfast heat tools have been used in numerous commercial and industrial applications such as storage, transportation, packaging, shipping, weather proofing and containment protection.

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Contact: Chuck Milliken (Shrinkfast)

Telephone: 603.863.7719

Fax: 603.863.6625


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