Shrink Sleeve Label Machine For Lip Balm Products

Shrink Sleeve Label Machine For Lip Balm Rolls

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Lip balms may have taken many different forms and shapes over the years but the classic “Chapstick” style seems to never go fully out of fashion. These lip balm sticks are a go-to due to their convenience and ease of use. The only problem with choosing to go with a tube form is trying to stand out from the rest of the competition. One of the ways a company can do this however, is with their lip balm’s product label.

Shrink sleeve labels are perfect for lip balm rolls because they allow you to use up more of the containers real estate on branding as well as health information. Also, since lip balms often require a tamper-evident seal anyways, shrink sleeve labels make the packaging process that much easier. However, if you’re a small business, applying shrink sleeve labels to your lip balm sticks can be a head ache. That’s why CoolJarz has developed a shrink sleeve label machine where you can sleeve lip balm sticks as easily as dropping them from a tube.

The Shrink Sleeve Machine for Lip Balm Tubes

After you’ve gotten the shrink sleeve labels for your lip balm containers, the next challenge is sleeving them all in a timely manner. There are several ways to do this but many are either flat out impossible for you right now or inefficient. That’s where the CoolJarz shrink sleeve machine comes in.

How Does It Work?

The CoolJarz Shrink Sleeve Machine System works in a similar way as the large industrial shrink sleeve tunnels do, but in a small tabletop form. The device itself uses the heat in steam to shrink labels to their respective containers. Pretty simple right?

Our machine is comprised of its base heating unit, a water tank reservoir, and a steam head. The base heats the water to a point where the water turns to steam. The steam is then released into the steam head tunnel where you can drop your containers with shrink sleeves through, successfully applying them. Yes, it’s as easy as turning the machine on and dropping things down a tube.

Why Steam?

Shrink sleeves can only be applied using heat, and we’ve found that the steam tunnel method, was the best way to apply that heat to plastic labels. This is because steam is able to evenly apply these labels at a temperature lower than other heat heat tunnels, protecting your product.

Other heating methods such as convection heat, run the risk of ruining your chapstick by heating them to a point you wouldn’t want. This is important if your brand of lip balm can easily be melted by medium to high heats. The heat in our steam machine only goes as far as needed to apply shrink sleeve labels.

If you’ve used a heat gun before to apply your shrink sleeve labels, you know just how long of a process it can be. Not only that, the end result probably wasn’t what you were looking for. Heat guns create bubbles, and an uneven label application. Our steam shrink sleeve machine evenly applies heat for a smoother label.

Portable Shrink Sleeve Machine Lip Balm Sticks

We’ve created our shrink sleeve machine for small businesses so we made sure small businesses could use it, no matter what their production operation looks like. The beauty of the CoolJarz Shrink Sleeve machine is that you can easily use it in smaller spaces.

The machine itself only takes about 2 square feet of table space, and we recommend having about 4 square feet to operate. Pretty good compared to those gigantic factory steam tunnels right?

The convenience doesn’t just come with the size either. It’s low heating method, makes operating more comfortable for everyone in the room as well. Those convection ovens are basically space heaters that can leave your operating space hot and hard to work in. Our steam machine is comparable to a humidifier so you’re not burning up while sleeving products.


If you’re a cosmetic lip balm business looking for a way to apply shrink sleeve labels to your balm sticks, you may need the CoolJarz SST shrink sleeve machine. It’s convenience, portability, and efficiency makes for the perfect shrink sleeve applicator for a small business’s products.

If you have any questions about our shrink sleeve label machine, or about CoolJarz in general, visit or Contact Us! We’ll be happy to help!

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