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Old 03-13-07, 10:11 PM
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What causes the plastic on DVD cases to wrinkle?

Obviously not a very big issue, but I've always been curious about this. Many times I have received a new DVD in the mail, and the plastic is severely wrinkled. Everytime, the wrinkles are horizontally oriented and veiny looking. I notice it most often on those big bulky double disc keepcases, like the Rock Criterion comes in. Is this a manufacturing issue, or something that happens in route through the mail? And here's a long shot - but any way to get rid of it?
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Old 03-13-07, 10:30 PM
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I've always assumed it had to do with heat.
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Old 03-13-07, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by SCReuter
I've always assumed it had to do with heat.
Heat from what source?
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Originally Posted by caiman
Heat from what source?
Not quite sure...

It's just that I once used a hair dryer on a DVD case and it created similar ripples in the plastic.

Perhaps someone else knows the real reason.
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Heat will do it, Hot warehouse
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Heat is the culprit.
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Old 03-14-07, 04:20 PM
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heat from storage, and heat from the shrinkwrap process.
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Old 03-14-07, 05:16 PM
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And I assume nobody has found a way to get rid of the wrinkles, right?
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Old 03-18-07, 12:18 AM
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I've seen it on a couple of cases I own, although to be fair, the discs I bought (Batman 2-disc edition at a Loblaws for $7.00 and Lost Season One: Disc 1 from a Rogers PV sale for $5.00) were both lying around for quite a long time, and they had each suffered stages of wrinkling, but the Batman disc had severe spiderweb wrinkle patterns on it's back.
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