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Shrink

A slang term for the losses a retail company suffers from shoplifting. Some companies, such as grocery stores, may build shrink into their earnings estimates.
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There they shrink from or rush to embrace ghosts of their own creation just the same as any fool-man would.
The converter creates, scans or imports--from a CAD file--the container shape into the software, enters the shrink film material characteristics, and the software digitally shrinks the sleeve around the container," explains Moore.
360-degree coverage in a Machine Direction PETG shrinks film with up to 55% shrink.
PLA film reduces energy cost because it reportedly shrinks at a lower temperature (about 130 C) than all other shrink films.
Hence, birth rates fall, the workforce shrinks, and the share of the graying population rises.
We'll rant and rave and carry on and analyze each other and then dish it all to our shrinks and then go have coffee together at some bohemian cafe in the Village.
The resulting silvery metal neither enlarges nor shrinks over the broad range of about -200[degrees]C to room temperature, the scientists report in the Oct.
Sealed Air reports that Xenith film shrinks at significantly lower temperatures than other films so that heat-sensitive products can be wrapped with less chance of damage and utility bills may be reduced.
Since up to 75 percent of human body weight is water, the head shrinks to a fraction of its original size.
Why you should care: The Shrink-Master quickly shrinks or un-shrinks carbide and high strength steel tools in specially designed clamping chucks.
If the film shrinks under a constant heating rate, [Phi], the kinetics are still assumed to be the first order of reaction.
It shrinks at a very low temperature, which in turn means that you can turn down the tunnels that are used to shrink the labels.