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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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Some cold foils used for traditional surface printed labels may be used successfully with shrink films, especially transparent holographic foils.
Well, my shrink says you're manipulative and that you're damaging my self-esteem
Although polyvinyl chloride (PVC) currently dominates the market, shrink film can also be made of oriented polystyrene (OPS), oriented polyethylene (OPE), oriented polypropylene (OPP), and oriented polyesters.
AWA states that 62% of shrink sleeve labels are used in the beverage market, while the food category ranks second at 22%.
9) Shrink-art guru Audrey Fogg places the plastic into an oven to bake the designs for her shrink art.
Zirconium tungstate shrinks as much as other ceramics expand, so it would be just as susceptible to thermal shock.
With the ability to offer 360[degrees] of graphics and information on consumer products, shrink films have been growing in popularity as a decorating option.
We first used a shrink label in 1995 for our Pina Colada label," says Michael Kutner, vice president of operations for the company, which (despite its name) is located in Lake Success, NY.
Now Shrink Nanotechnologies creates products such as stem cell research devices and solar cells using a polymer that shrinks 95 percent and does so more consistently than the toy (60 percent shrinkage) that served as its inspiration," stated the article.
The laser energy shrinks the annulus and the leaflets of the valve, just as laser energy is used to shrink facial tissues to treat wrinkles.
As chip components continue to shrink in accordance with Moore's Law, which maintains that the processing power of electronic components such as transistors doubles every eighteen months as their size shrinks by half, the industry is approaching a point where just a few atoms of impurities could determine the function of a particular device.
In fact, the simple explanation of DryIce(TM)," added Panaia, "is that it shrinks things.