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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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We can have our tree, an extreme dry spell and shrinkable soil and not suffer from the differential settlement.
At Clover SA, a soft drinks producer in Durban, South Africa, BAM 1452 is used to bond heat shrinkable PP film on to highly contoured high density polyethylene bottles containing a low fat milk drink.
This heat shrinkable tubing is available in four diameter sizes ranging from 7.62 mm to 17.79 mm and shrinks at a 4:1 ratio.
As with their established Visflex[TM] Casing, Vismax is a multilayer, shrinkable casing.
M2 EQUITYBITES-July 7, 2011-Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co Ltd enters into LOI with Coca-Cola for supply of PETG heat shrinkable label film(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
The Sleevematic AF pulls the sleeve over the container with a special applicator unit, which allows both stretchable and shrinkable film sections to be applied with the requisite precision.
This includes shrinkable barrier materials bags, casings and films, and non shrink barrier films - vacuum pouches, gas-flush bags and retail modified atmosphere packaging barrier lidding films.
A heat shrinkable polyester film has been patented.