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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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Accraply finds shrink sleeves being utilized for many types of products, ranging from the dairy aisle of supermarkets all the way to motor oil.
The main motivation for insulating each tape individually by heat shrink was to reduce the complexity of the cable fabrication process.
Annette Hanson to join me in this venture, and Shrink Rap has continued to publish regular blog posts for 8.5 years now.
The film stretched at low temperatures tends to shrink faster and to a greater extent as it is heated up.
Cold foil may be successfully printed on shrink film with a press fitted with chill rollers, UV lamps curing a cold foil adhesive formulated from a shrink ink vehicle, a hard cold foil nip system and lamination unwind and rewind to unspool the foil and wind up the waste foil.
The second goal is to allow the part to shrink radially away from the cavity wall.
To cram more transistors onto a chip, manufacturers shrink wires and other features.
With this sort of knowledge under her belt, I figured Ravichandran would surely know why jeans shrink. Here's what she told me.
A newly designed white filmic facestock shrinks to fit curves at the ends of a can (with a shrink ratio up to 20%), to ensure a premium brand image.
Although most materials grow when they get hot, zirconium tungstate does the exact opposite--it shrinks.
Now, he and Atsushi Suzuki of Yokohama (Japan) National University have made a polymer that shrinks when subjected to light of visible wavelengths and reswells in the dark.
Inks are also affected by the fact the film is meant to shrink. "One challenge is to make sure the ink is flexible enough so that when the material shrinks, it doesn't crack, break or cause dark streaks when the pigments bundle up as it shrinks," says Gates.