shrink-wrapping love



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  • v. Present participle of shrink-wrap.


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  • Last year when Mount Redoubt erupted again in Alaska, the airline couldn't get its aircraft out of Anchorage early enough and ended up canceling flights and shrink-wrapping planes to keep ash from contaminating instruments and engines.

    How One Airline Skirts the Ash Clouds

  • I took the liberty of slitting the shrink-wrapping and sampled the notebooks.

    Gerald Sindell: A Book Worth: How Much Will You Pay For One That Will Change Your Life?

  • Pepsi said it is also shrink-wrapping its 24-pack of half-liter Aquafina bottles in pallets with no cardboard base pad, cutting 20 million pounds of corrugated cardboard by next year.

    Pepsi to Pare Plastic for Bottled Water

  • And don't forget the shrink-wrapping of those helicopters -- who knows how many -- for that long, salt-free sea voyage home.

    Tom Engelhardt: Stuff Happens: The Pentagon's Argument of Last Resort on Iraq

  • Article VI is a way of constitutionally shrink-wrapping the government.


  • After college, Karpyk discovered he enjoyed working with kids and had a knack for distilling chemistry concepts from activities such as shrink-wrapping students and exploding soap bubbles. - All wrapped up in knowledge

  • Worse, HPV is passed through skin-to-skin contact, and defies all known means of sexual shrink-wrapping.

    Think Progress » Knowledge is Power

  • He noticed conveyor belts with shrink-wrapping machines and off on the other side of the beat-up warehouse, transparent pneumatic doors leading into a pristine clean room with racks of video-duplicating equipment.

    State of the Union

  • Eventually, he found ways to decrease the amount of plastic needed to hold a pallet load together by a factor of 7.5 compared with shrink-wrapping.

    Lean Thinking

  • As energy prices zoomed, the amount of process energy and plastic made from natural gas which his new technique could save created an overwhelming advantage for stretch-wrapping in the contest with traditional shrink-wrapping.

    Lean Thinking


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