A protective wrapping of a clear plastic. Shrink-wrap is wound around an item then heated to shrink and conform to the items shape. It is usually made from ethylene/propylene copolymer and has low vapor permeability.
Synonyms and Related Terms
pellicule thermorétractable (Fr.); pellicola termo restringente (It.)
Resources and Citations
- Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998