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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

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